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Thursday, August 13, 2020
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 1188 Hamp Mil Road, Dahlonega Georgia 30533 - PH (706) 864-5423     ...
Father John Writes...
...Or I shall die
     My family and I were returning from a vacation. My dad especially was always anxious to get home as soon as possible. So for the last leg of the journey he did not want to stop despite even his five year old son, me, protesting for the last thirty minutes of the journey that I really needed to go. Finally I started singing this little song "piddly, piddly, piddly". Someone turned on the radio to drown out my song, and the next thing we heard coming in melodic voice over the airwaves was, "Or, I shall die."  We all laughed. I can still hear it in my mind: "Pidlly, piddly, piddly ...or, I shall die."
     Patience is hard. It can try us. Yet there are certainly times when all we can do is wait. We do not have power over all the circumstances of our lives. The only way to survive is to trust. Sometimes there does not seem to be any end in sight. Such must have been the feeling of the Abolitionists, the Suffragettes, the soldiers fighting the Afghan War. But sometimes we do know the end will come. The car will eventually arrive in the carport. In some way or other we will get to the other side.
     Winston Churchill is accredited with saying, "If you are going through hell, keep going."
     It strikes me that the most striking example of patience is not Job, but Jesus. He had to deal with a far from sufficient humanity, even to the point of his brutal unjust execution on a cross. but he was not waiting on humanity to reform. His trust was in God, and God gave Resurrection.
     I am impatient at this time, yet I must remember, this pandemic will end. My trust is not in the government to derive a good plan, though I hope they do. My trust is not in the medical profession to come up with a speedy vaccine, though I believe they will. In my better moments, in the words of the hymn "All my hope in God is founded; he doth still my trust renew, me through chance and change he guideth, only good and only true. God unknown, he alone, calls my heart to be his own."     
Many blessing,
Father John

Sunday Worship is on YouTube
The Service is available after 9:50 am.
Like all our parish videos, it can be found on our YouTube Channell
Sunday Service

You still have the option to watch the service on your own beginning at 9:45 AM each Sunday

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 10 AM

Mark Your Calendars for the

Jeremiah's Place Spaghetti Supper
Thursday, August 25th from 5 to 7:30 PM
Curb-side pick-up Take-out Only

You can learn more following this link.
You can buy tickets at the event or online or by calling the Jeremiah's Place office.
To Sign up for this book group go to

Use the Parish Calendar on the Webpage
To access all our online Activites

Visit our website:

1- Click on CALENDAR on the header menu
2- Then click on the AGENDA tab to scroll a list of activities
3- Click on the event to see directions how to connect
Sundays at 6 pm
We are using a Bible Study on the Way of Love
ZOOM meeting:

Sundays at 10:45 am
Come see how others in the Parish are doing!
ZOOM meeting: 

Thursdays at 11 am
All welcome to FABS in these extraordinary! 
ZOOM meeting:
Show that you care

In a time of social isolation, what could be more welcome than receiving your personal message written inside a card created by artists in our church community?

Elaine Clark and Rosalie Jensen have donated handmade cards to be sold in the nave to benefit the Creations Keepers account, set up by Ben Wallace to support our Certified Backyard Habitat.

Each card is approximately  5" x 7" and includes an envelope. Suggested contribution per card $5.


A labyrinth is like a maze except there are no dead ends. If you stick to the journey you will arrive. A labyrinth is recognized by people on different spiritual journeys as an aid in meditation practices.  This picture shows part of a beautiful labyrinth surrounded by flowering plants at the top of the new Children’s Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville, a delight for the young and young at heart.

 Thanks, Rosalie

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church is a NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat

Medical Face Masks
The CHP food pantry has about 300 families receiving food once each month.  We would like to provide one mask per family (for the person who generally does the pick-up.)  The good news is that if just a few folks made a few masks, we could meet the goal! There are very simple patterns on-line.  I'm using this one:   
You can use whatever fabric you have!
If you are interested in sewing a few masks, let me know:, or call 404-309-6751. 
I will pick up the finished ones at the church.
Thank you for being the hands of Christ for our neighbors.  Barbara Day Miller

Dave Bammer and Jarell Jones
For their work in performing the annual internal review of the Treasury functions for the 2019 year.
Participants and supporters
For all of you engaging in our online services, ZOOM meetings, and supporting our church!
Email us if you want to recommend someone to thank for in our Parish.
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Needs: ●  Canned goods  ●  Bedding sheets  ●  Towels  ●  Wash clothes  ●  Toilet paper  ●  Paper towels  ●  Antiseptic wipes
Anyone wishing to continue to donate items for NOA may feel free to drop off such items at:

c/o Betty & Shirley
26 Blue Ridge Overlook Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533

- Please call Betty first at 706-344-7100 to let us know you are coming so the garage door will be open. 
- There is a plastic bin along the left hand wall of the garage for you to put things for NOA in. 
Thank you so much for thinking of others in these difficult times. --- Betty Greene ---


Community Helping Place of Dahlonega

Dental Clinic needs:
● Dental Floss ● Toothpaste for sensitive teeth

Community Helping Place of Dahlonega

Food Pantry needs:
● Canned meat ● Canned green beans ● Canned corn ● Canned fruit ● Mac & Cheese 

  • We are gratefully appreciative of any and all that is given to CHP.
  • Please consider a donation to the Community Helping Place through Amazon Smile!
  • When donating for the Summer Food Program, please specify that when you drop it off. 
  • The Food Pantry is open Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Items can be delivered directly to: Community Helping Place, 1127 Highway 52 East (The Rock House) 
During the COVID-19 pandemic all our events will be broadcast and streamed through Facebook, YouTube and/or Please visit our website:
1- Click on CALENDAR on the header menu
2- Then click on the AGENDA tab to scroll a list of activities
3- Click on your activity selection to be able to connect with our streaming
The ministry schedule is always available online at: 

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
Proper 15

Isaiah 56:1,6-8
The Collect
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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