Ministering to the Northeast Area of San Antonio for over 50 years
 


OPPORTUNITIES

July 6, 2020


 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
This week's Events… 
  • Online Bible Study of 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus (The Pastoral Letters) - 10:00 a.m. - Thursday July 9.
  • Sunday Worship - 9:00 a.m.- Sunday July 12
 
FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF THIS WEEK'S EVENTS CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR CALENDAR
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

IN-PERSON WORSHIP SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Because of the significant spike in COVID-19 cases, we have once again suspended in-person worship. Unfortunately, because of the large numbers of people coming down with the virus, it's hard to know when we will be able to get back together. We will continue to offer services via YouTube and will find other ways to interact as best we can. In the meantime, it is very important that we all continue to wear our masks in public, social distance, and stay home if possible in order to keep each other and our neighbors safe.  Click here to watch last Sunday's service
 
DONATIONS FOR ALTAR FLOWERS ARE BEING ACCEPTED.  If you would like to donate the altar flowers there is a sign up sheet in the narthex or you can click here to order online. The cost is $30. People often donate them in celebration of birthdays and anniversaries or to remember loved ones. Or sometimes just because. If you have any questions contact Gera Chestnutt.

PLEASE CONTINUE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS  As we spend this time in isolation, we are still capable of small acts of generosity.  Please continue your contributions to the Church as they enable larger acts in your name. You can either donate online via the Church website  http://www.church-resurrection.org/give-with-us OR you can drop a check in the mail - The church address is 5909 Walzem Rd. Windcrest TX 78218. Thank you for your continued support - Dorcas Sampson, Sr. Warden.
ARTICLES AND ITEMS OF INTEREST
If you have an article or item of interest you would like published
in "Opportunities" please send it to office@church-resurrection.org

THURSDAY BIBLE STUDY - JULY 2 AT 10:00 AM VIA ZOOM

We are studying The Pastoral Letters (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) at our Thursday morning bible study. This week we will be looking in depth at 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are some discussion questions that will guide our conversation.
  1. How does the list of sins in verses 1-5 sound like a commentary on our own society? Which of these sins did you most recently see in the news?
  2. Of all the sins listed here, which one is the root of all the others?
  3. Which of these sins do you have the most trouble with?
  4. According to vss. 6-9 what is the character, danger, and fate of false teachers?
  5. How do you respond to the kind of world that is described in this passage?
  6. When have you "looked godly" but lacked a true heart for God?
  7. Comparing your spiritual life to a tug-of-war, are you gaining or losing ground?
Join us next Thursday (July 9) at 10:00 a.m. Here is the link you will need: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83322341114. You can also call  in: (346) 248- 7799  Meeting ID: 833 2234 1114
 

THERE IS STILL TIME TO JOIN OUR MODIFIED MISSION TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD

One of the exciting things about this past year was our Mission to the Neighborhood. Unfortunately, we had to curtail that activity because of COVID-19. However, having discussed it with the vestry we have decided to once again invite our neighbors to worship with us both in-person and virtually!

Instead of physically going around to houses, we will write short notes to our neighbors inviting them to join us. We are looking for some folks who would be willing to hand write 10 notes and hand address the corresponding envelopes (you can write more if you like). You will be given note cards, envelopes and a template for what to write. You will also be given the addresses to which to send them.

Look for more details in the days to come and if you are interested please email Fr. Chris at rector@church-resurrection.org.
 

RECORDING THE PSALMS 
Fr. Chris

Bishop Reed asked us at our Diocesan Council back in February to read The Book of Psalms this year. I have been thinking about how best to do this and have come up with what I think is an interesting and fun way to share The Psalms. I shared this idea with you all last week along with several others.

The Book of Psalms is not necessarily a book to be studied, but rather a book to be used. The psalms are primarily hymns and they need to be spoken and/or sung in order to receive the full impact of what they are saying to us and for us. To that end, I would like your help to audio or video record several of the Psalms (which ones are yet to be determined).

We will share the finished recordings on YouTube, email, Facebook and Instagram. We might also be able to put together a DVD or CD for those who are not "plugged in" (This could be a great form of devotional outreach as well).

Please let me know if you are interested in helping with this project. rector@church-resurrection.org
 

PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND 
Cheryl Sanders

Our music is often a cry for help against what seems to be odds not in our favor. This is certainly true of the song Precious Lord, Take My Hand, with its mournful refrain, "I am tired, I am weak, I am worn..."

A lot of our hymnody also celebrates victory through the power of God. In 1597, the Dutch won a long fought fight to worship as they pleased. By 1625, that victory was celebrated in the hymn, We gather together (433) which sings of His power to save us. in fact, in this hymn it pleas” let thy congregation escape tribulation” and calls upon the Holy Name. Hanging onto Gods strength, we admit our victory lies in following the cross.

In hymn 555, Lead on, O King Eternal, we cry that we are in a battle equipped with God’s grace. Let’s hold on tight to his Love and be led into peace from uncertainty. Please enjoy these hymns as we stay strong in his strength. The organ piece is a little extra to celebrate our National Holiday

We Gather Together
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=58YnptvuuXI

Lead On O king Eternal
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GzlponYvF30

Precious Lord, take my hand by Aeolians
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GcOs5kSFqvo

Stars and Stripes
https://www.facebook.com/1467002200/posts/10223657226206496/?d=n
BIRTHDAYS

There are no birthdays to celebrate this week.
 
Watch over your children, O Lord, as their days increase; bless and guide them wherever they may be. Strengthen them when they stand; comfort them when discouraged or sorrowful; raise them up if they fall; and in their hearts may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

ANNIVERSARIES

Ken and Joyce Gearhart (7/9), Jeff Kleindienst and Kathleen Wisely (7/11)

O God, you have so consecrated the covenant of marriage that in it is represented the spiritual unity between Christ and his Church: Send therefore your blessing upon these your servants, that they may so love, honor, and cherish each other in faithfulness and patience, in wisdom and true godliness, that their home may be a haven of blessing and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
 
 

PRAYER LIST ADDITIONS
 
Deborah, Maggie, Randy, Donna, Kara, Leroy, Sally, Gwen, The Fields Family,
Richard, Pattie, Carol, Layla, Lindsey, Zoe, Angelica, Alan

Almighty God, giver of life and health: Send your blessing on all who are in trouble, sorrow,
need, sickness or any other adversity, and upon those who minister to them, that all weakness may
be vanquished by the triumph of the risen Christ; who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Prayer requests are kept in this list and in the prayers of the people until the end of any given month unless otherwise requested. If you would like to view the complete parish prayer list click here
 
POINTS OF CONTACT
 
If you are interested in joining any of the following groups, please email the point of contact. All of our ministries are open groups and anyone can join. Some ministries require training. If you're not sure where you're being called to serve, Fr. Chris is available to talk with you about it.
 
Worship Leaders: Fr. Chris: (rector@church-resurrection.org)
Music: Cheryl Sanders (
cheryl.sanders3@me.com)
Vestry: Dorcas Sampson (tante_d@att,net)                                            
Altar Guild: Gera Chestnutt (
gerachestnutt@yahoo.com)     
Daughters of the King: Andrea Knight (aknight1959@hotmail.com)
Boy Scouts: Kathy Cranford (
Purple2005Lady@gmail.com)
EfM: Larry Morgan (larry-marie-morgan@sbcglobal.net)
Foreign/Domestic Missions: Ferol Senter (bobferol@sbcglobal.net)
Godly Play: Misty Whitney (aandm10@att.net) 
Pastoral Care Team: Alan Whitney (aandm10@att.net)

Mission to the Neighborhood: Jay Buzzini (buzzini@sbcglobal.net)
Our mailing address is:
5909 Walzem Rd
Windcrest, TX 78218
Phone: 210-655-5484
Email:
office@church-resurrection.org
www.church-resurrection.org


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