ADVENT BEGINS TODAY. Advent helps us prepare to receive the promised Christ as He comes, whether at his lowly birth in history, his continual and wonderful coming to us in his Word and Sacrament, or his triumphal coning again. In our worship we move to Year C of the Sunday Lectionary Cycle, which being on page 911 in the Book of Common Prayer.
YOUTH GROUP meets tonight and next Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
THIS IS CHURCH CLEANING WEEK.
WORSHIP COMMISSION meets this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT REHEARSALS: Calling all children! Christmas will be here before we know it and it’s time to start preparing for the annual St. Albans Christmas pageant held on Christmas Eve. If your children are interested in being a part of this wonderful pageant, please plan on joining us for the following practices: (please note: no practice will be held today)
- December 6
- December 13
- December 20
All practices will be held immediately following the 10:15 service and will last approximately 30 minutes.
Pageant will be held at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve service.
If there are any questions, please contact Janine Steinbrunner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 338-2660. Thank you.
THE SAINT NICHOLAS PARTY will be held at 12:30 p.m. next Sunday. Lunch will be provided. Children will decorate cookies and Father Layden will explain the Jesse Tree. There will also be a special guest stopping by for a visit.
ALTAR GUILD members meet for cleaning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13, and decorate for Christmas on Sunday, December 21.
ANNUAL YOUTH CHRISTMAS PLAY Mark your calendars now for our play on Sunday, December 20, at 6:00 p.m.
This year’s play is called “Virgil’s First Christmas.” It is filled with funny characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious.
Come and join us for a dinner of breakfast items and a lot of fun. Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 29, and will be sold every Sunday up to and including the day of the show. We will sell after the 8:00 services and before and after the 10:15 services. Prices are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for ages 3-10, with 2 and under free. If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please contact Janine Steinbrunner (338-2660) or Cindy Spice (348-7061)
HANGING OF THE GREENS Many hands are needed on Sunday, December 20 after the 10:15 service. Please join us as we work together to prepare for the joyous Christmas season.
THE GIVING TREE – On November 22 a tree filled with ornaments that have gift requests listed on the back will be located in the narthex. Please be sure to register your gift selection with a Daughter at a table nearby, where the ornament will be exchanged for a gift tag which you will attach to your gift. All gifts should be new and wrapped in Christmas paper.
A basket of labels, from which you may choose food and hygiene items needed by the families, will also be available at the table. You do not have to wrap these items; just place them in the laundry basket with the family number, located by the tree.
All gifts, food and hygiene items are due at the church by Sunday, December 6.
Thank you for your assistance with this project.
CROSSES FOR SALE in the Parish Hall. They would make nice Christmas gifts! All the proceeds go to the Roof Project. The sticker price on each cross is a suggested amount for your donation. Please pay by cash or check made payable to St. Alban’s and write “Roof Project” on memo line. Use envelope provided on table and drop in canister. Thank you.
A GENTLE REMINDER TO PLEASE TURN IN YOUR 2016 PLEDGE IF YOU INTEND TO DO SO.
DON’T FORGET OFFERING ENVELOPES for 2016 are available on the table in the narthex.
They are in alphabetical sequence. Please pick up and continue to use your 2015 envelopes through the rest of the year.
PLEASE CHECK THE LOST AND FOUND, WE HAVE A FEW ITEMS LEFT ON THE TABLE BY THE BULLETINS.
ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 77
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Bonnie Camp, Donna Daniel, Dick Donnelly, Susie Foley, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig Glen Grate, Hilda Heim, Barb Jackson, Shirley Johnson, Evelyn Jones, Aliyah Jones, Larry Link, Arthur & Ruth Longecore, Tom Lorenzen, Pat MacWhorter, Alicia McLimans, Jo McMahan, Jim Morris, Carol Newell, Derek Palmer, Rev. Sandy Ritchie, Tara Ruff, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Mike Stone, Jim Trueblood, Mark Weigman.
Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Ty Sumner.