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The Church of Sunday Tea

Good morning everyone, and welcome to another service of the Church of Sunday Tea 🙂

Today’s theme is Crumpets.  Everyone should eat more crumpets.  Not just with tea, but all the tiime.  Crumpets need to be elevated to a food group unto themselves.  Please all meditate on crumpets, and consider having some, and sharing some, today.

Because of the Mission Saturday “Star Wars Night” at the Ballpark with the Parish of The North Ridge, there will be no formal services at the Church today.  Informal services will occur if and when any parishoners drop by.  Instead, the Pastoress will be attending to neglegted chores :), so everyone is encouraged to please excuse rampant untidyness.

And now, a few parish announcements:

There will still be a Sunday Supper, howver, commons are short, so pot luck is the order of the day. Donations gratefully accepted.  The Yarn Appreciation Society *will* still be meeting tonight, don’t forget supplies.  Patterns will be provided, and the evening’s film is open for discussion.  Members should call the rectory to confirm arrival times.

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Good Morning, and welcome everyone to another service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  This is a very festive and busy time for the Parish, so the tea for today is Red Rose Tea, in very large amounts.  The sermon will be on Toast and Jam.  Reflect on your preserves today, everyone.  Jelly or Jam? both have merits.

The Hymns for Today’s service:

Bringing in the Sheaves
Rolling Out the Crusts
Spreading Joy with Pie
Sage Thoughts

And now, the Parish announcements:

There will be two services at the church today.  The early toast service will be at 11:00 am.  Please be prompt.  The late pork chop service will be held at 6:00 pm.  Attendees are asked to please donate rolls.  For the upcoming Holiday the  Services are as Follows:

Thanksgiving Eve Potato Mash. Noon. 
Thanksgiving Eve Pie and Stuffing Distribution 5:30 PM. 
Thanksgiving Eve Tea Service 6:00 PM 
Thanksgiving Day Last Flight Sunrise Service 6:00 AM.
Thanksgiving Day Morning Parade Service 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving Day High Service NOON
Thanksgiving Day Pie Service 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Mint Service 6:00 PM
Thanksgivng Day Tryptophan Vespers 8:00 PM
Black Friday Sunrise Service TBA
Black Friday Mission Service…Ruby Tuesday’s 11:00 AM
Black Friday Evening Service 6:00 PM

The Pie Crust Committee meets this afternoon in the parish kitchen.  Please bring an apron and your own pie plates.  The yarn appreciation Society will be meeting later this week, hooks and yarn will be provided.  Anyone with donations for any of the Holiday services are kindly asked to hold them until the day of the service due to lack of space in the parish refrigerator.  Any questions should be directed to the rectory.  With the continued good weather, a polite reminder to our parishoners…it is NOT a sin to put your Christmas lights up.  It IS a sin to turn them on before DECEMBER first.  Thank you for your attention in this matter.

It is the season to be thankful for all our freinds and family, and for the tea we share when we can be together.  One lump or two?

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Good morning.  Welcome all to the Church of Sunday Tea.  The tea for today will be Earl Grey, hot. (picard maneuver).  Nothing cheers a grey chill November day like bergamot-scented tea.

The Hymns for today’s service are as follows:

Welcome Travellers To the Church
Play-doh Crumpets Crumble
Wash the Sheets Together
Tea Sootheth the Weary Friend

There is Kindness in the Jam-Jar

 There is kindness in the jam-jar
as you spread the jelly, share
nice warm crumpets from the toaster
blending with the butter there

Tea and crumpets make us happy
when we share them with our friends
there is so much joy in tea time
we hope tea time never ends

Spreading jam on scones or crumpets
makes these baked goods extra nice
whether summer or in winter
even if the tea be iced

So bake your crumpets and your sweet scones
call a friend to share with you
all the sweetness of the jam jar
when you ask one lump or two

And now for the Parish announcements:

The usual evening supper service at the church will not be held, due to an outing of the Yarn Appreciation Society. Instead, there will be a sunrise tea service AND and afternoon tea service.  Those attending the afternoon service are asked to be prompt, due to the Yarn members travel arrangements.  Socks still need homes.  We understand that these are hard times, but nothing softens hard times like soft socks.  Please visit www.sockdollies.com and open your home to one of these orphans soon.  The piecrust meeting is tentatively scheduled for next Sunday.  If there is enough interest, this will be the official date of the meeting.  Please contact the rectory.  Also, volunteers are needed to do advanced prep for the annual Christmas Cookie event.  Contact Peapod Directly if you wish to be involved.  Also note.  It is still fruitcake weather.  All parishioners are encouraged to read the sacred text “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote.  Finally, anyone wishing to mush kittens this week should call at the parish for details.

Today, meditate on sugar cubes…something ordinary turned into something special.  One lump or two? Ask that every day 🙂

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to another meeting of the Church of Sunday tea.  The theme for today’s sermon is sleeping in and cuddling under the covers.  Cats optional.  Today’s service tea will be Chai.

The hymns for the sevice today will be:
Pumpkins in the Pie
Laundry is a Humble Duty
Bringing in the Sheaves
Cider and Doughnuts Bring Us Together

The Parish announcements are as follows:

The Pastor would like to thank all who made the Hallowe’en Tea a success…your attendence was much appreciated.  Hallowe’een *is* a day of holy obligation for those adhering to the tenets of the Church, those who missed the evening service may call the rectory for pennance.  There are still doughnuts and cider available, those wishing to partake should call at the church at six.  Anyone on the Church decoration committee should report to help put Jack O’Lanterns into storage, and to prepare the Thanksgiving displays.  We will be accepting *all* turkey donations, but twenty pounds and over are prefered.  There will be a meeting of the Pie Crust society soon…watch this space for a date.  Socks still need homes.  PLEASE visit www.sockdollies.com and do what you can.

This Sunday is a good Sunday to go out for Indian food and drink chai.  Be sure to do both with someone and stir up something nice 🙂

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Greetings!  Welcome to this week’s service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  This week we have a guest preacher, Jen, who brings us the divine word of Oh My Chai Tea.  Please pay very close attention to what Jen has to say.

The Hymns for today:
Beer is the Leaven
Stop and Dip Your Bread With Me
Share the Chai
Mixing Binds Us Together
Don’t Forget to Come

Here are this week’s Parish Announcements:

Remember, that due to the guest preacher, our usual service will be at ONE THIRTY in the afternoon.  No donations are required to attend. Please note that due to a larger than anticipated volume of visitors to the Church for this service, you may wish to consider alternate parking in the lot on Indian church road, near Seneca.  Parking there will avoid any troublesome car moving at four o’clock due to the city parking change.  Also due to the change in service schedule, there will be no supper services at the rectory today.  Memebers of the Yarn Appreciation Society may bring their supplies, but the beginning of yarn activities may be delayed. Yarn will be provided for any new members.  As always, homes are needed for orphan socks.  Some of the orphans will be at the service today, if you would like to meet them.  The adoption fee is small, and the joy great.  Consider adopting a homeless sock today.  www.sockdollies.com

Blessings to you all.  Wrap your hands around your steaming mug of chai and be happy 🙂

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The Church of Sunday Tea

As some of you know, this Sunday was a mission Sunday, and there was no service at the Church.  Services were held at Shanghai Red’s, and the theme of the service was a Mimosa Brunch.  Blessings upon Wesley the Missionary preacher, and all were well nourished spiritually. All who attended are asked to meditate on the sin of Gluttony.

The Hymns for this week are as follows:
Love in Laundry (When Done Together)
Sharing Around the Table
Home is Where the Bacon Is
Chocolate Cake is Holy
Stay and Sip With Me

And now the Parish Announcements

Because this was a Mission Sunday, there will be no supper at the rectory tonight.  Instead, the Yarn Appreciation Society, and the Kitten Petting Group will be meeting early.  Socks still need homes.  Please, brothers and sisters, if you can’t give a home to an orphan sock yourself, tell your friends and nieghbors and implore them to help.  A homeless sock is a sad thing.  The holidays are coming.  Help a sock go home for Christmas.  Visit www.sockdollies.com .  Don’t forget that next weeks Service will be featuring a guest minister, from the Church of Tastefully Simple.  Please be sure to attend this interdenominational event, and bring a friend.  Refreshments will be served.

Go now and brew in peace for the ones you love.  The week isn’t complete unless one makes the choice between one lump or two 🙂

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Good morning, and welcome all to this week’s service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  Today’s sermon is based on apple cider and doughnuts.

The hymns for this week are: Cuddling Under the Blankets is a Goodness, There is Joy in the Turning of the Cider Press, Welcome to our Harvest Home, Keep Your Faith Fenway, and,  Share Your Crullers Brothers and Sisters.

And now a few parish announcements.

There will be tea and cookies served in the parish kitchen to those going on the cider mill pilgrimage.  A gentle reminder for the attendees to be prompt.  Anyone wishing to adopt a homeless sock should visit www.sockdollies.com. Please, parishoners, try to open your hearts and homes for the holidays to one of these poor orphans.  There will be a stuffed pepper gathering at the Church at 6:00 pm.  Those wishing to attend should bring an offering of garlic bread or wine.  Lastly there will be multiple opportunities for kitten socialization this evening.  Contact the rectory if you would like to pet a kitten.

One lump or two?  Ask a friend to tea today. 🙂

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Welcome to The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to this weeks service of the Church of Sunday Tea.  The theme for this week’s sermon will be muffins. 

The hymns for the service are as follows: Welcome New Friends to the Tea Table, There is Joy in Autumn Honey, Butter Brings People Together, and Jam Soothes the Weary Soul.

And now, a few Parish Announcements: The Chicken Picatta Society will be meeting in the kitchen at five O’clock.  There are plenty of capers, but extra lemons are always welcome.  All slots for Parish kittens have been filled…thank you all who donated, and we send our apologies to those who missed the opportunity to donate cats to the Church’s winter cushion warming effort.  Anyone wishing to learn the join-as-you-go afghan bordering technique should call the rectory for an appointment.

As always, share a cuppa with the one you love…smiles over swirling cream are the best.

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The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to today’s service of the Church of Sunday tea.  The theme for today’s sermon is Brunch.  There isn’t much nicer than Sunday brunch for a spiritual reaffirment. 🙂

The hymns for today are: Toast and Jam Your Joyful Blessings Bring, Soul-Brethren Please Pass the Cream, Rest, Ye Weary Painter, Rest, Scones, We Await Your Baking, and, The Lack of Chores Restful Is.

And now a few parish announcements: Those wishing to attend the Chicken Supper should contact the Rectory before 5pm today.  Donations of wine and bread are always welcome.  As always, do what you can to support the orphaned socks… www.sockdollies.com . The Church Library Ceiling repair is moving along, thanks to all who donated time to the ongoing project.  The yarn appreciation society will be meeting later this evening, all are welcome to attend, and yarn will be provided.

Blessings to all, and don’t forget to spread the word. One lump or Two? Be sure to ask a friend that question soon.  Happy brewing.

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Welcome to The Church of Sunday Tea

Welcome all to another Sunday.  Today’s sermon is based on Jasmine tea…a lovely, fragrant whole leaf tea with jasmine flowers.

The Hymns for today are:

All Praise the Humble Tomato Sandwich, Hands be not Idle When There Be Yarn, Sing Ye Creaking Rockers on the Porch, and Amen, The Line-Hung Laundry Dries.

A few parish Announcements:

The lovers of lentil stew meeting will be held in the kitchen at six thirty PM.  Attendees should provide crusty bread, cheese, or butter.  Persons wishing to contribute to the building maintenance committee should consult the list book on the credenza for jobs-to-do.  The early pumpkin pie service has been cancelled due to a shortage of eggs, please watch this space for a make-up date.  Homes are still needed for sock orphans.  Please visit www.sockdollies.com to help in any way you can.

Everyone is welcome to the Church of Sunday Tea.  Be sure to share a cuppa with someone you love 🙂

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