Bulletin Notices for December 16, 2018

Holiday Schedule at St. Paul’s 2018:   

Please mark your calendars! Note the worship time changes…

  • Wednesday, December 19th @ 7pm: Advent Service
  • Sunday, December 16th, 12:00 pm – Christmas Caroling
  • Sunday, December 23rd, 9:00 am – ONE worship service
  • Monday, December 24th, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm – Christmas Eve worship
  • Tuesday, December 25th, 9:00 am – Christmas Day worship
  • Sunday, December 30th, 9:00 am – ONE worship service
  • Regular weekly schedule resumes the week of January 6th, 2019.

HANDS OF GRACE is in need of juice, any flavor.  Thank you.   

FESTIVAL CHOIR:  All singers are welcome to join in this choir that will sing for Christmas Eve worship services. Please contact Ruth Yeadon for more information.  Rehearsals are December 19th, at 7:45pm after Wednesday Advent Worship service and/or after the 10:45 worship on Sunday.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS:  If you would like to donate towards the purchase of flowers to grace God’s altar at Christmas please see Cynthia Boyle, Sally Wabrek, or Janice Becker.  You may also leave a note with your dedication on the secretary’s desk no later than Sunday, December 16th . Checks are to be made out to “St. Paul’s Altar Guild.”  We are grateful for your support.  Thank you, Cynthia Boyle   

SUNDAY:  Christmas Caroling…Please join your fellow church family members in the Lower Fellowship Room immediately following the 10:45 am service. We’ll gather for a short Christmas lunch before heading out in two groups to visit, sing, pray, and share the news of our Savior’s birth with our St. Paul’s in-home saints. All ages are welcome as we make a joyful noise in celebration of the Good News.   

Christmas Cards for the Church Family…All are invited to share Christmas greetings with your St. Paul’s church family. One of the bulletin boards in the hallway above the Lower Fellowship Room is dedicated for cards, photos, or letters. Check out the greetings from others, and feel free to add yours to the board!

Advent Devotion Booklets…are available on the table in the narthex.   

The Giving Tree…Over the years here at St. Paul’s, we’ve had the joy of designating our sanctuary Christmas Tree to be a Giving Tree for church family members to contribute towards the needs of others. This year, the Board of Missions is asking for donations that will support the work of the Orphan Grain Train Branch as they help with disaster relief efforts in Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. The needed items are: Diapers (sizes Newborn, 1, 4, 5); Diaper rash ointment; New Blankets; Towels & washcloths; Coloring books & Crayons. If you prefer to make a financial donation that will be used by OGT to purchase supplies and cover transportation costs to send out supplies, you may give a check payable to “OGT New England Branch” (please do not address the check to St. Paul’s). Please bring your items, or your monetary donation in an envelope, and place them under/in the Giving Tree. We will be collecting items and monetary donations until Epiphany, January 6th. Any questions?  Please contact Denise Yoreo or Pastor Manor.   

Advent 2018: The Stories of Advent 

All are welcome to gather for our last Advent worship service at 7:00 pm on Wednesday night. This time of Advent, I invite you to hear the life stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth and Mary. We’ll reflect on how we listen to the Lord, how God’s grace exceeds our expectations, and how we are strengthened in faith to believe that nothing is impossible with God. Come, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord – in the manger, in his Word, and in his glorious return one day.

December 19th“Advent Faith” – Luke 1:26-38

Annual Voter’s Meeting…will be on Sunday, January 20th at 12:00 pm. Please plan on attending this meeting where we will hear year end reports, approved the 2019 church budget, and elect church leaders.

All Church Family Bible Study Fun! On Sunday, December 23rd, following the 9:00 am worship, everyone is invited for a time of Bible study fun as we celebrate the Advent and Christmas holiday season!

Update Your Contact Information…If your address, home phone number, cell phone number, or email address has changed, please let the church office know so we can maintain accurate records – thank you!   

LADIES BIBLE STUDY has completed their topical study on Contentment and will take a break in the busy month of December.  During the winter months of January through April, the Bible Study will meet ONCE MONTHLY on the THIRD TUESDAY!  Judy Byrne and I will be putting together a Wintry Weather Call List of everyone who has attended so you can be contacted if a cancellation is necessary.  We look forward to beginning our study on WISDOM in January!  Everyone is welcome at any time during any given study!  Come when you can and grow with us in our Lord and His Word!  Cheryl Lowman   

PLEASE CHECK your church mailbox.    

REMINDER:  please enjoy snacks and beverages in the coffee hour area and lower fellowship room.  Thank you, St. Paul’s Trustees

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