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8/9/19 Community Mass on the Grass and Picnic

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Proper 14 BCP 232)

I am looking forward to Sunday! Why? Because we are having our annual community picnic! I always love celebrating and praising God while out in God's beautiful creation! We will have a big pavilion set up on the front lawn and we will enjoy the weather, whatever we get, and we will celebrate God's goodness out in creation. We will also be joining in fellowship and fun with delicious lunch and desserts, and perhaps a little corn hole tournament.

Also this Sunday we will be trying out a Thanksgiving for Creation liturgy out of the New Zealand Prayer Book. The New Zealand Prayer Book comes from our brother and sister Anglicans in New Zealand and they have a wonderful service especially set aside for the thanksgiving of creation. It will be similar in structure to both our Episcopalian and Lutheran ways of doing church, but the wording will be a little different.

I hope you will join in and celebrate God's marvelous creation with me this Sunday. I am looking forward to the service, the lunch, the fellowship and the fun!

See you in church!

Elizabeth+

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