Monthly Archives: November 2013

Holy Savior Church- Nov 2013

Our beloved island suffered thru 2 hurricanes in the past 2 years. The havoc reaped can still be seen while driving up and down the island. Many roofs have blue tarps on them and boards across windows. But the saddest effect that constantly reminds me of how much Mother Nature’s temper can hurt is our Anglican church north of us-Holy Savior. It is a very old, well worn church that needed repair before any of the storms but we still were able to have services inside the building.

the roof was old and in need of repair before the Hurricane Sandy destroyed it. The people of this small parish were trying to raise money for many years and now have even more work to do!

the roof was old and in need of repair before the Hurricane Sandy destroyed it. The people of this small parish were trying to raise money for many years and now have even more work to do!

the roof was ripped off in the 120 mph winds

the roof was ripped off in the 120 mph winds

Today we had a wonderful blessing….we heard church service was to be held at 9:00 this morning at Holy Savior.

“WHAT??? How can that be? We just drove by it a day ago and the roof was still gone!”, we asked

No,” just before the church at the Millerton school house.”

In shock we told our friend, “That old, run down building no one uses? No way!”

This morning as we parked in the “lot”- the basketball court and yard- we were astonished to see this………

someone even plants flowers out front!! (I am babying my zinnias and these are growing in the hard ground!!-go figure!!)

someone even planted flowers out front!! (I am babying my zinnias and these are growing in the hard ground!!-go figure!!)

was an old 1 room shool years ago.

was an old 1 room school years ago.

I love the shudders!!

I love the shudders!!

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our catechist told me she taught in this building!!

our catechist told me she taught in this building!!

singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Shenka after service!

singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Shenka after service!

the woman in the red dress is a hard working, busy grandma who has raised I am not sure how many of her own and her grands but she works hard for the church- always planning events to raise money! BIG one coming up Dec 14th!

the woman in the red dress is a hard working, busy grandma who has raised I am not sure how many of her own and her grands but she works hard for the church- always planning events to raise money! BIG one coming up Dec 14th!

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all painted and so clean!

IMG_1262                                                         the pews and alter had to be hauled out of the old building and brought in!

it was harvest Sunday- bring the first fruits of your labor....

it was harvest Sunday- bring the first fruits of your labor….

coconut and sugar cane....

coconut and sugar cane….

this woman is so awesome!

this woman is so awesome!

I was inspired not only by the service and celebrating the love of our Lord but the love  of my brothers and sisters in Christ and the dedication they have to their church!

My cup is full to over flowing………

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