Events, News

Shrove Tuesday March 5, 2019 & Pancake Supper

Pancake Supper, 5:30-6:30.

“Shriving the cupboards” has been an ancient custom of emptying the home of fat and sugar from the diet in order to fast during Lent. The evening before there would be a feast of eating the fat and sugar, called Shrove Tuesday.

We need a few volunteers to help with the supper. Please contact Stuart Carter.

Events, News

Children’s event on March 3rd, 2019

Children’s Homily: Bury the Alleluia!

Calling all children to come and bring your friends. We will be creating the Alleluia during the Children’s Homily and burying the Alleluia following the Eucharist on the Last Sunday of Epiphany!

We will dig up the Alleluia after Lent on Easter Sunday, April 21st.


Observation of the 100th Veterans Day at Annunciation

The Rev. Lt. Colonel Chaplain Mark Lee of Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio preached during Veterans Day ceremonies at the Celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Chaplain Lee brilliantly described the Christian use of power and authority to be used for the benefit of those he serves. “Our gifts and talents were given for the purpose of serving others.” Like the unknown widow who gave all she had with the two copper coins, no matter what our gifts are, when we give of them God can use them for good.

Chaplain Lee said that military experience teaches the Soldier, Sailor, Airman and the Marine how to serve something that is greater than themselves.

ARMISTICE DAY CELEBRATION – The veterans and congregation of Annunciation gathered to celebrate the
Eucharist on Veterans Day, November 11th, on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day marking the end of World War I. The Rev. Lt. Colonel Mark Lee, who serves at Ft. Sam Houston, preached. Veterans participating in the service were, from left, Mike McDaniel, Jack Fraim, Frank Clark, Butch Ward, Jon Wallace, Lt. Col. Lee, Chet Robbins, Fr. Bigley, Kenwood Meaker, and Jim McVea.

A Chat with Chet – 2018 December

Thanksgiving has come and gone. But what is not gone are the many things I continue to be thankful for. For me it is God, country, family and friends. We now look forward to Christmas. I have been in the Midwest pheasant hunting and spending time with my 91 year old father, children and grandchildren. And yes, the pheasant hunt was successful! Just ask me the next time you see me.

The finance and budget committee will be meeting the latter part of November and Decem ber to prepare the 2019 budget. Sure we have some challenges, but I am confident a budget will be established to meet our congregational needs and assessments. I am thankful for those that have volunteered to be on the committee. They are Butch Ward, Betty Fraim, Fr. Russ Mathews, Jim McVea, Debbie Moses, Brandy Carter, Fr. Mark Bigley, Peggy Ussery and me. Please pray for us as we gather together on behalf of our church and congregation.

As I drove to Missouri and Kansas from Texas I was amazed looking at the beautiful fall foliage. Sunrises and sun sets were magnificent too. There is no way man caused what we call “nature”. Think about it. God is indeed good!

Kind regards,
Chet Robbins
Senior Warden