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STEDY – December 12, 2018

It’s hard not to be distracted by a light, particularly when there is a change to a light. Perhaps that is why we have chosen to use it to communicate so many different things. When one is flashing on your phone you know someone has left a message. When lights flash at a theater we know that it’s time to return to…

IMPORTANT DATES

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events December December 16: Christmas Pageant December 19 & 20: SENS Christmas Performance December 23: Rev. Heather Blackstone Preaching December 24: Family Christmas Service & Christmas Pyramid Display December 24: Christmas Eve Service December 25: Christmas Mass December 26 – January 1: Office Closed December 30: Father Bill Preaching January January 2: Sunday School & Youth…

Transition Update

GRAPHIC HELP NEEDED The Parish Profile committee is seeking a volunteer who has experience with graphic document design/layout and publishing to help design and publish the Parish Profile. It would be especially helpful if you have the required software, such as Adobe InDesign or Illustrator, as well, but is not required. If you could help the committee, please contact Michael Harrigian at…

NEXT 75 INITIATIVE REMINDER

As the year is coming to a close, please remember to fulfill any commitments you made to the Next 75 Initiative for either unrestricted gifts or gifts to the endowment for the 2018 year. Please note on the Memo line of your check whether the check is for a “Next 75 Unrestricted Gift” or a “Next 75 Endowment Gift”. If you need…

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT | Liturgy & Music

December 16 Lessons: Zephaniah 3:14-20 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Canticle 9 Prelude: Noel Nouvelet – arr. Dale Wood Processional Hymn: H522 “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken” Trisagion: S-120 Gradual Hymn: H265 “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came” (vs. 1-2 before, 3-4 after) Children’s Christmas Pageant Recessional Hymn: H436 “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates” Postlude: Veni Creator – Nicholas DeGrigny

THANK YOU LUNCH

Last Tuesday volunteers, church and nursery school staff gathered for a holiday lunch catered by Father Bill Doggett. Lunch included soup, bread, four types of salad, apple cake and truffles all made from scratch. Thank you to Father Bill for this wonderful lunch, we are already looking forward to next year!

THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT December 16, 2018

Sunday evening was filled with beautiful music with our annual service of Lessons and Carols. There is no better way to begin the Christmas season then by hearing God’s words through scripture and song. Thank you to Rob Hovencamp for serving as Choirmaster and organist. Thank you to all the soloists, readers, the sound technician and the hospitality committee who provided a…

STEDY – December 5, 2018

Luke 3:1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the…

THANK YOU FROM HEALING HEARTS ACROSS BORDERS

Below is a letter of appreciation from Healing Hearts across Borders I am writing in my capacity as President of a non-profit group entitled Healing Hearts Across Borders. Our charity provides free medical care to two very poor areas of Tijuana, Mexico: Colonia Obrera, located at the Tijuana landfill, and Colonia Grupo de Mexico. The Healing Hearts Across Borders team has continued…