Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Weekly Reminders: October 23

Welcome: The Rev. Anne Clifton Hébert, who is filling our pulpit this morning, has served churches in Oklahoma, Michigan, New York and Texas. She is an Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary alumna and has found joy in learning throughout her life. Her son, Austen, lives in Fort Worth and she is married to David. They have one dog and three cats who keep them laughing and their household lively.

Sunday Circle, 12:45 pm: All women are invited to today’s Bible study. The focus will be on Matthew 5:4 and Luke 6:21b & 25b, Greatly Honored are the Mourners!

“Wonder Team” Sandwich Makers, Wednesday, October 26, 6 pm: Working together we will make 300+ sandwiches for Kids Meals. Come - make a difference!

Trunk-or-Treat, Next Sunday, 4 pm: All ages are invited to join the fun! Activities will include face painting, pumpkin toss, cookie decorating and much more!

St. John’s Breakfast, Saturday, November 5: Please gather at 8 am for breakfast followed by a program, “Nostalgia: Your Kind of Music” presented by Linda Dobbin and Johnny Dyson.

Braes Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, November 20, 4 pm: This special service will feature Pastor Tommy Williams (Westbury United Methodist) with music provided by the BIM Choir and St. John’s Bell choir.

St. John's Holiday Gift Market, Sunday, December 4: This special Holiday Gift Market will include many booths selling items that will benefit our community and the world. We are currently collecting items for the Silent Auction, which will also take place during the Holiday Gift Market. Please contact Claire MacAdam at 713.858.3315 if you would like to donate an item to the auction.

Celebrating Stewardship: Looking up to God
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back. Luke 6:38

I volunteer in the community because I firmly believe that what you are given is in a direct relationship to what you receive. So, if you are blessed with a great deal, you have a lot of giving to do. Also, volunteering is not about what you have but in giving who you are. This lifts up your neighborhood and yourself. ─ Jennifer Durand