Monday, December 21, 2015

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR CHRISTMAS FEAST: Christmas Day Eucharist and Supper Father John and Doña Terri

Dear Friends:
Thank you all for making our Advent celebrations so special!  Now the Christmas Feast is upon us!  Terri and I are hosting a Christmas Eucharist and Supper at our home in Jacarandas y Gravileas at 3pm on Christmas Day.  About nine have said they would be coming.  All are welcome!

When you get to the Garita (gate) the "codigo" is 5326 and the call button.  We will press a button for you to enter.  At the gate office just say you are going to the Smith's at "Flor de Maria" Casa 10.  Just come up the road from the gate and make a left after the "tumulo" (speed bump).  We're in the white house on the left and will be looking for you!  Sounds complicated, but it's not ;-)

Our Christmas celebration will continue with our regular Sunday schedule on December 27th at 10am.

St. Alban's made thank you gifts to those who help with the set-up of our chapel each Sunday.  We are sending Deacon Phyllis Q1000 for a special celebration for the children of the church in Chimaltenango.  We are also buying school books for the children in Chucalibal after the first of the year when they start classes.  We are putting together a budget to help the Guatemala Project sponsored by my former parish.  It helps support trained health promoters in 22 villages in the Western Highlands and purchase needed supplies.  U.S. Tax deductible contributions can be made to St. Michael's Guatemala Project.  I will personally see that the checks are received and see that each donor a report on how money was used. Thanks for your stewardship in helping with these projects of the Episcopal Church.  St. Alban's can continue to do much good and more in the years ahead!

Have a blessed Christmas- let us be united in prayer for one another!  John+ and Terri

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