On Stewardship Sunday, our parishioners turn in pledge cards that state their intended contribution to the church for the coming year. Here Father Paul prays over the pledges. The pledge cards will be used by the parish council to prepare a reasonable budget for the parish.
Garden Center Visit For November
Our visit started with Fr. Paul telling the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man. Both men had very different fates. The Rich Man, because of his love of money and his neglect of showing compassion for the poor, did not share in the ever lasting life with Jesus. But, when the poor man died, the angels carried him to heaven where he suffered no more.
Fr. Paul said just like a farmer must plant his seeds deep in good soil to reap a good crop, so we should plant our faith deep in our heart and take care not to have weeds, which are idols.
All the residents held their candles as we prayed the Lord's Prayer. Jimmy, our newest resident in the red shirt, held his candle high as a bright smile never left his face.
Our visit ended with snacks, conversation and Janet's annual Thanksgiving poem, "Gobble Gobble".
Lecture In Alaska
Floyd Franz OCMC missionary was the organizer of the seminar. Fr. Andrew followed him speaking on Alcoholism and the Family.
Fr. Andrew speaking at the Diocesan Assembly with Bishop David present. He said that he was sure the Seminar was effective.
This moose was in someone's backyard eating trees. This is not unusual in Anchorage.
Fr. Andrew with one of the seminar participants. The photo was taken after a group photo supporting the Standing Rock protest.
Bishop David giving the final blessing at the end of the liturgy on Sunday.
Fr. Andrew lighting candles for all who supported his seminar on Alcoholism in Alaska . The relics of St. Herman are in the background.
Food For The Christian Soul Visits Kama Indian Bistro
This Sunday our Food For The Christian Soul Ministry visited Kama Indian Bistro.
A variety of exotic teas were offered and came with a "Perfect Tea Timer" for brewing.
The food was delicious and the fellowship was wonderful.
Our thanks to our ministry leader, Matt for yet another great dining experience.