News and Upcoming Events
1) Bishop Reed will have to reschedule his visit to us. Darlene Turner, the wife of Tom Turner, the priest in Alice passed away very unexpectedly this past weekend. The bishop will be going to Alice this Sunday, September 15. Please keep Father Turner, and Church of the Advent in your prayers.
2) In other diocesan news the diocese our Suffragan Bishop, Jennifer Brooke Davidson has accepted a call to be an assisting bishop in the Diocese of Virginia. So please keep both our Bishops in your prayers. If you would like more information both Bishop’s letters are posted at the end of this email.
3) Great news about our facility! Our bell tower has been secured and raised slightly. We will be waiting for several months to make sure it is completely stable before we tackle some other repair to the brick work between the church, tower and chapel. While we are not done yet, and there are some costs we don’t know yet, it looks like the total cost for the bell tower will be much less than the original projection. This means that while we still have a long way to go in our five year campaign, some of the other projects can take place sooner! Alleluia!
4) We will be reaching out to all of you about our 2020 Stewardship in several ways later this month and next month. We will have a parish “ingathering” on Sunday November 3rd.
5) October 4 is St. Francis day. This year we have Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 6th during the 11 a.m. service. Stay tuned for further details!
From our Pastor and Church Secretary