​OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS:

1st………………….……Bill and Buzz Obier
3rd…………….………………Daniel Sandau
4th……………………………….Paul Sandau
6th………………………………..Stacy Krebs
13th………………………..……..Kohl James
14th………………….………Rebecca Landry
18th………………………..Sonya St. Romain
19th……………….……………Gunnar Green
21st…………….…………..Anita Thibodeaux
25th…………………………….Walter George
28th………………………….……….Jett Ellis
31st………………………………Earle Wagley

IN MEMORY OF:

12th (2011)…………..……….Tommu LaCaze
26th (2012)………………….Maebel Bergeron

OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES: 

2nd…………………….Harvey & Shirley Best
14th………….……………Taylor & Dede Best
24th………………..………Mike & Lisa James


PRAYER LIST:
Earle, Cody, Johnny, Will, Anthony, Reynard, Derrick, Gloria, Bessie, Shirley Jewell, Bryce, Hubert, Andrea Bodiford, Lisa Ward, Joe Achord, Mike Brouillette, Marsha Gaspard, John Lasseigne, Kenny Beard, Job Carr, William Moseley, William Morvant, Mike Guillory, Kenith Beard, John Lawson, Gail Marrionneaux, Helen Cole


October 2018


FORWARD DAY BY DAY booklets are available for those who have not received one.  This booklet covers the months of  August, September and October 2018 devotionals. These daily devotionals are keyed to the Daily Office readings in the Book of Common Prayer  and can be found among the pews or you may access the current daily devotional on line by clicking the link above.


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NATIVITY NEWSLETTER

A NEW “EPISCOPAL” COMMENTARY

 I was pleased to learn recently that the commentary The Bible for Everyone, with the publication of the final volume Revelation for Everyone, is now complete.  Attached to the New Testament portion of this thirty-five-volume set is the name of N. T. Wright, former Bishop of Durham in England and currently Research Professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, a British public university.

     I have been a fan of Dr. Wright for many years.  It was my honor to meet him recently in Houston at his Lanier Theological Institute lecture and book signing.  He has been featured on ABC News,  Dateline NBC, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air.  One of the world’s leading Anglican scholars, Dr. Wright pays respect to varying approaches to the study of scripture but is driven by “…a passionate conviction that scripture should be something that everyone can read, understand, and enjoy” (Google Books).

     Were it not for the American Revolution, The Episcopal Church would still be called the Church of England, in which both N. T. Wright and John Goldingay (the author of the Old Testament portion of the commentary) were ordained.  So that makes this work a virtual “Episcopal” commentary on the whole Bible, the only one I personally know of.  I commend it to you as an excellent initial study for use by clergy and lay alike.

     When we started our Wednesday night class on Revelation, the commentary was not complete.  However, with the publication of Revelation for Everyone, I have ordered and received twelve copies to be distributed this week (3 October 2018) to class members.  

     I hope you join us!

_________________________________JP+ 


THE NATIVITY NEWSLETTER IS PUBLISHED MONTHLY, EXCEPT FOR JANUARY AND JULY, BY THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, 15615 LAUREL ST., ROSEDALE, LA 70772. EDITOR: THE REV'D JERRY PHILLIPS, PRIEST-IN-CHARGE, 225-241-2556. UNSUBSCIBE AT jpnativity@hotmail.com. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SAME EMAIL ADDRESS. SUNDAY SERVICES: 10:00 AM. EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF LOUISIANA; THE RIGHT REVEREND MORRIS K. THOMPSON, JR., ELEVENTH BISHOP OF LOUISIANA.

EST. 1859

Episcopal Church of the Nativity

 NEWS AND NOTES


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   CONGRATULATIONS TO Stacy Krebs on the occasion of her retirement from her West Baton Rouge Parish position of Registrar of Voters.  The occasion was marked by an exquisite reception at the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum in Port Allen on Thursday, 27 September

     IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS of Assisi, I will be leading a Blessing of the Animals Ceremony at St. James Place on Friday, 05 October, at 10:30 am.  Everyone is invited.  And, yes, Homer and TC (The Cat) will join me, depending on the unlikely cooperation of the latter.  Come in the main entrance and ask the concierge for walking directions to the outdoor location.

     REBECCA AND KEVIN’S BAND Cajun Roots will again this year perform at the Port Allen Sugarfest on Sunday, 07 October, at 1:00 pm on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum, 845 N. Jefferson Avenue.  They will also play again at Willie’s Restaurant on 18 October from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  Let’s support them at both venues with our presence!

      MY FINAL vacation Sunday for 2018 will be 14 October (Phillips Family Reunion) in St. Louis.  I will also be taking off the preceding Wednesday night.  Shelley will be flying in early and driving with me to our destination.

     I WILL BE LEADING a Senior Adult Retreat at the Solomon Center on Thursday night and Friday morning, 18 and 19 October. The theme will be “Pressing on With Paul.”  We won’t be looking at birth certificates, so younger folks are also welcome.  Contact Tonya Dixon at St. James Place to register.  Her number is 225.215.4500. 

     MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the wedding of Walter George and Martha Gautreaux to be held at Nativity on 27 October 2018 at 2:00 pm.  This is considered a church event to which everyone is invited.

     OUR ANNUAL HAYRIDE and Tube Steak Extravaganza Hootenanny Shindig Hoedown(!) is scheduled for Saturday, 01 December, at 5:00pm.  Please come and bring your and your neighbors’ kids!  And their cousins and friends!

     NATIVITY HAS BEGUN our annual collection of non-perishable items to be delivered with a ham or turkey this holiday season  to community people in need.  You may bring food items to the parish hall any time.  Thank you for contributing to this outreach mission.  More information on the actual outreach date will be forthcoming.

     THIS MAY BE THE LAST hard copy of the Nativity Newsletter you will receive.  In a move to reduce expenses, we are eliminating hard copy mailings to those (1) for whom we have email addresses and (2) who attend services regularly.  Hard copy issues will still be printed for and mailed to visitors for a period of one year and readers without email addresses.  Stacy does a great job with both our website and a weekly update she sends to email subscribers.  

     OUR ANNUAL MEETING is scheduled for 13 January 2019.  All members of the church are expected to attend.  

     THANKS TO STACY for organizing a local chapter of Episcopal Church Women (ECW).  This group organizes church affairs and events such as altar duties and special activities.  Please consider joining up! THE FIRST MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER AT 5:30 PM IN THE PARISH HALL.

     I REMIND YOU THAT I am involved now with two book clubs at St. James Place.  One meets on the last Friday of the month at 10:00 am and the other meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 4:30 pm.  The current selection for both is Amor Towles’ Rules of  Civility.  Join us! There are other off-campus members who attend.