Welcome to the Lawrencefield Parish Church. Peace be with you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ! We are located on a beautiful hilltop outside Wheeling, West Virginia, on Table Rock Lane about midway between GC&P Road and Cherry Hill Lane. The building is completely handicap-accessible, and hearing-enhancement is available. We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, The Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, D.D., Bishop.
The annual meeting was held on November 16, following the 10:00 service. Thirty-three voting members attended the meeting, which was preceded by a delicious spaghetti luncheon prepared by Ron White. New vestry members were elected and reports were given from various officers, committees, and ministries.
Lawrencefielders will once again have a number of opportunities for outreach this holiday season. Options include our usual "Angel tree" for families with children, food pantry, Episcopal Relief and Development's Gifts for Life program, and more.
I just finished rereading Evelyn Underhill's Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People. I first read this book about twenty-five years ago, when I first became interested in the contemplative life. It made quite an impression on me then, and figured into the spiritual discipline I try to follow even today. One might even say that it led to my becoming a priest.
A review of topics discussed at the November 9 Vestry meetings.