Last Sunday was a joyous celebration of Thanksgiving by the family of Epiphany. There were so many things to be thankful for. We welcomed Katie Pruesnner and Sheila Wilson as our newest confirmands. Morgan and Mae Wright were able to be at church. We made some new friends, Right Reverend Philip M. Duncan II and his lovely wife. And we shared a wonderful meal together. Who could ask for anything more?
Yes, there was a feeling of sadness when we learned of the death of Jan Tinker especially so soon after the passing of, Phyllis McNelly, but that too is part of being a family. Our love and prayers go out to the families of both.
We would like to add our thank yous to everyone who helped make the Thanksgiving Lunch such a happy time.
Talked with Jim Curran yesterday and he is excited about being able finally to go home today after his knee surgery and rehab. He will be having physical therapy several times a week at home. Please keep him in your prayers.
We were just thinking. Is there anyone out there who might consider either ushering or serving at the altar? We need some new people, and it is a special blessing. If so, please talk to us. We will see that you get the training and all the encouragement you need-and you would be most appreciated.
By now we assume that you have received Fr, Michael's letter regarding stewardship. We hope you will prayerfully strongly consider your pledge to Epiphany for 2019.
Today is the Picayune-KBEY Food Drive. Epiphany contributes the loose offering to LACare each month, but there are many more needs this time of year-especially chickens and small turkeys. If you can, please bring them to the Burnet Fire Department on South Water
Street (281) now. Thanks.
Remember that Tuesday, November 13, the office will be closed. Diane Williams will be having cataract surgery. Please keep her in your prayers.
Attendance last Sunday was 59 (Yes, that is correct).
Those serving this Sunday are David Leitch and Rachel Bryson. Ushers are Bobbie and George Clear. Those serving on Altar Guild are Nancy Petty and Sue Brunson. Those providing refreshments for coffee hour are Pat Bass and Sandy Arrington. Vestry Person of the Day is Ellie Burks.
Dates to remember:
Tuesday, November 13-Alzheimer's Respite Group. Providing the main dish for the lunch is the people of Epiphany. Providing the bread and salad is Kris Picken, and providing the dessert is Alicia White
Incidentally, if anyone can provide bread and salad or dessert for January, February, or March,
please let me know-and thanks for the faithfulness of the ones who do.
Thursday, November 15-Vestry-5:00 p.m. All parishioners are welcome.
Thursday, November 22, Community Thanksgiving Lunch at Vanderveer Church of
Christ from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Bishop Duncan's sermon was very meaningful. Perhaps the most memorable was the beginning
in which he recited a poem he learned as a child, and was written by Edwin Markham:
"He drew a circle to shut me out,
Heretic, Rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win;
We drew a circle and took him in."
Have a blessed week,
Carpe every Diem.
Rufus and Sandy