Last Sunday, on a brisk, sunny afternoon, members of the parish gathered to create sensory items for the Minnick School in Roanoke. Glitter found its way into water bottles with bright objects that floated when shook, into homemade playdough and into some participants' hair and clothing. The group also made scent cards with vanilla, cloves, mint and other delicious smells. Thank you to Rebbecca, Ethan and Gavin Jackson; Beth and Brook Smith; Sharon Everette; Linda Fox; Bill and Ginny Gardner; Billy Motley; Peter Vandenberg and Marty and Carter Holliday for a fun afternoon that will enhance the education of Minnick School students.“Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out Christ's compassion to the world." St. Teresa of Avila
In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, you will have the chance, over the next few Sundays, to order books that will enhance your understanding of this historic milestone. Both congregations will have displays of books that fall into three categories: books about Martin Luther; books containing the writings of Martin Luther and books about the Reformation and its context in 16th century Europe. The books you will see are display copies; you may order any of the books from Augsburg Fortress at 50 percent off the regular price plus free shipping. Order forms will be available at the book display. There is even a pop-up book about Martin Luther for children!
Come out this Saturday evening at 7:00 pm for an Oak Grove concert benefitting two organizations that provide holiday gifts for our neighbors: Christmas for Children and Silver Bells (children). Floyd Music School students will perform, as will the Mike Mitchell Bluegrass Trio. A meal will be served at 5:30 pm; music begins at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance for adults and $15 at the door. Children's tickets are $5, with children under 5 attending for free. To order your tickets in advance, call or email the parish office: 745-2096, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." - Martin Luther