Weekly Announcements, December 21

HANGING OF THE GREENS Join us after the 10:15 service today as we work together to prepare for the joyous Christmas season.

CHRISTMAS EVE 4:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist and Pageant.  At this service our children will share with us the good tidings of great joy, the news of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

CHRISTMAS EVE 11:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist. On this solemn night in the life of the Church we gather together for a service of worship, adoration and wonder at the great love of God in sending his Son into the world to be our Savior.  Incense will be used at this service.

CHRISTMAS DAY – 9:00 a.m.  Worship with us on Christmas Day the Babe who would exchange the wood of the manger for the wood of the cross, on which He gave his life that we might have eternal life.

THE FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS will be held at 10:15 on December 28.  The fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus are told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

ANNUAL REPORTS are due in the church office on Tuesday, January 6.  Early submissions are always appreciated.

ALTAR FLOWER AND SANCTUARY CANDLE CHARTS FOR 2015 are posted in the narthex.  Special envelopes are found beneath the charts.  Please include on the chart in the narthex the information you would like listed in the bulletin  More than one family may sign for the same Sunday.  Make your check payable to St. Alban’s and place it in the offering plate.  Cost of flowers is $33.00.  Cost of sanctuary candles is $3.00.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 93.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Kathy Bromley, Dick & Bonnie Camp, Audrey Clark, John & Phyllis Diver, Dick Donnelly, Martin Donnelly, Tom Fetter, Susie Foley, Denise Frede, Jeanne Hahn, Barb Jackson, Jerry & Toni Leaman, Larry Link, Arthur Longecore, Alicia McLimans, Audrey McLimans, Stan Mefford, Lydia Miller, Derek Palmer, John Renner, Mary Ann Renner, Sandy Ritchie, Chris Sanxter, Lisa Schanhals, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Andrew Stath, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Jim Trueblood, John Williams, Noah York   Military: Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Derek Palmer, Kaylee Sumner, Ty Sumner.

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