Episcopal Church women
EAST LIVERPOOL - The monthly meeting of the Episcopal Church women opened with a silent prayer, Linda Williams officiating. Twelve members repeated the Lord's Prayer with individuals offering their own prayers.
Dorothy Miller gave a short reading.
Minutes were read from the previous meeting by Midge Lowe and were approved as read.
Terry Sprague was called on to give the treasurer's report. This also was approved as read.
Williams offered comments on the annual Roast Beef Dinners. It was highly successful, having served 300 people, including take-outs. Various changes will be made next year. She greatly praised all the workers and the donors. Everyone gave generously. Next year we will need more help including decorators. It was a lot of hard work but certainly worth the effort.
The church looked beautiful carrying out the Autumn theme. The decorations will remain for the bishops visit on Nov. 18th. There will be a reception after the service.
The Country Kitchen was successful also, with many donations.
The flowers were purchased by members and the public and that also was a monetary success. They were ordered ahead in memory of loved ones. This was organized by Barrie Archer and the decorative arrangements were made by Tawnya Schneidmiller and her helpers.
Thanks to the Vestry, the men's restroom was renovated in time for the event and is a decided improvement.
Discussion was held concerning expenditure of the proceeds. Help for the elderly was a suggestion. Judith Dunlap to contact Metropolitan Housing to see who needs help.
Williams had contact with an individual who is collecting shoes for people in a third world country who have none. These can be brought into the Parish Hall where they will be boxed up and sent.
The Good Shepherd lunch is slated from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 in the downstairs dining room.
The next meeting to be at 10 a.m. Nov. 17th.
Preparing for Christmas is on the agenda. All ladies are requested to attend.