Gratitude

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work… Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!  2 Corinthians 9:6-8, 15 Meister Eckhart,…

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Gratitude , "Get to..." EGGs...Engage God in Gratitude!

About a year ago, a friend gave me the book God Never Blinks : 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett. Actually the main detour Brett describes is not little at all...she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 41, and many of the lessons describe what she learned in her fight with and recovery from cancer.In her first lesson (Life Isn't Fair, But It's Still Good), she writes:I had just undergone my first chemotherapy and couldn't imagine being bald. Then I saw a guy wearing a baseball…

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Many Thanks to an (Undercover) Saint

As we celebrate All Saints’ Day, I hope you’ll join me and the Vestry in thanking Bonnie Yeakey for her 10 years of service as Treasurer at Holy Cross. You may not know that Bonnie has decided to step down as Treasurer as of Oct. 31, in part due to all of her trips (and Scott’s!) to Virginia to be with their son and granddaughter Madison. We totally support Bonnie and Scott in whatever is coming next, and thank her for her countless hours of paying bills, doing the payroll, preparing the annual …

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Daughters of the King - In the Beginning

Imagine that you are attending an evening Bible class with a group of young women. It is the night before Easter. The year is 1885. Perhaps the topic of study is about women in the Bible - women who faced great challenges: crop failures, famine, plagues, lack of water and food, crop failures, poverty, discrimination, oppression, stoning so, caring for elderly parents, wandering children, taxes, corrupt leaders, death. Perhaps these women drew inspiration from the courage and faith of many women…

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Episcopal and Relief Development for November

As Advent and Christmas are nearing, please consider giving a lasting gift to your loved ones.  Every item you give–whether it's a Goat, Disaster Relief Kit or Care for Moms & Newborns–has the power to help our sisters and brothers all over the globe, and today, we'd like to show you how. Please take a journey with us now to see three Gifts for Life in action–as we trace their paths from one community to another. Go to the link below to view the 2017 catalog https://support.episcopalrelie…

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Cub Scout Update for November 2017

Cub Scouts are growing.  We added 7 boys this Fall and are still looking for more.  If you know of any boys who may be interested, please have them contact Scott, Mark Cosentino or Dr. Doug Fry for details. Fall Popcorn Fun Raiser should be complete by the time this newsletter is distributed.  Final numbers are not in at this point.  Thank you for your support If you ordered or need popcorn please contact our Kernel Maggie Heath, 336-989-5454.  We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at the …

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