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January 2019

Bishop’s Warden News

Everyone really enjoyed our Christmas Eve celebration worship service with Rev. Eric Fenton. Jackson served as Acolyte and Hailey as the Lay Eucharist Minister. Rev. Fenton gave a wonderful Christmas message and it was so cute watching Esme and Kaylynn trying to figure out where the baby Jesus was. Roberta was so concerned she sent Brooke up to the altar. But it was all part of his plan. He was on the altar under the veiled Chalice.

We had a great Consecration Sunday service with a yummy potluck that followed. Chili was definitely the theme for the cold weather. Thank you to everyone who pledged and/or increased your pledge during out annual pledge drive. It’s never too late to fill out a pledge card if you find the Spirit moving you to do so.

 I want to thank everyone who contacted us to receive our newsletter via email. If you would like to receive our newsletter via email, please help us save on postage by sending us your email to our St. Matthias email at: stmatthias.devine@gmail.com

The following is an excerpt from our Diocesan website. “January’s theme is Light”

Jesus said, "You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp to put it under a bucket, but on a lamp stand where it gives light for everyone in the house. And you, like the lamp, must shed light among your fellow men, so that they may see the good you do, and give glory to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:14 16

We are people of the light, the light of Christ that shines from within us. How do we let that light shine out into the world? How do we shed light on the path for others? In our Baptismal Covenant, we promise to seek and serve Christ in all others. Epiphany is a time to reflect on how, where, and to whom are we sharing the light of Christ. As we begin a new year of ministry, may we be prayerful about how we are using our gifts and our resources to shine the light of Christ in our communities and beyond.

Bishop Committee member nominations are due this month. If you would like to be part of our committee, let me know.

St. Matthias Christian formation continues to encourage and motivate our members. We finished our Advent study. We are taking two weeks off and will resume our bible studies January …If you would like to be part of our bible study, you can join in anytime and attend as your schedule permits. We’d be happy just to have to share. We hold the studies at the Lesieur ranch Wednesdays at 5 pm with soup and salad provided.

We will have our annual meeting and potluck January 13th. We will be voting on our budget and review the past year’s accomplishments and our goals for 2019. I pray everyone has a blessed January.

 Blessings,

 Dexter

Dexter Lesieur