June, 2017

June 30 The Rev. Bill Miller book tour comes to St. andrew's

A little more about Nawiliwili Nelson: The Last Howlelujah Tour: Wili’s Barket List  

Author and priest William “Bill” Miller seems to have a knack for attracting critters with interesting tales (tails?).  His first dog, Sam Houston, an 82 lb. Airedale in Austin, Texas, survived a house fire as a puppy and went on to become famous as the “Fearless Earless Airedale!”  Sam provided inspiration for Father Bill’s first book, The Gospel According to Sam: Animal Stories for the Soul.  The author has shared Sam’s gospel around the world.

Twelve years ago, the author accepted a call to the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii, where within a few months he crossed paws (and paths) with his rescue critter, Nawiliwili Nelson. Nelson is named for a pub and port in Kauai, as well as the famed Country-Western singer in his home state of Texas. “He’s half-Hawaiian and half-Texan,” Miller says, “although according to Yogi Berra’s math, he is also now half-Louisianian.” 

Wili, as the mutt is called, found his own acclaim with a featured story in Miller’s second book, The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth about Lager, Loving and Living.  Wili’s adventures and inadvertent spiritual insights are captured in a story devoted entirely to him and titled, “My Wili.”

Back in November 2017, Wili was diagnosed with cancer and given as little as 3 months to live. After surgery, chemotherapy, some natural treatments including herbs, a new healthy diet, not to mention lots of love from his Master, Wili is still alive and wagging some 8 months later. Miller and Wili are embarking on a “Barket List” tour together, from New Orleans to Las Vegas, in July. In addition to enjoying time together on the road, as well as barbeque at each stop (Wili’s favorite) and meeting up with special people and critters along the way, the author and his dog will be sharing favorite stories about the connection between critters and their humans.  They will also share stories about Miller’s two other rescues, Sinbad and Lili. Sinbad’s story is inspiring in its own right, as Sinbad, scheduled to be put down on Good Friday, found new life on Easter. Lili, a pit bull originally from Las Vegas, found her way to New Orleans, where she became the latest addition to the family. On the tour, Miller will share the gospel according to Sam, Sinbad, Lili and Wili. They’ll be autographing (and pawtographing) Miller’s two books, speaking in churches, bookstores and brewerie.  At many of their stops they will be raising funds for animal rescue organizations.

Celebrate Pentecost June 4

The festival Eucharist of Pentecost has layered imagery and associations; fire, tongues, multiculturalism, spiritual gifts for understanding, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the consecration of the church for healing acts. On Pentecost Sunday at 10:30 am, we will highlight such themes with a Eucharist service that will be both familiar and unfamiliar.  What we have added are opening prayers from the Episcopal and Methodist priestly ordination rites along with Pentecost prayer language from the New Zealand Prayer Book of the Anglican tradition. The remainder of the service, including the Eucharistic prayer, should feel familiar as most of it comes directly from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Why do this? Won’t it be disruptive? While it will likely feel disruptive to some, it will also feel renewing to others. As we live into St. Andrew’s commitment to the Episcopal tradition, we seek discrete opportunities to complement our regular habits with the occasional alternative experience. A desire to explore variety in worship surfaced in our parish visioning process. By periodically trying something new, we may identify additional ways of praying that energize us for ministry. The 8:30 am and 2 pm services will have no alterations on Pentecost Sunday, and it is appropriate at any hour to wear red! Enjoy the day!

Party with Newcomers June 6

The Newcomer Committee invites all newcomers and their families (and any old-timers who feel like newcomers) to an open house at the home of Rev. Jimmy and Marla Grace. Come meet, mingle and make connections!

Tuesday, June 6, 6-8 pm

1643 Arlington

RSVP by June 2 to Martha Gallagher

281-501-2294 or mgg0413@gmail.com

June 8 Women Invited to Pink Iftar Dinner

Presented by the Hines Center and Women’s Interfaith Table of Houston (WITH), the 5th Annual Pink Iftar is the only program of its kind in Houston. Women of Muslim faith backgrounds gather with women of other faith traditions to enjoy a wonderful meal and break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan. This year’s event is Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets are available at hinescenter.org and are $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight.

Serve at Lord of the Streets June 11

As a supporting parish of Lord of the Streets (LOTS) Episcopal Church, we are privileged to help with breakfast service to the homeless throughout the year. It is an honor and one of the most fulfilling services you can perform. Our next opportunity to serve breakfast will be Sunday, June 11. Volunteers meet at Trinity Episcopal Church (1015 Holman Street at Main Street) from 7-9 am. Free parking is available in the lot on Holman, across from Trinity Church.

For more than 25 years, LOTS has been an integral part of outreach and support to the homeless community in Houston. In 2015, St. Andrew’s became a supporting parish of LOTS and is making an impact in helping bring hope to Houston’s disadvantaged. There are many ways that members of St. Andrew’s can help support LOTS and its vital mission. There are daily volunteer activities that we, along with a dedicated group of volunteers and lay pastoral ministers from around the Diocese, can support. For more information on LOTS, the daily volunteer opportunities, or to sign up for the next LOTS Breakfast Service, please contact Bruce Banta at banta.bruce@gmail.com or 713-805-0065.

2nd Sunday Breakfast is Served June 11

The Second Sunday Breakfast Crew will be in the kitchen Sunday, June 11, serving a hot, home-cooked breakfast at 9:30 am. All are invited to stop in for a delicious meal and enjoy some fabulous fellowship along with your great food. The meal is free, but donations are welcome and very much appreciated by our hard-working cooks.

Discuss Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality June 12

The Spiritual Reading Group had a wonderful discussion of Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, by Richard Rohr, in May, and we invite you to read and discuss the next few chapters with us. In this book, Richard Rohr looks at the development of some of Scripture’s central themes, and how this development impacts on individuality and church spirituality today. We will discuss chapters 5-7 on Monday, June 12, at 6:30 pm in St. Andrew's House. If you are unable to attend in the evenings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

Tour Memorial Area Ministries June 15

As a way to inform our Outreach ministry, we are touring area shelters, service agencies and food banks to which we refer people who are served by our sack lunch program. On Thursday, June 15 at 10 am, join us for a tour of Memorial Area Ministries (MAM).  We will meet at St. Andrew’s House at 9:30 am and drive together or in caravan. Visit www.maministries.org to learn more about MAM, and please let Trish Mehrkam know if you would like to join the tour at trish.mehrkam@saecheights.org or 713-861-5596.

Ushers Training June 17

Anyone interested in becoming an usher or anyone needing a refresher course are invited to attend a training session Saturday June 17, 2017 at 10 am in the church. The training will include a hands-on walkthrough of the procedures we follow to assist in each service at St. Andrew’s.

In addition, all ushers, new and not so new, are encouraged to join us for a safety course, facilitated by Steve Oprea. Breakfast will be served prior to the training in the Parish Hall.

Ushers serve one Sunday a month, and joining this ministry is a great way to get to know other parishioners. If you are interested in serving, please contact Diana Burton at garydiana@att.net or  281-468-2154.

Join Us for Father’s Day on June 18

All are invited to celebrate Father’s Day on June 18 during coffee time hosted by a number of our St. Andrew’s dads. Richard Quarles, Walt Cameron, Ben Gibbs, Jimmy Grace, John Alexander and others will share their favorite “dad” dishes. Come for the cheese enchiladas and stay for the shrimp, pulled pork sliders, cole slaw and cold beverages! Join us in the Parish Hall following the 10:30 am service.

Volunteer at Food Pantry June 24

St. Andrew’s volunteers at the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp, on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to noon. Volunteers help register clients, stock shelves, prepare bags and baskets, and assist with other duties as needed. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in this fellowship and service to our neighbors in need. There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just show up and lend a hand!

Join Integrity for Houston Pride June 24

Integrity Houston invites everyone to join us on June 24 for our Houston Pride activities as we take the News of God's all inclusive love into the streets of downtown.  The Festival Street Eucharist is at 7:45 pm and the Pride Parade kicks off at 8:30 pm.  Float decorating will begin on site at approximately 630 pm. Any help will be most appreciated! The exact location and parking information has yet to be decided, so please contact SWayne Mathis 832-630-0651 to stay updated.

You're Invited to DOK June 25

Are you still thinking Daughters of the King (DOK) may be for me? We hope so and welcome your visit at our meetings. What is a Daughter? She is a member of St. Andrew's that seeks to reflect her love of Christ through prayer and service. We pray daily, gather monthly and serve in many ways. We wear the cross as an outward symbol of our sacred pledge. New members prepare to join the Order through attendance at monthly meetings and special classes. The classes are also for member renewal. Please contact Cathey Harrison at catheyph@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in joining these classes. 

We will meet on Sunday, June 25, at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew’s House. In addition to regular prayer and reflection, we will host Donna Fruge’, executive director and founder of The Summerhouse. She will share the story of this community for young adults with intellectual disabilities. that enriches the life of St. Andrew’s. In addition, we are starting our multi-month service project and we would love for you to join us. We will offer a Sunday school class this summer to help writers and artists with their booklet submissions for the DOK Advent booklet. We hope that  you will share you thoughts or artwork.  The booklet takes a team but it is worth every minute as the parish enjoys a day-to-day journey to the birth of Christ.

Save the Date!

Laundry Love July 9

Please join Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis on July 9 as she celebrates a Spanish language Eucharist at Timber Oaks Wash and Dry (26724 I-45, Spring TX) at noon. Carissa will serve as a supply priest for St. Isidore’s, a missionary community of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. St. Andrew’s parishioner, Angela Beeson has already ministered as part of St. Isidore’s Laundry Love team and will assist Carissa in worship. Laundry Love is an opportunity for free fellowship, food, haircuts, physician consultation and laundry for all present. Some of us will serve. Others will be served. Laundry Love is a no strings attached ministry model. Speak with Carissa or contact her at cbaldwin-mcginnis@saecheights.org to learn more.

May 2017

Discuss Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality May 8

The Spiritual Reading Group invites you to read and discuss Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, by Richard Rohr. In this book, Richard Rohr looks at the development of some of Scripture’s central themes, and how this development impacts on individuality and church spirituality today. We will discuss the first half of this book - up through Chapter 4, on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 pm, in St. Andrew's House. If you are unable to attend meetings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

RSVP to Party with Newcomers June 6!

The Newcomer Committee invites all newcomers and their families (and any old-timers who feel like newcomers) to an open house at the home of Rev. Jimmy and Marla Grace. Come meet, mingle and make connections!

Tuesday, June 6, 6-8 pm

RSVP by June 2 to Martha Gallagher

Batter Up May 19

Join the fun as St. Andrew’s helps cheer on the home team against the AL Champion Cleveland Indians at Episcopal Night at the Astros on Friday May 19. PJ Arendt-Ford is coordinating our group and will purchase tickets for those interested – tickets on the 3rd level are $26 each. If you are interested,

contact PJ Arendt-Ford.  In addition, Christ Church Cathedral will host a free hot dog cookout from 5 to 6:30 pm before the game. Parking is available in the garage on San Jacinto St. across from the Cathedral as well.

Celebrate the Ascension May 25

The Feast of the Ascension marks the 40th day of the Easter season and commemorates Jesus’ bodily ascension into heaven. One of the oldest Christian feasts, references to celebrations of and vigils for Ascension can be traced to the 4th-century.

St. Andrew’s will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, one of the Principal Feasts of the Anglican Communion, with Holy Eucharist at 7 pm on Thursday, May 25. The choir of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church will join the St. Andrew’s choir for the service and will sing some of the exciting music written specifically for this feast. The Reverend Rob Price, rector of St. Dunstan’s, will preach and there will be incense.

Volunteer at Food Pantry May 27

St. Andrew’s provides a team of volunteers for the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp, on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to noon. Volunteers help register clients, stock shelves, prepare bags and baskets, and assist with other duties as needed. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in this fellowship and service to our neighbors in need. There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just show up and lend a hand.

April 2017

Make Palm Crosses April 8

The Altar Guild needs a bit of help making palm crosses for our Palm Sunday observance. Join the fun in the Parish Hall on Saturday, April 8 at 10 am – there will be snacks, drinks (mimosas are a strong possibility) and plenty of palms. No special skills required – you’ll be shown just what you need to do. Questions? Contact Susan Kelly.

Join Us for Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday, April 9

8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 with Passion Reading

10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Passion Reading, Incense, Choristers and St. Andrew's Choir

2 pm Rhythms of Grace

Worship in the Parish Hall for all ages and abilities

Spiritual Reading Group, April 10

The Spiritual Reading Group invites you to finish reading with us City of God, Faith in the Streets, by Sara Miles. This book details Sara's reflections and experiences distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday in the crowded streets of San Francisco. Sara is reflecting from a specifically Episcopalian perspective and, throughout the book, she describes her experiences with The Rev. Paul Fromberg, former rector of St. Andrew’s and current rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa, in San Francisco. We will discuss this book (page 95 to the end) on Monday, April 10, at 6:30 pm, in St. Andrew's House. If you are unable to attend meetings, you can join the online discussion on the Facebook page SAEC Spiritual Reading Group.

Maundy Thursday, April 13

7 pm Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Foot Washing, Incense, Stripping of the Altar and St. Andrew's Choir

Celebrate the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist in this beautiful service that begins in light and joy and ends in darkness with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.

Good Friday, April 14

11 am Stations of the Cross

Recount the path Jesus trod from his condemnation to his body laid in the tomb in this solemn service. Instrumental reflections and music from Taizé accompany each station.

Noon Proper Liturgy for Good Friday with Incense

The reading of the Passion and the presentation of the cross along with hymns and chants

7 pm The Good Friday Project

A unique blend of performance and liturgy, this service features five artistic and musical responses to the Crucifixion, each led by parishioners.

Easter Day, April 16

6 am The Great Vigil of Easter

The first official celebration of the resurrection, held in the darkness before sunrise, includes St. Andrew’s Choir and Holy Eucharist.

8:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 1

9:30 am Flowering of the Cross, Front Lawn, and Brunch, hosted by the Vestry, Parish Hall

10:30 am Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 with Incense and the St. Andrew's Choir

Children are invited to bring baskets for our annual Egg Hunt after the service.

2 pm Rhythms of Grace

Worship in the Parish Hall for all ages and abilities

Integrity Houston Eucharist April 21

All are invited to participate in Holy Eucharist and a potluck dinner with Integrity Houston on Friday, April 21, 7-9 pm at Christ Church Cathedral’s Golding Chapel, 1117 Texas Avenue. Integrity Houston is part of a national organization that promotes full inclusion for LGBTQIA individuals and their allies in the Episcopal Church. All are welcome. If you’d like to learn more, contact SWayne Mathis or join the group on April 21.

Spring Bazaar April 22

St. Andrew’s will host the Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 3 pm, showcasing close to 50 artists, crafters and specialty vendors. The Bazaar is a great opportunity to find unique gifts for yourself or someone else—and is an important fundraiser for the parish. The event will include a wide range of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items, some event created by our own parishioners. Admission is FREE, and all are invited to stop, shop and check out all the wonderful offerings. Bring your friends, neighbors, and family!  To volunteer, contact Bazaar Chair Steve Runner.

DOK meeting April 23

April 23, Prayer and service are the cornerstones of the Daughters of the King (DOK) Order. Women interested in joining DOK may contact Cathey Harrison or talk with any woman wearing the DOK silver cross. All members are happy to answer any questions.  St. Andrew’s DOK meets every 4th Sunday, (this month April ‪23), at 3:30 pm at St. Andrew's House.  

Volunteer at Food Pantry April 22

The Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry, 3523 Beauchamp, is open for clients from 5-7 pm on Thursdays and 10 am – noon on Saturdays. St. Andrew’s provides a team of volunteers on the fourth Saturday of each month—helping register clients, stocking shelves, preparing bags and baskets, and assisting with other duties as needed. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join in this fellowship and service to our neighbors in need.

Support SAES Run for the Roses April 29

13th Annual Gala for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School - Saturday, April 29 at Down House, 1801 Yale

Think big hats and bowties for the 2017 SAES Gala, Run for the Roses. This Kentucky Derby themed event is the school’s only major fundraiser, and proceeds directly support the school’s operating budget, creating an ever more enriching Montessori environment for the children. The event will be fun for all and feature a number of great, must-have auction items. Attendees enjoy dinner, drinks, along with the live and silent auctions. Even if you cannot attend in person, you can participate by bidding online from the comfort of your own home. Check the flyer in this issue for more details about how to get your tickets and get ready for a great evening at the races!

For more details, visit www.biddingforgood.com/saesintheheights and for more information, contact the Gala committee

Save the Date!

Episcopal Night at the Astros

7 pm Friday, May 19

For ticket information, contact PJ Arendt-Ford.

 

 

 

March 2017

Ash Wednesday, March 1

Ash Wednesday is a day in which millions around the world pause from the busyness of their daily lives to honor the cosmic mystery that we are “dust, and to dust we shall return.” It is a solemn, reverent, holy moment that marks the beginning of the 40-day season of Lent.

We offer "Ashes To Go" from 7 am-10 am in our church parking lot.  For those that prefer the traditional Ash Wednesday observance, St. Andrew’s will offer services at noon and 7 pm in the church. Childcare is available for the 7 pm service. 

Touch-A-Truck, March 4

Trinity Episcopal Church, Christ Church Cathedral and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church invite you to bring the family for Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am – noon at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman St. Come and get up close to fire trucks, police cars, a Metro bus, garbage truck, art car, motorcycles, a food truck and lots more! This is a family friendly, no fuss, no food, no fee event that gives people a chance to meet first responders in a safe, positive environment. The flashing lights and sirens will be put on hold from 10 to 11 am for those with sensory issues. The event will continue until noon, rain or shine. Everyone is welcome, and parking is free on Fannin St. across from the Trinity parking lot.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Series

Living a Life of Wholeness and Gratitude

On the five Wednesday evenings of Lent come and learn about techniques for living a more peaceful and productive life. St. Andrew's weekly Lenten Learning Series, this year designed by the Hines Center for Spirituality, is for children, youth and adults will be facilitated in part by by Brooke Summers-Perry and Holly Hudley from The Hines Center. 

Each session will address a spiritual problem and provide a way to pray through it.  

6:00pm - Optional Eucharist (Nave)

6:30pm - Dinner (Parish Hall)

7:00pm - Youth & Adult Program (Parish Hall) & Children's Program (2nd floor classrooms)

March 8 - Why Don't I Feel Satisfied? Unmet needs as spiritual guides to wholeness

March 15 - Getting Beyond our Gripes: Finding goodness beneath the rocks of our resentment and our pain

March 22 - I Did It Again! Breaking the cycle of our repeated mistakes & suffering

March 29 - Me, a Monk? Living the Good News in ways that foster gratitude

April 5 - More than Myself: Praying in ways that affect our friends and our community

Lenten Program for Children

Lent is a time to look in the mirror – a time to think about how we can be our better self. Each evening children will follow a simplified examen with activities, crafts, discussion and games.

(March 8) What do we need?

What do we all need and what do I need? How to help others and be a better me!

 (March 15) What hurts?

We are free to say what hurts us - and what we can do about it

 (March 22) I’m sorry

What to do about mistakes.

 (March 29) Gratitude

      Replaying the best part of the day

 (April 5) Ready for Easter?

How to talk to God 

Get Certified: Safeguarding God’s Children, March 11

On March 11 St. Andrew’s will offer Safeguarding God’s Children training from 9 am until noon. The training is required by the Diocese of Texas for all parish employees, lay leaders and volunteers who work with children. Safeguarding is a three-hour training in sexual abuse awareness and prevention created by the Episcopal Church.

Our newly elected vestry members will be attending this training, but it is open to everyone. To attend and be certified you must complete a pre-registration. Please contact Trish Mehrkam at 713-861-5596 for more information.

Support to Food Pantry, March 25

Volunteers from St. Andrew’s continue to gather at the Food Pantry on the fourth Saturday of the month. Work begins at 10 am, and volunteers assist pantry clients, stock shelves and contribute as needed until noon. All are invited to lend a hand, and no training or prior sign-up is required. The Pantry is located at 3523 Beauchamp, near Travis Elementary.

 

 

A Few February Highlighted Events

February 3-5, Parish Retreat, Camp Allen - sign-up on Home Page!

February 3, Taize service, 6:30 PM

February 4,pick-up pork shoulder orders from men of st. andrew's, 4pm parking lot

February 5, Kim Ogg, Harris County District Attorney and long-time parishioner of St. Andrew's, will speak in the Faith Matters adult education forum about her vocational journey and the spirituality of politics.  All are encouraged to attend!

February 9, 50+ luncheon at Brady's Landing

February 12, 2nd Sunday Breakfast at 9:30 am and Newcomer Meet-n-Greet at 11:30 am in the St. Andrew's House (in lieu of Coffee Time).  All are invited!

February 18, Parish-wide Visioning meeting in the Parish Hall, 8:30 am Morning Prayer and 9-noon visioning meeting.  child care until 12:30 pm. RSVP to trish mehrkam 713-861-5596.

February 25, Heights Interfaith Ministries Work Day, 10 am-noon and Community of Hope informational meeting, 10 am-noon in the St. Andrew's House, speaker Beverley Davis, regional director for COH

February 28, celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancake supper in the Parish Hall, 6:30 PM

 

 

 

Annual Parish Meeting & Breakfast January 8

All are invited to our Annual Parish Meeting where we review the accomplishments of the past year and look ahead to future goals. We will gather in the Parish Hall following the 8:30 am service for a brief meeting to update the parish on ministry activities and review our financial standing. In addition, we honor outgoing Vestry members and officially welcome our new Vestry members elected in November.

After the meeting, we will share breakfast provided by the Second Sunday Breakfast Crew.   All are invited to share in a delicious meal and enjoy some fabulous fellowship. The meal is free, but donations are welcome and very much appreciated by our hard-working cooks.

Epiphany Service January 6, 7PM

The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings (or Magi) at Jesus’ birthplace in Bethlehem and begins the season of the church year that recounts the ways in which God revealed himself through Jesus (Epiphany is from the Greek meaning “to reveal”). God, however, has also revealed and continues to reveal himself through countless men and woman throughout history and the present day.

On Friday, January 6 at 7 pm, St. Andrew’s will mark The Epiphany with a Feast of Lights service, which will recount the lives of several saints through whom God has cast his light in the world.

Childcare will be available.

Holiday Open House December 10

St. Andrew's Holiday Open House

When
Saturday December 10, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST
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Where

Home of The Rev. Jimmy & Marla Grace
1643 Arlington St.
Houston, TX 77008
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You and your family are invited to stop by the Heights home of Rev. Jimmy and Marla Grace for a Holiday Open House.

Enjoy wonderful Mexican food, margaritas and other delicious holiday treats while we celebrate the joy of the season together.

Bring the kids--they'll enjoy a bounce house

and other activities just for them!

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Make Advent Wreaths November 27

Everyone is invited to come and celebrate the first Sunday of Advent during the 9:30 am Education Hour in the Parish Hall on Sunday, November 27. We’ll provide the wreaths, greenery, candles and prayer booklets, and you bring your garden clippers or shears. A coffee cake to share or small donation is also welcome!