Thank you & I'm sorry
Dear friends and members of St. Matt's,
I want to begin by thanking all of you so much for your wonderful support this last weekend at the auction. It was such a lovely evening, and such a gift to be together. The Vestry and I are also deeply grateful for the ways you made the evening brighter with your presence and your laughter, for the items you offered, the items you bid on, and the ways you just simply gave to support our life together in Christ. Thank you so much for your continued love of St. Matt's and for all the ways you make this a safe, welcoming, loving community for all people.
I want to offer my gratitude as well to Pam and Anne, our intrepid Wardens, for leading the charge on this event (and really, for all they do behind the scenes!). And to our Vestry for the ways they helped to plan, set up, and prepare for the auction. I'm not going to name names further than that at this moment - because Pam does that below in her note of thanks. So please take a look at that, too. Thank you all so very much.
I also want to thank you all who participated in Rise Against Hunger on Saturday. What an amazing achievement to have 110 folks sign up from St. Matt's. And special thanks to the Wi-Act Steering Committee for all of their hard work pulling this incredible event off each year. It's always such a gift to see the community come together to help some of neighbors far away.
On Sunday, the Gospel passage we'll hear from Luke is one of my favorites. I think when it came up a few years ago, I reminded some of you of the song some of us learned as children. If you don't know it - or if you'd like to have it stuck in your head for a while, you can find it here...along with some really hilarious cartoon images of Jesus and Zacchaeus. I apologize in advance if it gets stuck in your head (really, I'm sorry!). Come join us on Sunday and see the Lord. I won't even make you climb a tree. And I promise not to sing this song as part of the sermon. :)
Until then, remember that God loves you. And so do I.
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