The events of yesterday reminded me of the providential mercy of God. As many of you know, I have been taking classes in Phoenix to improve my theological knowledge and be better versed in certain areas. I was on my way to meet another Anglican for coffee before my Thursday evening classes in Scottsdale. As I was driving my car suddenly, inexplicably stopped. I was able to roll to the side of the road and then some random stranger kindly pushed me to a safe place to wait for AAA to come and tow me. For our car-loving friends, it turns out my timing belt had broken. So I'm praying that is all that is wrong with my car.
Mercifully, my car broke down in Scottsdale, while it was a busy street, at least it wasn't on one of the freeways or in Black Canyon or some remote place all of which were possibilities. While this is stressful, by God's grace, I am safe, I was able to complete all that I need to, and I am grateful that I have friends who are letting me stay with them and driving me around today.
Glory be to God.
I will try my best to remember all that is coming up in the next couple of weeks.
The Ladies' Guild and the Men's Fellowship is meeting today at the church at 11:30. The men will be going out to lunch as always, and the ladies will be planning their upcoming events including their fudge project and the cookie walk.
We have Holy Communion at 10 am; please join us at 9 for Christian Education as we continue to discuss the 39 Articles of Religion, why their important, and what they mean.
Following Church, in the Parish Hall, there will be a presentation on Operation Christmas Child which is a great project the help reach young people around the world, to encourage them, and let the light of Christ shine brightly into their lives. We will be participating in the project this year, so if you want more information, make sure you stick around after church.
Snacks for coffee hour
We turned over to a new sheet for coffee hour snacks, it's starting to fill up, but there's still lots of slots open, be sure to sign up if you'd like to bring something! Remember these don't have to be elaborate snacks, but simple, tasty treats that we can share and enjoy each other's company over.
Remember, we have Evensong and a time of fellowship, soup and learning on Wednesday nights. We postponed the commencement of Christianity Explored because so many folks were out of town or unable to make it because of the weather. I think this will be a great time to explore our faith, ask hard questions and get to know Christ better.
Saturday, October 13
The Men's and Women's Bible study will meet at 9:30 am, October 13 at the church to explore the Essential 100 Passages of the Bible. We've had some genuinely edifying conversations.
That is all the news I can think of, thank you for your prayers! Lord willing, I will be home tonight, I hope with my car intact.
Be well, and as always, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church