Friday, November 1, 2013
This Month's News From The Rector
The First Thursday’s group will meet this month with a continuation of our look at how the elaborate and advanced highway system of the
Roman Empire enabled Christianity to grow
and thrive as quickly as it did. We hope
to view a video on the travels of . See you
at 7pm on November 7th. St.
I am deeply grateful to the Confirmation class of
for the effort they fulfilled in anticipation of this sacramental achievement
and their very real and important spiritual work in light of all that the Children’s
Ministries’ program has experienced this year.
I am especially grateful to Melissa and to the parents who ensured that
their children were involved. Christ Church
Now, I would like the young people to do something with this holy calling, and I would ask their parents to lend a hand, as well. I don’t expect active young people to be satisfied with simply sitting in church from time to time; I do call on them and their families to build with me some activities that will be of support to those in our community and to the Confirmands own sense of community. If I could do this on my own, I would, but I really need the participation of the families.
Also, I’d like to see at least one or two of those young people courageous enough to serve at the altar as a sacred minister. This, too, is an appropriate exercise in their new authority. This, too, requires some parental support.
Speaking of service to the parish, we will have three open positions on the vestry as of the annual meeting in January. If anyone is interested in serving, please notify either the rector or Carol Stearns, the senior warden.
What’s the most interesting feast day of the month, you ask? There are quite a few, from All Saints’ Day to that commemorating the Consecration of Samuel Seabury, the very first bishop of the Episcopal Church of the
, whose election was
held at Glebe House in nearby Woodbury.
However, the newest on the calendar is that of Clive Staples Lewis on
the 24th. In addition to
serving as a professor at both United States Oxford and , C.S. Lewis was the author
of a great number of books expressing Christian themes, notably The
Chronicles of Narnia. In addition,
he nimbly expressed for adults what is special about the Christian life in a
manner that is accessible to even the most difficult of personality [that is,
the intellectual]. A great many sources
about his life and work are available both online and at the local
libraries. He is often quoted on The Coracle, too. Cambridge Universities
O God of searing truth and surpassing beauty, we give you thanks for Clive Staples Lewis, whose sanctified imagination lights fires of faith in young and old alike. Surprise us also with your joy and draw us into that new and abundant life which is ours in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
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