Bishop Smith’s E-Pistle August 12, 2016

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SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE IS CRUCIAL TODAY
ITEMS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
NEWS AROUND THE DIOCESE
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
WEEKLY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
PRAYERS
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August 12, 2016

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE IS CRUCIAL TODAY

Nicole A. Krug
Canon for Media and CommunicationsIt’s amazing how quickly time flies these days. Just yesterday schools let out for the summer and children were headed off to summer camp and vacation. In much of Arizona, summer break is already over and schools have started back in session. The same shortened time perception can be applied to digital media.

 

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ITEMS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK
Episcopal Night at the D-Backs
Come enjoy the fellowship and fun (even if the team isn’t doing that well)! On Friday, August 26 at 6:30 p.m., the Arizona Diamondbacks invite all members of The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, along with their family and friends, to watch the D-Backs take on the Reds. You’ll have a chance to chat with Bishop and Laura Smith, and a portion of every ticket purchased will be donated to support an outreach ministry project to send water filters to South Sudan. Stay after the game for fireworks and concert! Buy tickets here.
 

 

 

 

NEWS AROUND THE DIOCESE
Organ Scholar Concert

On Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m., Richard Gowers, organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge (UK), will present a concert on the cathedral organ at Trinity Cathedral (Phoenix). Mr. Gower’s program will include works of Bach, Reubke, Duruflé, Widor, and the Lamare transcription of the Overture to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

Summer Sizzler Concert
St. Philip’s In The Hills Friends of Music (Tucson) presents the third of four concerts of their popular Summer Sizzler Series. On Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet will perform Afro-Cuban-Caribbean flavored jazz with a few Puerto Rican and Southeastern Mexican influenced numbers. The suggested concert admission is $20 per person.

Morsels & Meditations Concert
Church of the Epiphany (Flagstaff) invites everyone to a feast for the senses! On Sunday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m., they will hold a concert featuring performers on organ, flute, oboe, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and trumpet. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, tea and coffee will be served. A $20 donation is suggested.

 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Refugee Resettlement in Arizona 
Join Valley Interfaith Project (VIP) for a civic academy on refugees in our community and their experiences as they come to Arizona to build a new life. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley. RSVP to vipphx@gmail.com.

 

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
Please go to the Diocesan Calendar for more detailed information about these events and others including services such as Taizé and Compline. Use our Find a Church feature to locate a church listed below.

Saturday, August 13

  • Free Food Mobile Pantry @ St. Luke’s at the Mountain, Phoenix
  • Contemplative Group Prayer
    @ St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson
  • Quiet Day @ St. Barnabas, Scottsdale
  • Taizé @ St. Andrew’s, Sedona
Sunday, August 14
  • Summer Lecture Series @ St. Philip’s In The Hills, Tucson
  • Mental Health Book Club @ St. Philip’s In The Hills, Tucson
Tuesday, August 16
  • Taizé @ St. Michael & All Angels, Tucson
  • Valley Interfaith Project’s Refugee Civic Academy
    @ Ascension Lutheran Church, Paradise Valley

Wednesday, August 17

  • Contemplative Eucharist @ St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista
  • Intercessory Prayers @ St. Stephen’s, Sierra Vista
  • Healing Service & Eucharist @ St. Matthew’s, Chandler

PRAYERS

[click on the link above for the complete calendar]

August
14  St. Alban’s, Wickenburg
21  St. John’s Episcopal-Lutheran Congregation, Williams
28  St. Paul’s, Winslow

September
4  St. Raphael in the Valley, Benson

Remember in your Prayers of the People:

Our companion Diocese:

And those who have asked for our prayers:

  • Patrice Cole, postulant,
    who is recovering from spinal surgery

     

  • Danielle, girlfriend of the The Rev. Ben Rodenbeck,
    who is dealing with health issues

     

  • The Rev. Brigid Wazczsak,
    who is recovering from spinal surgery

     

  • The Rev. Bob Williams,
    who has been diagnosed with kidney failure

     

  • Nancy Dugan, wife of The Rev. Ray Dugan,
    who is in hospice care

     

  • All members of the Armed Forces,
    especially those who are serving overseas
  • Those affected by recent weather, natural disasters, and
    civil unrest
The above names will stay on this list for up to four weeks. If someone needs to remain on this list for a longer period, or to have others added to this list, please contact Nicole Krug at nicole@azdiocese.org.

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