Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Behold, I Will Do a New Thing

Dear Family in Christ,

First, may we give thanks to the Lord and welcome our new organist, Mr. Alvez Barkoskie, IV. Please click on his name, to learn more about him. We are delighted that God brought him our way. Welcome, Alvez.

Psalm 115 seems fitting today:

12 The LORD remembers us and will bless us:
He will bless the house of Israel,
he will bless the house of Aaron,

13 he will bless those who fear the LORD—
small and great alike.

14 May the LORD make you increase,
both you and your children.

15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Hallelujah! Thank you for all of your prayers on our behalf. We finally have a court date, and leave very soon to pick up our daughter. I will be sending out via our church email list, the schedule of supply priests.

Meanwhile, as this will be the last post from the vicar for a while, here are a few things coming up this fall:

Bishop Doyle's visit, Sunday, October 25, 2009 - Worship 10am, including Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows
This is a wonderful chance, while our new diocesan bishop is presiding, to have him lay his hands on your head, and ask for the Holy Spirit to renew your spirit, and equip you for ministry ahead. Please just come to the front, when he invites you to. Who says the Episcopal Church doesn't have an altar call?

Meals on Wheels this Sunday, Sept. 27 - A big thank you to Tom and Julie Downs who are leading the way with this month's preparation - immediately following worship in the fellowship hall.

For all potential visitors reading this, Meals on Wheels is a great way to dive right into life at St. James. So consider joining us this Sunday, and staying on to help with a great community outreach (every 4th Sun.).

Peace be to you all this season.

Yours in Christ,

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