These are the announcements set to appear in Sunday’s bulletin.
Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil: We’re Not Foolin’
South Carolina Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil
Saturday, April 1
Aiken Prep Campus – next to the gym
(unless it rains – then in the cafeteria)
4:30 – Appetizers and Socializing
6:00 – Oysters and Low country Boil
We’ll have tea, lemonade, water, beer, music, and fun
Bring your family and invite a friend (or two)
Attendees with last names
A-M- bring appetizer
N-Z – bring dessert
Donation of $10 per head appreciated.
Please RSVP to the church office (803-48-5497) or email@example.com by March 29.
Lenten Lunch: St. Thaddeus will host the March 15th Lenten Lunch at First Baptist. I have asked if St. Augustine of Canterbury would like to co-host.
Needed are Volunteers on the 15th to serve lunch. Volunteers should be at First Baptist by 10:30 AM on that Wednesday. Should be finished by 1 PM. Also needed are sandwiches (egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, pimento cheese or ?), cookies, chips, fruit (red/white grapes, strawberries), pickles.
For more information or to volunteer to work or to prepare food, please call Kathie Fowler, 648-5981.
FLOWER DELIVERY TEAM: The Flower Delivery Team is in need of two more people to arrange the altar flowers in cans or vases to be delivered to members of the parish. Four more people are needed to deliver the flowers. With these additions to the flower delivery team, each team consisting of one arranger and two deliverers would only have to serve once a month for this very important ministry. If you are willing to serve or have questions, please contact Anna Marie and Burt Tiffany by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 648-8422.
The Newcomer Café : Join your St. Thaddeus friends at The Newcomer Café
10:00 and 12:00 In the Stevenson McClelland Lobby
Following the 9:00 and 11:00 services February 19-March 26
It’s a chance to meet new friends, have questions answered and learn your way around our historic church
Everyone is Welcome and there will be doughnuts and cookies
Join us for An Inquirers’ Class
Wednesday, March 8-March 29
Following the Parish Dinner
Father Grant will talk about what it means to be an Episcopalian, what St. Thaddeus is doing for the spread of the gospel, and how you might find your ministry here.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2017: : Mark your calendars! All are welcome!
Mead Hall Strawberry Festival will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Mead Hall’s Aiken Prep Campus, 619 Barnwell NW. Want to volunteer, donate to the silent auction, or just looking for more information about Mead Hall’s biggest fundraising event please contact Leslie Hull-Ryde at PTO@meadhallschool.org.
backpack lunch program: Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs 19:17
Once again this year, Aiken Elementary is sponsoring a Backpack Lunch Program. Each Friday nearly 50 students take home a bag of food for meals over the weekend. With about 60% of the student body receiving free or reduced lunch, 50 students is a small portion of those in need. How can you help? St. Thaddeus is again being asked to provide certain food items each week. The items we are asked to give are individual packs of crackers and individual boxes of cereal or oatmeal packs. You can place these in the narthex or drop them in the church office. If you have questions, please contact Marianne Swearingen. email@example.com
church office construction: The church office will be temporarily relocated, while new duct work is installed, to the Head of School office in the same building. Please use the school office entrance. The phone number will remain the same.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY: The Adult Sunday School Bible Study will be a study of Romans starting on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The study from 10:05 am to 10:50 am in the Cheetham Parlor of the Stevenson-McClelland Building will be facilitated by Gibert Kennedy and members of the study group. If you have any questions, please call Gibert Kennedy at 803-648-5664 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cursillistas: Are you looking for a weekly group reunion? Contact Ed Schneider, ESchneider@acm.org
2017 LENT AND EASTER SCHEDULE: SUNDAYS IN LENT 7:45 AM RITE I, Holy Eucharist, no music 9:00 AM RITE II, New Zealand HE, contemporary 11:00 AM RITE II, Holy Eucharist, traditional
WEDNESDAY LENTEN PROGRAM & SUPPER Mar 8th-Mar 29th: Cheetham Parlor, 5:45 – 7:30 pm. Dinner $5. each or $15. per family. Father Grant will talk lead an Inquirer’s Class on what it means to be an Episcopalian and how you might find your ministry here. Please sign up.
LENTEN LUNCHES: We will host on March 15th at First Baptist Church and will need sandwiches (tuna, egg, pimento cheese, chicken salad and one other variety cut in half diagonally, do not remove crusts); cookies; chips; grapes both red and white; strawberries, (or other seasonal fruit); and pickles. In addition I will need helpers from 10:15 until 12:30 or so to set up and clean-up on March 15th to prepare trays of sandwiches, fruit and cookies.
If you can help with any or all the items above or for questions, please call Kathie Fowler at 648-5981 or email her at email@example.com.
First Baptist from Noon-1:00PM
The schedule is:
Mar. 8 – First and Second Baptist
Mar. 15 – St. Thaddeus
Mar. 22 – St. Mary Help of Christians
Mar. 29 – St. Paul’s
Apr. 5 – First Presbyterian
Apr. 12 – St. John’s
PALM SUNDAY: April 9: 7:45 AM Holy Eucharist I, begins in Church 9:00 AM Holy Eucharist II, begins in Tea Garden 11:00 AM Holy Eucharist II, begins in Tea Garden
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
MONDAY AND TUESDAY: 11 AM Chapel Mass
WEDNESDAY: 11 AM Church Mass
SEDER SUPPER: Wednesday, April 12: 6:00 PM (gym)
Fr. Grant is cooking. Please RSVP on sign-up sheet in narthex & office. Donations will be accepted.
MAUNDY THURSDAY: April 13: 7 PM, Liturgy and foot washing in Church followed by Chapel Vigil all night until noon Friday-sign up
GOOD FRIDAY: April 14: (Liturgy at noon) Church open-noon until tolling of the bells at 3pm
EASTER VIGIL: April 15 (Saturday):8:00 PM (incense)
EASTER SUNDAY: April 16: (no Sunday School) 7:45 AM, Holy Eucharist, no music 9:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, contemporary music 10:15 Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 AM, Holy Eucharist, traditional music (incense)
AREA CHURCHES TOGETHER SERVING: The March donation item is peanut butter.
DROP IN SUNDAY SCHOOL : The Drop-in class has chosen Henri Nouwen’s The Wounded Healer. Please come join us. The class is facilitated by Marianne Swearingen and Kathie Fowler. Call Kathie 648-5981 for additional information.
THE ORDER OF SAINT LUKE’S: The Order of St. Luke Healing Hands of Jesus Chapter meets at St. Augustine’s of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Rd., on the second Monday evening of each month. At 6 p.m. there is a short study, and at 7 p.m. there is a Healing Service. All are welcome for both or for either part.
WEDNESDAY MORNING STUDY GROUP: Regular meetings of the Wednesday morning study group will resume on Wednesday, September 7th promptly at 9:30 am in the Stevenson-McClelland Bldg. small parlor. We will be reading, studying, and discussing a book titled “The Heart of Christianity by Marcus Borg. I plan to order used but good quality books in early August from Amazon for less than $5. For information about the group’s activities, and the purchase of the book, please call Burt Tiffany at 648-8422 or email at BAMTiffany@aol.com.
Wednesday Night Program: The Wednesday program will meet in the Cheetham Parlor (cafeteria). Dinner begins at 5:45 and the program will follow. $5. each or $15. per family.. The topic of study will be Episco-what? taught by Fr. Grant. All are welcome!
Men of St. Thaddeus (M.O.S.T): We will meet from 6:00 to about 8:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in the Stevenson-McClelland building for a meal and fellowship. We’ll start cooking around 6:15 p.m. The purpose of this group is to get to know each other better, and to figure out what we want to do next month. Here are the “rules”: Bring your entrée to cook on the grill. Salad, “taters” and liquid refreshment will be provided. A donation to cover cost of salad, “taters” and liquid refreshment of $2 appreciated, but not required. Programs are optional; if you want one, you are in charge (here’s a meeting without an Agenda—that’s unique). This is “men’s night out”.