Poinsettias, please:  Jane Lodge has printed forms for you to use to order poinsettias in memory of, thanksgiving for, or in honor of someone and these beautiful flowers will decorate the church Christmas Eve.  The sheets will be available for your use this Sunday and for the next several Sundays.  Please be sure to write in the memo line of your check that you are paying for poinsettias.  The cost is $15.00 per plant.  Thanks, Jane, for preparing the forms.

Wasn’t the Rite I Morning Prayer service nice last Sunday?  Many people commented that it was good to see the Ministers of the Service (leader, lector, musician) robed and have a little more formality to the service.  And wasn’t it good to see Rev. Gail and Perry Epes join us for worship?  We will see them again this Sunday as we celebrate the Holy Eucharist with Rev. Gail.  Another joy that we celebrated last Sunday was the dedication of the pledges.  We received 21 pledge cards so far for a total of $55,750.  That amount is very close to the amount pledged last year.  Thank you for such a wonderful response to the pledge drive for 2022.

Here’s the plan for our second Wednesday in Advent hot dog roast and caroling Dec 8.  We will have a fire pit and wood plus the hot dogs, buns, mustard, catsup, relish, and onions furnished along with bottles of water.  Janet Lyman is bringing a pot of sausage and peppers to put on your bun if you prefer that to eating a hot dog.  You need to bring chairs and a blanket to keep you warm as we sit around the fire pit, eat our munchies, and sing carols.  If anyone has utensils that we can use to hold the hot dogs over the fire safely, please bring them.  Also…pray that the weather cooperates and it is a warm December night free of rain on Dec. 8!

Since we have Wednesday evening events in December, Morning Prayer followed by Bible Conversation or Prayer Shawl usually held on Wednesday mornings has been suspended until January.  Rest assured that the prayer cards you submit and the prayer list with names of special people and concerns are still being prayed.  Do not hesitate to make additional requests.

Ok, here are more “oops” found in church newsletters:  I think the first one is my favorite.

“For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.”

“Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want   to be remembered.”

“Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a healthy lunch.”

We only have two more weeks’ worth of these “oops”.  If you run across any more, send them to me so I can share them, please.

We are happy to have Gary Mears with us to give the message this Sunday.  Kurt will be the Worship Leader; Pam the musician; Bryce Treichel will be the Acolyte; Richard Weaver is the Lector and Pattie Palmer the Intercessor.  It will be a double blessing to have both Gary with his message and Rev. Gail to celebrate the Eucharist. The readings are Canticle 16 (The Song of Zechariah) BCP p. 92; Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; and Luke 3:1-6.  Come, celebrate Advent 2 with us.


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