January 21, 2019

Article by: Thomas Ramsay

Sunday morning was cool and rainy. There were 5 people at the 8:00 am service and 41 in attendance at the 10:00 am service. It was the Second Sunday After The Epiphany. The Processional Hymn was, “The People Who In Darkness Walked” and the Sequence Hymn was, “All Praise To You, O Lord.” The Gospel Reading was from John 2:1-11.

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

We learn from this passage of the wedding in Cana of Galilee and the first miracle performed by Jesus as he changed the water into wine. The Offertory Anthem was, “We Saw His Glory.” The Communion Hymns were, “This Is The Hour Of Banquet and Of Song” and “From God Christ’s Deity Came Forth.” The Recessional Hymn was, “Lift Every Voice And Sing.”

The altar flowers were given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Raymond Obiol on the fourth anniversary of his death by his family. The Sanctuary Lamp was given by Stella and Drew Elder to the glory of God and in loving memory of Summer Peck. The Vigil Lamp was given by Stella and Drew Elder to the glory of God and in celebration of Nina Selvaggio’s birthday.

The Coffee Hour was, as always, filled with cheer and laughter. The Coffee Hour was hosted by the Obiol family. There were cakes and cookies for all to enjoy with their favorite beverage. Meanwhile, the Vestry met in the choir room for their January meeting and finalized the 2019 budget.

2019 Annual Meeting - The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 following the 10:30 am service. The Annual Meeting will begin at approximately 11:45 am. The slate of candidates are Kem Rutledge for Junior Warden 1st two year term, January 2019-January 2021, Diana Schillizzi for Vestry person for a two year term, January 2019-January 2021 and Claudia Hajian, Brianne Leslie and Marc Palmieri for Vestry person for first three year term, January 2019-January 2022. See biographies attached (except Kem Rutledge). Nominations from the floor will be accepted as well.

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