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Thursday, January 16, 2020
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 1188 Hamp Mil Road, Dahlonega Georgia 30533 - PH (706) 864-5423     ...
Father John Writes . . . 
Are we bodies?  You may remember the advertisement from the late 1960's and early 1970's which encouraged people to use their bodies. It centered around a head that was in a glass case. It was talking to the audience but at some point started calling out for someone to help it. It needed to move, but it could not because it had no body. 

Our minds are wonderful things, and many of us feel like our center of identity is behind our eyes in our cranium, in our brain. Nonetheless many wise people choose to remind us that we are also our bodies. We do not just "have" a body: we are a body. There are studies that show concert pianists are able to play musical keys faster than the brain can send the signals to the fingers to move. Some wonder if in fact the body does not itself know things. Much of our disposition seems to reside in our gut. Our whole body seems to tell us when something is wrong.

This is why Jesus taking flesh is so important. God chooses to save all of us, our bodies also. The teaching of the bodily resurrection understands that it would not be enough to download our brain into a computer. We are embodied creatures. Salvation involves our bodies. This is why I believe Jesus tells the disciples James and John in our gospel this week to "come and see". They say we would like to know where you "dwell", and he replies, "Come and see." Our journey of faith is also one that involves using our feet and our eyes, indeed, all our senses. The mind alone cannot comprehend the vastness of the love God has for us.

See you in Church
Father John+
Annual Parish Celebration
Come Give Thanks to God for our Community

(officially titled "Annual Parish Meeting")
There will be a light Lunch

This Sunday,
January 19

after the 10:00 AM Service
Monday, January 20
Office will be closed for
Martin Luther King day observance
Hospitality and Shepherding Workshop
Tuesday, January 28th
6 PM in the Library at Church

Come find out about ways we can enrich our ministry of hospitality here at St. Elizabeth's Church. There is the opportunity to go for dinner together afterwards for those who so desire.

There are still places in the car Father John is taking to Revive ATL. He plans to leave Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 3:00 PM. We will eat together at the food trucks outside the even. You can contact Father John by calling or texting (914) 512-8156

15th Anniversary of Ordination to Priesthood

Father John celebrates his 15th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination on February 5th. We will say a prayer for him and have a cake at church on Sunday, February 9th.

Support The Souper Bowl:
Volunteer a Crock Pot of Soup or Desserts.

The SOUPER BOWL is Side by Side's largest fundraiser, and needs St. Elizabeth's support and participation to be successful again this year. We need four (4) volunteers to make a crock pot of soup and four (4) volunteers to make desserts. Pound cakes have been a hit over the years. There is a sign up sheet in the entryway to the church.
2019 Statements are ready for your pick up at the Narthex.
Thank you for your support!

...for sharing God's gifts!
Thanks to Trish Fawcett:

For stepping up as a Crucifer/Acolyte. Trish is also a Hospitality team contributor. We welcome Trish!

Email us if you want to recommend someone to thank for in our Parish.
Sharing God's gifts... support Side by Side in their noble mission!
No One Alone (NOA) needs: Canned goods
NOA on going needs are: Bath towels, Washcloths, Toilet tissue/paper, Paper towels and Antiseptic wipes.

Again thank you all for your generous support --- Betty Greene ---
Community Helping Place
Dental Clinic needs: Dental Floss and Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
Thank you for your generosity! -- Elaine --
Community Helping Place
Food Pantry needs: Peanut butter, Jelly, Grits and Diapers
Thank you for your generosity! -- Elaine --
Ongoing Parish Events and Other Groups:
Activity Description Day / time Location
Midweek Eucharist: All welcome! Tuesdays 10:30 AM at Church
FABS: Females Alone Bible Study Thursday 11:00 AM Downstairs at the Boyd Hall
MOBS: Men's Only Bible Study Tuesdays 8:30 AM Meets at the Wagon Wheel for breakfast, followed by a 
9:30 AM meeting at Church
Piece-makers: Knit, crochet, weave, quilt pieces to comfort the sick Wednesdays 10 am  Downstairs at the Boyd Hall - until noon.
with Lloyd:
Slow movements accompanied by deep breathing; decreases stress, anxiety and depression Tuesdays 11:00 AM
1:30 PM 
Downstairs at the Boyd Hall
Yoga with Paula:  A mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation Mondays 9:30 AM
Fridays 9:30 AM
Downstairs at the Boyd Hall

*Or check our online calendar at:
The ministry schedule is always available online at: 

Second Sunday after Epiphany
Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-42
Psalm 40:1-12

The Collect

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

  Jimmy McLendon's Memorial 2020 2020
Date Saturday, January 18th at 1 pm January 19 January 26
Week of the month Special Week 3 Week 4
Observances   Second Sunday after the Epiphany Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Readings   Isaiah 49:1-7 Isaiah 9:1-4
    1 Corinthians 1:1-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
    John 1:29-42 Matthew 4:12-23
    Psalm 40:1-12 Psalm 27:1, 5-13
Celebrant John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton
Preacher John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton
Organist & Choir Director Julie Woodall Julie Woodall Julie Woodall
Verger Bill Lach Bill Lach Bill Lach
Greeters Helen Long & Cally Pratt Joan Gray Anderson & Mike Weitze Cally Pratt & Chris Christopher
Ushers Carla Buchanan & Suzanne Ryerson Suzanne Ryerson & Jim Elmore Lynda & Michael Duke
Lector (Lessons) Rosalie Jensen Warren Johnson Betty Greene
Intercessor (POP) Warren Johnson Cathy McLendon Melissa Lach
Chalice Bearers Betty Greene & Lloyd Cupp Martha & Tom Roberts Dave Bammer & David Connolly
Crucifer/Acolyte/ Server Betty Greene Dave Bammer Betty Greene
Nursery   Millie, Rita, Adrien & Elena Millie, Rita, Adrien & Elena
Altar Guild Carol & Bill Maybach Carol & Bill Maybach Melissa Lach & Susie Farris
Flower Guild Flower Guild Jorgene West Harriet Connolly
Hospitality Lynda Duke Trish Fawcett & Cathy McLendon Gladys & Ben Wallace
Bread Ministry Bread Team Alice Moore-Wherry *
Lay Eucharist Visitor   Bill Lach Betty Greene
Tellers N/A Joan Anderson & TBA David Connolly & Suzanne Ryerson
VPOD   Michael Zose Lara Lowman
We need volunteers to serve the roles of:
Chalice Bearers

Please contact Fr. John or the parish office! Thank you.
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