Announcements for The Third Sunday in Lent – March 12, 2023


WELCOME to everyone worshiping with us today!

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY & DOK – The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in the Church Library today at 4 pm instead of Henslee Hall. The Daughters of the King will be gathering in Henslee Hall for dinner at 5:00 pm. The Prayer Shawl Ministry will return to Henslee Hall next Sunday, March 19.

NURSERY MOVES BACK DOWNSTAIRS BEGINNING MARCH 19 – Beginning Sunday, March 19, the nursery will move back downstairs to our dedicated nursery space. If you are unsure of the location of our nursery downstairs, you may follow the signage, or ask one of our ushers or greeters to help you find it.


WOMEN’S LENTEN QUIET DAY AT GOOD SAM- The Women’s Lenten Quiet Day is set for March 25 from 9:30am – 1:30pm at Good Samaritan. Led by the Rev. Caroline Vogel and the Rev. Elizabeth Farr, the theme will be “Practicing Compassion Amidst the Swift and Varied Changes of the World”. An optional lunch will be available for $15. Join Caroline and Elizabeth as we prepare for the journey of Holy Week and the joy of the resurrection. It will be a contemplative morning of practicing compassion followed by an optional lunch (prepared by Karen Sproles!). Please register by providing your information at the link or QR code on your announcement sheet.

MAUNDY THURSDAY PRAYER VIGIL– The Good Sam Prayer Vigil begins on Maundy Thursday, April 6 at 9:00 pm, continues through the night and concludes on Good Friday, April 7 at 8:00 am. Those who have signed-up take turns spending an hour in quiet meditation and prayer, keeping vigil with our Lord. The inspiration for the vigil is from the Gospels of Mark and Matthew, when, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks the sleeping disciples, “Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray…”. If you are interested in being a part of this Good Sam tradition, please sign up on the sheet in Henslee Hall. If you have questions, contact coordinator Bill Wilson or Jennifer Dunn. 

EASTER FLOWERS – DONATIONS & DEDICATIONS- Today and throughout the rest of Lent, you will find Easter Flower Envelops in your bulletin. You can remember and honor loved ones in your life – those living and those passed – by making a special donation/dedication for Easter flowers. Drop your completed envelope with cash or check in the offering plate or mail to the church. It is through your generous giving that our Flower Guild and Special Events team are able to adorn the entire church – inside and out – with the beautiful flowers that we will all enjoy not only on Easter, but throughout the year. Please have all flower dedications into the church office (or emailed to Lynn Hopps if made online at the email address on your announcement sheet) no later than Wednesday, April 5.

CANDY DONATIONS FOR EASTER EGG HUNT – We are accepting candy donations NOW – March 26 for our Easter Egg Hunt which is on Palm Sunday. Any candy or trinket that will fit in a plastic egg would be welcomed. You’ll find collection baskets or boxes in Henslee Hall & downstairs. Thank you!

The Cash in the Plate for Sunday will go to Helping Mamas Knoxville.

With nearly 10,000 clients, Helping Mamas Knoxville is an organization that collects and distributes essential items to new mothers and mothers to be in the Knoxville area, who require assistance at this special time. Over 425,000 essential items have been distributed, including diapers, baby clothes, formula and car seats. These donated items, and the over 1400 volunteer hours during 2022-23 allow clients to focus on job training, parenting education and violence prevention.The long term goals are to ensure support and stability to the families served by Helping Mamas.

Donations can be made by sending a check to Good Sam, specifying ” Helping Mamas” in the memo line, or through Good Sam’s online giving portal HERE.

Last week’s offering of $ 808 has been designated to go The Absalom Jones Fund for Episcopal Colleges and Universities.

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