Due to the inclement weather, all services are canceled.
This coming Saturday, Christ Church begins its week of hosting "To Our House," the thermal homeless shelter. Many of you have signed-up to help in a variety of ways, and that's greatly appreciated! The sign-up board is in the Commons, and if you want to help, check where you can fill in. Certainly being present in the evenings is always welcomed.
On Saturday, we will celebrate the marriage of Kristen Strouth and Caleb Bradley. Kristen and Caleb have been faithful Canterbury Fellowship members for the past four years.
Sunday will mark a full day in our corporate life. The Holy Eucharist, Rite II will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Christian education for children and young adults will take place at 9:30 a.m. Because the parish hall will be set-up for TOH, we will not have a forum, but come and enjoy coffee and conversation. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. after which the Vestry will meet. The New River Convocation will meet at St. John's Church, Wytheville at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Delegates to Diocesan Convention and others interested in what business we will tend are invited to come.
Next Friday, January 18th, the Rev. Peter and Eileen Mayo-Smith from the UK will arrive and spend the week here in Blacksburg before attending Diocesan Convention. Peter was formerly the rector of St. Michael and All Angels Church in Haworth, and now serves a joint Anglican - Methodist congregation in the village of Eldwick.
A couple of forthcoming events to note: On Wednesday, January 23, Canterbury Fellowship will meet for the new semester at 5:30 p.m. then at 6:00 p.m. the parish is invited to a "Welcome Back" potluck dinner in the parish hall to celebrate the return of our students as well as Peter and Eileen Mayo-Smith. If you can help set-up or clean-up, please speak with me; your help is much appreciated.
Upcoming events in our parish life to put on your calendar are:
- Monday, Jan. 14 - Education for Ministry, 7:00 p.m. (Library)
- Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Rector's Bible Study, 12:00 noon
- Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Tai Chi, 10:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Epiphany Hosts Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 16 - Adult Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 17 - Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.