St. John's Episcopal & Redeemer Lutheran--joint worshiping congregations--will gather at 11:30 A.M. in the historic church building located on the corner of Broadway & Pine in downtown Centralia. The Rev. Canon David M. Baumann is Priest-in-Charge; The Rev. Sylvia L. Howard is Assisting Deacon. Musicians are Barbara Crain and Douglas Tucker, playing organ and piano. Cantrix is Elizabeth Baumann. This Sunday's participants are: Lector Karen Walsh; Assisting Minister Lyle Gross; Acolyte Carol McCrary; Greeter Ann Langenfeld: Usher Tom Walsh; and Coffee Hour Hostess Kay White.
Father David writes:
"The Sunday After All Saints' Day (November 3)--The first lesson is from the book of Daniel, in which Daniel describes a vision he had which showed that the nature of God’s kingdom is eternal. Following up on that theme, the Response is Psalm 149, which describes the power of God’s faithful people over the unbelieving nations. The second lesson is from the letter of Paul to the believers in Ephesus, in which Paul describes the power of God over all the pomp of the nations. Finally, the Gospel lesson is from Luke, in which Jesus begins the sermon on the mouth with the Beatitudes and the command to love one’s enemies."
Mass at 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Salem, on Wednesday, November 6, will celebrate William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury during the second World War.
Mass at 4:00 p.m. at St. John’s on Thursday, November 7 will celebrate Saint Willibrord who was from Northumbria in England, but was a missionary to northern Europe and became the first Bishop of Utrecht. He died in 739.
"Coffeehouse Church" is set for 5:00 P.M. this Sunday. This informal, interactive service takes place in the church's undercroft. A meal and fellowship follow. This casual service has begun a new tradition, and is held on the first Sunday evening of the month. Inaugurated in October, 2019, the service was well-attended last month. The community is warmly invited to attend.
Rev 10/28/2019 - dlb