Best. Month. Ever. I'm always so happy to see the leaves start to fall and the sun take it's hat off! September means good things to me - the return of the routine I need but desperately fight against, the smell of apples on the air, and the ability to make a cup of tea without breaking into a sweat! Summer's great - but I'm always ready for fall.
All Saints is returning to it's regular rhythm too. And let's all THANK GOD for the return of Elizabeth! We've been so blessed to have Graham Witcher taking our Sunday Services and Dudley taking care of the Wednesday Eucharist and Bible Study - but boy have we all missed Elizabeth's gentle spirit! It's like having a babysitter as a child, no matter how much fun the sitter is - you miss your mum and all the stuff she does that you don't even notice until it's not there. Welcome Back Elizabeth - you have been missed!
Having said that, on Sunday 4th September - Douglas Hambidge will be our celebrant as we return to the two services at 8:30 am and 10:00 am. If we're going to keep going with the babysitter metaphor - he would be the one that let's you stay up late and watch what you like on TV - and it's always cool to hang out with him.
On Tuesday 6 September the Men's Fellowship meet at 6 pm for dinner in the Parish Hall. Please sign up in the foyer. On a lesser note - I will return from vacation that day - I'm counting the days (and I'm truly NOT being sarcastic!)
On Wednesday 7 September we meet in the Narthex at 10 am for our midweek Eucharist and Bible Study.
The Parish Health Care Team will meet at 9:15 am ish on Thursday 8 September. If you have any prayer requests or would like to be a part of the team, please contact the office. Also on Thursday the Craft Group meets in the hall at 10:30 am.
Don't forget our International Buffet Dinner on Saturday 17 September - I hope some of you are feeling adventurous when planning what to bring. There's such a lot of English people in our church family I'm a little afraid it will be table after table of mashed potatoes and overcooked vegetables! Only joking - I'm sure there will be the odd tin of baked beans too!