Thank you to everyone who turned in a pledge card by mail or in person! We will be sending out thank yous next week and will have more updates soon. Thank you for your commitment and support of St. Mary’s, and a special thank you to Julie, Carol, Sally and Carl for all your work this Stewardship season.
Our second monthly Adult Ed is this Wednesday at 6 p.m.! We will be focusing on the first step of the way of love: Turn. Like the disciples, we are called by Jesus to follow the Way of Love. With God’s help, we can turn from the powers of sin, hatred, fear, injustice, and oppression toward the way of truth, love, hope, justice, and freedom. In turning, we reorient our lives to Jesus Christ, falling in love again, again, and again. If you missed the first session, no worries, please join us on November 4 at 6 p.m.
We are beginning to collect Christmas presents for the kids at Lad Lake. Your bulletin this week includes an insert with their wish list, which is also posted on our website. You can help by buying gifts and dropping them off unwrapped at church, either on Sunday or during the week. We are also willing to send people to your home to collect items, if you’d prefer. If you don’t have time to shop, the Outreach Committee is accepting monetary donations and they will do the shopping for you. Please get your donations in by December 15 so they can be transferred to Lad Lake. Thank you!
Finally, our All Saints Evensong will be posted this Sunday, November 1 at 5 p.m. Enjoy the wonderful liturgy and the reminder that we are, all of us, saints of God.
Prayers and blessings,