We have so much good news – it’s amazing!

Four people switched to the Electronic Collection Plate (ECP) in response to our recent appeal. Thank you to each one of you.

Someone has donated the funds to purchase a new tablet to record our services, so a big thank you to that generous anonymous donor! And thank you to Don who researched a proper case to protect it and created a firm connection to the tablet mount stand.

On St. Mary's behalf, Val has submitted a big and complicated application to the Ministry of Consumer Protection for official status as a cemetery. This was a huge job to complete, so hats off to Val. Once we receive approval, we will be able to plan a ceremony to consecrate the Memorial Garden (hopefully with the new bishop).

A diocese Webinar three-part series called 'I Will with God’s Help'  starts Friday, November 20, 2020 from 2:30-3:30pm on ZOOM.   Click HERE for more information.

Yes, we’re already looking forward to the Annual Vestry Meeting in February. To that end, the Nominating Committee is looking for a couple of new people to serve on Parish Council. Please talk to Shirley B or Elaine C if you have any questions and/or are interested.

              ZOOM – you can do it!! 

In the event that we need to close down again because of COVID-19, we can stay connected through ZOOM. The Diocese has bought each parish a special version that allows for longer than 40-minute meetings/gatherings. Attached below you will find very simple, clear directions for how to download ZOOM onto your computer/tablet. Please consider doing it SOON. Once we’re all connected by ZOOM, we can consider having Bible Study, Book Groups, gatherings, etc. And if you have any problems downloading ZOOM, give the office a call and we will connect you with someone who can help. 

And your thought for the day, submitted by Jennifer B-C:

When you read this, you will never think of thunderstorms in the same way again.  This should make you smile!

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school.  She also feared the electrical storm might harm her child. Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route to her child’s school.  As she did, she saw her little girl walking along. At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile.  More lightning followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile. When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called, "What are you doing?”

The child answered, “I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture!”

May God bless you today and every day as you face the storms that come your way.  Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don't.