September 2016
Here We Go Again!

NSAGO Dean Andrea Handley
NSAGO Dean Andrea Handley

Andrea Handley

There is definitely a cyclical feel to our work, isn’t there? The major change that takes place in most of our lives in September has little to do with the liturgical year, as it falls right in the middle of ‘ordinary time’. But it is definitely a shift. Choirs begin again for most of us, some of us go from one back to two or more services, and we begin the gearing up for all the special Sundays ahead in coming weeks: All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas. Not to mention Rally Sundays and Stewardship campaigns for many. Hopefully most of you have been refreshed over the summer by attending conferences and taking vacations, and are all eagerly looking forward to getting back to ‘full swing’ soon.

Of course, one of the benefits of fall is the beginning of the new NSAGO season of programs! Our first program of the fall is very exciting indeed – a recital by Vincent DuBois, of Notre Dame Cathedral – at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston. We hope to see many, many of you at this delightful event which will begin our season on Friday, October 7, at 7:30pm! Continue to read this Overtones issue for more information on that program as well as others in the coming months.

Andrea Handley, Dean

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