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Thursday, November 7th, 2019
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 1188 Hamp Mil Road, Dahlonega Georgia 30533 - PH (706) 864-5423     ...
Father John Writes . . . 
The Lion shall lie down with the Lamb I have been watching Tik Tok, the social media platform that has become so popular with high school and college students. The App has determined that I like cats, and so it shows me many cat videos. In one a cat carries a mouse in its mouth. I knew the mouse was done for, but the cat takes the mouse to his feeding dish full of food, puts the mouse down by the dish, and they both begin to eat from the dish. Not the lion lying down with the lamb, which the prophet Isaiah describes as paradise, but a close approximation.
This week we celebrate our veterans. We are so thankful to our veterans for their service to our country. Nations do not always treat one another respectfully, to say the least, and so militaries are necessary. Those who serve in the military put themselves in harms way in order to protect peace and personal freedoms. We are grateful, and we honor them.
Looking at the commitment of service personnel, I challenge myself and others, to dedicate oursleves to pursue the vision of Isaiah. How do we work toward a society where enemies can be friends and where the needy are cared for? We cannot hope to accomplish this on our own, yet just as we came to believe our Lord Jesus Christ was sent from God precisely because he dedicated his life in this way, so too, we, being inspired by our veterans, can commit ourselves to pursue Isaiah and Jesus' vision. What actual activities can we perform? How can we partners with others with soldier-like dedication to our goal?
There is no better way to honor veterans than to apply the same dedication to the work of Jesus that they applied to our national safety

Have a blessed week everyone,
Father John+
This Saturday, November 9
11 am to 2 pm
at St. Luke's Catholic Church

Lara Lowman
Gladys Otero-Wallace


are bringing their "secret" chili recipes and are contestants from St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church

Adults $10.
Kips up to 5 years old FREE
Kids up to 12 years old $5
Family Max $25

We appreciate you support to
No One Alone!

Quilts of Valor Presentation
This Sunday, November 10th
After the 10:00 AM Eucharist
Come be present when St. Elizabeth Members are presented a quilt.
Thank you!

Monday, November 11th
Our Church Office will be Closed

Thank You to Everyone
Who Pledged for 2020

Please do note that we are significantly behind last year in both dollars and number of pledges. If you intend to pledge please do so. If you are willing even to make a small pledge it helps enormously as a show of support.
3rd Annual IPANG
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
Thursday, November 14th 2019
6 pm, Nacoochee Presbyterian Church
260 Highway 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
Theme: “We Gather Together”
The Church is getting a New Roof. We had hail damage significant enough that our insurers have decided to pay for a new roof and some external church painting. The work is expected to be done in the coming weeks. Please excuse any inconvenience.

Church Yard Beautification Day  Please mark your calendars, Saturday, November 16th, 8am (weather permitting), will be our next scheduled work day. We will need blowers for the memorial garden & the labyrinth. We will need trimmers. We will need worker bees.
Ecumenical Noontime Advent Services
Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17
at the Dahlonega United Methodist Church

St. Elizabeth's is hosting the December 17th Meeting. Please sign up for a crock of soup, loaf of sandwiches, or a plate of desserts. We ask you arrange delivery of your contributions to the Methodist Church between 11:30 and 11:45 AM on the date.  Sign-up sheets are in the narthex, or you may telephone or email the parish office.
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, 1231
Our Patron

Plan to Attend our Patronal Festival
& Potluck Feast 
Sunday, November 24th
after service

There will also be a Slideshow of Marburg, Germany, where St. Elizabeth did much of her work. Thank you to Michael Weitze and Joan Gray Anderson who are putting this together. Michael was baptized in St. Elizabeth's Church, Marburg.
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Write a Meditation for Advent

Our own Paul Anderson is putting together a book of Meditations for Advent written by our own members. The meditation will be based on the experience of each writer and the daily reading for that day. You can think of the Forward Day by Day Meditations. 
If you are interested in participating please let us know ASAP as we will need the devotions to be sent to Paul by Friday, November 15th. Please indicate you are interested to either Paul at or the parish office
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Betty Greene & Shirley Krogstad

Will be getting married here at

Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
on Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at 2 pm. 

A reception will follow in the fellowship hall downstairs.  Everyone in our church family is invited to attend.  We request that you do not bring gifts.  We desire only the honor of your presence.    

Community Helping Place 
Commemorative Christmas Ornament

Each year the Community Helping Place offers a signed, limited edition Christmas ornament for sale.  The ornaments are $25.00 a piece, and the proceeds help fund the many outreach efforts of The Community Helping Place, which include a food pantry, medical and dental clinics, and clothing and thrift stores.
The ornament is a beautiful rendition in metal of a special place in Dahlonega, but the subject is not revealed until the official Lighting of the Square, the day after Thanksgiving.
Over the years, these ornaments have become collectibles and sell out fast.

If you want to order an ornament contact Martha Roberts or Pam Jones right away. 

This week at Saint Elizabeth’s:
November 11th   
9:30 am Yoga
Office Closed
November 12th
8:30 am
9:30 am
10:30 am
11 am
Breakfast at Wagon Wheel
Men’s Bible Study (MOBS)
Holy Eucharist
Tai Chi
November 13th
10 am
5:15 pm
Choir Practice
November 14th
11 am
1:30 pm
6 pm
Females Alone Bible Study (FABS)
Tai Chi
Pot Luck
November 15th
9:30 am Yoga
November 16th
8 am The Garden Committee meets at church 
November 17th
10 am
11 am
11:30 noon
Holy Communion
Coffee Hour & Reception
Vestry Meeting
Veteran's Day: Monday, November 11th
Office Closed
Garden Committee: Saturday, November 16th
8 am at church garden
Saint Elizabeth our Patron: Sunday, November 24th
Sunday service and Pot Luck after in Boyd Hall
Follow this Link to the Latest Edition of the Diocesan Newsletter "Connecting"

...for sharing God's gifts!

Julie Woodall:

Providing pleasure with her music... 

Enhancing our worship with her voice & musical talents, being genuinely sweet and with a loving warm personality that makes everyone feel welcomed.

You’re Invited To Tour
Epiphany’s Nativities Exhibit

Three Hundred Nativity Scenes From Around The World: A Tour Through The Gospels Of Luke And Matthew

For the twenty-fourth holiday season, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany presents an exhibit of nativity scenes from around the world from Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 15, 2019 – open on SELECT DAYS AND TIMES. Over the years, the exhibit has grown to over 300 crèches. From the elegant to the eccentric, the birth scenes are sculpted in materials ranging from carved wood to volcanic ash.

In the narthex and gallery, there will be a special exhibit of nativity scenes that highlight the differences between the birth story as told in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. Each nativity is accompanied by scriptural quotes and hymn texts. Additional birth scenes will be exhibited in the Parish Hall.
Admission: $5.00 for adults; Free for children under 12. For a brochure or more information contact Epiphany at 404.373.8338 / or visit
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2 - 4 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2 - 4 p.m.

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 ---
The Community Helping Place (CHP) needs:
Food Pantry
Boxed Cereal
Oatmeal/Grits - any variety
Apple Juice - 64 oz plastic bottles
Empty Egg Cartons
Dental Clinic
  • Dental Floss
  • Toothpaste for sensitive teeth
Thank you for your generosity! -- Elaine --
Ongoing Parish Events and Other Groups:
Day / time
Midweek Eucharist: All welcome! Tuesdays
10:30 AM
at Church
FABS: Females Alone Bible Study Thursdays
11:00 AM
Downstairs at the Boyd Hall
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 - noon
Downstairs at the Boyd Hall
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
9:30 AM
Downstairs at the Boyd Hall

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

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 27
Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Luke 20:27-38

The Collect

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Date November 10 November 17 November 24
Week of the month Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
Observances Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost Proper 27 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost Proper 28 Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King
Readings Job 19:23-27a Malachi 4:1-2a Jeremiah 23:1-6
  Psalm 17:1-9 Psalm 98 Psalm 46
  2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Colossians 1:11-20
  Luke 20:27-38 Luke 21:5-19 Luke 23:33-43
Celebrant Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton Fr. John Hamilton
Preacher Fr. 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 & Joan Gray-Anderson & Mike Weitze Cally & Pete Pratt
Ushers Darrell Woodall & Warren Johnson Suzanne Ryerson & Jim Elmore Lynda & Mike Duke
Lector (Lessons) Lloyd Cupp Bill Miller Betty Greene
Intercessor (POP) David Connolly Cathy McLen Michael Zose
Chalice Bearers Janet Barger & Lloyd Cupp Martha Roberts & Tom Roberts Dave Bammer & David Connolly
Crucifer/Acolyte/ Server Kris Duke Dave Bammer Betty Greene
Nursery Adrien & Rita Adrien & Elena Adrien & Elena
Altar Guild Elaine & Don Clark Carol & Bill Maybach Melissa Lach & Carol Maybach
Flower Guild Harriet Connolly Cathy Ritch Cathy McLendon
Hospitality Mike Weitze & Kris Duke Debbi Hamm & alice Moore-Wherry Joan Gray-Anderson & Linda Bunting
Bread Ministry Elaine Clark Alice Moore-Wherry The Bread Team
Lay Eucharist Visitor Bill Lach Bill Lach Betty Greene
Tellers Lloyd Cupp & Jesse Lee Wise Joan Anderson & Suzanne Ryerson David Connolly & George Armijo
VPOD Darrell Woodall Michael Zose Lara Lowman
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