Fwd: Enjoy this weeks SMEC eNewsletter (12.12.18)

Please find in the attached eNewsletter:
1) Craig’s Corner:  Are You Up for the 2019 Bible Challenge??
2) A Message from the Treasurer
3) Link to “The Major Thing’—a reflection on George Bush’s recent eulogy for his father
4) “Old Age” by Edmund Waller, 17th century
5) Parishioner “Spotlights” for Vestry nominees
6) Great pics of SMES students shopping for Legion Park Elementary students’ X-mas gifts, et al.
Thank you all so much for the kind surprise party in honor of my 20th ordination anniversary!  You got me good, as otherwise I would probably have only belatedly realized I’d passed a milestone anniversary!  I was very touched by your kindness and well-wishes for many more!  Thanks so much for making it such a special day.
Also, please know our Christmas Eve service will be at 5:30 PM.  Childcare will be available.  Our “Jeans & Jammies” service will be at 10 AM Christmas Day.
Blessed Advent to you and yours,
Craig