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!
QUIET DAY AND LIGHT SUPPER. 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 5:00 pm.
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 and 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 email@example.com or 797-7598 Thank you.
YOUTH GROUP CHRISTMAS PLAY… THE DINNER AND PLAY WILL BE AT 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 17. Tickets are on sale today, next Sunday, or can be purchased the evening of the play. PRACTICE. will be at noon today. The cast will report December 17 after church.
OUTREACH MEETING at 12:30 this Wednesday.
CHOIR PRACTICE at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday.
CHRISTMAS TAGS FOR FOOD BANK DUE TODAY DECEMBER 10. Thanks to all of you who took the turkey tags from the front door for “Christmas Meals: 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.
Due to the Christmas holiday the newsletter deadline is this Thursday. Please submit any or all articles at that time in order to have them printed for the January 2018 newsletter.
BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP will meet this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Jack Rademaker.
ALTAR GUILD will meet this Saturday, December 16 for cleaning.
UPCOMING EVENT: Save the date January 13th, 2018 for Trivia Night and dessert auction. Proceeds will benefit The Shepherd’s House. More info to follow.
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT. IT IS IN THE MARKED BOX BY THE FRONT DOOR THANK YOU.
PLEASE NOTE: 2018 ENVELOPES ARE ON THE TABLE. SOME OF THEM WERE DAMAGED WITH THE LAST FLOOD. IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE BOXES AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT CHANGING ENVELOPE NUMBER PLEASE ADVISE THE OFFICE. THANK YOU.
ATTENDANCE last Sunday was 89.
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, 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, Pat & Les Stath, Carol Sumney, Sandra Svensen, Carlen Trujillo, 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