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The Ramsay Report

October 13, 2014

Sunday a fabulous sunny, cool, crisp morning!  There were 9 people at the 8:00 am service and 51 in attendance at the 10:00 am service.  It was the Eighteen Sunday After Pentecost.  The Processional Hymn was, “The King Of Love My Shepherd Is” and the Sequence Hymn was, “Your Love, O God Has Called Us Here.”  The Gospel Reading was from Matthew 22:1-14. Jesus again used parables in talking to the people. “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son. He sent his servants to tell the invited guests to come to the feast, but they did not want to come. So he sent other servants with this message for the guests: ‘My feast is ready now; my steers and prize calves have been butchered, and everything is ready, Come to the wedding feast!  But the invited guests paid no attention and went about their business; one went to his farm, another to his store, while others grabbed the servants, beat them, and killed them. The king was very angry; so he sent his soldiers, who killed those murderers and burned down their city. Then he called his servants and said to them, ‘My wedding feast is ready, but the people I invited did not deserve it.  Now go to the main streets and invite to the feast as many people as you find.’  So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, good and bad alike; and the wedding hall was filled with people. “The king went in to look at the guests and saw a man who was not wearing wedding clothes. ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ the king asked him. But the man said nothing. Then the king told the servants, ‘Tie him up hand and foot, and throw him outside in the dark. There he will cry and gnash his teeth.’” And Jesus concluded, “Many are invited, but few are chosen.”  We learned from this passage that when we are called, we must be prepared and accept the calling of Christ.  The Communion Hymns were, “My God, Thy Table Now Is Spread” and “This Is The Hour Of Banquet And Of Song.”  The Recessional Hymn was, “Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart!”


The Coffee Hour was bustling with laughter and chatter, once again, of our parishioners catching up with each other.  The Coffee Hour was hosted by “Amana”, as we cleared out our freezer. There were pastries, cake and cookies for all to enjoy with their coffee and tea.


The Stewardship Committee met in the Christian Service Room.  Present were Father Byrne, Karen Friedl, Joe Gonzalez, Claudia Hajian, Tom Ramsay and Kem Rutledge. They discussed the upcoming Stewardship Sunday scheduled for Sunday November 2nd after the 10:00 am service.  Father Byrne will prepare the letter to be sent to our parishioners, as well as the pledge cards. He will have Nancy McCarthy print out the mailing list.  It was agreed to meet on Thursday October 16th at 6:30 pm to prepare and mail out the letter and pledge cards to our parishioners.  It was decided to have the Stewardship Meeting and repast in the Common Room following the 10:00 am service.  Tom Ramsay and Joe Gonzalez will give presentations about Stewardship and Finances.  Robert Earle and Teddy Byrne will be asked to present a video, if possible, of the Buildings and Grounds and events that have occurred over the past year.  It was also discussed about offering parishioners about doing online pledges and that will be looked into.  The committee discussed what to do, as far as food, and a menu was agreed upon and the members volunteered what they would make or bring.  Those members not at the meeting will be contacted.


3rd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING - Once again a big thank you to Jim Doyle and his committee for making last Monday’s outing such a great success!  The good news on our profit is forthcoming.


72nd Annual Holly Bazaar-The Holly Bazaar is a mere 53 days away.  It’s not as long as you think!   We need volunteers to make the day a success and to run smoothly.  Please see the sign-up sheet on the Common Room bulletin board.  If you  can spend the whole day or just give a few hours, it will greatly appreciated.  It is helpful if you can give time between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to relieve those people who are working the entire day.  Also, there is a need for jewelry and jewelry boxes for the jewelry table, baskets for raffles, good used items for Elsie’s corner, good used toys and games for the Toy Room and new items and liquor and wine for the raffle baskets.  List for the raffle baskets will be posted shortly.  Thank you!!


Have a fantastic week and see everyone next Sunday!


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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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