I want to take this opportunity to mention a few things we are looking forward to in the next several weeks.
On the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, January 28, 2018, the Reverend Grace Pratt will celebrate and preach at 8 and 10 am. At the Adult Forum we will meet some of our nominees for Vestry - Charles Kinney, Cathy Lewis, and George Omohundro. We hope to have a fourth nominee by that time.
On the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 4, we Carlo Uchello will introduce an Episcopal Church wide effort to read Luke and Acts during Lent and Easter. We will also introduce our other Lenten groups - Sunday Forums about the Eucharist as presented in Paul and each of the Gospels; the Sunday Evening in Lent Program - Potluck Supper, prayer and Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John; Lent Madness http://www.lentmadness.org/category/lent-madness-2018/.
On the following Wednesday, February 7, we will begin our annual hosting at the Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach Project at Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church on Russell Road. You can sign up to help at the VIC HOP VIC HOP 2018
On the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 11 the Reverend Scott Parnell will join us to celebrate the Eucharist and the Reverend Diane Murphy will preach. At 11:30 am we will convene the 78th annual meeting of the congregation and elect new members to the Vestry.
Tuesday night, February 13, we host our annual Pancake Supper to celebrate the beginning of Spring, or Lent as we call it in the Church. Lent continues Wednesday February 14 with the penitential services that include imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at 7am, noon, and 7pm.
With the beginning of Lent we turn our hearts and minds toward the joyful Day of Resurrection, Easter Sunday, including the Easter Vigil and Feast March 31 and Easter Day, April 1. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13