Service at 9:00 a.m. December 6, 2020 via Zoom
Please remember Dr. Brad Peck in your prayers today. He is having surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in Rochester. And remember his after-care nurse, Shari, as well.
The Vestry met, briefly, on Sunday with Ron Schlegal, President of R. Kelley, Inc. That’s the company that has made the tower repairs and the company that we are considering for the major repair yet to come. No decision has been made as there is a lot more background work to do to determine the best path forward. John Taylor, Junior Warden, is coordinating the effort.
By a unanimous E-vote, the Vestry has granted approval for replacement of all the gutters on the former Rectory with the work to be completed by B&B Builders – “the porch guys.” The money will come from what remains of the Capital Campaign funds.
Just a reminder to the families with children and youth . . . we have an Advent curriculum up and running on the web! Contact Jessica Ashley McMaster at email@example.com to be connected.
As the church is closed to in-person services until 2021, it has been decided that the service for Christmas Eve will be Lessons and Carols, taken from King’s College, Cambridge, and the service they began in 1918. We will be using the King James Version (translation) of the Bible with seven readers, two soloists, and Daniel Chang at the organ. The service will begin at 4 p.m. via Zoom and all are welcome to “tune in.”
From the Communications Director at Rural and Migrant Ministries, Grayson Morley . . .URGENT: We are in need of a donation of a car in good working order for one of our youths who grew up in our programs. He needs transportation to finish college and receive his degree. If you or anyone you know has a lead on such a donation, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
The good news is that St. John’s, Wellsville, has managed to gather all the new coats and boots they need for the schools. So, Outreach Chair, Debbie Cole Wenderlich, turned to Family Promise to help and here’s the result:
‘It took a few tries but I have developed an angel tree for the 2 Family Promise families we have been given. If people have questions, tell them to contact me. Here is the link.
I just signed up for “St. John’s Canandaigua Angel Tree” and you should too! Click here now: https://signup.com/go/fWwoJfM
Are you a knitter? Tom Carter and the Gleaners Community Kitchen would like to be able to give away hand-knit hats and gloves or mittens for adults. They are not looking for kids’ sizes, just adults. If you are interested, please drop them off at Gleaners (their door is open M – F, 8:30 – 12:30) or the parish office before December 18. Thanks!
Please – if you haven’t made your 2021 pledge to the church, do it today. We are struggling with next year’s budget, so every pledge is especially important. If you need a pledge card, call Linda in the parish office and she’ll send one out.
Nominations are now open for positions on the SJEC Vestry. We need three people for the full three year terms. If you are interested in throwing your name into the ring, please let Senior Warden, Debbie Cole-Wenderlich, know. It’s a minimal commitment of time with a group of funny, articulate, and devoted folks.