Reminders & Announcements


Announcements, Reminders & Upcoming Events

Here is what is happening this Sunday 8/20:

ONE Service ONLY - Holy Eucharist Rite II 9:30 am

Holy Eucharist Rite II - 9:30 a.m.

No Adult Education or Sunday School

Reminders & Announcements

Sunday’s Readings

1st Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Psalm: 67

2nd Reading: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32

Gospel: Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28

Announcements and Reminders

Coming up THIS WEEK…

Monday:          7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts

Tuesday:         8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer / 7:00 p.m. Prayer Shawl

Wednesday:   6:45 p.m. Prayer & Praise

Thursday:       8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

Save the Dates

COTM Thursday morning Women’s Bible Study Fall Kick-Off Coffee -Thursday, September 7th @ 9:30-11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  Please contact Susan Carlmark for questions 540-972-2497

Fall Fellowship Event and Chili Cook-off – October 1st following the 11:00 am service.  More information to follow soon.

COTM Community Craft Fair and Bazaar (planned as an outdoor event).  Stay tuned for more information and further meeting to plan this event.

Please join us on Sunday August 27th to welcome back Newlyweds, Peter and Jesica Lontor!  Cake and refreshments to be held after the 9:30 am service.  *This reception will be in lieu of original plans for a shower on the 26th as previously posted*

Women’s Retreat Survey – Ladies of COTM we need your FEEDBACK!  Please complete the Women’s Retreat Survey that you either received by email or in person and return to the Narthex on Sunday . If you prefer to complete it at home, please return it to Darcey Wakeman, Susan Carlmark, email or drop off at the church office.

Blessing of the Backpacks - On September 3rd, Fr. Kyle will bless both the children and their backpacks in preparation for the coming school year at the end of the service.

Teen Tuesday will be starting back up on September 5th.  Tom Moreland and his volunteers will need your help in bringing in snacks and drinks for the students.  Tom will have a box in the Narthex beginning this Sunday, to place your donations.  They will need snack size chips, pretzels, crackers, gum, drinks (Hugs are a favorite), etc.  Thank you for your support!

Thrivent Financial is hosting a water park event on Sunday, August 27th at Rappahannock YMCA Water Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Please take a flyer in the Narthex for more details. Space is limited so make your reservations ASAP.

COTM Card Groups – Is in the process of forming a BRlDGE group beginning Wednesday, September 6th at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Undercroft. We need a few more people to offer it. No experience required! ALSO, Beginning Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30 p.m. will be the first meeting for our CARDS and BOARD GAME group at Laura Jones’ house. If you would still like to join either of the groups, please contact Dianna or Paul Marsden. They can be reached by phone 540-907-6265 or email or

COTM's Got Talent – WE NEED MORE PARTICIPANTS…COTM would like to have a fellowship night soon to highlight the many talents of our congregation!  Like to sing?  Play an instrument?  Tell Jokes?  Dance? This event is for you!  Please sign up with your talent in the Narthex.  More info to follow.

Altar Flower DonationsCelebrating a special occasion or honoring a loved one?  If so, please complete the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please take a look-we have 1 slot available for September 10th. Thank you all for supporting the Altar Flower Ministry at COTM.

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank- Please remember every week we continue to collect food items. COTM started back on April 10th and since then has brought in 360 pounds!  Our goal is to reach 1,000 pounds.  So please continue bringing in your items to help the community. There is a collection bin in the Narthex. Thank You!!!

PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: please place in the Prayer Chest located on the Sanctuary west wall

EMERGENCY PRAYER REQUESTS: (available 24/7) Please contact Gary & Susan Carlmark

540-972-2497 or Matt & Betti Small 540-226-2486.  All prayer requests are handled with the strictest of confidentiality.


Please see our events page for additional events at COTM!






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