ANNOUNCEMENTS: November 1

Collect for All Saints’ Day:  Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: Give us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those ineffable joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.
Amen.

 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Fall Parish Clean-Up Day is Saturday, November 3rd at 9am.  We’ll be tackling indoor and outdoor projects to spruce up our wonderful campus for the upcoming holidays.  Please bring rakes, gloves, tree trimmers, and whatever else you might have for the good of the cause.  This is an important task for the ministry of this church, so please plan to be there.
 
Saturday Worship is celebrated on the 3rd at 5pm.  All are invited to this simple, intimate service of prayers, reflection, silence, and Eucharist.
 
This Sunday, November 4th, is 23rd Sunday After Pentecost and as celebrated as All Saints’ Sunday.  
—  Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 8am and 10:30am.
—  The dearly departed will be remembered.
—  ALL Pledge Forms should be received by the church today!
—  Sunday School for preK – 7th grade starts at 10:15am.
—  Healing Blankets will be blessed and available on the altar.
—  Loose offerings and special designations will go towards the Rector’s Discretionary Fund to aid those in need.
—  Confirmation Classes begin after the 10:30 service in Board Hall for those wishing to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church.
 
Thanks to all who helped with and organized the Halloween Party and Chili Potluck last Sunday, especially the Coartney and Scheve families, and the Parish Life Ministry!  Fun was had by all.
 
Donations to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy can be made to Episcopal Relief and Development.  Please visit the website, 
www.er-d.org to donate and for more information.
 
Lectors and Servers are needed for the 8:00 service on Sundays.  Our roster is getting shorter for this service.  If you’d like to serve in this ministry, contact Father Jim.
 
The Rev. Canon Amy Coultas, a priest of this diocese at the Cathedral and University of Louisville, is a nominee for Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of North Carolina.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
 
 
CALENDAR ITEMS:
 
Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day.  Vote!
 
Regular meetings and gatherings this coming week:
— AA and Al-Anon, Tuesday and Saturday at 8pm
— AA, Wednesday at 6pm
— Education for Ministry class, Thursday at 6pm
— Finance Committee, Tuesday, November 6th at 6:30pm
 
The Parish Annual Meeting will be held Sunday, November 11 with ONE service at 10:00am.  We will celebrate Eucharist, elect Vestry members, be presented a 2013 draft budget, and hear of various ministries over the course of the past year!  This will be followed by a Potluck in Gleason Hall.  No Conformation Class this Sunday.
  —  Children’s Chapel begins this Sunday after the Collect of the Day for preK – 3rd graders.  This will be held on Sundays when there is no Sunday School.  Also, Nov. 18 and 25.
 
UPCOMING:
 
—  Daughters of the King meeting, November 11 at 9am
—  Saturday Worship, November 17 at 5pm
—  Women of the Church meeting, November 18 at 9:30am
—  Confirmation Classes, November 18, 25 and December 2 after the 10:30 service
—  Community Thanksgiving Service, November 18 at 6:30pm at Crestwood Christian Church
—  Healing Blanket Sewing Ministry, November 19 at 9am in the Board Hall Undercroft
—  Vestry meeting, November 20 at 6:30pm
—  St. James’ Thanksgiving Eucharist, November 21 at 6:30pm
—  Christ the King Sunday, November 25, the last Sunday of the Church Year
 
—  First Sunday of Advent, December 2
—  Bishop’s Visitation, December 9 at 8am and 10:30 services
—  Community Lessons and Carols Service, December 16 at 7pm, Duncan Memorial Chapel
—  Greening of the Church, December 23 after the 10:30 service
—  Christmas Eve Services: Pageant at 5pm, Holy Eucharist at 7pm, Midnight Mass at 10:30pm
—  Christmas Day service:  Holy Eucharist at 9:30am
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