October was a tremendously busy but joyful month. From my cousin's wedding to the ordination of two priests in Oregon. My parents and aunt and uncle visiting, and the signing of the agreement between the ACA-ACC-APA-DHC, it seemed I barely had time to breath, but how much joy is there in all these things!
November will have less travel, but make sure you take a look at our upcoming events and mark your calendar, the next two months will have many activities at the church that you won't want to miss.
November 11 - Men's Fellowship and Women's Bible Study. The men have been studying the Essential 100 narratives in the Bible while the women have been going through the book of Ruth. It has been an edifying time for all involved. If you are not involved in these times of study, I would encourage you to do so.
November 12 - Learning liturgy. I will be providing a helpful booklet with notes on the Holy Communion liturgy and instead of a sermon going over important symbolism in our worship. This should be an exciting and educational time of worship, and it will help us all come to a deeper understanding of our liturgy.
November 19 - We will be naming and dedicating the parish hall, Fr. Crites will be giving a short speech during the fellowship hour to commemorate this event, remember the saints who labored to make All Saints possible, and to challenge us to continue to strive into the future for the glory of God.
November 23 - Start your Thanksgiving off right with Holy Communion at 10 am.
December 9 - NOTE: this is a Saturday. Lord willing Bp. Giffin and Canon Hawkins will travel to All Saints. Bishop Giffin will be instituting me as rector. The plan is to do this at 10 am - but this may be subjected to change if Bp. Giffin's travel plans interfere.
December 10 - Bp. Giffin's Episcopal visit. Please let me know if you have not been confirmed or if you would like to be received into the APA.
There are several more events coming up, so please make sure you grab a bulletin to take home this Sunday and mark your calendar.
As always, I look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church