A blessed, joyful, and summery Thursday to all of you. I apologize for not getting the Pews News out to you last week. I think I got distracted by the workers swinging by with our new copier.
It is incredible to me how we have gone from cold, winter-like weather, to spring weather, to summer weather in less than a month, but isn't it nice to be able to keep the windows open and enjoy the warm summer air? I have been glad to be able to spend more time outside.
As May ramps up, there are several events and activities around the church and in our community that we can be looking forward to.
Christian education opportunities
Currently, we are meeting Sunday mornings at 9 am and Wednesday nights at 6 pm after Evensong for different programs of Christian Education. On Sunday morning we are discussing the 39-Articles of Religion, their importance, and why we should know them. On Wednesday nights we're watching and engaging with the film "For the Life of the World: Letters to Exiles," which is looking at how we are to be in the world, but not of it.
National Day of Prayer
Several members of the Christian community here in Prescott will be gathering on the courthouse square on Thursday, May 3rd from 6 pm to 7:30 pm to pray for our churches, our country, and our families. If you are able, please plan to attend this time of prayer. The organizers have asked that attendees bring non-perishable food items to donate to local food pantries.
If you want to share a ride to this, please meet at the church at 5 and plan on departing at 5:15.
Upcoming church events
We have gone from the pleasant quiet of April into a busy month in May. Please take note of the following:
Friday, May 4, 11 am - The ladies are invited to join the Ladies' Guild in the parish hall, and the men will be going out to lunch for Men's fellowship.
Thursday, May 10, 6 pm - We will have Holy Communion in observation of Ascension Day.
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 am - The men and women of the parish will be gathering for the Men's and Women's Bible study, both groups are now going through the Essential 100 Bible passages.
Vestry members, please take note our vestry meeting will be on May 6, the first Sunday of May, instead of the second Sunday as the second Sunday is Mother's day.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the importance foreign missions. By providence, the following Sunday we were blessed with a visit from three women. It turns out these women are missionaries in Cambodia where they run a school for young children. You can find out more about their missionary work here. They sent us a sweet little card which is on the bulletin board in the parish hall if you would like to look at it. Please be praying for the work of Rachel, Kimberly, and Becki.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church