Weekly Dispatch, November 25th, 2020
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St. John's Weekly Dispatch, v. 2

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A Message from Fr. Bryan


Dear Friends in Christ,

First, my family was highly exposed to Covid-19 on Sunday afternoon. When I mentioned this to Mission Council on Tuesday night and offered to have someone else preside on Sunday, the council suggested that we should meet via Zoom this Sunday in order to avoid spreading infection in the wake of Thanksgiving family gatherings. Several local schools are have adopted this policy for the same reasons. This will give any new cases time to surface before we meet again (in person) for the second Sunday of Advent.

Although we will not celebrate the Eucharist this Sunday, we will have a liturgy of Spiritual Communion, Advent music, and a short homily. Zoom has a feature, which will allow me to stream music directly into your devices via Spotify with good quality sound. You can mute your mics and sing along during the service since I've already found some beautiful Advent music to incorporate into the liturgy.

You will be able to log in at this link and use the following passcode: 064707. I will also be sure to send the link and passcode via text using Breeze on Sunday morning before the service. I hope you will join us on Zoom, but if you cannot, I will do my best to provide a Facebook Live link so that the entire service is broadcast on Facebook at the same time.

Also, as I mentioned in church this past Sunday, we are working with the Salvation Army in Canton to adopt two needy families with 11 combined family members during this holiday season. The first family moved into their own home last month after residing in a Domestic Violence Shelter for almost a year. The children had to leave all toys behind, and the single mother is trying to start a new life for herself and her children. Regarding the second family, the father's hours were cut back due to COVID. This family has never relied on social services before, but they find themselves unable to provide for their children and keep up with rent payments. We want to bless both families with our generosity during this very difficult time in their lives.

Would you consider adopting a single family member and/or providing financial support? In addition to purchasing gifts for each family member, we plan to purchase a $100 grocery gift card for each family and have all gifts and cards delivered by December 14th. Please look for a google doc with a sign-up sheet from Suzanne later today.

I look forward to seeing you all this Sunday as we begin a new Christian calendar year and renew our hope in the coming of Jesus Christ into this very lost and confused world.

Grace & Peace,

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