The Blessing of the Animals

Dear friends in Christ,

The Blessing of the Animals at LoveWay Inc. was a great day. Yes it was hectic. Yes it was different. The people at LoveWay were so appreciative of our coming.  St. John of the Cross was paid the highest compliment by the Cadets of Howe as they requested to do this again next year.  They appreciated the hospitality of our hosts and of the parish. Thank you!  I heard from many of you how impressed you were with the Cadets. Let’s continue to explore ways to be a part of the lives of these cadets.

Our next opportunity to worship together is December 19th at The Chapel of St. James for the annual Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. The time for this is 11:40 am. Our choir has been asked to sing and we will also have the choir from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Sturgis.  I hope that you all will come.

Our latest offering for study will begin Wednesday evenings this month.  We will be offering Part I in Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus.  The meeting dates/times will be Nov 7, 14, 28 and Dec 5 beginning at 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We will resume with Part II of the study during Lent.  Steve Streeter and Cyd Sunday will be our leaders. The books are in and the cost is $13.50.  We will not have the Wednesday Morning Bible during this time.

The colors of the season have just about run their course.  The leaves have been spectacular:  Bold splashes of color on the landscape.  I never tire of the colors of autumn.  The changing of the seasons marks another season for us.  May we be that bold splash of color in our communities serving those around us.  May we be thankful for work we do together and may we be bold to explore new ways of reaching out.

For all that you do and all that you are,

I am,
Yours in Christ,


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