December 4 Announcements





CHRISTMAS PAGEANT PRACTICE TODAY! St. Albans Christmas pageant practice schedule is as follows. If your children would like to be a part of this wonderful event, please plan on attending the practices. Today, December 11, 18. 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 or 338-2660. Thank you.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the church,
not a creature was stirring, anywhere in the lurch,

The tree tags were hung on the front doors with care,
By December 11th the congregation will have them all here,

The choir were nestled all snug in their robes,
while thoughts of Christmas carols had them tapping their toes,

And Joyce in her ‘kerchief and Phil in his cap,
had just made the Christmas baskets, zippity zap.

When out on the steeple there arose such a clatter,
We sprang from our pews to see what was the matter,

Away to the narthex we flew like a flash,
tore open the doors and make a mad dash,

When what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,

With a little bald driver so quickly he ran,
I know in a moment it must be Father Dan,

More rapid than eagles his courses then came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name,

Now Laura, now Bonnie, Now Sonja and Sally,
On Tom, On Jay, On Anita, On Carolyn and George,

To the top of the staircase, down the hall,
To the Food Pantry, fill the bags for all who call.
Created and Written by Joyce Mayer

THE SAINT NICHOLAS PARTY will be held at 12:30 p.m. today.
Lunch will be provided. Children will decorate cookies and Father Layden will explain the Jesse Tree.

WORSHIP MEETING is at 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday.

CHOIR will meet this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

ALTAR GUILD members meet for cleaning at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday.

YOUTH CAROLING will be at 4:15 p.m. this Saturday.

ANNUAL YOUTH CHRISTMAS PLAY – December 18 Mark your calendars now for our annual dinner and play on Sunday December 18 at 6:00 p.m. This year’s play is called “While Cowboys Watched Their Herds by Night” It is filled with funny characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious.
Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 27, 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 Cindy Spice (348-7061)
THERE IS $1,570.00 LEFT TO PAY OFF THE ROOF PROJECT. We are paying back the money we borrowed from our endowment fund.

ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 65.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Peggy Brandes, Leigh Ann Brooks Donna Daniel, John Diver, Dick Donnelly, Susie Foley, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Glen Grate, Michael Grosjean, Ed Guindon, Ted Hemingway, Shirley Johnson, Tim & Patricia Kerlin, Tom and June Lorenzen, Marilyn McClure, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Sloan Overmyer and Bayne Overmyer Derek Palmer, Carol Postel, Sonja Primeau,  Mary Ringler, Rev. Sandy & Dick Ritchie, Robert, Larry Sanxter,  Tom Shadid, Larry Shaw, Stan Smith, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Charles N. Stath, Chris Stath, Bill and Carolyn Townsend, Paul Wisehart.

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




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