Rector's Message for February

A Message from Ordinant Meg Lovejoy

What a joy it was to return to St. Michael and All Angels after missing a few weeks following my arm injury. Your kind words and prayers were most welcomed and knowing that I was missed made me realize what a special group of people you are. Thank you.

While I certainly was not happy to have broken my arm, I realized that through the negative and painful experience, I have gained some knowledge. First lesson was in patience. The time it took to get done most of my daily activities became longer than what I was used to. Just buttoning a shirt was a challenge. Getting on a coat over my splint was difficult. Tying my tennis shoes was darn near impossible! The second lesson I learned was humility. I am a very independent person so having to constantly ask for help is difficult. I needed help getting dressed, cutting my food, and, for a couple of weeks, driving. It reminded me that for many people, this is a permanent condition. For those who are caregivers, I commend you. For those of you who require assistance, God’s peace and patience be with you. We are all children of God and, in whatever condition we find ourselves in, we are loved!

The second lesson I learned was humility. I am a very independent person so having to constantly ask for help is difficult. I needed help getting dressed, cutting my food, and, for a couple of weeks, driving. It reminded me that for many people, this is a permanent condition. For those who are caregivers, I commend you. For those of you who require assistance, God’s peace and patience be with you. We are all children of God and, in whatever condition we find ourselves in, we are loved!

 
I’m excited about a Lenten program that will be offered on Wednesday evenings this Lent. We will meet in in the Parish Hall from 5:00 – 6:15 pm February 21st through March 21st. A light dinner of soup, salad, and bread or crackers will be shared. The 5 week program is Living Well Through Lent: Loving With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind. Booklets are $3.00 and are available from Colleen Fontenot. Sign up lists for program participation and food are in the Narthex. Lent offers us a time for reflection, a time for us to make a positive change in our lives, a time to become closer to God. Please join us as a part of your Lenten journey. Living Well book

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, (337) 842-0769 or meghlovejoy@gmail.com 

Meg Lovejoy