I hope you can join me in the memorial garden at the church this Saturday for a brief service in remembrance of 9/11.  Did you even know that we have a memorial garden?  It is located between the church and church house close to the front sidewalk which connects the two buildings.  The garden was a project of former senior warden Sheila Heider and former vicar Rev. Pete Gustin.  The service will be brief so chairs will not be provided.  Feel free to bring your own chair if you would like.

We will not celebrate Holy Eucharist this Sunday as had been announced.  We were saddened to hear the news that Perry Epes, who was scheduled to give us the message, has been hospitalized with a blood clot.  Rev. Gail was going to be with us as the celebrant but will now be with Perry.  Our prayers are with both of them as Perry recovers.  We look forward to seeing them in the near future.

Many thanks to Paul (our treasurer) and the Audit Committee (Linda Treichel, Brett Wiseman and Bryce Treichel) for completing the 2019 and 2020 audits for us and getting them sent to the diocese.

Beth will be giving us the message this Sunday.  Following worship last week she told me that she would be interested in doing a message sometime.  I received an email later that day saying she would be able to do this Sunday using a sermon that her grandfather had preached on the gospel lesson “Who do you say that I am?”  Beth is lucky to have a collection of sermons from her grandfather and we will be lucky to hear from them.  Thank you, Beth.

Assisting in worship this week is Pam as musician, Richard as lector, Katrina as intercessor and Betty as leader.  The readings are Psalm 19; Proverbs 1:20-33 and James 3:1-12.  The gospel is Mark 8:27-38.

As the Covid virus and its variants continue to run rampant through our state we will continue to wear masks and refrain from singing for the foreseeable future.  I like standing for the hymns as Dave suggested.  Even though we can’t sing we can still get a sense of participation as Pam sings or we speak them.

Be safe and God bless.


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