Let us begin by saying Thank You to ALL that helped with the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. It was a MAJOR success.
FROM THE SENIOR WARDEN: The Budget Committee meets this Thursday. They will put the final touches on the Proposed Budget to submit to the Vestry for approval. Thanks to everyone for getting their Pledges in early this year. There is still time for more.
Thursday of this week Michael Will Not be in his office. He will be with Cheri who is having surgery. Please keep them in your prayers.
December 9th is Epiphany's turn to provide the meal for the Alsheimer's Group. The volunteers are....Main Dish-Phyllis, Bread & Salad-Sandy, and Dessert- Sherry M. Thank you ladies. Anyone who would like to help in the future can contact Sandy. It is not limited to DOK members. Epiphany does this the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
The Men's Breakfast had good attendance...Thanks Morgan for the Tacos and Steve for the Foods for Thought, and Bert for the O.J. We also listened to an individual share how he and his wife had come to Epiphany to visit and were made to feel welcome and a part of our Church. So WE are doing some things right, let's dwell on the positive and try to eliminate the negative. Thanks Robert, we are very grateful to have you and Carol as some of the newest members of the Epiphany Family.
As you noticed the The Music changed for Advent with Rite I; Yall sounded great.
THE PRAYER CANDLE STAND-----We mention this because there are those that say it is too Catholic--what do we do with it---Well, light a candle for someone or something that is a REAL concern for you, it is a Prayer Candle, you did not forget--- it is best to do something........On top of everything else in our busy lives, we did not forget.............
Choir Practice--this Thursday, the 4th, at 5:30. New voices are WELCOME.
SPECIAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Dec. 6th---Ladies, come enjoy friends and fun with the Women of Epiphany as we
eat and exchange gifts. Bring an appetizer and a wrapped ornament/
gift to the home of Linda Hardy, 235 Buckskin, Liberty Hill, 3-5p.m. We
meet at Epiphany at 2:30p.m. and caravan to Linda's home.
Dec.14th--Pot Luck Sunday
* 5:00p.m.--Hayride and Caroling followed by Hot Chocolate and cookies.
Dec.21st-Our Posada after the 10:30 Service.
* 5:00 p.m.--Lessons and Carols-a special service with Advent and
Christmas Music & Readings about the birth of Jesus.
Dec. 24th-Christmas Eve Services( 5:30P.M AND 10:30P.M)
Jan. 4th--Feast of the Epiphany
Jan. 11th-Covered Dish Pot Luck-----
And ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
THOSE SCHEDULED TO SERVE THIS COMING SUNDAY-DEC.7th are:
Layreaders--8:00a.m.-----David Leitch--10:30a.m.--Rufus & Sandy Arrington---Ushers--John & Donna Bergmann.
From Michael's Sermon:
Every year Advent calls us to practice the apoalypse: to look for the presence of Christ who enters into every loss,who comes to us in the midst of every devastation, who gathers up when our world is shattered and who offers the healing that a foretaste of the wholeness is working to bring about not only at the end of time but also in this time, in ths place.
As advent begins, is there something in your life that is ending? How might you look for the presence of Christ who comes to you in that place?"
Thank you Michael.............
Have a Blessed Week, And,
Carpe every Diem