July 23rd, 2017


Prayer list – David Denton (Recurrence of cancer), Cherone Hood (Kidney Transplant), Barb Voshefski, Father Tom/Trevor Van Brunt, Sr. Kathy Green.




Stump the Priest” – Sunday, July 30. There are some questions that can’t be answered by Google! Father Tom will field questions from the congregation on anything about the church, the Bible, the Prayer Book, theology or church history.  Questions may be submitted via e-mail @ or to Michael Voshefski or Maryellen Grounds.


“Back to School” Outreach – We will be collecting needed school supplies for Little Miami Intermediate School through Sunday, August 13.

Supply lists are available in the Narthex and will also be forwarded via e-mail.


Back to School Blessing – Sunday, August 13. Special blessing of students, teachers, and others in education.


Mission Council -- Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 14 at 7PM.  Interested parties are encouraged to attend.


Understanding the Impact of Addiction & Supporting Recovery Workshop -- Thursday, August 24 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM; American Red Cross at 2111 Dana Ave. Christ Church Cathedral and Addiction Services Council are the presenting hosts.


Take Me Out to the Ball Park -- Sunday, August 27 at 1:10 pm. St. Mary Magdalene and Deerfield UMC are planning a joint family outing to see a Cincinnati Red's baseball game. The ticket price is $11 each for bleacher seats and money for the tickets must be turned in by August 11. If you have any questions, contact Michael Voshefski.


Upcoming IHNWC Dates – September 13, December 6.  Warren County’s largest homeless population are families including children. The average time a family spends in shelter is just over one month. Over half of the families graduating from IHNWC shelter never enter homelessness again.


143rd Annual Diocesan Convention – November 10 – 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.   Contact Michael Voshefski if you are interested in being a Lay Delegate to the convention.


Jesus' Family

I HAVE A HUNCH that if Jesus were to walk down the streets of your town or city today, he would look around at all those who are isolated and disconnected and say something like this:

“Come to me, all you who want to belong, and I will give you a table to sit around. Come to me, all you who feel disconnected. Come to me, all you who are lonely, cut off, rejected, and marginalized. Come to me. Come home. Come be part of the family that I want to share with you.”

– Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant
The Way of Transforming Discipleship 


TO LISTEN TO SOMEONE with the heart is to listen with empathy and with care to them and their stories. The heart of good listening is authenticity, genuine curiosity, and caring. No matter how good our technique is, the other person will know if we do not really care about what they are saying. Listening is not about judging, diagnosing, appraising, or evaluating. … Listening with the heart is also about hearing the feelings and emotions that lie beneath the words.

– Thomas Porter Jr.
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation 



Feast Day!

Mary Magdalene was the first witness to Jesus' rising from the dead. Before and after his death she was one of his most devoted and active disciples.  The church celebrates her life and ministry on Sunday,July 24.    Note to all girls named Madeline--this is your name day too.  You have the french version of Mary Magdalene's name.