We are so excited to announce that All Saints will again be doing a Christmas Pageant at this year’s Christmas Eve service!
Co-Rectors Betsey and Michael Monnot were joined by Senior Warden John Miller and Junor Warden Ingrid McCord in a prayer that God would protect His building and bless all who worship within. The service was adapted from the service for blessing a new church. At one point during the celebration the two rectors climbed ladders to sprinkle holy water on the new roof and the gathered assembly. The congregation then processed into the church to the strains of “For All the Saints.”
Mark your calendars for our annual Thanksgiving potluck on November 24th at 5:00. John Miller will once again be roasting two huge turkeys (and making gravy with the drippings). Please come and bring your favorite Thanksgiving dinner side dish. If you simply cannot find a way to cook something, John will take donations towards the cost of the turkeys.
Come by the parish hall and check out items that you can order with the All Saints logo! New for cooler fall weather are long sleeve t-shirts and hoodies for adults and children. Orders must be turned in no later than Sunday, November 3rd at 12:00 noon so that you’ll have them before the Christmas season!
Today BAE Roofing got to work installing the tiles on the new roof, and now finally we can all see how the look of the building will improve. While the the job looks deceptively close to being complete, there is still another week or more of work to do. Late this afternoon, a second crew began to prep the flat sections of the roof to be stripped repaired and resealed. For now we will enjoy looking at the beautiful new roof.
The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, “those who exalt themselves shall be humbled,” etc., needs to be refreshed after 2,000 years. Here is a hint at what true humility might entail in 2013–both simple and difficult at the same time. What do you think? Leave a comment below.
Readings for Proper 25, Year C
Joel 2:23-32, Psalm 65, 2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 16-18, Luke 18: 9-14
Between Jeremiah’s letter to the exiles in Babylon and the healed Samaritan leper who returned to give thanks to God and Jesus, we see that God’s grace is available in our own everyday lives. Listen now!
2 Timothy 2:8-15
The Rev. Raymond Hess, our Regional Dean, discusses his love/hate relationship with the Gospel of Luke. He discovers a challenge to serve others that is both urgent and uncomfortable.
Readings: Proper 21, Year C:
Jeremiah 32: 1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91: 1–6, 14-16
1 Timothy : 6-19
Luke 16: 19-31