Announcements December 2


ADVENT BEGINS TODAY Advent helps us prepare to receive the promised Christ child.  Christ comes at his lowly birth in history, his continual wonderful coming to us in his Word and Sacrament, and his triumphal coming again in the future.  

PRAYER NIGHT we will have a simple prayer service at 5:30 p.m. tonight.

YOUTH PLAY:  Mark your calendars now for our annual Youth Play on Sunday December 16th at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s play is called “Humbug” It is filled with funny characters that will prove to be inspirational as well as hilarious. We will start off the evening once again with dinner.  This year the youth will be serving homemade beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans accompanied with a dinner roll and of course lots of delicious desserts. Then sit back and relax for a fun filled show with our very talented youth.  Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 18th, 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 $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for ages 4-10, with 3 and under free.  If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please contact Cindy Spice (348-7061)

YOUTH GROUP PLAY PRACTICE will meet at 6:30 p.m. today, December 2 and Sunday, Dec 9.  Will meet at noon December 16.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH INVITES YOU TO HOLDEN EVENING PRAYER. Beginning Wednesday evening, December 5th, Grace Episcopal Church will again have its weekly Advent Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer is a form of traditional Vespers developed in 1986 at Holden Village in Chelsea, Washington.  This beautiful setting, by Marty Haugen, is easily sung by the congregation, includes scripture readings and prayers, and the service lasts about ½ hour. Holden Evening Prayer has been an integral part of Grace’s Lenten and Advent seasons for many years. We hope you will join us on Wednesdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th. This is the perfect way to prepare your hearts and minds for Christmas.  If you plan on going to the soup dinner before then they need to know ahead of time to assure they have enough. Let me know if you have any questions. Cindy Spice.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP will meet this Thursday at 2:00 -4:00 at the home of Marilyn Rafter.

MEN’S NIGHT OUT will be at The Han Dynasty, 6401 W. Jefferson on Thursday, December 6 at 6:30 PM.  The sign up list will be on the bulletin board in the narthex.

A QUIET DAY.  A quiet day for Advent will be here at the church on Saturday December 8th from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  You can come and go as you please.  There will be a reflection at the beginning of every hour, and suggestions on how to spend your quiet time will be given.  A light supper will be provided at 5:00 pm, so please sign the sign-up sheet if you plan to attend.

CHRISTMAS FAMILIES  “Adopt-A-Family” Christmas Program

It’s that time of year when we sponsor and help two families have a good Christmas.  The Daughters will be heading up this project beginning today, Sunday, November 18th.  A Christmas “giving” tree will be in the narthex and filled with ornaments that have gift requests on the back.  Daughters will be nearby at a table to register the ornament you choose. We have been given two families from the Lutheran Social Services of Indiana.  One family has a father and mother (both age 34), girl (age 17), boy (age 4) and girl (age 2 months). The other family has a mother (age 21), adult female (age 45), boy (age 2) and girl (age 1).  Food and miscellaneous items are also furnished, along with a $50.00 gift card to be used for meat, potatoes, bread, and perishables. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Daughters of the King at St. Alban’s Rose of Sharon Chapter

ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 67, Thanksgiving attendance was 20.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER Terry Babcock, Brett Bair, Cheryl Banks, Paul Barker, Tarena Bordon, Ray Brandes, Dick and Bonnie  Camp, Bob Cowan, Tom Dereske, Rachel Diver, Dick Donnelly, Hannah Eakin, Mary Ellen Evard, Alexa Foland, Susie Foley, Chris Foreman, Denise Frede, Marion Frid, Abbie Gillig, Greg Gillig, Tammy Gillig, Norm Grams, Lori Hibbard, George Imhausen, Vicki Irvine, Scott Jessup, Tim and Patty Kerlin, Kisandra Lowery, Art Longecore, Jim Morris, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom Priest, Holly Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Bill Townsend, Carlen Trujillo, Wesco Family, June Williams, Paul Wiseheart.

For those unable to worship with us:  Ed Brackmann, John Diver, Sr.,   LuAnn Kleinschmidt, Frances Krauskopf, Tom Kurtz, Gene Pettibone, and Paul Wiseheart.

Military: Kaylee Collins, Sean Collins, Matthew Michael.

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