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Where Will You Be on July 5, 2018?.

Our hope is that you’ll be with us in Austin, TX at NAGA’s Triennial meeting.

We pray that you will begin to make plans to join us in the summer of 2018 for our Triennial meeting. In the months to come we will be sharing more information about our plans as we coordinate with the national church and make arrangements for our hotel, field trips, speakers and workshops. We will of course be the altar guild for the daily Eucharist at General Convention.

“Send us out to do the work you have given us to do.” (BCP) Our service is a response to God’s mighty acts. We are called to the altar guild to offer ourselves to God’s service. We strive to promote the spiritual experience for many by the sharing of our gifts and talents. God sends us out to help prepare the way so people will see the Lamb of God in our worship each week. What an amazing thing that is! 

We are looking forward, and hope you are as well, to making new friends and seeing dear ones as we celebrate our altar guild ministry…the sacred work God has called us to do.

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Now You Can Enjoy Your Epistle in Living Color

Would you like to receive your Epistle in living color? Would you like to have it hot off the press, before it goes out via “snail mail?” As an alternative to a hard copy sent by the USPS, and taking advantage of the technological advances made in the past 30 years, we are able to offer the Epistle through “the air” direct to your computer and all in color. If you would prefer reading the news “first,” please send your e-mail address to David Hawley-Lowry. If, instead, you wish to continue receiving a hard copy, we will continue to print in black and white and mail it to you. Chose what fits you best!

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Preserving Flowers

We all want our flower arrangements to reflect the beauty and abundance of God’s creation. While it is our tradition to use fresh flowers, that is not to say that we can’t combine them or enhance them with dried or treated plant material…

Stitch in Time

Recently I was asked “Do you still do needlepoint?” The next question was “Why?” This started me thinking — why, indeed, do I still do canvaswork when I now am a senior citizen with the usual arthritic aches and pains, especially in my hands

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air is more than a story about a brilliant young man’s death. It is a book about what it is to look for meaning in our lives and meaning in our deaths and about how our lives and deaths are inextricably part of the same whole….

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Connect with NAGA  

Who are your current Provincial and Diocesan Altar Guild Directors? Please send current contact information to David Hawley-Lowry or Lynn Hendricks.

Please contact our President, Lynn Hendricks, if you would like her join you for a diocesan gathering or other event.

If you have stopped receiving your issues of our informative newsletter, Epistle, your dues could be in arrears. We value all of our members and sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our community. For questions about membership or how much is owed, please contact David Hawley-LowryIf you aren’t already a member, learn more about NAGA and join us today.