Dear Friends,

On the Second Sunday of each month, the children are invited to be in church for the whole service. These Second Sunday services will be oriented toward children – this means it will include a children’s sermon (with a few points for consideration for adults), simpler music, and some instruction with the liturgy. For the Saturday service, the Social Hour will take place on the second Sunday, once the covid numbers decrease substantially.

This week, we have just hired Diana Honorat, Tom and Donna Cote’s daughter, to be an attendant for the nursery. Now, we can be ready for when families come. She has a warm and gentle presence – please welcome her and her three children, Owen, Chase, and Aaliyah.

You may have noticed changes with the Prayers of the People. This week, the names of those for whom we pray are mentioned, as always, in the announcements of the bulletin. These names are also prayed for by many who are part of our prayer chain. This week during our liturgy, there will be an opportunity for petitions to come from the congregation. This will allow for a different feel for the prayers of the people as we gather together as Christ’s body. I encourage anyone who wants to pray for others during these times of petition to project their voice so it could be heard by all. (Please also note that the forms of the prayers of the people will change regularly.)

Peace and grace,
Fr. Jonathan