Announcements - Week of December 15, 2019

Advent candles

Join us for Worship Service…
DECEMBER 15, 2019

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

9:30 A.M. – Side Door Worship
11:00 A.M. – Traditional Worship

Sermon: “Why be Joyful?”
New Testament Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11

Concerns

Roy Quist (shoulder surgery), Flo Martin, Jesse Richardson, Floyd Davis, Cheryl Roberts, Simeon Wait (Dennis and Dale’s great nephew), Jim Gray, Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncle) with brain cancer, Claude Cheely, Nik, Teddy Sears, Joyce Forcke, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup, Bishop Lewis, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother-in-law).

The Society of St. Andrew’s project coin boxes and Advent devotionals are available for you outside the Church Office. Your coins will share healthy fruits and vegetables with people in greatest need throughout the United States.

CHRISTMAS GATHERING TONIGHT

December 15th at 5:30 P.M. in the Social Hall. Dinner will be provided and will be donation based. Join in the fun, games, songs and fellowship!

ADVENT IV

There will be special services of readings and carols in the 11a.m. worship service on December 22nd (Advent IV). Please plan to come and bring a few friends!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

There will be a Church Family Candlelight and Communion Service at 5:00 P.M. in the Social Hall and a Traditional Candlelight and Communion Service at 11:00 P.M. in the Sanctuary. Please plan to come and bring a friend.

NEEDS

The Altar Guild needs 4 inch in diameter containers to use when we send flowers to the SHUT INS after Church Service. The opening has to be large enough to fit the floral arrangement and the container able to stand up--can be metal or glass. If it is plastic, it should be thick enough to hold the weight of the flowers upright. Thanks for your help.

FOOD PANTRY

Thank you for your support of our food pantry. We have seen an increase in the number of people we are now serving. There were 100 family units served on November 6 and 81 on November 13. Thankfully, we are well-stocked with USDA food. We continue to need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. We also need canned tuna, canned chicken, tea bags, soap bars and baby/toddler diapers. Donations may be left outside of the food pantry door (Burchette Room) on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot.

ANIMAL ANGEL TREE

Your willingness to provide dog food and cat food (crunchies and canned), treats and toys (no feathers on the cat toys, please), has been gratefully received by the workers. Even gently used towels, blankets and pet beds allow the RAC to stretch their budget and get through the winter. Please consider giving needed items by placing them under the Animal Christmas Tree located in the Social Hall. From Sunday, Dec. 3 to Dec. 29 space will be available to leave your presents for the “visitors” at RAC until they find their “forever” homes.>

Thank you so much for sharing what you can with these little guys. An extra donation box will be outside the Sanctuary in the office hallway.

ADVENT WREATH LIGHTERS NEEDED

We invite readers for the lighting of the Advent Wreath in both worship services. Please let the Church Office know if you and/or your family are interested in participating.

RUSH HOUR CAROLING

Will be on Friday, December 20th from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. followed by a trip to the Meadow Event Park Light Show. For more information please see Liz Turner.