Just a few of my thoughts---Sunday was such a joyous occasion-the baptism of the Torgenson trio, their beautiful family, and the reception in the Parish Hall with their Epiphany extended family-what a celebration for and by all. Thank you ALL that did the reception.
We do have partial heat in the church and Otis thinks we possibly may have improved zoom production this coming Sunday. I received a text from a long-time member this week saying, " Zoom has become indispensable to her and is much appreciated." Due to health and other issues, she does not get out much any longer.
By the way, the "Lightning" knocked out the internet in the church as well as other items making zoom and sound a real challenge for Otis and Susan and Cranz.
The Church Office is doing the best it can...a bandaid phone system (no voicemail) and the printer is not working--some way to welcome our new office manager, with a bang. I must say that Janet is handling it in style and with humor. Thank you, Janet.
Some words from the Sr. Warden:
I’ll be sending out a letter discussing our efforts to deal with the recent Lightning Strike to the church. Please consider helping with this effort. We have a wonderful church body and together we can soar!
I am beyond grateful for this church family and I hope you all have a splendid Thanksgiving! This year has gone by sooooo quickly. We begin Advent this Sunday and look forward to Christmas (which falls on Sunday this year!). The Christmas Eve service will be at 5 pm (Sat. 24th), with a small reception following the service (similar to last year; volunteers bringing munchies and beverages/wine). The Sunday Christmas Day service will be at our usual 10:30 am.
Blessings and Love, Linda
Sunday, November 20, 2022 Attendance: 48 In Church 12 On Zoom(Per Otis) 60 Total
Those scheduled to serve this coming Sunday, the 27th are: Layreaders.....Sherry Musgrove & Diane Hays Acolyte...........Grady Gonzales Altar Guild......Carol Weathers, Karen Leitch, & Linda Myers Ushers...........Sandy Arrington & Susan Wallace Vpod..............Rachel Bryson Coffee Hosts...Nancy Heuss & Karen Leitch The First Sunday of Advent
Happy anniversary to Ray and Mary Rubio, 11-20, and Nancy and Roy Heuss, 11-29. Happy Birthday to Ray Rubio, 11-20, Jill Castillo, 11-25, Mae Wright, 11-25, Deana Geuther, 11-27, and Gabriel Castillo and David Henry, 11-28.
The Epiphany Women's Bible Study Group will meet December 13 in the church library with Lee Myers, facilitator.
Hope you got a chance to say hello to Bruce and Staci McCumas as well as our visitors Robbis and Ann Storm.
A Special THANK YOU goes out to ALL that are helping with the Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day 11-24.
Be a Blessing to All you Meet Be safe and stay healthy Carpe every Diem Rufus Arrington (the epiphany crier)
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