GASP is an all-men’s group that meet every second Wednesday of each month.
The Presiding Bishop of the APA and Bishop Ordinary of the DEUS will make his annual visit to our parish on Sunday, April 2. The Bishop will receive all new members during our service. Vestry will entertain Bishop Grundorf and his wife at a gathering on Saturday, April 1. There will be a Pot Luck luncheon following our service, so please mark your calendars and plan to attend and welcome him and his wife, Dr. Mary Bennett Grundorf to our church.
C.S. Lewis, in his book Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, says that the majority of Anglican churchgoers “have a good reason for their conservatism. Novelty, simply as such, can have only an entertainment value. And they don’t go to church to be entertained. They go to use the service, or, if you prefer, to enact it. Every service is a structure of acts and words through which we receive a sacrament, or repent, or supplicate, or adore. And it enables us to do these things best—if you like, it ‘works’ best—when, through long familiarity, we don’t have to think about it. As long as you notice, and have to count, the steps, you are not yet dancing but only learning to dance. A good shoe is a shoe you don’t notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light, or print, or spelling. The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention
would have been on God” (ch.1, p.4). <cont. on newsletter>
A resting place for members and their families.
We are currently engaged in outreach projects with our global partners.
As you read this edition of the newsletter, we will be a good way through the Epiphany Season, which began on January 6. Illumination and enlightenment are the themes of Epiphany tide. The Greek word, Epiphaneia, from which the English word is derived, means manifestation or revelation, showing forth or shining forth. It is a season in which God’s love, wisdom, and power are revealed to us through the life of Jesus Christ. For us as Christians, it serves to remind us that we are to continue that Epiphany <cont. on newsletter>
The cookbook can be purchased for $25 by calling our office at 910-395-0555
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and special thanks to Doug and Susan Fritz who hosted the kick-off party for our newly published “Sinfully Delicious” cookbook. Guests were greeted to a warmly decorated house and nibbled on a variety of appetizers selected from the book. Door prizes were awarded and everyone agreed that it was a wonderful way to begin the Christmas holidays. Bouquets to Doug and Susan for sharing their lovely home. — els
- By Lad Bright