President's Message November, 2017
Greetings, and I hope you are reading this while in good health and in good spirits. My prayers go out to all in need of healing and support. As a member of St. Paul's I am always encouraged and energized when I see the friendly support that we provide each other at services, in our ministries, and in just generally being social with each other. If you step back and look, we are a family. With that in mind, we have embarked on a project to raise over three hundred thousand dollars in 3 years. We will need to encourage each other to keep the commitment we made at the special congregational meeting. Our goal is set and waiting for us to reach it!
As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, and soon after the season of Advent and Christmas, we are also called to remember and help those in need. We collect food for baskets and an Angel Tree gives us an opportunity to make Christmas a little brighter for a local family. These simple traditions are important-thank you for supporting them. And I can already hear the question, "Are you ready for Christmas?" My hat is off to any of you who will be able to say "Yes", as we have a short Advent season this year. But we will continue with our Christmas program on December 10, and have an opportunity to decorate the church with greens afterwards. What a great way to keep us remembering why Christmas is a holiday. I hope to be able to be there myself, and join with many, many of you to continue this tradition. And speaking of traditions, our youth have again decorated a tree for display at the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees way up in Baltimore. Thanks to all who participated and supported this great charitable activity!
Peace to all and see you on Sunday!