| Dear Gene
We have entered into the season of Advent!
May your Advent adventures be filled with joyful preparation for the
coming of Christ, again and again and again!
With love in Jesus,
Fr. Rob and Mo. Lyn
(Several of you asked that I include the GRACE acronymn from last Sunday's sermon in this week's Blurb. So here it is!)
is my adaptation of the Examen, a spiritual practice developed by St.
Ignatius. Ignatius of Loyola, who lived from 1491 to 1556, was a knight
from a Basque noble family who had a conversion experience during his
recovery from a battle wound, and eventually became a priest. The Examen
helps us to develop the ability to notice the presence of Christ during
our day, and to live in expectancy of his appearing in our future. I've
used the acronym of GRACE to help us remember the steps. I usually
practice this in the evening before retiring.
G-gratitude (What were the blessings of the day?)
R-review the day (See what was forgotten or hidden.)
A-acknowledge what didn't work (Shows need for God.)
C-call on God (Asking for his mercy and loving assistance)
E-engage the future (Pray for the next day.)
Try it out during this Advent season and see if it helps prepare your heart for more of Jesus!
(I loved this report from Carolyn Cardamis who is recovering from bi-lateral knee surgery)
14 DAYS OUT WHY DID I DO THIS?
29 DAYS OUT DR. PRESCRIBED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
MY WALKER OUT
MY FIRST JACUZZI
THREW MY CANE OUT
TODAY, 34 DAYS OUT, I walked 6,360 feet in 3 different walks.
How many feet are in a mile? (boasting, right?)
Thanks for your prayers...
ME after my walk
Photo of the Week
UP ON THE ROOF!
photo from Cathy Corr that celebrates the uplifting experience that
she, Jeff McDaneld, and a merry band of BLESS day participants had
beautifying and maintaining Emmanuel. Thanks be to God!
TAIZE ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE!!!!!
Contrary to the announcement on Sunday, Taize is not tonight, but next Wednesday, the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm as usual.
Thrift Store needs gently worn shoes - men, women, children - all
sizes. Please put your gently worn shoes in the Epiphany donation
Do your Christmas shopping at church: The
Preschool is having a Christmas Boutique on 12/3 from 9-2, featuring
beautiful handmade crafts and gifts.
Wondering what to
give that person who has everything? How about a donation to the
Capital Campaign in the name of that person? FR. PAUL'S VIDEOS
If you're interested in seeing what Fr. Paul is up to in the video department, check out these links: