16th Sunday after Pentecost: The TAG Sale is Happening! Sunday - Youth Movie Night; Next Saturday - Blessing of the Animals
September 28, 2019
As I write this, the Tag Sale is in full swing on the driveway and in the Parish House. Although a lot has been sold, a lot of wonderful merchandise remains. There's a happy atmosphere and a lot of visiting going on! The Sale continues through 3p.m. There will likely be really great deals to be had just before closing.
If you missed Friday evening's Tag Sale Preview and Reception, you missed a good time! (As well as missing out on first crack at getting something special.) Thanks go to all the volunteers who worked on Thursday and Friday to set-up the "sales rooms" and driveway in such a handsome fashion. Many thanks to Sale Chair Elena Phillips for her perseverance and vision.
Thanks also to Lisa Ste. Marie for leading publicity efforts, to Gabriela Cabrejo for her help getting the Sale off-the-ground. and to everyone who has helped out as "sellers" and "cashiers" since the Sale began. .
Guilford Public Schools will be closed on Monday in observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. So, following our pattern, Sunday School will not meet this Sunday morning. However, there will be a Sunday evening, Youth Movie Night beginning at 5p.m. in the Parish Hall. Youth grades 7 and up are invited for pizza, movie and discussion. We will be watching "The Hate U Give," a powerful movie about deciding about, and standing up for, what matters.
Next Saturday morning, being the day after St. Francis' Day, we will honor the witness of St. Franics, especially his care and concern for Creation and all created beings, with our annual Blessing of the Animals. We'll gather on the Green at 11a.m., with our neighbors from First Congregational Church and St. George Catholic to share in brief prayers and readings from Scriptures and St. Francis, before offering individual blessings to the pets gathered with us.
Many thanks to all who walked in the Christ Church group in last Saturday's Fair Parade to celebrate our 275th anniversary! We were a fine looking group thanks to Pat Daunic's banner, Richard Formica's red balloons, and the Christ Church- logo t-shirts that Sudie Danaher got printed for us.
We gave away every bit of candy and every one of our 275th Celebration cards -- all 500+ of them. The cards invite the larger community to coming events in celebration of our 275th; more cards are available on the Ushers' Table. The first one of these events will be a "Pilgrims Report from the Holy Land," on Thursday, October 10. Kay Claiborn and I will share a photo-illustrated report on our participation in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut's Holy Land Pilgrimage in June 2019,
Thanks to our Outreach folks for last Sunday's Bahamian Relief Coffee Hour/Green Tea! There was a single crustless cucumber sandwich remaining on the table by the time I reached it. It was delicious, and I responded by writing a check. There's still time to add your contribution to the hurricane relief efforts of the Anglican Alliance and Episcopal Relief & Development. Thanks to all those who have already responded!
During last Sunday's Rectory Forum the group decided they would like to start a the longer version of the Holy Land Pilgrimage photo-show-and-tell. We'll start that this Sunday morning. We'll begin over coffee and tea in the Rectory after the 8a.m. service.
In faith, hope, and love,
p.s. I will be in Sewanee, Tennessee this Tuesday-Friday, October 1-4.for the annual alumni lecture series of the University of the South's School of Theology. This year's lecturer, the Rev. Emilie Townes, Dean of the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University (and formerly of Yale Divinity School) will continue the lectures' series on racial reconciliation and "...the Power of Hope." Mark Sullivan and Sheward Hagerty will monitor parish office e-mail and voice messages; please be in touch with them for access to the church.
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