St. James Episcopal Church
1134 Columbia St.
Cathlamet, WA 98612
Newsletter- November, 2018
Dear Friends in Christ,
November brings with it the Feast of All Saints, which we will celebrate on the first Sunday of the month, when we give thanks for those saints, both known and unknown who lived and died in the Christian faith and passed it on to us. And on November 25 we will celebrate Christ the King Sunday, the foreshadowing of Advent and Christmas. That is also Thanksgiving weekend, so there is a lot going on in November.
However, the common theme is giving thanks. When I was a child, one of the first things we were taught was to say please and thank you. Yet do we incorporate those words in our own prayers when asking God for something? I’m afraid I’m as guilty as the next person in not remembering to thank God as much as I should, and in not prefacing my prayers with “please.” As the holiday season comes, too, when we are all asking people what they want for gifts, or being asked what we want for gifts, the usual niceties sometimes get forgotten. And as for the thank you notes (which my mother insisted we write), they seem to have become a custom not much observed any more.
I wonder what each of us would write if we thought of writing God a thank you note. It could be quite a long letter, but maybe taking some time at Thanksgiving or in Advent to compose such a letter would help us all reflect on our any blessings, and how Christ has been part of our lives and shaped us through the years.
Meanwhile, I do give thanks for the congregation at St. James, and ask (please God) that we continue to enjoy our journey in Christ together.
In God’s love,
You are invited-
Bible Study- We will have an Advent Bible Study starting November 25 at 11:30 and every Sunday with the last group meeting on December 16. You may come to any one or all, we will cover the lessons for the coming Sunday. No need to sign up, just come.
Sunday school 10 am … see you there..
Fall Back night of Saturday, Nov. 3
Month/Yr November 2018
Date Altar/Serve Flowers Reader Host family Sunday School Music Celebrant/Preach
4 JoanW/Joan W Michael Hannah Christie DonDena Fr. Richard
11 AMPrayer Cathy Potluck Christie DonDena Sally/Michael
18 Jacquey/Sally Lois DonDena
Chace Christie DonDena JoAnn
22 Thanksgiving No Service
25 AMPrayer Hannah JoAnn Christie DonDena Gerry/Gerry
Don’t forget, Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, November 17- If you can volunteer or bake see Deb or Hannah…. And remember to SHOP… great artisan gifts
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR PRAYERS
Christie, sinus surgery
Sally, eye problems
Mark, chronic headache healing
Rick, healing cancer
David – massive brain tumor.
Bob healing cancer
Chandal medical issues
Gerry, JoAnn, Christie and others healing from chemical allergies
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOMEONE…
Name of person Reason Person requesting How long to keep on the list
Let’s also pray for peace and for all of our men and women in the service at home or abroad, and for our veterans.
If you have added someone to the list above please let me know when they can be dropped from the list at my email- firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 4 – Pentecost 24
November11 – Pentecost 25
1 Kings 17:8-16
November 18 – Pentecost 26
November 25 – Pentecost 27, last Sunday of Pentecost
St James Vestry Minutes
October 14, 2018
Attendance: Gerry, Hannah, Sally, Jacquey, Carol, George, Cathy, Michael, JoAnn, Lois, DonDena
Hannah called meeting to order
JoAnn led prayer
Minutes accepted as presented
Financials accepted as presented
memorial garden needs weeding again
Training next Sunday the 21st for everyone who has a key
Gerry’s ordination moving forward
Convention Oct 26 & 27
Suggestion from the training Gerry and JoAnn went to, on website, instead of building have people in the picture.
Nov 17 Bazaar
Oct 26 Charlotte House Choc Extravaganza
Clerk of the Vestry