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Thursday, April 9, 2020
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 1188 Hamp Mil Road, Dahlonega Georgia 30533 - PH (706) 864-5423     ...
Father John Streams . . . 
Father John's Video Commentary on the This Week's Update

Holy Week at Home
This is the Holy Week for you to write your own devotional. Sure, I am placing some simple devotions online (I hope by 6PM ... I am behind) and Good Friday devotions will be online tomorrow along with a wonderful passion gospel prepared by many readers from our parish. But the church experience is quite frankly gone. Each of us must take responsibility to reflect on our Lord's last week of life before his resurrection at home. We can draw on the help of our spouses, children or pets, for those of us who have them, and planning things to do together is a more than terrific idea. In the end our relationship with God, even though it is lived in community and with the assistance of many from our community, a personal quest. There are many resources in book and online to pursue it. This Holy Week is a good time to dive in and grasp God by the arms and say, bless me, fill me, send me. It is the time to take up our cross and follow Christ.

Online Resources Available on Diocesan Webpage  A wealth of resources have been gathered together by the diocese for use at home. You might check out the bishops spotify playlist, or online ways to say morning and evening prayer. There is a wealth of resources here. Go check it out.

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

Worship This Holy Week
on the YouTube Channel

Simple Maundy Thursday Devotions
April 9 at 6 PM

Good Friday Devotions
with Reading of the Passion Gospel from John
April 10 at 12 Noon

Festival Easter Liturgy of the Word
Sunday at 10AM

Streaming Worship this Week*

*It is verified that you do not need a Facebook account to view our videos on this link. Simply ignore the invitation to make an account and choose the stream or video you wish to watch.
Pastoral Notes
We are sad to report that George Armijo's sister, Helen Payne, died on Monday. It was not unexpected, yet in this time of pandemic the funeral arrangements are having to be delayed. Please keep the Payne family and the Armijo family in your prayers, as well as the repose of the soul of Helen. May the soul of the departed rest in God's Peace.

We are sad to report that Karyl Loux and David Loux were in a serious car accident. David is in a trauma center having damaged several ribs. Please keep them in your prayers. They are both hospitalized.

We are glad to report that Carol Maybach had successful knee replacement surgery and is recovering nicely at home tended by Bill. Please keep her and Bill in your prayers. 
Skipper joins an encouraging word from the book of Joshua. Of course, he also refers to an animal!
Participate in the Service
You can read a lesson, sing the verse of a hymn, say the Prayers of the People, Greet the congregation, perform on a musical instrument, and perhaps even more things, in the weekly worship. All you need to do is call Father John or Julie Woodall and volunteer. They will work with you and then you will take a selfie video with your phone, tablet or computer. Several people have done so already and you will see them in upcoming services!
Join us! Bring your cup of coffee and snack while sitting at home enjoying conversations with the people you know...

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM

S U N D A Y   C O F F E E   H O U R !

To use the video app on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone click on link below:

We will enjoy seeing you!
Comment and Like

Whenever you watch a video comments and likes help in two wayst. First you can greet your parish family and even pass the peace helping people feel connection. Secondly it lets the websites know people care about St. Elizabeth's and they will put our videos in other people's streams.

Zoom Meetings This Week

Pictured above is the College Group Zoom Meeting we had last night. It was great to catch up with one another. The vestry also met using Zoom as did the parents of Liz's Place. It is very easy to use. You can just call in and join the group. If you have a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone you can probably video call into the group. It is easy. On your device just follow the link to the meeting. The link can be found on the church calendar on the webpage. You will install some simple and safe software and then join the meeting. Father John will be glad to practice with you before hand. Here are the events available through Zoom this week.

Sunday 11:30 AM  Coffee Hour ... Come see how others in the parish are doing
Sunday  6:00 PM  Sunday School ... we will do a Bible Study learning about the Way of Love
Thursday 11:00 AM ... FABS ... All welcome in these extraordinary times

An Appeal from the CHP
Our Vulnerable Neighbors Need Help

The Response from The Community
and I am told from our Church
though, of course, they do not tell me names
Has been HUGE
The CHP still needs in kind donations, A list of needed items is on the website:  Items are best brought in if at all possible MWF from 10am to 1pm. Check website if other times are needed.
Cash donations are desperately needed because the need for emergency assistance is huge. Donatons can be made online  Checks could be delivered to the site or mailed to Community Helping Place, P.O. Box 712, Dahlonega, GA 30533.
Volunteers in not  high risk categories are also needed.  They can sign up on the web-site:

From the Treasurer
We are kindly asking to send in your offerings to the church by mail (or try utilizing your bank bill-pay system) at this time. Thank you!
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
1188 Hamp Mill Road
Dahlonega GA 30533

With head bowed this lovely Lenten Rose joins all Creation in mourning.  During the Easter season it will drop its seeds on the ground to generate new life. Thanks, Rosalie

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

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

All our parishioners

For caring one to another while staying safe from Coronavirus and participating in online "togetherness" activities!
Email us if you want to recommend someone to thank for in our Parish.

Side by Side In Service Day has been Cancelled
The Projects will still be Carried out in the Upcoming Months
Please Read the Details Below

NOTE: Most of the activities that normally occur on the day of service will be modified to suit the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.
Gift baskets delivered to personnel at care homes will only be prepared for those facilities who still want them.  Construction projects such as building wheelchair ramps, repairing decks and roofs will be completed this summer.
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
Community Helping Place
Food Pantry needs:
Canned corn
Canned green beans
Canned assorted vegetables
Canned meat
Peanut butter
Pasta sauce
Dry beans
I know everyone has been made aware of the needs within our community. CHP plans to keep the Food Pantry open to assist those in need.
CHP Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  ( Food can be dropped off during those hours. )
Thank you very much for all that you have done to help keep food in the homes of our residents.  --- Debi Holloway / Director of Client Services / Community Helping Place / 706-867-9621
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: 

Easter Sunday

The Collect

O God, who made this most holy night to shine with the glory of the Lord's resurrection: Stir up in your Church that Spirit of adoption which is given to us in Baptism, that we, being renewed both in body and mind, may worship you in sincerity and truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


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Date April 9 April 10 April 12 April 19
Week of the month     Week 2 Week 3
Observance Maundy Thursday Good Friday Easter Sunday Second Sunday of Easter
Readings Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Psalm 116:1, 10-17
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Hebrews 10:16-25
or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42
Psalm 22
Romans 6:3-11
Matthew 28:1-10
Psalm 114
Acts 2:14a,22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31
Psalm 16

Celebrant Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton Fr. Paul Roberts
Preacher Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton Fr. Paul Roberts
Fr. Walton Peabody
Fr. Paul Roberts
Organist & Choir Director Julie Woodall Julie Woodall Julie Woodall Julie Woodall
Altar Guild Carol & Bill Maybach Cally Pratt Elaine & Don Clark Melissa Lach & Susie Farris
Flower Guild     Cathy Ritch, Cathy McLendon, Joan Gray Anderson, Kathy Gholston, Jorgene West & Harriet Connolly Jorgene West
VPOD Jarell Jones Lara Lowman Lynda Duke Martha Roberts
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