A blessed and joy-filled hazy Thursday morning to all of you.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's picnic a success. It's always a joy to spend time together outside of the church. I always pray our fellowship will continue to grow deeper and more vibrant.
We are continuing our study in the 39 Articles of Religion. This class has been an edifying time to talk about the Anglican Church, the beliefs that we have held throughout our history, and how we can understand the Articles, which are sometimes a wee bit confusing.
Starting This coming Wednesday, October 3rd, we will be going through Christianity Explored. This program uses the Gospel of St. Mark to answer the questions: who is Christ? And what does it mean to follow him?
This will be a great opportunity to enjoy some delicious soup, have great conversation, and if you have a friend who might be curious about why "this church thing is so important to you," to bring them along to learn as well.
We will gather in the parish hall for soup, learning, and discussion following Evensong on Wednesday. I encourage anyone who is curious to join us. If you plan to attend and are willing, please sign up to bring soup one evening in the parish hall.
Snack for fellowship
We have a sheet for the final trimester of the year to sign up to bring in treats and snacks for fellowship. Please remember to sign up on Sunday. Remember these snacks are simple treats to be shared by the parish after worship. I know it is tempting to bring something elaborate, but please don't feel like you must, a plate of cookies or a veggie tray is perfectly acceptable.
October will be a fairly quiet month beyond our normal routines. Please remember to always pray for our church, that we would be protected from the assaults and snares of the devil, that we would continue to grow in grace and mercy, being a light for God's glory in our community.
Be well, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
Fr. Ian Emile Dunn
All Saints Anglican Church