Dog Days eTidings 

Our first vacation photo from a parishioner who wishes to remain anonymous:  Sprite Island, off the Connecticut coast near Norwalk.  Do you have a favorite photo from the summertime to contribute?  We'll feature it in an upcoming eTidings edition.

July is flying by; we're preparing for the end of summer

 

Find time for extra rest in the summer.

Chew on this for a while:  If God wanted us to have evidence, rational proof, and perfect clarity, the incarnation of Jesus would have been delayed till the invention of audio recorders and video cameras.  ~Richard Rohr

Next Wednesday, July 26, is our last installment of TED on Tap.  We'll consider how our choices may help us to enjoy a Good Life.  On tap are TED talks by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (The Danger of a Single Story) and A.J. Jacobs (My Year of Living Biblically).  Join us for interesting discussions and great company.

Doug Hartline & Friends play the concert on the green this Sunday, July 23, from 6 till 8.  Doug and Ginny Hartline will lead us in music at our revival on Monday, August 28, at St. Stephen's in Ridgefield.  The Revival runs each evening, Aug 27--29, from 5:30 till about 8:45 or so.  Please mark your calendars and make every effort to attend.  It will be terrific.  Check our church FaceBook page soon for video of the rector talking about why she's excited about this opportunity. Thanks to Meredith for being our FB Poster.

Take a look at our Revival Preacher from Britain, the Rt. Rev. Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford (northeast of London).  Go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgs7ocwbEQo to hear him speak for a few minutes on prayer.   His website, also good for browsing, is http://www.stephencottrell.org
By the way, the bishop's last name is pronounced with the accent on the first syllable:  COT-trell.  Mark your calendars now, please.  You won't regret it.    

There will be a memorial service for Jane Paynter, one of our parishioners from Meadow Ridge, on Saturday, July 29, at 11 am.  Jane and her friends attended Christ Church on Sundays around 10 years ago.  Thanks to Hearts and Hands helpers for their assistance at the reception afterward.  May Jane and all the departed rest in peace and rise in glory.