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Holy Family Episcopal Church Newsletter
From Father Chris

This Sunday will be the third session of our discussion group, “Getting Through Covid”.
I would like to start a new topic in a couple of weeks. My thoughts include a study about the saints, Advent, a specific topic of your choice, or perhaps a Bible study. I am open to all ideas and suggestions! Let me know.
Blessings and Peace to all of you, 
Fr. Chris+
Camera System Update
 
Our new camera system for live-streaming and recording our worship experience has been installed minus one piece of equipment. This is proving to be a learning experience for us as we have to tune the audio system for recording. Hopefully this will occur this week prior to worship on Sunday. The reports on the camera are good and will afford us a lot of flexibility in recording our service.  Once we have this accomplished and the back ordered equipment arrives, we will finalize our settings and procedures and begin to broadcast our worship service live. So in the meantime we ask your patience as we undertake this learning experience and to please not to adjust any of the controls. 

An Autumn Prayer:
 
 God of the seasons, there is a time for everything; there is a time for dying and a time for rising. We need courage to enter into the transformation process.
 
God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to their green, letting go of what has been. We, too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk. Help us to let go when we need to do so.

God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.

God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives. We always need to recognize your power-filled presence. May we gain strength from this.

God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie within the season of our surrender. We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.

God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and vision.

 God of flowers touched with frost and windows wearing white designs, may your love keep our hearts from growing cold in the empty seasons.

God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with the freedom to choose life. For all this, we are grateful. Amen.
(author unknown)
 
Ingles Cards

Support Outreach programs by buying Ingles gift cards.  If you want to use them for as Christmas gifts buy them now as I do not know if we will have another order in time.  Cards come in $100, $50, $25, and $20.  Let me know how many of each and the total amount. 
Email me at jandtkelly7800@bellsouth.net or call 828-891-7095. 
Thank you Teresa
 Sign up Link for the October 18, 2020 Worship Service 
Upcoming Events

October 19: Men’s Breakfast 9 am at Holy Family (bring your own breakfast)
October 21: Vestry meeting 5pm
Fridays: Sue Richards provides Harp Lessons between 11 am-4p
Intercessory Prayer List

 
Shirley, Jim, Evette, Brent, Jerry, David, Nelson and Penny, Julie, Rita, Sarah, Mickey,Diane,Devin, Nicholas, Tanner, Charlie, Eng, Courtney and Scott, Leah, Tom, Shannon, Josh, Sayuri, Jan, Lee, Joy, Caitlin, Kevin,Phillip, Cody, Kathy, Lila, Doris, JB and Sophie, Dave, Liz, Elizabeth
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