…from the Vicar

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Greetings in the Lord’s name.

Winter is upon us.  Just sort of “jumped” on us, I think.  Well, we live in Door County, don’t we!

Which brings up an item we discussed at Vestry this morning:  “Winter Worship.”  We want to have a system set up so that everyone can know whether we are having worship or not.  We want everyone to be safe.  So, if there is any doubt in your mind about getting out and coming to worship, please just remain in your safe home.  If we cancel worship, I can always do two sermons the next week (just kidding).  We plan to have a “phone tree” where everyone will be called if we are NOT having worship.  Be sure that your number is on file with the office.  If you have any doubt on a particular weekend, feel free to call me.

This weekend is the last weekend for preaching from the Gospel of Mark.  I have so enjoyed preaching through this series.  My sermon title is:  “Birthing God.”  The last Sunday in November is Christ the King Sunday, and then we start a new calendar year of the church.  We will be working through the Gospel of Luke for this entire year.

Remember, Lessons and Carols is at Holy Nativity on Sunday Dec. 2 at 4:00.

Advent begins the week after Christ the King weekend; we will do a litany for the lighting of each candle and sing one verse of “O Come O Come Immanuel.”

Christmas Eve services are at 2:00 at Christ the King and 5:00 at Holy Nativity.  Then Christmas Day services are at CTK at 9:30.

The holiday season is always a busy and hectic time, with lots of activities.  Let’s try to focus on what is important to us.  Hope you are all well.  Blessings, Fr. Olin


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