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OCTOBER 12, 2014
Dance Party
MASH! October 25
Acolyte Training and Pizza Party
Sunday, October 19
11:30 a.m.
Our mission is to know Christ and to make Christ known. Invite everyone you find!
“Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you 4ind to the wedding banquet.” Matthew 23: !When I was growing up in Barbados, one of my favorite holidays was Christmas. We didn’t make a big deal about a tree (this was the tropics after all) or presents, but we made a big deal about food. For months before Christmas my mother and grandmother would make preparations for Christmas Day; black cake had to be made, drinks had to be ordered, and chickens had to be fattened (we raised our own). !In my house, no detail for planning Christmas Day was left unattended. When Christmas Binally came we all donned our Christmas best and off to church we went. We were fed at Christ’s table so that we could go home and feed others. All the preparation, all the planning, all the food was for unknown guests. The tradition in my family was that we put out the most amazing food and drinks for whomever showed up at our door. The roasted chicken, the baked pork, and the endless supply of drinks were for the random people, both known and unknown, who would make their way to our door. The Christmas hospitality that my family offers to family, friends and strangers alike was about sharing not just what we had but about giving out of the abundance of blessings we had received throughout the year. !Our family’s Christmas table is how I imagine the church. We offer a table that has been set with the Binest we have to offer, not to showcase ourselves but to offer welcome and refreshment to everyone and anyone who stands in need. Like the king who threw a rich banquets, we can get caught up in inviting the “right” people to the table; but God is in the business of drawing circles !1
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wider and wider. God sends us out into the highways and street corners to call everyone to the lavishly prepared feast. Our generosity is about inviting others to richly appointed banquet. As people who follow Jesus our concern isn’t about the kind of feast prepared but about the invitation to the scrumptious meal. !We are a people of hospitality, generosity, and welcome. The greatest gift we can offer others is a place at a table that has been set by the One who loves us inBinitely and cares for us eternally. Our calling isn’t just to say good things about Jesus but to live lives that declares to others the transformative presence of God. The wedding banquet is ready… !
The Rev. Deon K. Johnson Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan We Hope You Find Yours Here.
Re?lection Questions •How do you experience the generosity of hospitality in your congregation? •How do you Bind joy in being generous? •Do you give from a sense of God’s abundance in your life?
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6 -­ 7
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Prayer of the Week
Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. from the Book of Common Prayer for the week closest to October 12. !
JOIN A ONE TIME DISCUSSION CIRCLE Learn More about Water. Decks. Acoustics and More. Your Input is Essential!
Please be sure to attend a discussion circle session to review the Bindings of the Visioning Meeting of last Sunday, October 5th, and give your feedback. All the groups will be lead by a parishioner who has met with Sue our consultant. It’s important that everyone be heard. No idea will be considered unimportant . We need to hear from you.
!If leadership moves forward with a potential capital campaign it will be because the parishioners, the Voice of the Parish, have given them permission to do so. Please be part of the decision making process. Schedule of discussion circles:
Tuesday, !Sunday !Wednesday !
Oct. 14. 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Oct. 19 after 9:15 service after 10:00 service Thursday October 22 12:15 p.m. Sunday October 26 after 9:15 a.m.
after 10 a.m. Oct. 21 12:15 p.m. ****************************************************************************************************** Are you in love with Jesus? Do you know the incarnate God? In our world of loneliness and despair, there is an enormous need for men and women who know the heart of God, a heart that forgives, that cares, that reaches out and wants to heal. -­‐-­‐Henri Nouwen ****************************************************************************************************** NEXT SUNDAY. ACOLYTE TRAINING AND PIZZA PARTY.
For experienced acolytes, new acolytes and wanna be acolytes! Sunday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. -­ 12:15 p.m
Learn more about Holy Communion and enjoy pizza and games.
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October 25!
Community Party
Live Music
Great Food.
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Please Pray For:
For healing: Our Church; Barbara Kadden (Linda Kodet); Briony’s Family (Debby Nelson); Karly Dodson, Deirdre Darst and family, Alice Knapp; Stella Hazelberg (Michele Waite); Doug Iwamoto (Susie Brusa); Jody & Ken, Michelle (Miryam Mejia), McCann Family (Marcia and Chuck Olsen); Greg Avilez, Meghann & Brian (Stanley Crane); Bruce & Julia Parkison (Peter Hoss); Jim Schwefel (Sheryl Merrill); Emily Olsen (Chuck & Marcia Olsen); Ben Brandt (K.D. Schwartz’s brother); Mike Lowe (Scott Hawthorne’s friend); Jim Orr (Carol & Lyn May’s son-­‐in-­‐law, Karen Orr); Betsy Schoenstadt, Susie Sharp, Chuck des Roche (Terry O’ Connor); Sara Howard (Carol May, Karen Orr); Debbie Reed (Dee & Spence Myers); Lynn Nelson; Bill McConnell (Pastor Linda’s father); Melissa (Pastor Howe’s sister); Glenn Ansderau (Peter Hoss); Kathy Rasmussen (The McClean Family); Will Stockton (Susie Brusa); Jay & Amelia (Urciuoli Family); Jennifer Reynolds and family (Angela Urciuoli); Barbara Schwefel (Peter Hoss, Spence Myers); James; Susan Corl; Gabriel Garcia (Susie Brusa); Taylor Hattori (Avilez Family); Jessica (Brooks and Antonia Fiske’s granddaughter), Lowan Darling (The Rev. Wendy Howe’s grandson); Carol Lieberman (The Pearsons’ and Myers’ friend); Dorian; the Mondo Family (Urciuolis). For military service: Erika Cote, Mike Brown, Alexander Nikssarian, Brad Mills, Justin Casillas, Sean Reynolds (deployed in Korea), Steve Brown, Nick Gizmondi, Chris Johnson, Leigh Hackbert. For repose of the soul: Martin May, Glenn Ansderau, Rheta Craig (Peter Hoss); Philip Darst, Hurta Gombrich (Peter Gombrich’s mother), Jack Swanson (Suzanne Dorrance); Marlene Dahm (Sally Cantor’s mother); Diana McCann, Ed Guevarra (Debbie Avilez). The Last Word
Last year, over 49 million Americans were at risk of hunger. 1 in 5 children (14.7 million) were living in poverty, including 5.2 million children under age 6. Source: 2013 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau
Your weekly church food offering goes to the Monterey County Food Bank and directly helps to !4
feed those in need. Thank you for your Offerings.