Posted on in Vestry Corner by The Rev. David Marshall
Last Sunday morning we had a wonderful service, beginning with Lessons and Carols. The music and readings were so beautiful!
Fr. David celebrated in the new rose vestments, donated by Paul Holt in memory of his wife, Sunny.
The vestments and altar cloths were made by our own Diocesan Altar Guild, led by Sherry Garmin. The silk brocade fabric is crafted with such stunning artistry. We will get to see the Rose set again during Lent.
I want to say a special thank you to Jonathan Hanneman, our organist David Lepse, the choir, and Caitlin Danisher for their music. I also want to thank St. Agnes Guild members, especially Lu Gardiner, Ann-Patrice Riccardo, and Tina Bunes, for the beautiful and delicious reception after the service.
We received a lovely crèche Sunday, donated by Josef Hinkofer. It will be on display in the Parish Hall through Christmas.
I also want to celebrate…our new recycling dumpster! John Grasso let us know we could get this for free, and Chris Johns ordered it for us. Thanks, guys! I am proud to say our recycling dumpster is larger than our garbage dumpster! Soon we will be doing food waste composting. (More about that later.)
Chris Johns is still working through various details on our new furnaces. There have been some bumps along the way, but we are warm on Sundays now!
I have a little project to clean up and make a more welcome space at our back door. With the 12 step programs and music school, over 150 people a week come through that entrance. To that end, the metal storage cabinet has been sold on Craigslist and a new door mat has been put down. I gave the old metal folding chairs to Tent City 3 campers, who were thrilled to have them. We have some storage bins in the parish hall to give away, too.
Your Vestry is now working on our budget for 2015—not nearly as exciting as rose vestments and gleaming blue dumpsters, but critical to our mission. If you have not made a pledge for next year, please consider doing so!