The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Peace. (Numbers 6: 24-26)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alas, VBS is Over

Vacation Bible School has come, and it has gone.  We had a wonderful group of kids that came and sang and learned that God made them, God listens to them, God watches over them, God loves them no matter what, and God gives good gifts.  They sang, they danced, they played, they learned, and they even spent time in the belly of a whale!  Can you imagine what we'll do next year?!

To all our volunteers, teachers, helpers and leaders - Martha, Tabitha, Mary Vay, Gayle, Kay, Brenda, Jean, Bill, Karen, Karen, Miles, Grace Anne, Annie, Abby, Josey, Jake, Jeanne, Ken, Alan, and Sara - I give you a hearty, "WELL DONE AND THANKS!"  And to my wife, Samantha, I must give a special thank you for organizing and running a fantastic VBS week.  The decorations are still up in the Parish Hall, and I hope that everyone will come by and see the pandas, the posters and our new "Old Rugged Cross" which was lovingly hand crafted by Frank and Peggy Ragland from antique wood donated by Barry and Connie Rambin.  Also, a special thanks to Sims Brown for cleaning the carpet so quickly and so well.

To the parents and grandparents of our attendees, I say thank you for sharing your children and grandchildren with us over the past five days.  We have all be blessed by our time together, and we are all looking forward to doing it again next year.

Fr. Michael+

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday Fish Fry

This Friday, the ECW will host a fish fry at Christ Memorial with the proceeds going to help fund our mission trip to Peru.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM until the fish runs out.  Lunches are $8 per plate.

Come early, eat often!

Fr. Michael+

VBS Approaches

Remember, Vacation Bible School starts next Tuesday, June 21.  There's still time to register kids, and there's still time to volunteer.

Call Fr. Michael or Samantha to get more details.

(318) 872-1144
(318) 840-9196

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Flowers to be Instituted

The Vestry and Parishioners of St. George's Episcopal Church cordially invite you to attend a Celebration of New Ministry and Institution of the Very Rev'd James Flowers (you might remember him) as Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church in Bossier City, Louisiana on June 23 at 7 PM.  A reception will follow.

St. George's is located at 1959 Airline Drive in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Jaime asked me to extend this invitation to all the folks at Christ Memorial, and I think it would be great if we could show up in force to support him in his new calling as Rector of St. George's.


Monday, June 6, 2011

June 6, D-Day

I cannot really comprehend the amount of courage that it took to land on a beach under heavy enemy fire.  This is just a clip from a movie, but if it helps us to remember the fortitude and the sacrifice of the members of "The Greatest Generation" then let us watch it again and again and again.

God bless America and all her ships at sea and her soldiers overseas!