Weekly Announcements, December 20

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

ANNUAL YOUTH CHRISTMAS PLAY Is tonight 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. We will sell tickets 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).

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.

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.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE. has started their work. If you would like to learn more about nominating yourself or another for vestry or Diocesan Convention Delegate, then please see Marilyn Rafter, Chris Renner, Elaine Fazzzaro, Norm Grams or Paul Barker.

ANNUAL REPORTS are due in the church office on Monday, January 4. Early submissions are always appreciated.

ALTAR FLOWER AND SANCTUARY CANDLE CHARTS FOR 2016 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.

GIFTS FOR LIFE Our collection for the Episcopal Relief & Development program will be ongoing through Christmas. We hope to be able to pool our resources to purchase several farm animals and/or other basic health needs that can transform the lives of some of the world’s most needy people. Envelopes for your gift are available with the poster on the bulletin board in the narthex. Any amount will help us reach our goal. If you write a check put “Gifts for Life” on the memo line. Thank you.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 93.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Bob Beaty, Bonnie Camp, Donna Daniel, Dick Donnelly, Tom Fetter Susie Foley, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Anne Gaffney, Tammy Gillig Glen Grate, Hilda Heim, Shirley Johnson, Evelyn Jones, Larry Link, Arthur & Ruth Longecore, June Lorenzen, Tom Lorenzen, Pat MacWhorter, Don Mefford, Alicia McLimans, Jo McMahan, Jim Morris, Carol Newell, Derek Palmer, Rev. Sandy Ritchie, Tara Ruff, George Shamp Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Wesley Stath-Tracy, Mike Stone, Carolyn Townsend, Tom Townsend, Jim Trueblood, Mark Weigman.

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Ty Sumner.

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