The Early Childhood Education Program Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd
In the Gym located on the corner of Spring St. and 16th St.
Donations accepted July 21- July 31
Mon. – Fri during business hours, Sat. 3-5pm and Sunday 11:15am – 12:30pm
Proceeds to benefit the community playground provided by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral has a beautiful playground that is used daily by Little Rock Preparatory Academy and the Early Childhood Education Program. Evenings and weekends this park is open to the community. The playground is in need of some TLC. The needed updates are estimated to cost $10,000+.ECEP would like to join hands with Trinity Cathedral Parish and host a rummage sale to help raise this money. We are asking everyone to do a little cleaning and donate items that you no longer treasure. We will begin collecting items on Monday, July 21. We are also in need of volunteers and clothing racks.
Items you may consider donating:
furniture, yard decorations, art, jewelry, clothing, small or large appliances, children’s toys, books, etc.
The Rev. Canon Paul McLain
July 20, 2014
‘In gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let them both grow together until the harvest.’
In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
I love the name of our landscaping and gardening guild of volunteers who look after our plants and grounds. They are called the Lay Weeders. Herschel Cast and my wife Ruthie are the co-chairs. On one of their Saturday work days, a volunteer pointed out a small plant to Ruthie and asked, “Is this a weed? Should we pull it?” Ruthie looked at it and thought for a moment. She said, “I agree that it looks like a weed, but I’m not sure. Let’s not pull it until we know.”
A couple of months later, Ruthie noticed that this questionable plant had developed the most gorgeous flowers. In fact, she saw Sandra Cook, co-chair of our Flower Guild trim some of them to adorn our Altar with their beauty. Ruthie was thankful and relieved that she had not made a quick judgment to remove this plant based on its appearance at the time. I also spoke to Sandra this week and she shared this, ‘Every weed is a potential flower.’ In the Parable of the Weeds that we heard in our Gospel reading from Matthew, Jesus invites us into the idea that, ‘Every person is a potential flower.’ Read more…