The holiday season is fast approaching. It seems like time speeds up after Halloween. I am happy to announce that we have moved into the Parish House. Things are still in boxes, but my family and I are very grateful to be there. I want to thank everyone who gave of their time and resources to make it possible for us to live there.
November is shaping up to be a busy month here at St. John’s. We begin the month with our Rummage Sale, and it is going to be a big one. We have received so many wonderful donations. If you can think of it, we probably have it. So, come on by and check it out. Bring a friend or two. The more the merrier.
On November 12, right after church, is the baby shower for my daughter Erin. Everyone is invited. She is expecting a little boy. This will be my first grandchild, and this grandma is very excited. I hope you will join us for the church service and the shower.
Memorial Sunday will be celebrated on November 26. We will be ringing the bells and lighting the candles to honor those who have gone before us. As always, this will be a beautiful and meaningful service.
Finally, I am trying to catch up on my home visits. If you or a loved one would like a pastoral visit, please contact the church office, and Barb will get the message to me, and I will be happy to call you back and arrange a time for a visit. I am always available for any pastoral emergencies. You just need to call my cell phone, which is 937-432-8822. If you have someone you would like to add to our weekly prayer list, please call the church, and we will make sure your prayer request is met.
Blessings and prayers,