Beloved parish member and retired deacon, Nancy A. Dubois died on Monday November 25 at Gifford Medical Center.
A funeral service celebrating Nancy's life will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 Summer St., Randolph, VT on Thursday December 12 at 2 O'Clock p.m. A reception will begin directly after the service in the Parish Hall as family members gather for a private committal service at Pleasant View Cemetery and then return to the reception. In lieu of flowers, offerings may be made to the Saint John's memorial fund.
All are invited to share in the joy of Rev Susan Berry Taylor’s ordination to the Sacred Order of the Priests in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church on Saturday, December 14th at 10:30 AM at St. John’s Episcopal Church. A brunch reception follows at the Rectory located at 4 Prospect Ave. in Randolph.
Nearly there, nearly here
We’re always on our way, never truly arriving until we depart our earthly existence. Returning to God, from where we came, is the journey from the moment we take our first breath. This is not breaking news. But knowing the destination and eagerly seeking reunion with our Creator informs our travel preparations and guides us along the way.
Advent acknowledges our sense of longing, our need to know that there is a light that will come to lead us out of darkness. At the Rectory, the place my family and I now call home, we’ve begun in earnest to push back the darkness. We’re stringing icicle lights around the porch, placing candles in the windows, lighting trees inside and out. We’re hanging garlands of light all around. It’s cozy, warm and inviting. But none of it is the real light that shines in our hearts.
Read more: Realized Rector's Message
A congregation gathers on a Sunday morning. There has been a lot of preparation. The altar has been set, bulletins have been printed, the heat turned up. The choir has practiced, the children have been at Sunday School. The words of Scripture, the hymns, the sermon, the prayers have challenged and inspired. All have come to the altar rail for Christ's body and blood. The fellowship of coffee hour awaits. The Church, St. Paul said, is the body of Christ and each a member. It's true! Never perfect, filled with all sorts and characters. And yet, a beautiful living organism of God's grace.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 10:00 AM Eucharist
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:00 AM Morning Prayer
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:00 PM Choir practice
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:00 PM Book discussion @ Rectory
Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:00 AM Morning Prayer
Services: Sunday - 10:00 a.m. | Sunday School: 9:45 AM | Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Tues & Thu 15 Summer Street, Randolph, Vermont 05060 | 802-728-9910 |