Pews News Weekly
It seems that it has not only been a month full of travel for me, but it has also been filled with family. On Tuesday my aunt and uncle stopped by and worshiped with us at Morning Prayer. We did a little exploring of Prescott before I had to return and get work done and have a meeting. Having a little taste of home was lovely. My parents are currently in New Mexico, and Lord willing they will arrive at some point early next week.
Today, I am traveling to Medford, Oregon to take part in the ordination of Deacons Bill Baker and Chris Smith that will occur Saturday. It is an exhilarating time for the Diocese of the West with adding two new priests and at least one new mission. Please be praying for these men as they are beginning this next part of their ministry. Please also pray that my journey is safe and I get there and back and again.
Children in Church
I stumbled across an excellent article about children in church the other day. I am asking everyone to take a minute to read it. I don't believe that we have an attitude problem about this issue, but I do think it's important to be aware and keep a positive, Christ-glorifying attitude not only about children but all visitors and fellow Christians. If you would rather, I'll also have hard copies available at the church as well.
November will be a quieter month for us than the proceeding months. We are planning on dedicating the parish hall as the Jackson-Mays Parish Hall and Office on the 19th. We will have our regular Sunday service, followed by a small luncheon and dedication. Please mark your calendar and make every attempt to be there. It should be a lot of fun.
This past week I was finally able to finish up visitor packets. These packets will include a service booklet, name tags, and other things to help people feel comfortable. While the hope is that this will make people more comfortable, we still need to be friendly and kind to all people who come through the door. We are called to be salt and light in the world.
I look forward to seeing all of you Sunday.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church