Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This Week November 9

Dear Folks,

No matter who we voted for, I think we can all agree with the Grateful Dead, "What a long strange trip it's been."

The church will be open today for prayer and mediation and I will be available if anyone feels the need to chat.  I plan on hanging around until 6:30 P.M.  After that, you can call me either on my cell or land line.

This Sunday's scripture is Isaiah 65:17-25.  The sermon is "Get Out of the Way".

We will be starting the Pumpkin and Holly Fair set-up after worship.  All hands on deck!!

A reminder that we will be taking a non-perishable food collection during the holiday season.  The box is the Alcove or you can use the Wishing Well in Fellowship Hall.

On November 20, we will be taking a free-will offering following worship for "The Master's Table".  Master's Table Community Meals, Inc. provides a safe, clean, uplifting environment for individuals in need. They offer their guests hope for a better future. Every person who comes for assistance is welcomed regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religious preference, social needs, disability, or income. Master's Table serves the poor, hungry, and the lonely by providing healthy nutritious and appetizing meals to all who come. Free meals are served at the Assumption Church in Ansonia.

The Shelton Clergy Association's Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 7 P.M. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  I will be preaching. Following the service will be a time of refreshment featuring pumpkin desserts. A donation of non-perishable goods will benefit the Valley Food Bank. Monetary donations will benefit I.R.I.S., the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services.

I would like to close with this quote from the Christian mystic, Julian of Norwich,
circa 1342-1416:

"All shall be well, all shall be well...
For there is a force of love moving through the universe
that holds us fast and will never let us go."

So be it!!

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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