Bishop Kai Ryan was with us last Sunday. We had an excellent crowd. Following the Eucharist, St. Anne’s Guild hosted a reception honoring her in the Parish Hall. We also honored Logan Feltz who was baptized by the Bishop and Marjie Tiemann who was reaffirming her baptismal vows. Bishop Ryan prayed for the many blessings and for the dedication of the newly renovated Parish Hall. It was wonderful to have Bishop Ryan here.
RENOVATIONS: Please note that the renovation work on the Nave will begin once the Vestry approves the design for the front wall. Hopefully, that will be clearly explained on Sunday, January 28th with input from the parishioners—then the Vestry can vote. After that, we can get started on the next phase of renovations!
SUNDAY, January 21, 2024
Attendance: 49 In Church 5 Online 54 Total
No financial information available this week.
Those scheduled to serve this coming Sunday, January 28th are:
Lay Readers……….. Linda & Jim Dyke Ushers…………….….Karen & David Leitch Acolyte………….......Grady Gonzales Altar Guild………...Carol Weathers, Karen Leitch, Linda Myers VOPD…………….….Deana Geuther Altar Flowers are given this Sunday, January 28th by Sherry Musgrove in memory of Sanford.
We pray for those traveling this week, Lee and Linda Myers.
We pray in thanksgiving especially for Karen and David Leitch’s anniversary on February 1.
We pray for all who have died, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom, especially Dawn Milanovich. We also pray for their families and friends and all who mourn their passing. A reminder of the Annual Parish Meeting: From Father Michael: My thoughts about our Annual Parish Meeting on January 28: Even though we have asked people with certain responsibilities to prepare reports--and if you have, I thank you--I would like this to be a more informal gathering than usual. Please come with any questions or concerns you may have. It might be helpful for us to have something more like a conversation than a formal proceeding. Of course we will present financials and elect three Vestry members, but if we could reflect together on the life of our parish, I think we would all benefit and our ministry will be enhanced. For example, we will talk about the reconstruction of the outside front wall of the church and some alternative designs. Your role as parishioners will not be to vote on that, but to provide input for the Vestry, who are responsible for all such decisions. What I'm proposing is not such a radical departure from our previous conduct of the annual meeting, but maybe a shift in the atmosphere and our expectations. I'm looking forward to it!
Please continue to pray for all in need of comfort, healing, and support. We are all God’s children and are called to serve Him in any way we can.
Janet Wilton Parish Administrator
“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Our mission: To be part of God’s family, growing through worship and ministry by sharing Christ’s love with our community and beyond. Our vision: to be a place where people find God’s purpose for their lives and become empowered by the Holy Spirit to make a difference in God’s world.