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The Ramsay Report

November 23, 2015

 Sunday morning was overcast and cool.  There were 9 people at the 8:00 AM service and 79 in attendance at the 10:00 AM service.  It was the Last Sunday After Pentecost:The Feast Of Christ The King.  The Processional Hymn was, “Crown Him With Many Crowns” and the Sequence Hymn was, “All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name.”  The Gospel Reading was from John 18:33-37. Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”  We learn from this passage the destiny of Jesus, that he was born into this world to preach the truth and spread the Good News to those who will listen and follow his teachings. The Offertory Anthem was, “Ride On, King Jesus.”  The Communion Hymns were, “Christ Is The King, O Friends Upraise” and “Alleluia, Sing To Jesus.”  The Recessional Hymn was, “At The Name Of Jesus.”


The Coffee Hour was bursting with energy as our parishioners caught up with each other and prepared for the Holly Bazaar Ingathering and set-up.  The Coffee Hour was hosted by Jack Oshier and there was bagels and cupcakes for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea.  Kem Rutledge was busy collecting money for the Holly Bazaar luncheon and Betty Doyle and Stella Elder were already making up the raffle baskets.  Meanwhile, the young people were busy in the choir room preparing for the pageant.


The Ingathering and set-up went into full gear and everyone starting pitching in to set-up the tables in the parish house and to finish gathering items and making up the raffle baskets.  A big thank you to Ethel Baumann, Ed and Nancy Benedict, Father, Susan and Teddy Byrne, John and Carol Crowe, Shirley DellaVecchia, Olive Demetrius, Jim and Betty Doyle, Marje Eisenman, Drew and Stella Elder, Karen Friedl, Joe and Nina Gonzalez, Carole King, Connie Knight, Rose Lynch, Gloria Maldonado, Diane Obiol, Richard and Jack Obiol, Jack Oshier, Lois Pagliaro, Susan Parfrey, Tom Ramsay, Kem Rutledge, John Sandrowsky, Diana Schillizzi, Justice Spicer, Pat Walton and Paul Walton for all their hard work!


THE 73RD ANNUAL HOLLY BAZAAR DECEMBER 5-6-The Bazaar is only 12 days away, Many thanks to all who have been preparing for it.  Please remember that we can always use help throughout the day.  If you have a little time, please consider volunteering. We will need a strong CLEAN-UP CREW both Saturday and Sunday, as we no longer have the luxury of a single-purpose space!  We are in need of gift certificates and prizes for the silent auction. They are among the most popular items each year.  If you are friendly with a business owner, please ask him or her for a donation.  The Holly Bazaar Luncheon and silent auction follows the 10:00 AM service on December 6th.   The tariff is $15.00 for adults and $10:00 for children 12 and under. You will enjoy a wonderful old fashioned Sunday dinner!  Do you need more RAFFLE TICKETS to sell to friends, neighbors, and co-workers? Plenty of time left to help someone win a prize basket worth far more than the tickets!


A NOTE OF PARKING-Our need for specialized parking is growing a bit. If you need to park in the Rectory driveway, especially on Sunday, please pull in far enough that another car can pull in behind you. Thanks.


CHURCH NEWS-As part of preparing to receive Holy Communion, the Church School had a special Thanksgiving feast (inspired by “Peanuts”) yesterday morning. Next week, November 29th, Father Byrne will be teaching about the Sacrament. On December 6th children new to taking Communion in Church will be invited to receive. Please do not miss these important sessions.


Pageant music rehearsals have begun and will continue following each 10:00 AM service.


FROM THE ECW-On Saturday December 12th, the Queens ECW Winter Meeting will be held at St. David’s Cambria Heights, beginning with Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM, followed by a pot-luck Christmas luncheon and speaker. See notice on the “Around the Diocese” board by the Common Room.


The ECW is collecting gifts for St. John’s Hospital (new or like-new children’s books and new baby layette items) and for the Seaman’s Church Institute (lip balm, hand lotion, chewing gum, Christmas candy, etc). See list on the bulletin board. Please leave items in the ECW basket in the Narthex by December 8th.


ADOPT-A-FAMILY-Please see the sign-up sheets on the Common Room bulletin board.   Please bring wrapped gifts with name and family number on gift to church by Sunday November 29th.  Please leave gifts in the Choir Room.  Juanita Allen will be bringing the gifts to Grace Episcopal Church. 


Have a great week and a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!!  Hope to see many of you Wednesday evening and all next Sunday.

Service Times & Directions

Weekly Services

Tuesday:  12:15 pm  Holy Eucharist & Healing Service

Sunday:       8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

                      9:45 am Sunday School

                    10:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II

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