Sukkot service (Evensong) - This Sunday, 7pm Please join us for Evensong at 7 pm this Sunday. Sukkot (which may also be called “The Feast of Taberna

09.23.12 WeeklyUpdate

Sukkot service (Evensong) - This Sunday, 7pm


Please join us for Evensong at 7 pm this Sunday.

Sukkot (which may also be called “The Feast of Tabernacles) is an 8 day festival that occurs 5 days after Yom Kippur (this year (2012) Sukkot begins on September 30th at sundown). Sukkot is one of the three most important festivals of the Jewish people. Read about Sukkot in Leviticus 23:42-43 and Zechariah 14:16-19.

Sukkot has 2 main emphases:

1. Thanksgiving for the harvest. Sukkot is a joyful celebration of the fall harvest. (When the Pilgrims celebrated the first “Thanksgiving Day,” the idea came from the Bible’s description of this feast.)
2. Remembering that this life is temporary but God is able both to protect His people during their pilgrimage and to deliver them safely to Himself. (Tabernacles (little huts) are build during Sukkot as a reminder of the wilderness wanderings and the lessons that God intended for his people to learn therein.)

Jewish families celebrate Sukkot by making temporary booths outside (usually on their backyards or decks). It is a rule that the booth cannot be a permanent structure – it is mean to be a fragile/temporary structure and the roof must be open so that you can see the stars at night (this reminds you that God is our ultimate shelter and He is the one who will guard and protect us).

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Acolyte Training Retreat

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All are invited to participate in this short retreat which will seek not only to train but also to give a theological foundation for the ministry of acolytes.

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Youth Event at St. Marks


Students in 6th-12th Grade are invited!
* What?: Worship, Teaching, Pizza, Games in the Dark, Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkins, Friendship Building, and Lots more!

This year's theme is "How to read the Bible . . . and Why?" led by the Reverend Justin Forsberg.

For more information and for Registration forms (due date Oct 12) click here.


Canon Charles Gillin - Consecration

Canon Gillin will be consecrated bishop on the feast of St. Michael and All Angels (Sept 29th) at 2 pm (Church of the Atonement REC). All are invited to attend.

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Special Sunday School teacher on Sunday (Sept 30th)

The Reverend Deacon Aaron Eime (Curator of the Heritage Museum at Christ Church, Jerusalem) will lead our adult Sunday School class.


Briefly Noted:

Choir rehearsal - Thursday, Sept 27th.
Outside parish workday - October 6th. Speak with Chris Morris for more details.
Our Wednesday morning Bible study began yesterday. Please join us as we study the book of Ephesians (9:30 am in the parlor).
The Serving Schedule for October is posted online here.


On the Calendar:

Canon Charles Gillin's consecration is scheduled for the Feast Day of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29th) at 2 pm.
Evensong at St. Mark's Church - Sukkot, September 30th, 7 pm.
Outside work day - Saturday, October 6th
Acolyte Training Retreat - October 19th-20th. Read more.
Oktoberfest - October 20-21 at St. Marks. Read more.