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If you are new to the Episcopal Church, our style of worship may not be familiar. We are a Protestant church that has a high view of both sacrament and liturgy, which may be very familiar to those coming from other liturgical traditions.

Eucharist and Baptism for us are at the very heart of what we believe about God and our relationship to God.

Fr. Mark’s Announcements

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For Thursday, December 1, 2016

From Fr. Mark


1) A huge Thank You to Sandy Gibson for her leadership and to everyone who helped make this years combined Holy Apostles/St. Francis Thanksgiving Celebration such a success! It was by all accounts a tremendous time of fellowship and fun, and there was a ton of delicious food! What a great tradition between two great parishes! 


2) New Directories are printed and available in the narthex. As we continue to grow, this is one easy way to remember and use people’s names. Thanks to everybody who submitted pictures. We still need a few, so anytime we get them we update our database and include them in the next edition. 


3) Christmas Schedule — As last year, we will have two services Christmas Eve — a 5:00PM family-friendly service and a 10:30PM traditional Rite II service preceded by a 30 minutes Carol-Sing.  Although we will be done at 11:30PM, this is our annual “Midnight Mass,” which is certainly one of my favorite memories from the old days. 


4) This week Gatlinburg, TN was hit by devastating wildfires. A parishioner of ours has children living there, and asks that we join together and help. I will be asking for donations this Sunday and next to send to a local charity in Gatlinburg for use in the relief efforts.










Rosemary’s Announcements

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Rosemary’s Announcements for Thursday, December 1, 2016 

·        Christmas Greens & Poinsettias sign up sheet in narthex.

·        The ECW will sponsor a Christmas Cookie Exchange on Saturday, December 17th, at 10 am in the Parish Hall.  We will fill containers (provided) for our shut-ins, and fill our own containers with a delicious variety of sweet treats.  Each person is asked to bring 4 dozen cookies to share, and a container to take home 2 dozen for your own holiday celebrations!

·        Choir practice each week at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Sunday.






Bible Reading for today

Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

St. Mathew 11:28