February 4, 2018: Parish News

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We welcome Jameson Anthony & Zoe James, as our newest members of St. Jude’s through their Holy Baptism today. Congratulations and welcome to our family.

2017 End of Year statements are now available in the Narthex (back of Church). Please pick up yours today. If there are any errors or omissions, please contact Rhonda in the parish office. Thank you.

2018 Sign-up Sheets for Flowers, Candles and Sanctuary Lamps are posted on bulletin board outside of parish hall. Notice the changes:  Candles and Sanctuary Lamps will be on a weekly basis at $20.00 a week.  Please sign up today for your dedications to help with the costs of flowers, candles, etc. Thank you for your continued support.

“The Path to Happy.”  In Lent?  Yes!  The Rev. Dr. John McGinty, rector of St. Anselm’s, Shoreham, and former Diocesan Canon for Formation and Dean of the Mercer School, will lead us on a Lenten “journey to happiness, and even joy” on Friday, February 23, from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The registration fee of $10 includes lunch.  Please complete the attached flyer and submit to the parish office by Wednesday, February 21st.

Do you consider yourself a “newcomer?” Perhaps you have been worshiping with us for a few years but you really don’t know much about the Church. If so, you and your family are invited to a Newcomer’s Brunch on February 24, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., in the Parish Hall. At the Brunch, we will have tasty goodies, hear about the many activities at St. Jude and ways that you might wish to be involved, and have a Nook and Crannies Tour (There is far more to the church than you probably would expect.) There will also be activities for children. The Brunch is FREE. Please email or call Rhonda by Wednesday, February 21, Noon, to let her know you are coming and how many in your family are coming. You may reach Rhonda at 516.221.2505 or sjwantagh1@verizon.net.

Is the business of the world affecting your prayer life and/or connection with God? Beginning on Sunday, February 18, our 6:00 p.m. mass is changing format to be a Lectio Divina Mass. Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word. The Mass will include Divine Reading, Prayers, Meditative Music, and the Holy Eucharist. We believe it will not only increase your connection to God, but also to help prepare you for the week to come. The Lectio Divina Mass will be held in the Chapel.