There are lots of exciting events taking place at CCL in the coming weeks. Kurt has designed a flyer listing the Wednesday night Advent potluck suppers and what we will be doing each week. We are announcing these early enough for you to put them on your calendars and plan to join us. We will start the evening at 6 but don’t worry if you can’t get there on time. We’ll save a place for you!
Kurt is planning to lead two Adult Forum classes beginning after coffee hour around 10:45 a.m. in the church December 5 and 12. The sessions are entitled “A Crash Course in the Episcopal Church. They are intended to serve as a partial confirmation/reception training but they are open to everyone.
Beth, chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee, handed out a leaflet last Sunday listing things you might purchase to go into the Christmas bags that we plan to give to the clients who come to the Food Pantry. We will prepare bags for both adults and children. Beth said that the committee had so much fun doing gift bags last year she wanted to expand the activity to the whole church this year for everyone to enjoy. If you didn’t get a list from Beth last Sunday, more are available on top of the organ. Mo announced that the Sunday School is partnering with a Girl Scout troop to also fix Christmas bags. We will get a list of items to donate for them soon.
Early Warning! Sunday, Nov 7 we begin Eastern Standard Time by turning the clocks back one hour. Be sure you remember so that you will be in church for the baptism of Hannah Parker and for the celebration of communion with Rev. Philene Ware Dunn.
This Sunday Dave will lead us in worship and Pam will lead our music. Nancy S is the lector and Susan P is our intercessor. Stewardship packets will be distributed so you have time to prayerfully consider your pledge for next year. We will dedicate the pledges Nov. 28 so you have almost a month to complete the pledge card that is in the packet. Janet will be saying a few words about leaving a gift to the church through your will. Thanks to Daniel who is organizing the redesign of our web site we should have the capability for pledges and other gifts to the church to be given on-line. Watch for more information about that in the near future.
Our Blessing of the Animals Sunday was very successful with dogs, cats, mice, chickens, gerbils, and a bearded dragon worshiping with 38 humans that they brought to church with them! Kurt gave a good lesson on how to serve God in the manner of St Francis and Anna led our singing “The Prayer of St Francis”. Some people have already said they can’t wait for next year when we do it again!
Readings for this Sunday, the 31st, are: Psalm 146; Ruth 1:1-18; Hebrews 9:11-14 and Mark 12:28-34.