Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Reunion

Dear Friends in Christ,

Here is the video I referred to in the Pentecost Sunday sermon (get kleenex ready):

Pentecost is indeed about a reunion with our Loved One, the Lord God, who says at our baptism: you are my beloved son/daughter, with you I am well pleased.

What an uplifting Sunday that was last week.  We welcomed 7 of 11 new church family members, and had red "Happy Birthday Church" balloons for the children (thank you, Cheryl Cotton).

Bishop's Committee meeting tonight, at 7pm - all invited.

This coming Sunday is another principal feast, Trinity Sunday.  We will be premiering service music by our very own organist, Alvez, so all "choir members" are encouraged to come early and learn beautiful, original settings to the Sanctus, etc.

Upcoming event: Sat. June 12 (starting 7:30am) our 8th Annual Rummage Sale.
You are invited to bring gently used, clean items to the church fellowship hall (we are not taking adult clothes; but most everything else!).  Philip and LuAnn Jones have offered to provide brisket for sold lunches that day, and there is a sign up for further contributions to the lunch plates.
Please consider this a spiritual exercise, and ask God to help you give away things you might be clinging to, but don't really need.  

Finally, congratulations to new grandparents, the Rev. Jerry and Martha Sneary. 

Yours in Christ,

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

God's Wedding Day

Dear Friends,

You are cordially invited to join us this Sunday, May 16, as witnesses to a renewal of marriage vows.  Lou and Curtis Brown, church family members, are celebrating 35 years of marriage.  What a joy to share in this celebration with them, and with their friends and family members who will also attend.

The brief liturgy will be held in the context of our regular Eucharist service, beginning at 10am.  Please stay for the reception too.

Ascension Day is Thursday, May 13 - we will be hosting a joint service of Holy Eucharist, with St. Thomas', Rockdale, at 7:00pm (at St. James').