As we enter into this Sunday’s Annual meeting, it is important to remember that the followers of Jesus needed to gather from time to time in order to see the “Big Picture” — more than the budget, the bylaws, and the other things required by the Canons of the Church. So as we stand on the verge of our 40th year and as we welcome the Rev. Timothy MacDonald, (who will be part of our meeting “electronically”), let us remember:
Thanks to the Vestry Class of 2024: Nancy Hurley, Debbie Teahan, John Watson.
Thanks to those nominated to the Vestry Class of 2027: Nicki Coffaro, David Cashbaugh, Howard Papke.
Thanks to those who have planned the Pot Luck Luncheon preceding the Meeting.
See you there!
Sincerely, Fr. Michael
The Lord has chosen to take home the following loved ones:John Grey, husband of Mary Beth Grey, service on January 27 at 11:00am;Jane Read, wife of Todd Read, service on February 3 at 11:00am;Helena Stephens, service on February 10 at 11:00am.
There will be a MON meeting on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 9:00am in the Parish Hall. Discussion of Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner and other events to be scheduled. Coffee and other food samplings to share. COME ONE, COME ALL! We will need your help.
ANNUAL DONOR STATEMENTS
Your 2023 annual donor (giving) statements are now available in the Parish Hall.
ANNUAL MEETING AND POT LUCK
Our Annual Meeting will take place this Sunday, January 28, after the 10:15am service. There will be a Pot Luck Luncheon before the meeting so get your aprons on and bring something to share.
FLOWER FESTIVAL ARRANGERS
Mandatory meeting for all flower arrangers only for the Flower Festival on February 4. You can either come to the one after the 8:00am service or after the 10:15am service…..your choice.
CALLING ALL SINGERS
Martha would like to invite you to sing in the 2024 English Tea & Flower Festival Concert at the Church of the Nativity! Music and study parts will be available shortly for self-study ahead of rehearsals. Rehearsal dates: Thursday, Feb. 15 and 22, 6:30pm-8:00pm. The performance will be on Saturday, February 24 at noon with a warm up time at 11:15am. To RSVP email Martha at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 941-284-7409. Many thanks!
NOTICE OF VESTRY NOMINATIONS
The Bylaws of the Parish require that there be a Nominating Committee tasked with proposing candidates for election to be Vestry members. Our Nominating Committee (Nancy Hurley, Debbie Teahan, John Watson) have nominated the following people to be elected to the Vestry Class of 2027: Nicki Coffaro, David Cashbaugh, Howard Papke. Their names will be formally placed into nomination at the January 28 Annual Meeting.
2024 ALTAR FLOWERS
The Calendar for the 2024 Altar Flowers is ready for your names and the names of loved ones (past, present, future). It is located in the same place as the 2023 Calendar, just inside the main doors to the church. Reserve your Sunday while they are still available!
Are you interested in volunteering 4 hours of your time once a week? Doctor’s Hospital is in need of volunteers. It is a fabulous use of your spare time, gets you out of the house, very rewarding knowing you are helping others (Jesus would approve). A free meal is even included!! For more information, please contact Liz Cramer (telephone number in the directory).
FRIDAY BIBLE STUDY
Bible Study continues tomorrow, Friday, January 19, at 10:00am in the Library. This week’s study continues with Lesson #3, focusing on Psalm 32. ALL are welcome!!
January 28 Music: Opening Hymn: 616 Hail To The Lord’s AnointedSequence Hymn: 567 Thine Arm, O Lord, In Days Of OldOffertory Hymn: 371 Thou, Whose Almighty WordCommunion Hymn: 493 O For A Thousand Tongues To SingRecessional Hymn: 437 Tell Out, My Soul, The Greatness Of The Lord January 28 Scriptures: Deuteronomy 18:15-20Psalm 1111 Corinthians 8:1-13Mark 1:21-28
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