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  here . 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, 
Bill Cobb+

Wednesday, January 15
8:30 AM Women's Bible Study
9:00 AM ESC
11:00 AM Prayer and Fasting in the Conference Room
12:00 PM Prayer in McKee Chapel
1:30 PM GriefShare

Thursday, January 16
12:00 PM Bill's Bible Study

Saturday, January 18
5:00 PM Worship Service

Sunday, January 19
8:30 AM Traditional service w/ Holy Communion
10:45 AM MS Sunday Class
10:45 AM Rey de Paz Spanish Service
10:45 AM Contemporary Service w/ Holy Communion
12:15 PM Youth Lunch

Monday, January 20
9:00 AM ESC
5:30 Ladies Bible Study
Ever wonder what you should say when you talk to yourself? In this study Jennifer Rothschild takes us
through the destructive, disparaging things we commonly say to ourselves, teaching us to practice
biblical self-talk instead. All women are welcome! Bring a friend!Child care is provided. Let us know if you will join us so we can order a workbook for you.
Martini DeGroat 204-9250 martinidegroat@gmail.com
Mary Gaddy 630-5550 marybgaddy@gmail.com
Sallie Broaddus 203-8624 goldsskip@aol.com
The lawyers are coming!!
The lawyers are coming!
Why? To talk about the Biblical origins of our laws.
Tony Safi and David Bernard will discuss those origins, as well as recent departures from them.
Please bring a friend &/or a winter-wonder covered dish.

Fr John Dixon Celebrates Holy
Communion for Hope at 10:30.
(Due to MLK Day, not the 3rd Monday) January 27, 2020 - Mayfield Room