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									                                    St. Michael's Episcopal Church                                       04-03-11                                 Weekly Calendar of Events:
                                      The Fourth Sunday in Lent                                                           Sunday 04/03/11 8:00 am Holy Eucharist - Outreach Sunday
                                      Holy Eucharist - Rite Two                                                                            9:00 am Christian Education (all ages)
                                                                                                                                                   Confirmation Class
10am Service Only                                                                                                                         10:00 am Holy Eucharist
Hymns                                                                                Book of Common Prayer                                11:15 am Coffee & Fellowship Hour
 Processional Hymn                                                                                                                         1:30 pm Holy Eucharist @ Colonie Manor
       Penitential Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351                         1:30 pm Holy Eucharist @ Rosewood Gardens
       Confession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352                        3:45 pm Capital City Rescue Mission
       Collect of the day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Insert)        Wed. 04/06       6:00 pm Communion with Healing Prayer
       First Lesson: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Insert)     Fri./Sat. 4/8-9 7:00 pm Godspell @ the SLC
       Psalm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Insert)   Sun.4/10         3:00 pm Women’s Group enjoys GODSPELL @ SLC
       Second Lesson: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Insert)
Hymn before the Gospel
        Gospel: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Insert)    COFFEE & FELLOWSHIP HOUR is hosted by Dorothy Mazuryk and Joan
        Sermon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Rev’d. Neal P. Longe                   Lord! Thank you both for your hard work and generosity! If you would
        Nicene Creed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358      like to volunteer to host coffee hour there are a couple of openings beginning
        Prayers of the People (Form III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387                  next Sunday! Please see the Coffee Hour Sign-up form on the Narthex Bulletin
        The Peace                                                                                                         Board!
Offertory Hymn
      The Great Thanksgiving                                                                                              ALTAR FLOWERS: There are no Altar Flowers in the church for the season of
      Eucharistic Prayer A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .            361   Lent however we are accepting contributions made in memory of a loved
S-120 Sursum Corda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        367   one, or to honor a special event, for the Season of Easter.
S-130 Sanctus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   367
      Our Father . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      364    If you would like to contribute towards altar flowers for the Season of
S-159 Agnus Dei                                                                                                           Easter, there are forms and a sign up sheet on the bulletin board in the
Communion Hymn                                                                                                            narthex. Thank you.
         Post-Communion Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Recessional Hymn
                                                                                                                          NURSERY CARE VOLUNTEERS: Are you interested in assisting with our
        Gluten Free wafers are available upon request, see Father Hart.                                                   nursery care? We are looking to expand care beyond the 10am, Sunday service
                                                                                                                          and offer child care for other Holy Days, Friday Revival Services, Retreats, or
WELCOME this morning to all visitors and newcomers. Please make yourself                                                  other parish events. We’re making a list of people willing to help out at these
known to us and sign our guest book before you leave. All persons baptized in                                             new times, as well as have back up for Sunday morning if needed. This is of
the name of the Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, are welcome to come                                             great help to our current families with young children and important in
to the communion rail to share the Body and Blood of Christ. It is the custom
in this Parish to receive the bread in one's hands and to help guide the chalice to                                       attracting new families to St. Michael’s. If you are interested in helping with
one's lips. A Lay Eucharistic Minister will dip the wafer in the wine if you wish.                                        this ministry please contact Fr. Neal (fr.neal@stmichaelscolonie.org). We
                                                                                                                          would like to start planning to offer care for our 3rd Friday Services and for all
                                                                                                                          the liturgies of Holy Week.
 8:00 a.m. Service Hymns: Anne’s hymns today include:
 Prelude:  694-c “The Lord is my Shepherd”                                                                                STATIONS OF THE CROSS THROUGH MARY'S EYES: Mary's Way of the
           490 “I want to walk as a child of light”                                                                       Cross presents the stations of the cross through Mary's eyes as she watches
                 “Lord you have come” by: Cesareo Gabarain                                                                what her son Jesus is going through on the way to Calvary. This is a
Offertory: 671 “Amazing Grace"                                                                                            beautiful and meditative presentation that helps us go deeper in our
Communion:       “He has annointed me” by: Balhoff, Ducotte & Daigle                                                      appreciation of what Christ did for us on the Cross of Calvary. This is
Postludes:       “The Lord is my light” by: Walt Harrah                                                                   presented by women; we are welcoming volunteers for this worship.
                                                                          “C” denotes: Celebration Hymnal                 The service will take place at St. Michael's on Tuesday, April 19 beginning
                                                                                                                          at 6pm.
                        St. Michael’s is an Episcopal Parish
                                     in Communion with
                           The Episcopal Diocese of Albany                                                St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
The Rt. Rev’d. William H. Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop
The Rt. Rev’d. Daniel Herzog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop, Retired                                    The Fourth Sunday in Lent
The Rt. Rev’d. David Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop, Retired
The Rev’d. Steve A. Hart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rector
The Rev’d. Neal Longe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curate                                    April 3, 2011
Linda A. Addison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parish Administrator
David Malcolm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Warden
Carol MacNaughton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Warden
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treasurer
Diane Bartholdi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Treasurer
Marcia Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clerk of the Vestry
Leonard G. Kastle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church Organist
Anne C. Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Church Flautist
Sara Stein, Mtr. Hanna Mudge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Leaders
Barb Ayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intern
Alex Riffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seminarian
Mary Pasko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outreach Chairperson

                      WARDENS & VESTRY:
           Wardens: David Malcolm, Sr. Warden (12/31/11)
                     Carol MacNaughton- Jr. Warden (12/31/11)
Assistant Treasurer: Diane Bartholdi
Clerk of the Vestry: Marcia Allen
                                            VESTRY:
          (12/31/11)                    (12/31/12)                         (12/31/13)
          Mary Pasko       Trudy Thomas-Smith Marcia Allen
          Karyn Dziezynski Sharon Triolo      Rich Ribet
          Fred Buse        Kathy DiSisto

 Prayer Ministers: If you need prayers, Prayer Ministers are available
during communion and after the service at the back of the church.
Prayer request Forms are located on the Narthex bulletin board to better
address your prayer needs. Prayer requests will be listed for one month,                                                     49 Killean Park
unless otherwise requested.                                                                                                Colonie, NY 12205
                                                                                                              Office: (518) 869-6417 Fax (518) 869-6556
                                                                                                               Fr. Hart’s e-mail: shart3@nycap.rr.com
Prayer Wall: Please feel free to write your prayers and insert them into the                                 Church e-mail: stmichaels.colonie@gmail.com
prayer wall on the altar where they will be prayed over daily.                                             Church Website: http://www.stmichaelscolonie.org
                                                                                                            E-Prayerline: StMichaelsPrayerline@gmail.com
                                                               ST. MICHAEL'S PRAYER LIST
In our Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray today for Rowan, Archbishop of                                    St. Michael's Meal Ministry is designed to minister to those going through a
Canterbury, Katharine, our Presiding Bishop, Bill, our Bishop, Dan and David, our                          difficult time. Perhaps they’re ill, injured, grieving or caring for loved ones and
Retired Bishops, Steve our priest, Neal, our Curate, Hanna, and for all bishops, priests,
and deacons; That they may be faithful ministers of your Word and Sacraments:                              s/he don't have much time to cook or grocery shop. By taking turns to provide a
                                                                                                           hot meal and/or a restaurant gift-card we are loving and supporting our neighbors.
                                                      ... and for these Friends of St. Michael’s:
                                                   Please pray for these                                   Please fill out the questionnaire, on the shelf in the narthex, and return it to the
                                                   Members of St. Michael's
                                                          Rachel (Sister of Anne Barkley)                  church office. If the need arises, we will provide meals for your family or
 Beverly Miller Anthony Ridolfo Josh Unverhau             Raymond Amico (Karyn Dziezynski’s Dad)           perhaps call to ask you to help provide a meal.
 Beryl Scrafford Eleanor Withers Joan Lord                Anthony Ridolfo, Elizabeth F. (Carol R.)
 Timothy            Lenore Bettinger Leona Tripp          Jack Spicer & Family (Jenette & Helen)           CONFIRMATIONS: Bishop Love will visit St. Michael’s and celebrate
 Carol Ridolfo Annette Peer                                                  Grady, J. Lawrence
                                     Dorothy Mazuryk Bob Mohr, Kelly (Kristi Dannehy) (L.Addison)
                                                          Elaine & Johnny
                                                                                                           with us on Palm Sunday, April 17th.
 Norma U.           Sara Stein       Benjamin Keifer John Collins (The Trant’s)                            *Please plan to attend and bring a dish for the Pot Luck Luncheon!
 Marilyn Jones & Family              David Malcolm        Jordan (The Smith’s)
 Barb Ayers                           Leonard Kastle      Stacy (The Dziezynski Family)                    BELIEVE GOD: The Adult Class is studying “Believe God,” a study of
 Fr. Hart’s Family                   Fr. Neal’s Family Ida Scott (Lois Hardie)                             biblical promises and trust led by Sandy Cipollo. We will meet following
 The People of Colonie Manor & Rosewood Gardens Chad DiSisto (Dave & Kathy)                                the 8a.m. service.
 LA & Family, All Parishioner’s & their families

                                                          Peter Merle, Viola Barkley, (Peg & Wes B.)
                                                          Bobby Maurel (Leona Tripp)
      Please pray for our soldiers & their                Kris (Carol M.)                                  OUTREACH MINISTRY BLESSING BABY BOTTOMS: St. Michael's has the
       families:                                          Stephanie (Sara Stein)                           opportunity to support the Mothers' Hanna and Christine of the Oaks of Righteous
        Jacob & Ellissia Almaguer (Carol Ridolfo)         Chick and Maxine (dear friends of Lenore B.)     with their endeavor to assist people who cannot afford diapers and wipes. All size
       Jeric Heflin (L.Addison)                           Uncle Ron’s Liver (Fr. Tyler Slade)              diapers - especially for children age 12 to 18 months old, and baby wipes would
                                                          John Hettrick & Family (John Keimer)
 and forServicemen of the Local Community:                Lillian Stein (Lisa Longe)                       be greatly helpful. Please place your donation in the cloth lined LAUNDRY
     Mark Stuart, Lt. USC R                               Brain & Joan, Phil & Alice, Gary (The Pasko’s)   basket in the Narthex. Don't forget to pray for the parents and of course the
     WO Steve J. Rose                                     Uncle Arthur, Virginia & Mary Pasko              precious babies receiving your gift!
     Kenny Szesnat                                        The Kraebel Family (Lisa Longe)
      Sgt. Marcus Rowe, USMC                              Fredrika Maika (Carol M.)
                                                          Deonte (Karyn Dziezynski)                                Please visit the “Operation Christmas Child” ‘Shoebox Table’ in Dwyer
 Spencer Addison & family                                 Warren Gale (Peg Barkley)
                                                          Micki (friend & neighbor of the DiSisto’s)               Hall. Bless you too, Your Outreach Ministry
                                                          Michele Manning
                                                          Jacquline Walters(Norma Unverhau)                PARISH WORKDAY:
                                                          Beverly(Fr. Hart)                                Thank you to everyone who helped with the March 26th Parish work day: Carol
                                                          Samantha                                         MacNaughton, David Bayer, Jim Kirby, Jerry Trant, John Keimer, Mark and
                                                                                                           Mary Pasko, Bill and Lorraine Secor, Linda Addison, and Sam Hart for cleaning
 And we pray for Our Stephen Ministers: Tim Condon, Connie DuVerney, Mark                                  the mop closet and to Diana and Iris for raking and washing walls, all earning
 Pasko, Sue Plaske, Sue Sulzman, and Sharon, and Karen, and we pray for St. Mark’s                         points toward their 2011 Mission trip funding allocations.
 Church, Hoosick Falls (Rev. Lorrie Lyons), and St. Luke’s, Mechanicville, Rev. Lynne
 Curtis, Rev. John Hopkins, for Rev. Dr. Shaw Mudge & Rev. Julie Mudge and Lydia.                          Major accomplishments made were: We finished the flooring! Mary and Lorraine
 And we pray for the Sisters of St. Mary’s and for Michael & Christine Hale’s mission,                     did an incredible job with a make-over of the upstairs women's restroom!
 Alex Riffee, our seminarian; for Torre & Jean Bissell, Oaks of Righteousness
 Fellowship, Rev. Hannah Mudge, Rev. Christina Vance, Bethesda Church (Rev. Tom                            The next Parish Workday will be Saturday April 16th from 8AM to noon. We will
 Parks), Bp. Mike & Linda Chapman.                                                                         be working outside washing windows, deep spring cleaning, etc. There is work
                                                                                                           for all ages. Please come help make our church shine for the Bishop's visit the
St. Michael’s Birthdays: Esther Thorsland, Richard Ahl                                                     next day, April 17th.
3 Bishop William Love, The Rev’d Martin Wendell
4 St. John’s, Johnstown – The Rev’d Laurie Garramone-Rohr                                                  We do have more painting tasks. If you would be available for painting on a week
5 St. Paul’s, Franklin – The Rev’d James Shevlin Rev’d Ronald Gerber,                                      night or Sunday afternoon - please contact Carol MacNaughton.
Rev’d John P. Thompson , Rev’d Christine Wickman
6 Trinity Church, Gouverneur – The Rev’d Gregory Bailey
7 The Very Rev’d Susan Baker-Borjeson, The Rev’d Justine Guernsey, The Rev’d Peggy                         FINANCIALS THROUGH FEBRUARY:                   Income:         $ 15,926.
Theodore
8 The Rev’d A. Wayne Bowers                                                                                                                               Expenses:         20,346.
9 The Rev’d Peter Schofield                                                                                                                               Over (under): ( $ 4,420.)
                            THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT                                           THE GOSPEL: John 9:1-41
COLLECT                                                                                         As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi,
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true            who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered,
bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us,       "Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God's works might
and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for          be revealed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day;
ever. Amen.                                                                                     night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light
                                                                                                of the world." When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud with the
FIRST READING: 1 Samuel 16:1-13                                                                 saliva and spread the mud on the man's eyes, saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of
The Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him               Siloam" (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see.
from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse      The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to ask, "Is this
the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons." Samuel said,           not the man who used to sit and beg?" Some were saying, "It is he." Others were
"How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me." And the Lord said, "Take a heifer         saying, "No, but it is someone like him." He kept saying, "I am the man." But they
with you, and say, `I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.' Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and   kept asking him, "Then how were your eyes opened?" He answered, "The man called
I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to           Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, `Go to Siloam and wash.'
you." Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the              Then I went and washed and received my sight." They said to him, "Where is he?"
city came to meet him trembling, and said, "Do you come peaceably?" He said,                    He said, "I do not know."
"Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me          They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a
to the sacrifice." And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.      sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes. Then the Pharisees also
When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the Lord's anointed is now              began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, "He put mud on my
before the Lord." But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the         eyes. Then I washed, and now I see." Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not
height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals        from God, for he does not observe the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man
see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." Then Jesse          who is a sinner perform such signs?" And they were divided. So they said again to
called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, "Neither has the Lord                the blind man, "What do you say about him? It was your eyes he opened." He said,
chosen this one." Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, "Neither has the                "He is a prophet."
Lord chosen this one." Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel              The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his sight until they
said to Jesse, "The Lord has not chosen any of these." Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your      called the parents of the man who had received his sight and asked them, "Is this your
sons here?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep."         son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?" His parents answered,
And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes          "We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; but we do not know how
here." He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was            it is that now he sees, nor do we know who opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age.
handsome. The Lord said, "Rise and anoint him; for this is the one." Then Samuel took           He will speak for himself." His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews;
the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the        for the Jews had already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah
Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went               would be put out of the synagogue. Therefore his parents said, "He is of age; ask
to Ramah.                                                                                       him."
PSALM 95:6-11 Page 724, 725, BCP                                                                So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and they said to him,
1 The LORD is my shepherd; *,                                                                   "Give glory to God! We know that this man is a sinner." He answered, "I do not
  I shall not want.                             5 Thou preparest a table before me              know whether he is a sinner. One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I
                                                                                                see." They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?" He
2 He maketh me to lie down in green                in the presence of mine enemies;             answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you want
  pastures* he leadeth me beside the               Thou anointest my head with oil;             to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?" Then they reviled him,
  still waters.                                    My cup runneth over.                         saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses. We know that God has
3 He restoreth my soul; *                                                                       spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from." The
  He leadeth me in the paths of                6 Surely your goodness and mercy                 man answered, "Here is an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes
  righteousness for his Name’s sake.              shall follow me all the days                  from, and yet he opened my eyes. We know that God does not listen to sinners, but
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley           of my life, * and I will dwell in             he does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. Never since the world
  of the shadow of death,                        the house of the LORD for ever.                began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind. If this
  I will fear no evil; * for thou art with me;                                                  man were not from God, he could do nothing." They answered him, "You were born
  thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.                                                       entirely in sins, and are you trying to teach us?" And they drove him out.
                                                                                                Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he said, "Do you
SECOND READING: Ephesians 5:8-14                                                                believe in the Son of Man?" He answered, "And who is he, sir? Tell me, so that I may
Once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light--          believe in him." Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and the one speaking with
for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out     you is he." He said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped him. Jesus said, "I came into
what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but             this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see
instead expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what such people do secretly;           may become blind." Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him,
but everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for everything that becomes                "Surely we are not blind, are we?" Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would
visible is light. Therefore it says,                                                            not have sin. But now that you say, `We see,' your sin remains."
"Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
Hi Everyone!                                                                  Hi Everyone!
I have just participated in the 30 Hour Famine this weekend with my           I have just participated in the 30 Hour Famine this weekend with my
friend’s church and my Girl Scout troop. If some of you remember, I did       friend’s church and my Girl Scout troop. If some of you remember, I did
it last year also, and was blessed enough to have the opportunity to do so    it last year also, and was blessed enough to have the opportunity to do so
again. The 30 Hour Famine is a program set up by World Vision where           again. The 30 Hour Famine is a program set up by World Vision where
groups of kids all over the USA get together and go without food for 30       groups of kids all over the USA get together and go without food for 30
hours. The purpose of this is to experience what hunger feels like and        hours. The purpose of this is to experience what hunger feels like and
also to raise money to prevent hunger around the world. We also helped        also to raise money to prevent hunger around the world. We also helped
out at the Capital City Rescue Mission, serving food for lunch. Right         out at the Capital City Rescue Mission, serving food for lunch. Right
now, I have a week or two to collect donations.                               now, I have a week or two to collect donations.
 In case anyone is wondering, here are a few facts about world hunger.         In case anyone is wondering, here are a few facts about world hunger.
*     In 2011, nearly 8,000 children under the age of five die every day      *     In 2011, nearly 8,000 children under the age of five die every day
because of hunger-related causes- that’s one kid every 10 seconds (not        because of hunger-related causes- that’s one kid every 10 seconds (not
taking into account the recent earthquakes in Japan). Although this is a      taking into account the recent earthquakes in Japan). Although this is a
huge number, it is greatly improved from last year’s statistics with 22,000   huge number, it is greatly improved from last year’s statistics with 22,000
kids under 5 dying each day.                                                  kids under 5 dying each day.
*    More than 1 billion people go hungry every day- that’s one in six        *    More than 1 billion people go hungry every day- that’s one in six
people. Kids in poor countries have a one in three chance of going            people. Kids in poor countries have a one in three chance of going
hungry.                                                                       hungry.
*      In 2010, World Vision rose over a million dollars to help feed         *      In 2010, World Vision rose over a million dollars to help feed
children in Haiti, not to mention the millions of other dollars raised to     children in Haiti, not to mention the millions of other dollars raised to
help other countries.                                                         help other countries.
*      World Vision distributes enough food every year to fill 8,000          *      World Vision distributes enough food every year to fill 8,000
semi-trucks and helps families grow their own food for the future.            semi-trucks and helps families grow their own food for the future.
*      Just $30 can feed and care for a child for a month. $360 can feed      *      Just $30 can feed and care for a child for a month. $360 can feed
and care for a child for a year. $720 can feed and care for two children      and care for a child for a year. $720 can feed and care for two children
for a year.                                                                   for a year.
*    Any small amount of money can help save a life.                          *    Any small amount of money can help save a life.
Obviously, hunger is a huge issue, but World Vision is working very hard      Obviously, hunger is a huge issue, but World Vision is working very hard
to stop it, along with the thousands of kids across the country who           to stop it, along with the thousands of kids across the country who
participate in the 30 Hour Famine. This has been such an amazing              participate in the 30 Hour Famine. This has been such an amazing
experience for me, and knowing I can raise money to help kids all over        experience for me, and knowing I can raise money to help kids all over
the world made it all the more special. I know the Youth Groups have          the world made it all the more special. I know the Youth Groups have
their hands full raising money for the mission trips, but any spare change    their hands full raising money for the mission trips, but any spare change
anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps our youth group is           anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps our youth group is
interested in participating next year. It was a really great experience and   interested in participating next year. It was a really great experience and
I think it would benefit a lot of people to do this. Thank you so much for    I think it would benefit a lot of people to do this. Thank you so much for
your time and effort!                                                         your time and effort!
~Jenette Dziezynski                                                           ~Jenette Dziezynski

								
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