Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Praise God

The appointed Psalm for the Eucharist today is Psalm 150 and it is appropriate for the eve of Thanksgiving:

Praise the Lord!
Praise God in his sanctuary;
   praise him in his mighty firmament!
Praise him for his mighty deeds;
   praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
Praise him with trumpet sound;
   praise him with lute and harp!
Praise him with tambourine and dance;
   praise him with strings and pipe!
Praise him with clanging cymbals;
   praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Psalm 150 is a good reminder to praise God from whom all good things come. Take a few minutes today to give praise to God.

Let us pray:  Almighty God, creator of all that is, seen and unseen, we give you thanks for all of the blessings of this life and for your immeasurable love for us as expressed in the life, death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus Christ, send your Holy Spirit to sanctify our praise.  Amen.


RCB Kids: Jillian and Jo want to thank our St. Aug's family for adopting the Rainbow Connection as your Christmas outreach this year. The Rainbow Connection is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving children living with cancer or blood disorders, and their families. Activities include: The Rainbow Connection Camp, community education, holiday parties, parent support activities, quarterly newsletters, and outings. We have a Christmas party for them each year, with a Santa shop where the children may choose a few gifts. As mentioned in Church, we are most in need of gift cards and gifts for teenagers. If you'd prefer, you can give a cash donation to Jillian. We will be shopping for gifts on December 12, and would appreciate having all donations in hand by then.

Sunday, 25 November, we will celebrate our Thanksgiving feast in Sutton Hall after the 9:00 a.m. service where Fr. Kern Huff will be the preacher and the main celebrant. Please remember to bring your dish to share.

Advent begins on Sunday, 2 December, as well as our new Adult Christian Education series from Kerygma on Handel’s Messiah where we will explore:

Comfort, Comfort My People

Who shall Abide the Day of His Coming?

For Unto Us a Child is Born

Glory to God in the Highest

PRAYER LIST: Please remember everyone on our Prayer List, especially all of those who serve in the medical field, all of those who are unemployed, all of those who are alone this Thanksgiving, all of those serving in the Armed Forces who are away from home, all of those who are in the hospital during this holiday season, and for Izzola Collins, Gladys, Patricia, Betty and Duane.

Your servant in Christ,

Fr. Chester J. Makowski+
St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church
Galveston, Texas 77550

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