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All Saints Day


The Collect for today:

O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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Third Sunday of Advent -Joy! and Sorrow

Today is the third Sunday of Advent.  The Sunday of Joy!  This is the song you would hear if you came to church with me.


It’s hard to feel joy today.  We buried Colin’s Mom yesterday.  It was such a sudden, unexpected shock, we’re all kind of numb today.  I know we should feel joy.  It’s like Colin says ‘if Mom doesn’t get into Heaven, there’s no hope for any of us’.  So we will try to celebrate with joy this Sunday.  It’s what Mom would have wanted.

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We’ve been working on our Autumn nature table for a while now.  I had wanted to make teasel mice, I finally even tracked down some teasels but just didn’t get them finished.

Ella had great fun making the Four-Season vase for our nature table.  We used tissue paper that represented all the seasons, including some sparkly white.


Our table seemed a little bare, so I whipped up some friends for the hedgehog.


And here’s our finished table.  I’m waiting for a beautiful fall silk from Beneath the Rowan Tree but Ella couldn’t wait to show her little fuzzy friends.

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