THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY.
JANUARY 24, 2021
GLORY BE TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY BE TO HIM FOREVER!
TODAY AT ST. MARY’S
10.30 A.M. MORNING PRAYER WITH HYMNS AND SERMON. Beth preaching.
GODLY PLAY (for children 3-6 years via zoom.) Today’s story is ‘Jesus is Baptized’ Mark 1:9-11.
FAITHQUEST (for children 7-13 via zoom). Today we continue with the story of Jacob and Esau in The Daily Bread Bistro.
Parish Life Notes
HOUSEHOLD FINANCES. Tax receipts along with a financial update, letter from the Churchwardens and pledge forms for 20201 will be mailed out to all parishioners this coming week.
TAX RECEIPTS. Please be on the lookout for your 2020 tax receipts. Please review them and if you notice anything that is incorrect or if you have any questions please contact Blair.
IN MEMORIAM. At the end of our service this morning, we will take the opportunity to grieve the death of Allison in the hope of the Resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ. We will give thanks for Allison’s life and Christian witness, and commend her soul to God’s gracious keeping. May she rest in peace and rise in glory! We pray for God to comfort her husband Rem, and extended family members. Private funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s on Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to Rem at his home.
COVID UPDATE. Bishop Rob has directed that funeral services and food outreach programs may resume in churches throughout our Diocese, and anticipates that following further consultation with clergy and Diocesan Council at the end of January he will be able to provide further direction and a plan for 2021.
ANNUAL MEETING. The Annual Meeting of the Whole Congregation will be held on Sunday, February 14 (St. Valentine’s Day!) at 3:00 p.m. By direction of Bishop Rob this will take place via video conference. The purpose of this meeting is to receive ministry reports from 2020, review 2020 financial statements, receive proposed budget, and elect parish officers for 2021. Members of the congregation who have been baptized and attained the age of 18 years and regularly attend services at St. Mary’s are encouraged to attend and entitled to a vote on motions. Instructions on how to participate will be sent to everyone well before the meeting.