FROM THE EDITOR
When you thought I wasn't looking, Mom,… I learned a lot. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my favorite cake and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew there was a God I could always talk to and I learned to trust in God.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I felt you kiss me good night and I felt loved and safe.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you handled your responsibilities even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grew up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come from your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared, and I wanted to become everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grew up.
When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you and wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking." See you in church.
Treasurer’s report for March: Income: $8,155
Check book balance of $8,579.18
mi-nus pass-through and memorial fund= $5,443.85.
Approved increase in Cindy’s housing allowance. Ap-proved use of Memorial fund for altar linen and burial pall in memory of Roland Ratliff and Paul Cowden. Vestry Retreat changed to May 18. Cynthia Wilson is arranging work day on May 19 to make quilts for St. Agnes’ House. Christmas bazaar is being organized. Allen has contacted printer for church postcards. Allen shared information on Kroger Cares program which we will pass onto the parish. Sr. Warden’s Report: We have contracted with Telecomm consultants to save us money on our phone bill. Jr. Warden’s Report: Not present. Stewardship/ Finance/ Publicity: Audit committee formed. Newcomer’s dinner tentatively set for Aug. 9. Worship/ Fellowship: MP on May 5. DOK have planned something for Ascension Day/Mother’s Day. Everyone should wear red on Pentecost, May 19. Christian Formation: Brian Groff is doing new video series on Ed’s Story. Outreach: Annual Lemonade Retreat with Gateway teens will be in July. Next meeting: Saturday, May 18, 2013.
KROGER CARES PROGRAM
Allen Blair reported to Vestry that the Kroger Cares program requires parishioners to use re-loadable (at Kroger) debit cards, and each time the church reaches $5,000 in total reloads, Kroger will send us a check for 4 percent of amount reloaded. There is no cost to person or church for the program, but the cards must be ordered from Kroger regional corporate office in Louisville. Order must be $200 and min-imum of $5 on each card. Users pay face value for card. No fees for order, reloading or using the cards, which is why we have to order from corporate office. It takes a little extra time at the store, but other-wise it is an easy way to be good stewards for the church during our shopping time. Allen will prepare a flier, sign-up sheet and announcements to gauge the interest in the program. More information can be found at http://www.kroger.com/community/Pages/charity_fundraising.aspx.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
The Daughters of the King will hold their monthly meeting on May 5, after church. All Daughters and anyone interested in finding out more about the order are welcome to attend.
Darren and Martha Payne will be hosting their annual Derby Party on May 4th. The motif is potluck nibbles and dinner after the race. Arrive anytime after 3:00PM.
The annual ECW retreat will be held from 6:30PM dinner on 17 May to after lunch on 19 May at the Cathedral Domain. Bishop Hahn will be leading the meditations. Registration forms are due 1 May.