Saint Nicholas Delaware

Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church, Newark, Delaware

From the Pastor’s Pen

The Pastor at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church publishes a newsletter — The Anchor — weekly. Here is the latest:

For the Week of October 13 – October 19
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

A reminder that this Sunday we will celebrate the Parish/Community Garden ministry as part of the 10 am service. Then at 12:30 we will be joined by folks from Saint Thomas’s to send off, with our blessing, our three missioners to serve those legally seeking asylum in the United States at the border crossing in Brownsville, Texas.

Looking ahead so that you can mark your calendars, the community Thanksgiving service will be held at Kingswood United Methodist Church at 7pm on Tuesday the 26th of November. For a number of years, Saint Nicholas’s has joined with Kingswood and Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for worship at Thanksgiving.

Also, note that our Christmas Eve service will be held on the 24th of December (Tuesday) at 5 PM, not 7 PM. The Christmas Day service will be at 10am.

Finally, I look forward to all of us being together on Sunday the 27th of this month for our annual Stewardship Breakfast.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of October 6 – October 12
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

Next Sunday, the 13th of October, we will celebrate the ministry of the Saint Nicholas’ Parish/Community garden. This garden is the product of the hard work of a team of volunteers who have pitched in to support this effort. This year, we are particularly thankful for the new water collecting system made possible by a government grant and the physical labor of many parishioners.

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We humbly pray that your gracious providence may give and preserve to our use the harvests of the land and of the seas, and may prosper all who labor to gather them, that we, who are constantly receiving good things from your hand, may always give you thanks; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of September 29 – October 5
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

We are invited to join the people of Saint Thomas’ Newark on Wednesday the 9th of October for the installation of Father Howell Sasser as their Rector. The service begins at 6:00 PM.

Saint Thomas is our neighbor parish. We have inaugurated a joint mission project to engage in the interfaith ministry in Brownsville, Texas that serves families and individuals who are legally seeking asylum at the international border crossing. A team from Saint Thomas’ and Saint Nicholas’ will be participating in this ministry in October. More about this in next week’s Anchor.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of September 22 – September 28
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

I am sure that you all will join me in thanking our ad hoc team that has worked on the design and implementation of a security system for Saint Nicholas’ Church. Now our outdoor lighting is being improved, new locks have been installed on the front doors, and closed circuit TV monitoring has been installed. My thanks also to the Vestry for exercising leadership by setting this work in motion, and to all who have contributed to the cost of the project.

On Saturday the 28th of this month, the Vestry will be meeting for a morning workshop. The focus of the workshop will be on the life and work, the mission and ministry of this parish over the next several years, and how all this will be sustained. Again, my thanks to the Vestry for its willingness to do the work of leadership.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of September 15 – September 21
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

The Ministry of hospitality is a core ministry of the Church. It is an act of caring, nurturing and inviting; an act of concern for the wellbeing of stranger and friend alike. This Sunday we will acknowledge and commend the hospitality ministry of the Seamen’s Center at the Port of Wilmington.

People from many nations, serving on the merchant vessels that bring the goods of the world to our country through the Port of Wilmington, are blessed by the hospitality offered to them through the ministry of the Seamen’s Center. An ear for listening to their stories, transportation to shops, gifts of warm clothing, items of personal hygiene, and holiday remembrances are made available to these seafarers by the Seamen’s Center.

The Vestry joins me in commending the Seamen’s Center for your prayers and support. The insert in the service booklet contains information for providing Christmas gifts for those who find themselves far from home and family during the Christmas celebration.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of September 8 – September 14
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

Hurricane Dorian, like an irritating guest, just will not leave. As I write this on Wednesday afternoon, Dorian has blasted the Virgin Islands and devastated the Bahamas. It is now determining just how it plans to visit the East Coast of the United States. Who knows the final cost in lives and property Dorian will deliver before blowing itself out.

Episcopal Relief and Development has put out a call for financial resources to assist those who are, or will be, casualties of Dorian’s force and fury. If you would like to make a contribution to Episcopal Relief and Development, you can do so by making a check payable to Saint Nicholas’ Episcopal Church and in the memo write ERD/Dorian. We will send the total of our Saint Nicholas’ collection to Episcopal Relief and Development following Sunday the 15th of September.

That it may please thee to support, help, and comfort all who are in danger, necessity, and tribulation, we beseech thee to hear us, good Lord. (BCP The Great Litany)

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of September 1 – September 7
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

What does a member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and two members of Saint Nicholas’ Episcopal Church have in common? They are the pioneer team from the Episcopal Church in Delaware volunteering to share in the asylum ministry of Team Brownsville at the United States/Mexican border in Brownsville, Texas. This inter-parish ministry has been titled Brownsville Love.

Team Brownsville is a volunteer organization formed by the faith community and others in Brownsville. Its mission is to minister to families and individuals “Legally seeking asylum in the United States.” As its web page states, these volunteers “Prepare, deliver, and serve delicious meals, prepared with love to families waiting for the chance to legally cross the border and seek asylum.”

These parishioners, with the blessing of our Bishop, will take part in Team Brownsville’s mission beginning October 17; and upon their return, they will share what they witnessed and experienced with our two Newark Parishes as well as with other interested parishes of the Episcopal Church in Delaware.

Our connection with Team Brownsville is through the Episcopal Church of the Advent, one of its founding members. Of the many who legally make a claim for asylum, only a few will actually receive it. However, all are fellow human beings and worthy of “the cup of human kindness.” Team Brownsville exists to provide that kindness with love, reaching out to others who share in the image of God.

These parishioners are the first of what might be many more from Delaware, including UD students, who journey to Brownsville and reach out to others at the Brownsville/Matamoros International Bridge. Thus, whether they secure asylum or not, these folks will know that they have been loved and respected.

If you would like to contribute to the ministry of these parishioners and Team Brownsville, please do the following: make your check payable to Saint Nicholas’ Episcopal Church and in the memo write Border Mission /Brownsville Love. You may place your check in the offering basket on a Sunday or mail it to: Saint Nicholas’ Episcopal Church, 10 Old Newark Road, Newark, DE 19713.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of August 18 – August 24
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

In 1619, nineteen persons disembarked from an English privateer at Jamestown in the colony of Virginia. They were the first of what would be hundreds of thousands of enslaved persons from the continent of Africa who would spend their lives as chattel and beasts of burden, the property of European colonizers and their descendants.

Some 170 years later, the Constitution of the United States was produced by our Founders and it enabled the continuation of enslaving human beings. The trauma of slavery is seeded in the story of America and its fruits still feed bigotry and nourish division.

Yet, when we listen to those “Better angels” as they speak to our souls and the soul of our nation, we know that such fruit is unhealthy for us and for this country. The creation story is the story of humanities creation in the image of the creator, not qualified by skin color or gender. The cross and resurrection, as Paul would clearly see, mark God’s victory on behalf of all humanity.

One nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Liberty and justice, two sides of the same coin. There is no justice without liberty and there is no liberty without justice.

Pray God that we hear and listen to those “Better Angels.”

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of August 11 – August 17
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

This week I remembered to buy school supplies to add to the collection for the Fill the Bus campaign. In just a few weeks, they will be in the possession of a local child entering school for another year of “Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.” While summer will not be officially over, it will be more behind than with us.

During the months ahead, as we worship and work in the fellowship of this faith community, let’s be mindful that we must not take for granted that this community is ordained to go on into the future. It can, it may; but not because we wish it so, or because we close our eyes and cross our fingers. If the story of Saint Nicholas’ is a story about living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus through the way we live together, the way we welcome newcomers, and by the way we reveal God’s love and kingdom to friend and stranger alike; then it is a story each of us needs to be responsible for telling. What was planted 55 years ago, and nurtured through those years, will not continue to be fruitful if the day comes when there are no gardeners left able to tend and care for it.

So, let’s make the months ahead a season of exploring and enabling the future of this community of Jesus’ people. This will not be a one and done exercise. This will be the work and ministry of each of us. I spread this before you, not to sow despair, but because I for one do not believe the Spirit of the living God is ready to give up on Saint Nicholas’, nor that the Spirit intends for us to give up. We have this treasure, let’s rejoice in it and keep it available and alive for generations to come.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of August 4 – August 10
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

Three weeks ago, I received a copy of a letter written by the six Bishops of the Episcopal Dioceses in Texas. It was about what they were witnessing as a human catastrophe at the border with Mexico. Like many of you, I have been following the border story for some time through the reporting in the national media. But, with the Bishop’s letter, I was being informed by my fellow Christians and Episcopalians.

So, I decided to pursue the story. I contacted the Diocese of West Texas and was directed to the Church of the Advent in Brownsville, Texas. The parish is located at the border, where as the saying goes, The Rubber hits the Road.

I received an immediate response from Ms. Andrea Rudnik of the Church of the Advent who is engaged with an inter-faith group of volunteers who minister with asylum seekers on both sides of the border. In response to my question about how parishes outside the area might become helpfully involved she wrote:

The areas where churches can get involved are through raising funds for the ongoing work and by sending ministry teams. We are currently supplying daily meals, hygiene supplies, portable toilets and water, critical elements that are completely missing in the plaza area where these people wait. There is no shelter for most people, no toilets or running water, no place to bath or cook, basically nothing.

Since I had now involved myself, I decided to share this involvement with others. Amongst those with whom I shared the Church of the Advent story, one parishioner picked right up on it. I have also made initial approaches with the Episcopal parishes in New Castle County and have met with Fr. Sasser of Saint Thomas’. Also, I have a meeting scheduled with Bishop Brown later this month.

This ministry will be included in the Rector’s time at our next Vestry meeting. One of our church members is preparing to be our pioneer volunteer from St. Nicholas’. Fr. Sasser has garnered interest at St. Thomas’, and we will bring together interested and concerned members of both parishes.

Indeed, if you are interested in joining her and me in conversation with St. Thomas’, please let me know, either in person or at laneiii@hotmail.com.

For me, this involvement is not political, it is simply about hearing Jesus: I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ Matt. 25

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of July 21 – July 27
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

Each evening last week, a group of children and adults gathered in community as Saint Nicholas’ Vacation Bible School. I was privileged to experience some of the fellowship and excitement of this intergenerational event. It was indeed special, and to make it so took a lot of dedication and hard work by our team of adult leaders.

With prayer, music, art, storytelling, breaking bread together, and play, the members of the Vacation Bible School explored and lived into the theme of the great commandment, Love God/Love Neighbor. What and who is neighbor was the underlying question that stimulated each evening’s program. The answer to that, based on the Biblical narrative in the Gospels and from Saint Paul, is that our neighbor is every woman, every man, every child, for each is created in the image of God.

You might remember that beautiful photo of our earth taken from space during one of the Apollo missions. There floating in space is my home, your home, the home of every human being. Indeed, there floating in space is our neighborhood, the neighborhood God created for us all. To be a resident in this neighborhood is not conditioned on race, gender, ethnic background, sexual orientation, or nationality, just simply on being human.

My thanks to the community of Saint Nicholas’ Vacation Bible School for encouraging me to be mindful of my neighbor.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of July 7 – July 13
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

If I gave you two chances to answer this question- What is the importance of the number 189? – what would be your response? Well, you would probably be wrong both times. So here is the answer and it involves our dear friends Maria and Joseph Tucker. The number 189 is the total of the years of their marriage, 64; the years of Joseph’s priesthood, 35; and the years of Joseph’s life, 90.

Fr. Joseph and Maria have been part of the Saint Nicholas’ family for many years, so you are invited to join them in the celebration of their life and ministry on Tuesday the 16th of July at 11AM. If you plan to do so, please let the Parish Office know by telephone or e-mail no later than July 12.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of June 30 – July 6
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

A number of years ago I spent part of an afternoon at the home for women, Notre Dame, in Port au Prince, Haiti. The home, and the care offered in it, was the work of the Sisters of Saint Margaret, an Episcopal order of nuns. I believe that there may have been as many as a dozen women living in this home located in one of the poorer sections of a city largely made up of poor sections.

The concrete block facility consisted of small rooms, the personal spaces for the women, and a modest community room that served as kitchen and dining area. A concrete pad provided outdoor activity space for the residence. A high wall and metal gate provided security. There was nothing physically attractive about Notre Dame, but spiritually it was alive and welcoming.

For the women living there, mostly folks whose families were too poor to care for them, or who were widowed and alone, it was a clean and caring haven. It was a place of love for those who had felt unloved. Indeed, it was a home and in the midst of much chaos, a place of peace.

The sisters of Saint Margaret were exercising the centuries old ministry of the Jesus Movement, the ministry of hospitality. For them, the residents of Notre Dame were not objects, were not be pitied; they were the wonderful gift of God, a gift that filled the hearts of the Sisters with joy and amazement.

I have not forgotten that little sign of the Kingdom of God present in the midst of some of the worst the kingdoms of this world can offer. It is so often that the grace and love of God is in our midst, not in great and mighty deeds, but in small and humble manifestations. Indeed God often meets us in the little things of life, so we must pay attention or we will miss that encounter.

Perhaps Paul had this in mind when he wrote: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of June 23 – June 29
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

I hope that you have the time and opportunity during the summer to relax from the routine of your lives. That is, in some fashion, find time for rest and refreshment, whether that be an adventure in some new place or at home sitting in the shade of the “old apple tree.”

Sunday morning will go on as usual here at Saint Nicholas’. The one routine that I do not recommend taking a holiday from is gathering with your brothers and sisters in Christ in the breaking of the bread and the sharing of the cup. When you are not here, you are missed. Each of you contribute to the whole that is Saint Nicholas’ Episcopal Church.

My prayers and best wishes for all. For those on the road, safe travels; and for those taking their “time off” at home, relax and enjoy.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of June 16 – June 22
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

I am happy to report that our Vacation Bible School team is hard at work preparing for this summer’s session. The dates for this summer are Monday the 8th of July through Friday the 12th. The VBS program will be held in the evening and the team will soon be publishing times and themes. Saint Nicholas’ offers VBS for both the children of our parish and the children of the community.

If you have children in your family or know children in your neighborhood, let them know about Saint Nicholas’ VBS and invite them to participate. This summer program can and should be yet another way of making our parish known in the community. It is, more importantly, a means for sharing the good news of Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of June 9 – June 15
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

As I write this, the commemorations of D Day are going on. Seventy-five years ago, the war on the Western Front of Europe began with a terrible cost in life and limb. There are still those alive who went through that maelstrom on the 6th of June in 1944, but their numbers dwindle. Those of you who have experienced the confusion and terror of battle can identify with their memories; the rest of us can only imagine.

So, we pause to commemorate the deeds of those who left the landing boats on June he 6th in 1944. And this year we do so as we approach the Day of Pentecost. The celebration of the empowering of the Church to be the voice and presence of the holy sanity of the Kingdom of God. In the face of all that is contrary, even as it was those Seventy-five years ago, we affirm with the Psalmist:

You send forth your Spirit, and they are created; *
And so you renew the face of the earth.
May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; *
May the LORD rejoice in all his works.
He looks at the earth and it trembles;*
He touches the mountains and they smoke.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;*
I will praise my God while I have my being.
May these words of mine please him;*
I will rejoice in the LORD.
Bless the LORD, O my soul*
Hallelujah!

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of May 19 – May 25
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

We continue in our days of celebration- the celebration of Easter, the empty tomb, the risen Jesus. Each Sunday morning we enter the nave to begin the resurrection celebration. We pass the Font containing the waters of Baptism. Before us is the Altar, the table from which we will receive the bread of heaven and the cup of salvation. We bring with us our joys and our sorrows, our strengths and our weaknesses, our hopes and our fears, our expectations and our doubts.

We are the community of the baptized, the Easter people, who gather as the Saint Nicholas’ fellowship and offer ourselves as a living sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for the grace and love of our God who is not far off; our God who is in our midst and who knows us by name. We are the beloved community, and for a moment at least, the time and place in which we gather is holy time and holy space. It is the time and space filled by the Spirit of God and by the people who have been anointed by that Spirit to be in the world but not of the world.

“See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them as their God;
they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes.
death will be no more;
mourning and crying and pain will be no more,
for the first things have passed away.” (Revelation 21)

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of May 12 – May 18
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

This Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Easter, is the day set aside as Mother’s Day. This day provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the love we have received from those who have nurtured and sustained us, even in the down times of our lives. We don’t earn this kind of love, it I freely given. It is gracious and it is healing. And, it is empowering.

So, we give thanks for those who are and who have been our mothers. We give thanks for the love we know and have known through their words, their smile, their embrace. May the Lord bless them and keep them.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of April 28 – May 4
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

I begin with that which has become all too familiar, another murderous terror attack on children, women and men as they gather for worship, in this case the celebration of Easter. Sri Lanka was not on my mind as I was getting ready to travel to Newark to celebrate Easter with all of you. But when I turned on the radio as I was pulling out of my parking space at Maris Grove, the jarring and awful news of the church bombings in that nation confronted me. Once again, intentional acts of cruelty defiled holy spaces where people were in communion with one another and with their God.

So it goes, synagogue, mosque and church become killing grounds for those who would sow the weeds of fear, doubt and despair to strangle the flowering plants of joy, confidence and hope. The attacks on Christians in Sri Lanka, gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, have now taken nearly 300 lives. Of course, we denounce this evil and condemn those who serve it. Of course, we mourn for those who died, and those who have been maimed, and those who lost loved ones and friends. And, we are reminded that the inspiration of those who are servants of evil is energized by hatred.

Hopefully, we are also mindful that the response to this evil is justice, not revenge. Justice at times may seem to move slowly while revenge can be swift and momentarily satisfying. But, revenge begets revenge while justice provides an opening for cleansing and renewal.

In these days of Easter, these days of resurrection and new life, we keep our eyes on the prize of the risen Jesus who tells us, as he told Peter, to feed and tend his sheep. The best response that we can give to evil is the response of Jesus, giving witness to faith, hope and love.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of April 21 – April 27
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

I am writing this piece on Holy Thursday morning. Before the day is over, we will have commemorated Jesus’ last gathering with his disciples before his arrest and execution. The Holy Thursday liturgy focuses on Jesus commandment that we love one another. He demonstrated this love through the washing of his disciples’ feet, and by sharing one last meal with them and identifying that meal with his self -offering.

In the day following, we will gather at the cross of Jesus as we rehearse his passion, and in humility acknowledge our need for the grace that flows from that passion. And then we will wait, wait until the gates of death are open, and in joy and wonder we greet the risen Lord.

The celebration of the Resurrection at Saint Nicholas’ will begin on the evening of Holy Saturday with the Great Vigil of Easter celebrated here jointly with Saint Thomas’. Then, the next morning, the Sunday of the Resurrection, we will continue the celebration as we gather to give God glory through song and prayer and to receive the holy food in the Eucharist.

The Good Friday Liturgy begins at 12PM.
The Great Vigil of Easter begins at 7 PM.
The Sunday Easter Liturgy begins at 10AM.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

For the Week of April 7 – April 13
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

From the Pastor’s Pen:
Dear Friends in Christ,

It is now April and Easter is just three weeks away. Once again, as with last year, we will open our Easter celebration with the Great Vigil of Easter beginning at 7 PM on Saturday the 20th. This will be the second joint Vigil held with Saint Thomas’. The first, last year, was held at Saint Thomas’.

The Great Vigil of Easter has deep roots in the liturgical life of the Church. In many places in the early life of the Church, it was the occasion for those entering their life in Christ to be baptized and then join in the full worshiping life of the Christian community. For those of us who have not participated in it, the Vigil will be a new liturgical experience. The lighting of the new fire, the smell of incense, the ringing of bells all point us to the joyful revelation of the empty tomb and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus which we affirm in the first Eucharist of Easter.

The second Easter celebration will take place on Sunday morning the 21st of April at 10 AM. For sure, children are encouraged to join in this celebration, the more the better.

Easter is the Queen of the Christian liturgical season. I look forward to seeing and being with you for at least one of these Easter celebrations.

Faithfully,
Bill
(The Very Reverend William B. Lane)

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