From Mother Pippa 11.17.2020

This Sunday is Christ the King, the last Sunday of Year A. The following Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and the start of Year B. We’ll switch from focusing on the Gospel of Matthew to the Gospel of Mark. As is tradition, this Sunday, weather permitting, we are planning to put up Christmas lights around the outside of the church. If you are able stay after church and help put up lights and decorations, many hands will make light (pun intended) work. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will set up the Christmas lights the following Sunday, November 29.

While we miss the fellowship of Coffee Hour, its absence also makes it harder to keep track of transitions in and out of the parish, as well as updates on people’s lives. To help meet that need, we’ve added a Parish Transitions column to the bulletin. The hope is that this column will inform the parish know when people join the parish, when the move away, as well as life events such as new jobs, retirement, graduations, etc. Please email Lynn with any news you would like to share with the parish.

As the weather turns colder and windier, it is possible might have some weather closures. Should we need to cancel drive-in church on Sunday, I will send out an email Saturday evening and change the front page of the website. Our goal will generally be to have services if at all possible, but I do encourage you to stay home if you feel that the weather conditions are less than safe. I have a fairly short drive to church, but if your drive is more treacherous, please stay safely at home and enjoy our online service, posted Sundays by noon. If you have changed your email address, please let Lynn know so I can email you in case of weather closures.

Finally, we are still planning to have a drive-in service at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. I hope you will join us before celebrating all your blessings, even in this more challenging year.

Prayers and blessings,
Mother Pippa