Around the Parish

January 2016

'Tis the Season of Christmas!
It is, indeed, Christmas "time." With gifts given and exchanged, decorations packed away for another day, and the sweater of routine wrapped snuggly around our lives, we sing "Joy to the World, the Lord is Come." The Christmas season begins with gentle light, stars, and candles, and the appearing of the light of Christ. It is also gathered up in light in celebration of the Epiphany. So, for the twelve days of Christmas lift up your hearts and sing the melody of Emmanuel - God with us.  
If you are
A love compassionate,
You will walk with us this year.
We face a glacial distance, who are
At your feet*
We huddle together at the feet of the One who promises to never leave or forsake us. Amen!
(poem by William Burford)
Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
communion-priest.jpg Wednesday, January 6
12:00 Noon
Miles Chapel
Boy Scout Troop 28 Christmas Outreach at the Bay Area Food Bank

Thank you to all who helped "spruce up" the church for Christmas
We Have a New Nursery! Please Stop by and Check it Out! Thank you to the Prayer Shawl Ministry, their annual sale in November provided the funds to update the nursery. Thank you, also to Doug Goudie, Karen Goudie, Mike Dossett, Dave Snyder, Beth Snyder, Jace Daniel, Jeremy Daniel and Jack Wheeler for providing the labor to get it done! 

January Propers
January 3
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 84:1-8
Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19

January 10
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

January 17
Isaiah 62:1-5
Psalm 36:5-10
1 Corinthians 12:1-11
John 2:1-11

January 24
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm 19
I Corinthians 12:12-31
Luke 4:14-21

January 31
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke 4:21-30  
January Birthdays
1   David Smith
2   Jean Broach
7   Diane Engels
7   Carol Anne Solberger
9   Sam Fisher
9   Gwen Carey
9   Larry Carter
10 Anita Igou
10 Isabella Edmondson
10 Brian Whelton
13 Megan Russell
15 Ellie Fox
15 Sandy Cherry
16 William Rossler
17 Holly Gibney
18 Kay DuBose
19 Betty Peterson
19 Paige Suttles
20 Gail Bramer
22 Vivian St. Cyr
24 Stacie Holder
25 Leslie Igou
26 Virginia Droke
27 Amber Kadel
28 Bill Bramer
30 Karen Leonard
30 Sharon Meier
January Anniversaries
1   Fred and Ruth Clark
Save the Dates
6   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
18 Church Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
3 Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
10 Ash Wednesday
18-20  Diocese Annual Convention
1   2nd Grade Concert, Nave
2   Holy Eucharist and Healing Service
27 Easter