Verse of the Day

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4, ESV)

ECW Fall Flea Market


The fall flea market will be on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm We are accepting donations for the upcoming flea market.  We would appreciate items that are too nice to simply toss, but that may no longer be needed in your home.  Suggested items would include working small household appliances, furniture, lamps, “new in box” items, lamps, furniture, hand tools, working power tools, jewelry and toys.  We cannot accept stuffed animals, exercise equipment, books, records, or upholstered furniture.


We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up, the concession stand and clean up.  If you have any questions you can call Kris Perry at 876-7795.

Icon Painting Workshop


One of our members, Mary Cody, will be leading a workshop that will introduce the technique and tradition of creating Icons.  Rather thank calling it Icon painting it is referred to as writing.  Come and find out why!!  The course will run Thursday afternoon from 3 pm to 5 pm and will cost $20.  Registration is open to 8 students on a first come first served basis.  Please speak to Mary, Father Richard or call the parish office if interested.


A description of the workshop in Mary’s own words follows below


Introducing Iconography ( writing scripture )

Join me in learning this ancient spiritual art form. Learn how the painting has deep and meaningful art form.


I was introduced to iconography by an Episcopal priest who is an accomplished artist. Having had a personal interest in other forms of art I was amazed how iconography deepened my faith. It is a profound experience that I would like to share with you as the Holy Spirit is made manifest through art. -Mary E. Cody

Blessing of the Animals

Annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis 1:00 pm Sunday, October 4th

We will be gathering on Sunday at 1pm to bless all creatures, both great and small, on the lawn by the parish hall. Please bring your pets to be blessed or a photograph or favorite pet toy if your pet cannot attend.

Church Tours

Messiah will be open every Saturday beginning July 18th  10 am – 2 pm and continuing through Labor Day Weekend, for church tours to the public.



Book Group

The Book Group will reconvene at the end of September.



New Ministry


If anyone would be willing to help some of our parishioners with the paperwork associated with an illness, there are a number of people who could use help dealing with the various insurance forms and phone calls that accompany medical care.  It would be a short term offer of assistance following a hospitalization or critical care.  If interested in helping please speak to Father Richard.

Thursday Morning Service

Thursday Morning Service

Thursday morning service will resume in the fall.