Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ's glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As I said last Sunday, this is going to be a very exciting and fun year at St. Clements! This Sunday, January 19th, we will be visited by a special guest, William Wallace Mills, played by our own John Dixon, who will tell us about the pivotal role that he played in the founding of this congregation. There will be many others throughout the year, including Gaylord Clark, Parson Tays, Fr. Easter, Lousiana Hoover, and Little Bit Williams. What a great way to learn about our history!
Last Thursday evening, Dr. Levatino spoke to nearly a full church sanctuary about his experience with abortion. His talk is on our website
. It is well worth listening to, but is not for children. My thanks to the members of our chapter of Anglicans for Life, as well as our maintenance and audio/video crew, for all their hard work on the event. In a little over a week, representatives of our youth group and I will attend the annual March for Life in Washington D.C., and visit the Museum of the Bible on the Capital Mall.
It is a privilege that we will have Archbishop Foley Beach with us on Wednesday, February 19th, for a service of evening prayer at 6:30 p.m., and a meet-and-greet at 7:30 p.m. This may be the only opportunity to meet this amazing Christian leader, so please plan on attending.
I also announced that I will be leading a pilgrimage to Israel next November 11-21st. If you have not been and would like to go, or wish to go again, please contact the church office. Experiencing the Holy Land is a life-changing trip.
Remember that our annual meeting will be on Sunday, February 2, between the two worship services. Breakfast will be served. We will review our finances for 2019 and budget for 2020, and elect members of our vestry (board). Feel free to join us whether you are a voting member or not.
Yours in our Lord Jesus,