Second Sunday in Advent, December 4, 2016 A.D.

 CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
TOMORROW, MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 10 @ 2:00 pm (with music & microphones)

SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT IS NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, AFTER THE 10:30 AM MASS

CLASS IN ADVENT ON THE INCARNATION, WEDNESDAYS, NOV. 30th – Dec. 14th
The text for this class will be St. Athanasius’ monumental work, “The Incarnation of the Word of God.” Here we have a positive summary of the faith, written by an apologist heavyweight both of his own era of the 300’s AD and that of our own. This class is a wonderful way to make good on the call of Advent in preparing to welcome anew the Incarnate Lord into our lives strengthening our understanding of the “faith once delivered.” The class consists of 3 sessions, held Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. The book is $8. Sign-up sheet on the patio. Speak to Fr. Hines for more information. A sign-up sheet is located on the patio.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS
If you wish to contribute to the purchase of Christmas poinsettias, a sign-up sheet and donation envelops is located on the patio.

PLEDGE COMMITMENT FOR 2016
Our Vestry is working on the budget for next year. If you have not already done so, please complete your pledge and place it in the offering plate. Pledge sheets are located at the back of the church.

ACW MEETING NEXT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2:00 pm

BOOKS AND GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS ON DISPLAY ON THE PATIO.
We have some wonderful gifts on display that you may consider as gifts to yourself or others. Some items are FREE!

CAN YOU SPARE SOME TIME TO BEAUTIFY OUR CHURCH?
Volunteers needed. Extra hands needed to decorate inside the church and outside around the church grounds. Please join us for set up on Saturday, December 10, 9:00-1:00 pm

FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 5:00 PM
Food donations are requested for the celebration after the Nine Lessons & Carols service. A sign-up sheet is located on the patio.

RED WAGON PANTRY
If you know of someone in need of food, please speak to Fr. Hines so the food pantry can assist. The Red Wagon is accepting Food Gift Certificates from any grocery store or cash donations as well as food donations.

BIBLICAL REFLECTIONS, A DISCUSSION GROUP, LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
This discussion group meets each Sunday, 9:15 – 10:15 am in the middle classroom with Ann Whitfield as facilitator. Please bring a Bible (any version) and perhaps a notebook a notebook in order to keep track of what the Spirit is saying. Also please bring a folding chair from one of the other classrooms. Men and women are invited. Just come when you are able.

GREETING VISITORS – STEWARDSHIP FOR ALL!!!
The ministry of being a Greeter is more important and rewarding than you may realize. It is important to make visitors feel welcome. Just saying “hello,” asking visitors to sign the guest book, and giving them a small gift helps people feel comfortable. If you are interested in helping with this important project, please speak with Ann Whitfield.

DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday, December 10 ACW Meeting, 2:00 pm at church
Sunday, December 18 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 24 Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, 11:00 pm
Sunday, December 25 Nativity of our Lord, Mass at 9:00 am

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Monday, December 5  Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 30   Evening Prayer 5:45 pm, Mass 6:00 pm
Class, 7:00-8:00 pm:   “The Incarnation of the Word of God”
Thursday, December 1   Intercessory Prayer Group, Noon-1:00 pm
Saturday, December 10   Decorating the Church, 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 10   Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 2:00 pm, with music and microphones
Sunday, December 11   Mass 8:00 am and 10:30 am
Sunday School and Nursery   During 10:30 am Service
Choir Practice  9:15 – 10:15 am;  Biblical Reflections, 9:15 – 10:15 am, middle classroom
Sunday, December 11   Sunday School Christmas Pageant, after 10:30 Mass

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