Next week is Thanksgiving. Looking back on this year, it is good to remember what you have been given and what you have given in return. This time of year, the pressures of the holidays and commitments are ever-present. Remember to take good care of yourself. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy, drink water to stay hydrated and do some sort of exercise like walking if possible. Remember you can’t pour from an empty vessel. Hope you and your families have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!
A LITANY OF THANKSGIVING (found in the Book of Common Prayer, p. 837):
Let us give thanks to God our Father for all God’s gifts so freely bestowed upon us.
For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea. We thank you, Lord.
For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ, We thank you, Lord.
For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends, We thank you, Lord.
For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve, We thank you, Lord.
For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play, We thank you, Lord. For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity, We thank you, Lord.
For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice, We thank you, Lord.
For the communion of saints, in all times and places, We thank you, Lord.
Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord; To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
The day after Thanksgiving is Native American Heritage Day, and November is Native American Heritage Month. Here is a link to The Episcopal Church's page on Indigenous Ministries. It has background history and various ways they provide outreach and reconciliation.
Renovations Updates: DC Restoration will be scheduling their clean up of the Parish Hall within the next couple of weeks. We will be scheduling a final walk through after that. Next project is working on the front of the Nave and the bell tower. The Restoration Committee will be discussing the renovation project with DC Restoration and the options available.
SUNDAY, November 12, 2023 Attendance: 38 In Church 7 On Zoom 45 Total
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.
Those scheduled to serve this coming Sunday, November 19th are:
Layreaders……….Sherry Musgrove and Diane Hays Altar Guild……..Carol Weathers, Karen Leitch, and Linda Myers Acolyte…………...Grady Gonzales Ushers…………….Susan Wallace and Alicia White VOPD…………….Sherry Musgrove Altar Flowers Given by………….Mary Rubio in honor of her husband, Ray’s birthday Coffee Hosts……Ellen Lee and Mary Rubio
We pray for those traveling this week. We pray in thanksgiving with those who celebrate birthdays this week: Katie Pruessner (11/20), Ray Rubio (11/20), Jillian Castillo (11/25), and Mae Wright (11/25)
We pray for all who have died, especially Frank Tipton, Martin Williams and Tim Renaud, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom. We pray also for all who mourn their passing.
Daughters of the King will meet on Sunday, December 3rd after the church service in the Youth Center.
It was good to have Staci and Bruce McComas back from Idaho!
There will be a Vestry Meeting on Sunday, November 19 after the church service in the Library. Lunch will be provided.
Remember to return your signed Pledge Cards soon. You can drop them in the collection plate during Sunday services or mail them to the office (P.O. Box 2, Burnet, TX 78611). Thank you in advance!
Epiphany has purchased a safe for storage of important documents such as original plats and drawings of the church and other legal documentation pertaining to the church records. It is fire-proof and water-proof. We are very proud to have it!
Community Kitchen is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. November 16 is our turn to host and prepare the meal for approximately 100 people in the community. Deana Geuther cooked spaghetti! Be sure to pick up your dinner before 5:00 p.m. Many thanks to those who volunteer from Epiphany – they are VERY good cooks! Stop by and say thank you!
There will be a free Thanksgiving Dinner served at the Church of Christ, 102 S. Vanderveer Street, on November 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome! Also, if you would like to volunteer to serve, or help cook the turkeys, dressings, pies, etc. please contact Nancy Heuss at 512-755-4341.
The Burnet Police Department is having their 4th Annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, November 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. located at 2000 S. Water Street (Highway 281 South). Turkey dinner with all the fixings! It is a DRIVE -THRU so line up early! If you are in need of a meal delivered, please call 512-756-6404 no later than Tuesday, November 21st to place your meal order. Happy Thanksgiving from the Burnet Police Department!
Christmas in Burnet: Saturday, November 25: 2nd Annual Lighting of the Burnet Courthouse starts at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 25 through January 1: Burnet Trail of Lights Wallace Riddell Park to Hamilton Creek Park.
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
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -- John F. Kennedy
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.