A View from the Porch (November 12, 2014)

I’m in Corbin this week, so my view is of the last vestiges of fall.  It’s a gray day and feels like snow is just around the corner.  Yet, these last remaining bushes and trees with leaves on them are more beautiful than ever.  Especially in the gray backdrop of the sky, they shine and warm your heart with their beauty.

That’s how Mary and Reynold Alcius are, aren’t they?  Beacons of beauty and light to all those who stay at St. Agnes’ House.  Last week we talked about our work at the house…what was joyful and what was challenging.  I left our conversation filled to the brim with gratitude and love for the ministry of this couple.

They care about our guests and do whatever they can to help them.  They offer respect, a listening ear, and gracious hospitality.  They offer stability and calm for people whose lives must feel chaotic and uncertain.  Yes, they make sure the house is running properly and maintained, but they also offer the best of themselves.

And it can’t be easy living where you also work.  In essence, they invite total strangers into their home every day.

Thanks Mary and Reynold for the blessing you are to St. Agnes’ House.

Reynold Resident ManagerMary working on the house

Enjoy this view from the porch!

Love, Rebecca+

Good Giving Challenge – Help us close the 2014 funding gap of $28,500
Thursday, November 13, is a special day in the #GoodGivingChallenge.  Beginning at 11am, bankers will match all gifts up to $1,000, $.50 on the dollar!  The pool for this match is $15,000.  If you can, try to give online tomorrow and extend your match.  Go to https://www.bggives.org/health/st-agnes-house/ to donate.

We're excited to be part of the 2014 Good Giving Challenge, November 3 - December 12, 2014.  Help close our $28,500 funding gap in 2014!
We’re excited to be part of the 2014 Good Giving Challenge, November 3 – December 12, 2014. Help close our $28,500 funding gap in 2014!
Thanks to these banks for the $15,000 match for the Banker's Challenge.
Thanks to these banks for the $15,000 match for the Banker’s Challenge.

Funding Gap Closes to $28,500!

In October you and our guests contributed $15,000 to reduce our 2014 Funding Gap to $28,500!  Besides the #GoodGivingChallenge online, you will receive an end of year appeal letter just after Thanksgiving.

Thank you for being a partner in this ministry of Christ to the world!

Most of the trees in St. John's Park have lost their leaves, but this one SHINES!
Most of the trees in St. John’s Park have lost their leaves, but this one SHINES!
Looking into the prayer garden at St. John's Episcopal Church, Corbin, KY
Looking into the prayer garden at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, KY
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