Around the Parish, September 14, 2017

Sisters and brothers:

I’d like to share some updates with everyone.  Last Sunday we began our Children’s Program and had 3 kiddos involved.  Because of the age-span of our kids, we could use other assistants, so please let me know if you are willing to lend a helping hand.

As you know the new church doors are installed.  They are a source of joy.  I can’t help but smile each time I enter the building.  Now we have another reason to celebrate.  On Wednesday morning our new awning was installed!  The awning is beautiful and gracefully accentuates the arch over the doors.  A new security light underneath the awning will be installed soon.

Thanks to Paul and Rack, all the new lights for the nave and sanctuary are up and installed.  And they look terrific don’t they?  (And yes, the problem we had with the lights over the altar has been corrected.)  The remaining light will be installed in the All Saints Chapel in the weeks ahead.  The number one comment I have heard about the lights is, “They look like they belong here.”  They do!  They have just the right amount of ornamentation for our space – not too little, not too much.  It does make me wonder why we didn’t do this before!

As you know, Paul has been diligently working on painting the ceiling, patching cracks and making our space look fresh.  I think it is perhaps important to point out that the expenses for painting the ceiling and hanging the lights has been underwritten by donations made by a handful of folks (and some significant time/effort on Paul’s behalf).  In fact, we’ve barely dipped into our Building Fund for any of our improvements this year! To me this speaks to the generosity of some and means that we’re committed to attend to the needs of our beloved church home.

Changing the subject a bit, I’d like to highlight a few upcoming events:

First, don’t forget our 3 Parish Potluck this Saturday at St. Matthews at 6 p.m.  It is important that we continue to build these relationships.  I can’t help but think they will serve us in the long-run.  Second, this Sunday we begin offering the Rosary (for those interested) in the chapel at 10:30 a.m.  It is a way to fill the space with prayer even before we begin our worship. Third, our Feast of Title (and BBQ) is coming up on the 24th. The church is in ship-shape and ready for guests.  Let’s fill the place with friends and family!

Blessings!

Fr. Dewayne

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