Photos by Joan Cofell of Parish Yard Sale Food Prep Team: Ron and Elaine Bolohan, Ken Richmond, Gail Baldwin, and Fr. John.
Joan Cofell of Ridgetown sent these in, and tells us, "The photos show what our church - Advent - has done for the local food bank since Christmas. We have a small congregation with BIG hearts! Our beloved Fr. Stephen Demitroff started this project many years ago and I am sure is guiding us still from Heaven!"
Lt. (N) the Rev'd Robert Parker (right) was the speaker on Sunday in his father's parish. His father is the Rev'd Gary Parker, and his father's parish is this one. Church of the Advent in Ridgetown hosted the service, and Highgate closed for the day so its parishioners could attend.
Thanks to Joan Cofell for the lovely photos. Below left is Fr. Gary, Joan Parker, Fr. Robert and his wife the Rev'd Rachael Parker. Below right are Frs. Gary and Robert with Crucifer Charlie Cofell.
Here, four of Florence's Village Stitchers cheerfully act as human yarn winders.
The VS are also superhuman knitters and seamstresses, turning out 25 quilts, 6 afghans, 97 pillowcase dresses and 612 miscellaneous hats scarves, sweaters, mittens, booties, bonnets, slippers, children's purses, neckwarmers, pillowcases, fiddle sleeves, cuddle animals, pneumonia vests, and headbands in 2017!
"The funeral of Nathan Cofell," writes the Rev'd Gary Parker, "was a sad day, but one of great celebration."
Nathan's last ride was Saturday, April 5, in Ridgetown.
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