WELCOME. We want to welcome any and all visitors with us today. If you would like to make yourself known to us, then please fill out a yellow card found in the pews and place it in the alms plate when that is passed. Please also join us for fellowship after the service in the parish hall which is to your right as you exit the sanctuary. AND REMEMBER THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH ALWAYS WELCOMES YOU!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR CROSS & SWORD TODAY. THANK YOU.
ADVENT BEGINS TODAY Advent helps us prepare to receive the promised Christ. Christ comes at his lowly birth in history, his continual wonderful coming to us in his Word and Sacrament, or his triumphal coming again in the future. In our worship we move to Year B of Sunday Lectionary Cycle which begins on page 900 in the Book of Common Prayer.
CHILDREN’S CHAPEL today at 10:15 a.m.
OIW COMMITTEE will meet at 12:00 noon today.
NICHOLAS PARTY – The St. Nicholas Party will be held at 2:00 p.m. today. Children will decorate cookies and Dan+ will explain the Jesse Tree.
EVENING PRAYER we will have a simple evening prayer at 5:30 p.m. tonight.
QUIET DAY. A quiet day for Advent will be here at the church on Saturday December 16th from 1 to 5. You can come and go as you please. There will be three reflections throughout the time, and suggestions on how to spend your quiet time will be given. A light supper will be provided at 5pm.
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. The pageant practices will be as follows: today, December 10, December 17. All practices will be held immediately following the 10:15 service and will last approximately 30 minutes. The 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 797-7598 Thank you.
YOUTH GROUP PLAY PRACTICE. will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3. Will meet at noon Decemer 10. THE DINNER AND PLAY WILL BE AT 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 17. The cast will report December 17 after church.
WORSHIP MEETING is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. this Wednesday.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP will meet this Thursday at 2:00 -4:00 at the home of Marilyn Rafter.
CHRISTMAS FAMILIES All gifts, food and hygiene items are due at the church today Sunday, December 3. Thank you for your assistance with this project.
CHRISTMAS TAGS FOR FOOD BANK DUE DECEMBER 10.
Thanks to all of you who took the turkey tags from the front door for
“Christmas Meals: Please pick one or two tags from the doors and bring the item(s) and tag to church by Sunday, December 10th. Please remember if you take a tag to bring item to the food bank with the tag. Refrigerated items go in the upright refrigerator in the boiler room and frozen items go in the chest freezer in the Food Bank. The tree tags can go on the desk in the Food Bank. Thank you for giving these families a joyous Christmas.
PLEASE NOTE: DATE CHANGE OF HANGING OF THE GREENS AND DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS this will be on Sunday December 17 instead of 24th as originally planned. Please anyone that can help would be appreciated.
ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 64, with Thanksgiving attendance was 29.
REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Ed Brackman, Cheryl Banks, Peggy Brandes, Cassie, Dick & Bonnie Camp, Mary Ann Clemmer, Christina Connelly, Dick Donnelly, Carolyn DuClos, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Ian Fox, Denise Frede, Tammy Gillig, Carolyn Grate, Gloria Guindon, Imhausen family, Shirley Johnson, Tim & Patty Kerlin, David Kurz, Steve Levendowski, Juli Lieb, Rick McMahan, Jeff Mobley, Don Mefford, Catherine Michael, Michelle Nolan, Bart Noll, Larry Sanxter, Tom Shadid, Bruce Snyder Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Les Stath, Carol Sumney, Sandra Svensen, Bill Townsend Betty Wiseheart.
For those unable to worship with us: Ed Brackmann, John Diver, Frances Krauskopf, Tom Kurtz, Gene Pettibone, Jim Trueblood, and Paul Wiseheart.
Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Daxton Demorest, Jeremy Faux, Dylan Frick, Adam Johns, Eric Lamberty, Matthew Michael, Jamie Stooky, Ty Sumner