| Weekly Dispatch, November 27th, 2019|
Special Dates to Remember
- Sunday, 12/1 - First Sunday of Advent
- Monday, 12/2 - Eagle & Child reading C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man
- Saturday, 12/7 - Ladies Christmas Coffee & Gift Exchange, 10 am at the Hollon's
- Sunday, 12/15 - Lessons & Carols at 6:30 pm.
- Thursday, 12/19 - Parents Night Out at Church - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, 12/24 - Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 p.m.
- John Hollon, November 3rd
- Joshua Boquist, November 9th
- Gabriella Bittaker, November 17th
- Claire Beer, November 18th
| As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday and the season of Advent, please know how grateful I am for all of you. St. John's belongs to God - we are nothing more nor less than members of Christ's body, and this reality should overwhelm us from time to time. The church is an awesome responsibility and a priceless gift because, in the church, we receive God's very self - Jesus Christ, our savior, and Lord. I hope you will take this prayer to heart and let its words shape your thoughts and prayers over the next few days. |
| Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. We thank you for setting us at tasks that demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments that satisfy and delight us. We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone. Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.|
| Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.|
How You Can Pray This Week
| If you were not in church on Sunday and would like to see the weekly prayer requests, please send an email to Fr. Sean Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
| Interested in a simple way to pray the daily office from the Book of Common Prayer? Follow this link for text and audio versions of morning, noon, and evening prayer. The site is hosted by our friend, Fr. Michael Jarrett.|
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