This Week

Calendar: June 23, 2019


Daily Scripture Readings online Scripture 


This is a great time to pick up the Daily Readings.  In the Summer, the Old Testament reading will be the History of Israel.  This summer it is the late history beginning with Samuel and working our way through to the Exile.  


This is where you get all the famous stories and great figures such as Samuel, Saul, David & Goliath, David and Bathsheba, Solomon and splitting the baby, Elijah and the contest on Mt. Carmel with the Prophets of Baal, also Queen Jezebel and her husband King Ahab, who was named after the sea captain in Moby Dick.  

Great Summer and Beach Reading.  Don't miss it. 



June 23  2nd Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7

Coffee Hour:  7:45 Need Volunteer

                       10:15 Need Volunteer

 LEM & Ushers:  7:45 a.m. Patrick Dore, Lary Ohlson

                            10: 15 a.m. Katie Williamson, Adrian Beltran

                                             Cox Family

Summer  Sunday School begins


Summer Sunday School,  Sunday June 23

Gillian Cox will be the summer catechist and will work with those children who are present during the Summer.  The sessions will be stories from the children's Bible and craft activities.  Tracy will be putting together the instruction and craft packages that will be used over the summer months.

Emmaus Road:  Monday June 24, 2019:

Emmaus Road concluded its reading of Elaine Pagels Book Why Religion.  For the Summer, Emmaus Road will set books aside and view movies with themes for discussion.

The movie for Monday June 24 will be Apollo 11, a documentary about the first landing on the moon.  Or…. if you are of conspiratorial mindset, the elaborate staging of a HOAX!!   You be the judge!


COA Game Night:  Saturday June 29, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars now for Church of the Angels' Game Night - Saturday, June 29, 6:00 - 9:00 pm


Let's party like it's the 20th century! Join us for an evening of old-fashioned fun with board games.We'll have pizza, drinks and games available in the Parish Hall. We need you to bring your favorite games too. There will be a sign-up sheet outside the church on Sunday. Cost: $5 per person (over 12). Contact Kelly Russell with questions and/or suggestions -

From the Christian Ed Department

Last Sunday was the final Sunday of the school year for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  Fern and Willa dressed alike for the occasion. 

Next Sunday Summer Sunday School begins featuring an African Safari ) with Gillian Cox! (who went to Africa on Safari with COA this year)


From the Outreach Committee:

Church of the Angels Parishioners are fantastic! Last Sunday was the final Sunday of the school year where the Level 3 students sold crafts from Uganda.  The money was brought forward during the offertory and presented to God to bless. In total $800 was collected for the people of Bukeka and a check was sent this week for Global Hands of Hope.

Global Hands of Hope’s Mission has many facets.  They are committed to love and serve children, their families, and their community, because Christ first loved us. They, like us, are driven by this love to serve communities so they may experience how much God loves them.

One of their works is Suubi Primary School where COA shipped and built a library.  

Global Hands of Hope is also committed to building sustainable communities free of generational poverty.  In Bukeka, the average adult makes 75 cents per day. Increasing the family income makes the goal of putting food on the family table every night possible.  Many of the adults have contracted HIV/AIDS and work when they can, collecting reeds and seeds to make crafts like baskets and beads.  They have also begun using a sewing machine to make skirts, aprons, computer bags, shopping bags and other crafts.  These are the crafts that we sold and together gathered $800 to send to GHOH to distribute to the crafters.

This will make a big difference in their lives.  Thank you everyone!!

It's begging to look a lot like CHRISTMAS

People have reported and have asked about some weird lights and strange sounds emanating from the Rectory.  Some wondered if there were beings from Area 51.  It turned out that it was just Fr. Bob humming Christmas Carols.  Yes, even before the Christmas displays go up in the stores of Labor Day Weekend, red light from Rudolph's nose flickered in the windows, with the sounds of hoofs and Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.

It turned out it was just Fr. Bob thinking ahead.  His job requires him to always be thinking   months ahead of where we are right now.  One of those Thinking Ahead Things is the Annual Parish Retreat which is scheduled for October 18-20 2019again at Camp Thousand Pines in Crestline.  In order to make it work, we need a minimum number of people, particularly at least 6 family groups. (We have 3 who have said they want to go)   Fr. Bob will be on vacation during the month of July.  In August, this needs to be nailed down so we don't lose the total fee if we have to cancel.

So, please look ahead at your calendars and let him know if you think you will be attending this year.  

The Annual Parish Retreat is always fun.  In 33+ years we've never had a bad one.  People's schedules get full. but if you could mark it on your calendar now you not get waylaid by the demands of other activities.  

Das Boot:  Working on the Boat that is Church of the Angels


As Gilda Ratner, one of the Original Cast Members of Saturday Night Live used to say in her role of Rosanne, Rosanna Danna,   It's always somethin'!


The Contractor s doing a deep cleaning of the Parish Hall from the dirt kicked up because 

of the construction of the new building at Hillsides


We have a leaky sprinkler valve by the Church.  Complicating matters was a beehive in the valve box.

Hillsides put in several new trees that will grow to block the view of the new building.  The Church gardener has dug bowls around the base and will deep water the trees over the summer to get the roots established.


A stuck door lock by the entry next to the choir.  The locks were serviced to make them work more smoothly, but we discovered some settling in the door.  We'll need to move the bolt down a bit.


Mary Matyseck continues to refinish the choir pews.

Manuel Rosales, who restored the organ will take it apart and clean it from the smoke of last year's fire.

Helping out at Hillsides:  From Chaplain Robin Rhodes


Hello to all of you!

 On Saturday, July 13, 2019 we will meet at Hillsides to make beautiful bracelets to take home!


Please join us for a day of fun!  The event is planned to give you the opportunity to meet some of the children at Hillsides and to do a fun craft, side by side with some of them.


There will also be a tour of the new buildings! I hope you can join us and I look forward to seeing you there!

Please RSVP is you think you might make it! Thanks!



Chaplain Robin

June 9, 2019