We are God’s well-loved children! We are young, not-so young, married, single, in partnerships, widows, and widowers. We are ethnically, racially, politically, socially, economically, and theologically diverse, and we love each other! We like to say that we are blessed to be a blessing! We use who we are to build relationships with each other and the neighbors around us.

COVID-19

At its meeting in October, the session expressed gratitude that Covid cases around us are decreasing steadily each week. We know that there continue to be breakthrough cases and cases among those who are not vaccinated, but even those are decreasing. With thanksgiving to God for what appears to be light at the end of this long and dark pandemic tunnel, the session voted to do away with protocols that deal with the wearing of masks indoors during worship. Beginning 10/17, you may attend worship with or without a mask; the decision is yours.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The children of the church will remain in the sanctuary following worship to prep for our December 18 pageant. All children and youth are invited to participate!
 

2pm-4pm Sunday (12/4): Congregational Christmas Caroling! Go home, change clothes, grab some lunch, and meet in the Fellowship Hall at 2 pm for a time of blessing our community!


Advent Study with Pastor Lisa - You’re invited to the Fellowship Hall each Sunday from 8:45 – 9:30 am for an exploration of “Advent through the Ages.” Remaining sessions are: Dec. 11 and 18. No need to register ahead!


The Ordination and Installation of Elders-Elect John Deegins and Rich Kangas will take place during worship next Sunday. Also, the congregation will vote on the pastor’s terms of call for 2023.
 

Advent Evensong Worship will take place at 4 pm next Sunday. This special service is brief but holds great importance as a way to live into the holy season of waiting with peace.
 

Looking Ahead:

  • Holiday Luncheon – Dec. 18 after worship

  • Christmas Joy Offering – Dec. 18

  • Candlelight Communion Christmas Eve worship – 5 pm

  • Christmas Day worship – 10 am

  • New Year’s Day worship – 10 am

  • New Year’s Open House @ the Martins! 3-5 pm – 1/1/23

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

John Broadhead, 12/4

Harvey Jenkins, 12/7

Emily Evans, 12/8

Connor Corbitt, 12/9

Matthew Corbitt, 12/9

Peggy Kangas, 12/10

Libby Tunnell, 12/11

Marcia Burden, 12/14

Mary Ann Pennington, 12/14

Donald Waddell, 12/16

Jean Woodham, 12/17

Rich Kangas, 12/22

Walter Trussell, 12/25

Cindy Griggs, 12/28

Cindy Yeager, 12/28

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Carol and Jerry Austin, 12/6

Pamela and Buzz Leonard, 12/8

Susan and Donald Mowat, 12/12

Joyce and Don Write, 12/31