Services for the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
HOLY EUCHARIST 8:00 am
Reader: Jerry Keelen
HOLY EUCHARIST 10:15 am
Reader: John McKeever
Acolyte: Dave Harrison
Greeters: Sandy Sandbach and Kevin Kelly
Altar Guild: Marge Sandbach & Robin McKeever
Music for Today:
Processional: #232: By All Your Saints Still Striving
(Sing the All Saints Day verse for Verse 2)
Gospel: #178: Alleluia, Alleluia
Offertory: #380: Praise God
Recessional: #287: For All The Saints (vs 1-3)
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY:November 1: Cassandra & John Murphy
Please sign up for coffee hour going forward. All weeks in November are available as of today.
This is a reminder to all vestry committee members that the next meeting is Sunday, Nov. 2.
Thank you to everyone who made last Sunday's service and Pot Luck a huge success. The large turnout was wonderful to see, let's keep it going!
ALL SOULS DAY
Our annual celebration of All Souls Day will be Sunday, Nov 2. If you would like to remember someone special that day, there are All Souls Day envelopes in each pew. Donations for the church's general fund are gratefully accepted. We will also have a table set up in front of the altar, where we can display pictures of our sainted loved ones. Please plan on bringing in some of your pictures for display! You also have until Sat Nov 1 to email names for inclusion in the All Souls Day insert.
CLOISTERS MUSEUM & GARDENS TRIP
Please join us for a day out on Saturday, Dec. 13 for a trip to the Cloisters Museum and Gardens in Ft. Tryon Park, Manhattan. The Waverly Consort will be performing The Christmas Story, at both 1:00 and 3:00. Please see the flyer in the Narthex for more information.
ST. BRIGID'S FOOD PANTRY
Donations of the following items are always being accepted: cereals (hot, cold, pancake mix, etc.), canned fruits and vegetables, jelly, toiletries, toilet tissue, paper towels, diapers, and baby formula. Please remember to bring in personal hygiene items for St. Brigid's clients as well (shampoo, soap, etc.). St. Brigid?s is sorely in need of volunteers to help with various tasks, including the unloading of items from the Food Bank on the 2nd Friday of each month. Please see Jim Hicks or Dave Harrison for more information.
Our major fundraiser, The St. James Fair, is only a year away. Ideas for other events to raise funds, promote fellowship, and attract new friends are being solicited.
Our annual Stewardship Campaign runs from October 12 until November 9th, where fundraising is our only focus.
In regard to the St.James Fair, it is a good time to start considering things that will result in the best outcome for our church. As all donations are tax deductible, you, your family and friends, might want to think of higher value goods that may be better for the donor as a tax write off, and better for St. James as a source of income. Trading a car? Grandmother's things that are nice but you never use?
Talent and storage are other essentials required to make the Fair a success. Please let us know. Fund raising, besides what the term implies, is a great chance for fellowship, and to introduce new people to the "Little Stone Church with the Warm Heart." Please direct all ideas and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Parish Administrator is a fountain of information about all things St. James - and is also one of the kindest, friendliest, most helpful people you could wish to meet.