The Circumcision of Our Lord-January 1, 2017

EPIPHANY PARTY NEXT SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017, AFTER 10:30 AM MASS
The annual Epiphany party will be celebrated after the 10:30 am service next Sunday on the First Sunday after Epiphany. It will be great fun with refreshments, an Epiphany cake, and a Pinata.

2017 PLEDGE: Our Vestry is working on the budget for next year. Please complete your pledge and place it in the offering plate. Pledge sheets are located at the back of the church.

OFFERING ENVELOPES
If you pledged for 2017 and you use offering envelopes, please see your new 2017 envelopes located on the table at the back of the church. If you do not see your name on the envelope sets, please email the church office or see Martha Tracey after the 10:30 service.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY ELECTED ACW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
On December 10, 2016, St. Anne’s Guild elected new officers for 2017:
JonilLynn Katchuk – President Hila Asterino – Treasurer
Cindy Turner – Vice President Marva Woodward – Secretary

MANY THANKS TO KATHY McKEAG!
We are most grateful to Kathy McKeag for her hard work as St. Anne’s ACW president for the year 2016. Our parish’s ACW is the most active in the Diocese and seen as a model for other churches. There is always a lot of detail work involved in running our parish ACW, not to mention the many hours of work which go unnoticed. The ACW does so much for the life of the parish – both social and pastoral – in addition to the helping the Las Vegas community. We are thankful Kathy helped make the ACW an instrument of numerous blessings for so many this last year. May God bless you, Kathy!!!

CHRISTMAS DECORATING: Special thanks go to all who helped decorate and spruce up our church in preparation for the Nine Lessons and Christmas services.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP TAKE DOWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
We plan to take down the decorations on Saturday, January 7th, at 8:00 am. If you can spare some time, please pitch in and help.

CLASS ON THE INCARNATION, EXTENDED THROUGH WEDNESDAYS, JAN 4, 11 AND 18, 7:00 PM
The text for this class is St. Athanasius’ monumental work, “The Incarnation of the Word of God.” Here we have a positive summary of the faith, written by an apologist heavyweight both of his own era of the 300’s AD and that of our own. This class is a wonderful way to strengthen our understanding of the “faith once delivered.”

BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS, AN ADULT DISCUSSION GROUP, LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT: NEW DAY AND TIME: Today, the meeting will meet at 9:15 – 10:15 am in the middle classroom with Ann Whitfield as facilitator. Please bring a Bible (any version) and perhaps a notebook a notebook in order to keep track of what the Spirit is saying. Men and women are invited. Next week, Thursday, January 12, the group will begin meeting at church, 1:00-2:00 pm. This new schedule will allow more time to develop our thoughts and prayers. Just come when you are able.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, January 12 Biblical Reflections, 1:00 – 2:00 pm,
Saturday, January 14 Vestry Meeting, 12:15 pm
Saturday, February 25 Mardi Gras, 6:00 pm, More details to follow.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Wednesday, January 4 Evening Prayer 5:45 pm, Mass 6:00 pm,
Class, 7:00-8:00 pm: “The Incarnation of the Word of God”
Thursday, January 5 Intercessory Prayer Group, Noon-1:00 pm
Saturday, January 7 Take down decorations at church, 9:00 am
Sunday, January 8 Mass 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Sunday School and Nursery During 10:30 am Service
Choir Practice 9:15 – 10:15 am;
Sunday, January 8 Epiphany Party, after 10:30 Mass

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