|Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church|
YOUTH GROUP GREENERY SALE - Unfortunately our greenery that was suppose to be delivered this past Monday has been delayed due to inclement weather. It is coming from Washington state. We will not get our delivery until Monday the latest. Sorry for any inconvenience.
SUNDAY SCHOOL -
We are Practicing our Christmas Program
ADVENT MIDWEEK WEDNESDAY SERVICES - noon and 7:30pm
Advent Midweek Wednesdays - (12/4, 12/11, 12/18)
12:00pm Noon Service
7:30pm Evening Service
Sunday School Christmas Program -
9:00am Sunday, December 15
Christmas Eve- Tuesday, December 24th
3:00pm Divine Service with Holy Communion and Children’s Message
5:00pm Divine Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
7:00pm Divine Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
11:00pm Divine Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
Christmas Day -Wednesday, December 25th
11:00am Divine Service with Holy Communion
New Year’s Eve - Tuesday, December 31st
6:30pm Divine Service with Holy Communion
Carols and Chocolate on December 18 - Join us in the undercroft on December 18 after the last midweek Advent service to sing your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns. Cindy Holden will play the hymns, and Vicar Burfiend will tell the stories behind some of our most beloved hymns. Refreshments will be provided.
FELLOWSHIP CLUB NEWS
Join us in the undercroft at noon on Thursday, December 5th for a Christmas Brunch. Call Joan Stuart 567-5471 to let her know what dish you’re bringing.
Saturday, January 11th - our annual “Soup & Useless Gift” party at the Stuart’s home
We are planning another overnight trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see the upcoming production of “Moses” in the Spring 2014. Let Alice Dreher know if you are interested in attending as soon as possible
ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS, Sunday December 8th at 4:00pm with music by St. John’s Choirs and Musicians, followed by a Turkey Dinner. Please sign up on the bulletin board in the gym foyer for dinner.
Cookies Are Coming .... The Mary Martha Guild is doing it again. Yes, they are making their delicious cookie trays to be available at the Saturday evening service on December 14 or on Sunday morning, December 15 during the coffee hour. This year you get to order your trays in advance. The trays will be $5 each and can be ordered by calling Julie Crawford at 589-4670 by December 9th. Or you may order your cookie trays on Sunday, December 1st. Debbie Donaldson will be available to take your orders outside the church following the 9:00am service.
SIMPLY GIVING PROGRAM: Our church offers electronic giving on a scheduled, automatic basis. If you are writing checks and preparing envelopes every week, you will especially appreciate electronic giving. It is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our church. Council members will be in the gym during coffee hour to answer any questions and help you fill out the form.
1-3 John: Epistles of Love and Christian Unity
SOCIAL MINISTRIES: As we prepare for our busy season, the Food Pantry shelves are in need of peanut butter, jelly, cereal, bottled juice and canned tuna. All donations can be left in the Cloak Room off the Narthex. THANK YOU!!
If you would like to put live flowers on
the altar in memory of or in honor of someone, please contact our
Flower Coordinator Linda Lee Sharbowicz.
The Coffee Hour sign-up sheet is available in the gym lobby for families and St. John's groups to host a coffee hour. Directions for hosting are on the pantry door in the kitchen. If you need assistance, please call Donna Meier at (516) 319-2541.
JACOB'S LIGHT - We continue to collect batteries and deodorants for our service men and women. There are many people in various parts of the world that are still in need. Many receive nothing from home. Please help and pick up a deodorant and/or 4-pack of AA batteries when you do your weekly shopping, and drop the items in the box in the Narthex.