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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22rd : It’s Wine & Cheese/Silent Auction time once again.
You may begin to bring in auction items no later than 9am Saturday, November 22, 2014. We need your auction item(s) to be labeled with your name or other donor, description of the items(s), the dollar value, and lowest allowable bid amount, if one.
Bring wine or other beverages, snacks, cheeses, dips, munchies for the occasion. And of course, plan on attending.
The Wine & Cheese Committee
Again this year, St. Matthew’s will be holding a pie/bake sale on Sunday, November 23 just in time for Thanksgiving. If you would like to bake a pie or other breads/desserts, please contact Vivian Silliman. If you would like to purchase a pie, bring $10.00 (or multiples thereof) to both coffee hours on Sunday November 23.
All proceeds benefit St. Matthew’s Outreach ministries. Laurel Iavarone will also be raffling off her famous “Cornucopia.”
In case you couldn’t make it to church today, or you just wanted to hear it again, Courtenay McKeon did a great job!
Today, Mother Carrie read a beautiful Thomas Merton Prayer for the congregation as part of her sermon. You can listen below.
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
― Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude