Please join us for an informal concert at CoH on Saturday, Jan 2nd at 7 pm, featuring seasonal music (and some surprises). Members of the Baugham, Roberts, and Brown families will be performing, along with others. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a wonderful time of music, fun, and fellowship to get 2016 started out well!
Fr. Wayne McNamara will be doing a brief Holy Communion service at the abortion clinic on Stroop Rd. again on the Feast of Holy Innocents, 12:00 noon, Monday December 28th. Anyone is invited to attend. This is an incredible witness and a powerful prayer for life!
Per Fr. Harry, we will not have Sunday School on Sunday, December 27, to give people more time with their families. See everyone Christmas Eve at 7 pm and December 27 at 10:30.
Attached is the bulletin for this coming Sunday — the 4th Sunday of Advent. 004 Sunday in Advent MP 12-20-2015
From Anita Evanhoe —
Thanks to those who volunteered to help out with the Sunday School nursery during the next three months. Great response! We now have every Sunday covered.
Reminder — This coming Saturday evening the parish is invited to help out with caroling at Livingston Care Center at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for a great opportunity to share love and the Christmas spirit with our brothers and sisters there. Afterwards, the Home Group Fellowship is sponsoring a Christmas Party for the whole parish (whether you are able to go caroling first or not) at the church.
Please give Darlene or Pat Prenger a call if you are planning on coming to the church on Saturday evening for the party at 7:30 p.m. (Pat’s cell — 545-0631 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.)
Also, please let Fr. Chris know if you are planning on caroling on Saturday night at Livingston Care Center (start time 6:30 p.m.) firstname.lastname@example.org .
Hope to see many of you there!
We are trying to get Sunday School Nursery help lined up for the next three months and still have three open dates. If you can take one of these slots, it would be an immense help to our families with little ones (under the age of 5). Duty would be from about 9:25 am until 10:15, during the Sunday School hour only. Please contact Anita Evanhoe ( email@example.com ) if you can help. The dates needed are: January 10, 24, and February 28. Thank you so very much!
Marianne Morse passed away today at 8:30 pm CT. The funeral will be held at 2 pm CT on Saturday, December 19, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 4600 Belmont Park Terrace, Nashville, TN, with reception to follow in the parish hall.
Our beloved bishop and his family were at Marianne’s side; and, in the midst of their grief, Bp. Morse has continually given praise to God for the blessed life he shared with this wonderful woman. Bp. Morse and his family have appreciated our prayers and concern.
Yours in Jesus Our Lord,
Editor’s Note: If you wish to send cards, the address is The Rt. Rev. Daniel Morse, 511 Rochelle Drive, Nashville, TN 37220-2027
Attached is the bulletin for this coming Sunday — the Third Sunday in Advent. 003 Sunday in Advent 12-13-2015
This coming Sunday, December 13, at 5:00, everyone is invited to come to a lovely Advent celebration — The Advent Garden (or living Advent Wreath). This is a beautiful, reflective way for families especially to observe Advent. The tradition comes originally from Germany, and was brought to our parish by Fr. Harry and Sherry. It is an opportunity for children to be led through a labyrinth of evergreen boughs and candles in a darkened room to the Christ Candle in the center, as Christmas music plays in the background. In the hustle of holiday happenings, the Advent Garden reminds all of us of the need to reflect and of the joy of mystery during this season. We hope you will be able to join everyone for this special time — which should last about an hour.
From Bp. Dan —
We thought Marianne was going to move into hospice today, but they don’t seem to have room. One may be available later today–just waiting to get a call. The hospice nurse just left and was a big help. The respite care is for 5 days after which she might come back home or move into hospice depending on her condition.
Thank you for your prayers.
Attached is the bulletin for this coming Sunday, the second Sunday in Advent. (It is also the Feast of St. Nicholas!) 2 Sunday in Advent 12-06-2015
Jon’s dad is in Miami Valley Hospital because he is unable to walk. Jon will be meeting with the doctors later this evening to see what the various complications and medical conditions are. His father is 86 years old so there are many factors which will influence what happens next. Please pray for Jon’s father and for his mother, and also for Jon and his sister who are having to deal with all of this.
Heavenly Father, who by Your Holy Spirit, comforts us in all our afflictions, we pray for your servant who is suffering in hospital. We ask for Your mercy on him and your comfort. Let Your presence give him peace. We also pray for his family as they seek the best options for treatment and care. Give them, we pray, wisdom and peace. Lord Jesus, our Healer, we pray for healing of body and soul according to Your perfect plan. And we ask that these things be done for Your glory. Amen
Attached is the Advent Edition of our Diocesan Newsletter. 2015_Advent