Thanks be to God that we have finally gotten some moisture! I was very excited to look out my front door and see the snow coming down on Tuesday night. As a kid from Maine, snow brings back great memories of days off from school, sledding, and tromping around in the woods. Well, there was no sledding or tromping, I thoroughly enjoyed waking up to the sight snow on the rooftops and mountains. We are blessed and privileged to live in such an unspeakably beautiful place.
I meant to mention this on Sunday but one of the people nominated was out sick, and I wanted to double check with him before letting everyone know. The committed recommended Don Foster and Earle Williams to fill the two spots coming vacant on the vestry. I think both of these men will serve with dignity and discernment.
Women's Bible Study
The women will be meeting for their monthly Bible study; unfortunately, this month is terribly busy for me, so we will be postponing the men's Bible study until next month. My sincerest apologies. I believe the men may still try and meet for breakfast; please call Ben or Don for more information if you're interested.
The women have been working their way through the book of Ruth for some time now and are nearing the end. It is an excellent study of our life in Christ and how we are to live and support each other. Thank you to Ann for the superb job she has been doing with leading it.
Vestry meeting Sunday
We will have our monthly vestry meeting Sunday after church, if you are on the vestry, please try to be here.
Our annual parish meeting is next Sunday, January 21st. Please try to be there. We will be reviewing the budget for 2018, electing new vestry members, and nominating our delegates for Synod.
Ben Lizak and Ann Fincke have volunteered to be delegates, but we still need an alternate. Ann said she would like to go, but it will depend on her class schedule, so there's a good chance the alternate will end up being the person who will go. If you would like to be the alternate, please let me know.
The office will be closed, and there will be no Morning Prayer in observance of Martin Luther King Day, as always, I am available by phone.
I will also be out of town from the 24th to the 26th for the APA winter clergy conference. We will still have Evensong, but no Morning Prayer on Wednesday the 24th and Thursday the 25th.
In the hospital?
If you will be in the hospital or are sick, please call me. People are often hesitant to call because they don't want to be a bother, I promise it is not, so please call me if you need me, the office phone rings on my cell. (928) 443-5323.
Did you know, even if you can't make Morning Prayer at the church, you can listen online? We record it and publish it here: http://morningprayer1928.podbean.com/ or you can download it as a podcast on iTunes or Google Play.
We continue our Christian Education Sunday before church at 9 AM. I know this is early for some people, but it is an excellent time of learning. We started studying the Apostles Creed last week and this week will be diving into the Christological statements that the creed makes.
As always, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church