Making enchiladas for the Annual Mexican Supper is great fun
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Women of the Church have a busy month

November proved to be a busy month for the Women of the Church (WOC).

The Enchilada Supper was held on Monday,November 5th.

On Sunday, the 4th, several energetic members stayed after church and rolled 720 enchiladas for the dinner. Many others helped by making chili, beans, rice and pralines to add to the supper. And we don’t want to forget all the members who grated cheese and chopped onions! The event was very successful again this year and the food was delicious, as always.

On Saturday, November 10th, the WOC joined together and helped prepare and served, the Memorial Service luncheon for the Carter Family.

We served approximately 150 guests and everyone did an amazing job helping out. We also had a couple of men,Frank Clark and Bill Cofer, who offered their services as well and it was greatly appreciated.

On Sunday, Dec. 2nd, immediately following the 10:30 service, we will have our final wrap-up meeting for the year.

Everyone is welcome to come. I hope to see you there! Thank-you to all of you for what you do!

My prayers is that you and your families have a very blessed and glorious Christmas season filled with the joy and hope of Christ.

Peggy Ussery
President, WOC


A Chat with Chet – My favorite time of the year

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy the out of doors and walking through the woods at the farm this time of year. Listening to the leaves fall from the trees and watching the sun to open and govern the day from the East is often beautiful. One can hear and watch the wild animals begin their day. They rustle through the leaves searching for food with ears alert for any disturbance. I like the smell of burning leaves and firewood too and yes even roasting a hot dog over that fire. Nature provides luxury.

This is the time of year when we give thanks for the things God has provided us. We celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day that recognizes those that allow us to worship God freely without retribution or fear. We give thanks to church and its members for what they provide. We are thankful for all the children that bring us delightful memories. Yes, we are blessed.

I have chosen not to provide the financial status this month as stewardship has been an ongoing discussion during the month of October. I will provide the financials for the entire year in the next newsletter as we begin to close out the calendar year and look forward to 2019. I believe stewardship comes from the heart.

Happy November to all of you.

Kind regards,
Chet Robbins
Senior Warden

Chaplain Major Mark C. Lee - Community Veterans Day Observance set for November 11th

Community Veterans Day Observance set for November 11th

Chaplain Major Mark C. Lee - Community Veterans Day Observance set for November 11th
Chaplain Major Mark C. Lee will preach for Community Veterans Day Observance set for November 11th

Church of Annunciation, Episcopal invites the community to worship while honoring our veterans in the observance of Veterans Day at 10:30 a.m. November 11th. The colors will be presented, and Chaplain Major Mark C. Lee will preach.

Chaplain Lee is currently servicing at BAMC, in San Antonio, where he is a Certified Educator Candidate with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education under the Army Medical Department Center & School. The program will prepare Chaplain Lee to be a part of the National Faculty with ACPE, educating chaplains to be more effective pastoral care providers.

Chaplain Lee, an ordained Episcopal Priest, served as the Curriculum Developer and Instructor at AMEDDC&S. He taught Moral Injury/Post-Traumatic Growth, Combat/Emergency Medical Ministry, and other courses to Chaplains and Religious Affairs Specialists of the U.S. Army. Chaplain Lee previously served as Deputy Garrison Chaplain and Resource Manager for USAG-Yong-san in Seoul. Prior to that, Mark was the brigade chaplain for 1st Armoured Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Hovey in Dongducheon, Korea. Other assignments included: 98th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, with a second deployment to Iraq, Madigan Army Medical Center, US Army Chaplain School and Center, I Corps, and 14th Engineer Battalion, with a deployment to Iraq in 2005-2006. Chaplain Lee who is native to Hawaii, and is married to Kyo Young

Park. They have two daughters, Nicole and Lauren.

All, especially veterans and their families, are heartily invited to attend the November 11th service.


Jan 27, 2018 Forward Day-By-Day Meditation

The next Cursillo in our Diocese is #278 in March; and then, #279 in May. Today’s Forward Day-by-Day meditation tells us a bit about Cursillo. Sound interesting? Call and ask for a Cursillista. Have you already made your Cursillo (or Walk to Emmaus)? Comment w/your number below!

John 6:24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

For years, my wife urged me to go to Cursillo, a weekend retreat designed to deepen and strengthen faith. She had found the experience to be transformational, but I wasn’t sure. I didn’t think I needed to go—my relationship with the Lord was strong enough. In 2006, I finally acquiesced and said, “Yes.” My wife was right. The experience transformed me.

On Saturday night I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. I received a laying on of hands by a priest who had also been baptized in the Holy Spirit by a priest who had been baptized in the Holy Spirit. I was on the receiving end of a baptismal ripple that is centuries long.

I woke up Sunday morning with a word on my lips that I had never spoken before: Christos. More words came. None in English. I spell them the way they sounded: Tu. Es. Christos. Amore. Illuminari. “You are Christ’s love illuminated.” All of us can be Christ’s love illuminated if we say “Yes” when Jesus asks: Come look for my love within you and carry it into the world.