December 10, 2013
“And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” John 1:14
As the year draws to a close this is my prayer:
I pray that the Lord may open our minds and hearts to the power of that Word, that we may hear and rejoice in this message of our Savior’s birth among us told in story and song during this holy season.
I pray that we may continue to witness to this message, that the spirit of the season and the New Year will not fade into the ordinariness of our daily lives.
I pray that the Lord will bless our efforts as we reach out into the community with food and nourishment and that He will provide the increase to those in need.
I pray for our vestry that they may be guided by the Spirit to appreciate the “ Newness” with which God has blessed us and that they may be open to the Spirit’s promptings as we go forward into the New Year.
I pray for our liturgical ministers that we may appreciate the wonderful gift of music and reverence with which we have been blessed and that the mutual ministry we have experienced grow as the years go on.
I pray for those who instruct our youngest and our seekers. May they be blest with wisdom as they open to others the wonders and the mystery of God.
I pray for our benefactors, those who have gone before us, upon whose shoulders we stand, especially Mother Joan Watson. They now rejoice in the presence of the Lamb of God and know the true joys of the Kingdom.
I pray for our diocese and our new Bishop William H. Stokes, that in this time of much uncertainty he may be a source of unity among our churches.
I pray for our Country, that our divisions may cease and that gun violence may end and the poor will have place at the table of our abundance.
Come join us as we praise God who is ever faithful, who continues to challenge us to do new things.
6:30 Christmas Carols 7PM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Holy Eucharist
In Christ: Father Critelli