Announcements for the Week of April 21, 2019

Alleluia, the Lord is risen indeed!

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed in so many ways to make our Holy Week and Easter celebrations wonderful….those who offered rides to others, those who cleaned and polished and arranged and weeded and set up…..those who read and sang and served in the liturgies…..those who cooked and brought potluck dishes and raised money for CROP at Franklin’s…..those who planned and typed and photocopied and collated and got the right bulletins to the right services right on time….those who contributed funds and filled plastic eggs and shepherded children with baskets….those who built sets and props and marched through the neighborhood carrying the cross…those who prayed us all through the chaos! We’ll do it again but not until next year!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our eleven newest Christians who were baptized at the Easter vigil service on April 20! and MORE CONGRATULATIONS to Geoffret Farmer and Randy Davis, whose nuptials are scheduled for September 28 in St. Matthew’s Church. We published the banns for them for the first time on Easter Sunday, and if anyone knows why they may not lawfully be joined in holy matrimony you are bidden to declare it! This is the second time of asking!

The parish office and the parish day school will be on vacation on Monday, April 22.

Bible study in the Easter season will examine the endings of the four canonical Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, looking at variants and wondering why they are all so different from one another. We’ll start on April 24 with Mark, which ends with taking up serpents….yes, snake handling! We will continue to meet from 9:15-10:30 a.m. in the Library Chapel, and all are welcome.

The Parish Day School’s spring show is this coming Friday evening, April 26, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on stage in the parish hall. We’ve been watching the two year old class paint the sets…soooooo cute! All welcome. The Day School wants to thank everyone who came out to work on the playground and its new fencing at the parish workday.

Next Sunday, April 28, we will have a report at the coffee hour on last week’s visit from Andrew Goldkuhle to evaluate the condition of our stained glass windows. We learned more about both the 1970’s windows by Rowan LeCompte, which are in better shape than we first thought, and about the more modern side window by Robert Pinar. Karen Cassedy leads the discussion.