Our Weekly Blast!

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14th. There are several ways that you can grow closer to God and journey with Him during this penitential season.

- Participate in Ash Wednesday Services at noon or 7:00 pm
- Individual devotional booklets available outside the Church Library
- Personal fasting and prayer and penitence articles 
- Lenten Study Groups on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 

It's Carnival Time!! Invite your Friends!

At 5:30 pm on Tuesday, February 13th, enjoy some cool jazz from the Brazoswood High School Jazz Band and eat some hot, hot pancakes. Proceeds from this major community-wideevent provide opportunities for ongoing development of our Youth programs. 
Pancake Supper tickets are $5 each; limit of $20 for a family.

Kre we sign up sheets are in the hall by our Patio Entrance.
  • We NEED your help! Most decorations will go up Sunday, February 11th after 10:30 service, but help Monday is welcomed as well. We also really need help cleaning up to prepare for Ash Wednesday services. Sign up for a Krewe shift.  Contact Kim/Mark Lehnhoff with questions.
  • We also need Sausage Krewe members to cook sausage beginning at 3:30 pm in our Parish Hall Kitchen.
Ash Wednesday
The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of worshipers at Ash Wednesday services. The ashes are a sign of penitence and a reminder of mortality, and may be imposed with the sign of the cross.

Join us for Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes at 12:00 or 7:00 PM.
Or, stop by at your commute time for Ashes to Go from 7:00-9:00am and 3:30-5:50pm.
Adult Formation @ 9:15 in the Blue Room

The Bible: Is it reliable? How did it come about? I don't always understand it? Is it really worth my time to read it? What if I disagree with it? Isn't it out-of-date? I see contradictions in it! What about doctrine?

These and other questions and objections arise sometimes about the Bible. Over the next several weeks Fr. Brendan is going to be talking about the Bible, how it has developed, questions which arise about interpretation and a whole other host of common and not-so-common questions about the book which we simply call the Bible. Join us!
Uganda Mission Information Session
March 5th, 6:30 p.m. at the Kimbrough's home

Join us for information about an exciting opportunity to travel to Uganda this year to help with medicine care, home building, water treatment and farming assistance to the displaced Batwa tribe in the Bwindi region of Southwest Uganda. This exploratory trip includes a side trip to Queen Elizabeth Park and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see African wildlife.
Looking ahead to Sunday

February 11, 2018
Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Our readings for Sunday
2 Kings 2:1-12
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Mark 9:2-9
Psalm 50:1-6

Readings for Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:1-2,12-17
or Isaiah 58:1-12
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
Psalm 103 or 103:8-14
The Food Basket

Please help our neighbors in need by bringing items for the baskets in the narthex.  The biggest need right now is for canned tomato products - diced, stewed and sauce.

Thank you to all of you who are buying food! We are feeding the hungry, that is, feeding the sheep, as our Lord asks us to do.
Mark Your Calendar
February 11 - Brotherhood of St. Andrew Study and Breakfast
                        Set up for Pancake Supper after the 10:30 service
February 12 - Set up for Pancake Supper 10a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
February 13 - Pancake Supper at 5:30 p.m.
February 14 - Ash Wednesday Services at 12:00 and 7:00 p.m.
                       Ashes to Go 7-9 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
February 15 - Lenten Groups begin this week (look for sign-up sheets in the hallway)
February 15-17 - Diocesan Council, Waco, Texas
February 17 - Kairo's Prison Ministry Training, Blue Room, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
February 18 - Daughters of the King meeting at noon in The Hall
February 19 - Church Office closed
February 20 - Vestry Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Blue Room
March 3 - Vestry Retreat, Surfside, 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
March 4 - Servolution (9:00 combined service that day)
March 5 - International Mission Trip informational meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Kimbrough's home

Annual Meeting Follow-Up

If you weren't in attendance at the Annual Meeting and would like a copy of the Annual Meeting Report mailed or emailed to you, please contact Jackie Koch in the Church office.
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