Announcements December 9


IN SEARCH OF A SEARCH COMMITTEE. Although the announcement of Father Dan
leaving all of us is still new and raw our congregation needs to pull together and lead
Saint Alban’s forward. We need to form a search committee of approximately 8-10
individuals to assist in our effort to call a new priest for the Saint Alban’s/Grace
Collaboration. If you are interested in helping out with this particular ministry please
contact Cindy Spice at either or 260-348-7061.
Everyone is invited to an open house at the home of Marilyn McClure on Tuesday
December 11 from 1-4. At a time when most of us are feeling overwhelmed with our
busy lives, and considerable stress ,come and enjoy some time of fellowship with your
Church Family.  Nothing to do, just come, no agenda. Any Questions please call
Marilyn 492-1724 or Anita 449-9682. See you on the 11th.

OUTREACH MEETING this Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP this Thursday at the home of Jack Rademaker
at 7:00 p.m.
YOUTH GROUP PLAY PRACTICE will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Dec 9.
Group will meet at noon Sunday, December 16.
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 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).
CALLING ALL CHILDREN! Christmas will be here before we know it and it's time
to start preparing for the annual ST. ALBAN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT held on
Christmas Eve. If your children are interested in being a part of this wonderful pageant,
please plan on joining us on the practice dates listed below. The pageant practices will
be as follows: December 9th, December 16 th , and December 23 rd . 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 Megan Spice-Frede at 260.515.1888. Thank you.
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, 12th, and 19th.
This is the perfect way to pre-pare your hearts and minds for Christmas.
CARE CONNECTION COMMISSION – Please consider sending a Christmas card to those
who are unable to be at church with us; who are living in a nursing home or unable to leave their homes. There is a list with names and addresses in an envelope on the bulletin board.
ATTENDANCE for last Sunday was 73.
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, 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, Don Millward, Debbie Nolan, Isabell Petersen, Tom Priest, Holly
Shepler, Bruce Snyder, Cindy Spice, Rick Spice, Altalee Steelhorn, 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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