Poinsettias: Thanks to everyone who purchased Poinsettias. They made the chancel look extra special for Christmas. And because so few plants were taken home on Christmas they made the church look exceptional for even a few more Sundays.
Coats: The coats and hats, and mittens and scarves donated in December and January were taken to Grace Reformed Church on Pelham Road. The bitter cold made them timely gifts, so all donated items were greatly appreciated. Welcome New Members: The Altar Guild is pleased to welcome three new members to the Guild. They are Jill Holls, Colleen Osborn, and Sharon Schmult. The Guild looks forward to working with them and will appreciate their help with our activities.
January Meeting: Because of the poor weather conditions in early January, the Altar Guild cancelled their Epiphany Party scheduled for January 8. They rescheduled the Party and it was held on Wednesday, January 29 instead. All who attended enjoyed the fellowship and were enthusiastic in planning activities for the upcoming months.
February Meeting: The Altar Guild will not hold a meeting in February. Their next meeting will be March 12th at 6:00 p.m. It will conclude before the 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service begins so those wishing to attend the 7:00 service will have the opportunity to do so.
All women are welcome to the meeting, so come help the Altar Guild keep the church looking its best. One responsibility is the changing of the paraments on the Altar to reflect the church season. For example, you likely noticed that the paraments have been green for the past several weeks. That color reflects Epiphany’s message of Christ’s revelation to the Gentiles, along with an emphasis on extending Christ’s kingdom through missions. Green, symbolizing growth, is by far the most common color used for paraments. Lutheran Worship calls for its use during the seasons of Epiphany and Pentecost. Currently, green will remain the parament color until Ash Wednesday.