Sunday December 24th – Services at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Monday December 25th – Service at 10:00 am
On December 3rd you may notice that Santa’s elves have been busy setting up our Tree of Sharing. If you haven’t had the joy of participating in this event, here’s a little info. Each year we partner with a local school to help bring a little more joy and less stress to families in need. If you want to participate, simply take a tag from the tree and bring the item back, wrapped and with the tag attached by December 17th.
The Dcember Vestry Meeting will take place on December 11th at 6pm. As always, anyone is welcome to attend.
Did you ever wonder why we do all the things we do during Sunday liturgy? Ever asked: “What’s with all these candles and plates and linens?” Or: “What’s up with all these prescribed movements and prayers? And why do we say them in such a specific order?” Well, if you have, be sure to be here for Sunday worship on November 12th, when we will do an “instructed Eucharist.” During this “instructed Eucharist,” will take short breaks to give brief explanations of the rich history and theology behind all the various parts of the service. You won’t want to miss it!
Remember how much fun you had at last year’s Sunday Market?
- Wonderful White Elephant Treasures
- Pepper Jellies
- Sweet Hot Mustard
- Holiday Decorations
- Pickles and Sauerkraut
- Gift Items
- This year we also have 3 gift baskets
Everyone is invited to anticipate. Join in on the fun.
Get your Christmas list started (or finished). Talk to Lynn Schmidt or Pam Wagenhals if you have questions.
A sign-up sheet is available on the table in the Parish Hall. Poinsettias will be $12 each. Please make sure to put your name and a dedication as you would like it printed on the Christmas Eve/Christmas Day inserts. If you put your check in the offering plate, please make sure to add “Poinsettia” in the memo field. If you are paying with cash, please make sure to write “Poinsettia” the envelope. Payment must be received before Poinsettias are ordered, December 18th.
Can you touch a prayer? Can you pull it close and feel its comfort? You can if it’s part of a prayer quilt. The idea behind these quilts is simple, yet powerful. A heavy thread is used to take stitches through the quilt layers, and the end s are left free to be tied with a square knot. As each knot is tied, a silent prayer if offered for someone is special need- someone who has asked us to pray for them. The quilt is then given to that person. What makes each quilt so special is not the pattern, color, or workmanship, but the fact that prayer is symbolically tied into each one.
These comforters are a statement of faith, and a testimony to… Continue reading
Marie Mitchell is looking for helpers who would be willing to assist her in the organizing, preparing, and clean-up of church dinners and Easter brunch. If you can spare some time, please contact Marie
Would you like to host a coffee hour, but aren’t sure how complicated it is? Good news…..It’s simple! Coffee Hour hosts have a variety of options. 1. Bring in some (peanut free) goodies and leave them in the fridge for others to use for coffee hour. 2. Bring in goodies and help make coffee and setup and cleanup. You don’t even have to sign up just bring a little something (nut free) any Sunday and it doesn’t have to be big or fancy. The most important thing is to have goodies to feed those hungry Episcopalians after worship. So what are you waiting for “Feed an Episcopalian”
Our little project of used books for sale – bookshelves on wheels with a coffee can to collect the donations -has again turned those used books into gold. This past week we mailed a cashier’s check for $900.00 to Saint Matthew’s Anglican school in the little village of Pomona, Belize. Our parish has been involved in the Books for Belize project for eleven years, and we have sent a grand total of $10,819 to Anglican schools in Belize. This is a combination of money from Sunday sales, the church garage sale, a grant from our diocese, and individual contributions. The school will use it for basic needs for teaching their students and for their feeding program for 40 of their neediest students. Thank you for… Continue reading