General Announcements for February 1-8, 2023
During the 10:00am Hour
Children's Chapel, for students PK to 2nd grade - The children begin with their families in the Sanctuary and process out with a leader after the opening collects. They return to sit with their families during Communion. During February the lessons will be about prayer.
Nursery Care is available for children ages 0-3.
During the 11:00am Hour
All children 3rd grade and above are welcome in the Youth Room during the Annual Meeting. We will have snacks, games, and crafts.
11:15am, Annual Meeting of the Parish. We will gather in the Sanctuary for our Annual Meeting. The meeting will also be livestreamed to Zoom so that people can ask questions in the chat. We will look to the past and anticipate the coming year, including a celebratory event scheduled for May.
We will also elect members to serve on the vestry. There will not be an online voting option. If you would like to vote for vestry members, please request an absentee ballot by close of business today from the church office at email@example.com, and return it to the church postal mailbox by 8:00am on February 5. Three members have been nominated to serve three year terms. They are Benjamin Fox, Tom Laskey, and Cortney Ogrzewalla. One member, Jeremy Bell, has been nominated to serve a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Dorinda Dick's passing. The floor will also be open for nominations.
Common Grounds Update. In order for people to attend the Annual Meeting, and with Lent starting in February, Common Grounds will take a temporary pause in our planned programming this month. Join us when we resume on February 26 for our Lenten series "God Calls Leaders." Each week we will study ordinary people from the Bible, whose lives God worked through to make a difference in God's unfolding story.
Reflection Questions for Small Groups will be included in the Sunday announcements email, in the printed worship service bulletin, and on the worship page of our website at
Considering Baptism for Yourself or a Child? Baptism is a core sacrament and cornerstone of our common life together as followers of Christ. We will have a baptism date coming up in the next quarter, and the Lenten confirmation classes will meet the requirement for prior preparation with the clergy. If you have been thinking about baptism for you or your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Last Call for Submissions for Quarterly Print Newsletter The next Quarterly Newsletter will cover Lent, Holy Week, and Easter plus spring events and activities. Please send your submissions to email@example.com by close of business today.
Save the Date
• February 5, 11:00am | Annual Meeting of the Parish
• February 13, 6:30pm | Men's 4Cs Group, at Prodigy Grill
• February 20, 6:30pm | LIFT Women's Group, at Bru Burger
• February 21, 6-6:30pm | Shrove Tuesday Meal
• February 21, 6:45pm | Ash Wednesday Service for Families
• February 22, 11:30am| Young at Heart Luncheon
• February 22, Noon | Ash Wednesday Service
• February 22, 7:00pm | Ash Wednesday Service
• May 6, 4:00 - 8:00pm | Parish Celebration for All Ages