Ascension News (January 7, 2022)

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Last Sunday, January 2, began the Epiphany Season, the Season that begins with the ‘showing forth’ of the Christ Child to the ‘visitors from the East.’ You all know well the event …”the star went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the Child was….  When they saw the child with his mother Mary, they knelt down and worshiped him.’ (Matthew 2:9-11) 

As the ‘wonderous star’ led the wise men to the Baby Jesus, may the light of the ‘wonderous star’ guide you and protect you along life’s pathways. 

No new news, just a few reminders:

  • You all know now that due to the COVID situation and as per direction from the Diocese, all in-person worship has been cancelled.  However, with thanks especially to Rev’d Lynn and of course the rest of those who make this possible, there was on-line service this past Sunday, and the on-line service will take place again next Sunday, January 9, at 11 o’clock and on January 16, at 11 o’clock.  As usual, these services are recorded so you can view them later via the Parish’s facebook page or on our YouTube channel. The situation will be evaluated on January 17, and if there are any changes you will be notified.
  • The general church office is also closed to the public until further notice.  If there should be a pastoral emergency, please contact Rev’d Lynn at 682-8500. If it is not really an urgent call, you may leave a message on the office phone, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
  • As for your church givings, you can drop them off at the drop box on the front steps of the church (to the right).  Don’t worry, the mailbox is checked regularly.  Thanks for your continued support.  If you should give a donation in a plain envelope, please make sure your name, envelope number, and the amount is on the envelope to ensure you receive credit on your yearly tax receipts.  Thank you!!
  • This continues to be a very difficult time for many, especially those who live alone.  If you know of such a person, you may like to give him/her a call, a text, an email (whatever means you prefer to use) to let them know you are concerned about their well-being.  It is always nice to know that someone cares.
  • The next Mount Pearl Community Supper will be on Wednesday, January 12, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This supper will be take-out only and can be picked up at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 111 Richard Nolan Drive during that time.

I trust with God’s help you are doing well with any resolutions you may have made for 2022.

God Bless you all,
Jean (On behalf of the Ascension)