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Beloved Siblings in Christ,
Although All Saint's Day was actually earlier this week, we will mark the occasion on Sunday, November 7th, will the blessing of our altars of remembrance. You are encouraged to bring photos and mementoes of lost loved ones to place on the altars - one in Lady Chapel, one in the Church Down Under, and one at Liturgy on the Lot. Likewise, we will have cardboard crosses for you to write the names of loved ones for inclusion. The altars will all be blessed as part of the service.
Remembrance Sunday follows on November 14th. Remembrance Sunday is marked on the second Sunday of November in modern times, although it was initially recognized on Armistice Day - the day when the second world war ended. As they years moved on and there were more great wars and armed conflicts, Remembrance Sunday came to honor all who have served in the military for our country or any other. Please send names of anyone you would like included in the bulletin to Angela Tilley by November 8th.
Thank you all for submitting your pledge cards for consecration Sunday. We have gathered a total of $512,951.93 with 147 pledges. While we are so grateful for your commitments so far, we are still $237,049 short of our goal. It also means that there are hundreds of parishioners who have not yet committed to helping support this community. Your gifts are necessary to maintain our building, to engage in outreach, and prepare youth for the world. We need your help to continue our excellent Christian education opportunities, to participate in the wider Episcopal community, and to engage in advocacy. If you have not made a pledge because you think your gift is too small, please consider whether a modest gift is better than no gift at all. You may pledge online; by using a pledge card found in the back of the pews and on the welcome table; or by contacting our financial secretary Jenny Robertson. Your pledge is a confidential expression of faith and we urge each and every one of you to take part.
Finally, the best Sunday of the whole year is coming up, Daylight Savings Sunday! Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour this weekend, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep.
Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.
The clergy and staff of Trinity Episcopal Church +