November 18, 2018 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Nov 18 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  11:00 am Parent Study Meeting
  12:00 NYG Meeting
Nov 19 5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
Nov 20 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  2:15 pm Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Bell Choir
  7:30 pm Parish Choir
Nov 21 10:30 am 1 Kings Bible Study ch 20-22
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
  7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Thursday Thanksgiving Day
Nov 22   Office Closed
Nov 23   Office Closed
Nov 24    
Sunday  Only One Service
Nov 25 10:00 am Service of the Word


Plan to attend!  Thanksgiving Eve Worship Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:00 pm

Photos and Offering Envelopes!  If you did not purchase photos from Lifetouch, your free photo is in the back of the box where you will also find your 2019 offering envelope in the narthex. They are alphabetized.

It’s time to think about POINSETTIAS! If you would like to order a poinsettia to help    beautify the church for the Christmas season, fill out the order form and put it with your payment in the office   mailbox.  Thank you.

Come have fun decorating the church for Christmas! Friday, Dec. 7th at 1:00 pm we will be decorating the church for Christmas. Come one, come all, the more the merrier. We will also need help on Dec. 5th after the Advent service to bring the decorations down from the old choir loft.  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Baskets of Plenty– TODAY we will be having the Thanksgiving Food Ingathering for Bethesda Food Pantry. Cash/check donations and non perishable food items will be placed at the altar. Cash/check donations allow the food pantry to purchase what is needed at a greatly reduced cost.

Come and join the Conversational Dinner group caroling on Sunday, December 2nd at 4:30 p.m.  We will meet at the Stone Brooke Clubhouse located at the corner of Fletcher Boulevard and Stone Brooke Road.  Please bring a favorite snack or Christmas goody to share after we return from caroling. Table service will be furnished.  All church members are very welcome to join the group for caroling.  As they say, the more the merrier!  We plan to disperse from the clubhouse to do our caroling by 5 p.m.  Please contact Pam Mundt or Marlene Johnson if you have any questions.

Several Angel Tree names are still waiting to be selected. Please return gifts by  Dec 9. Our youth would be glad to wrap them for you on Dec 1st for a donation!

Family POINTE is Open! ~ The Family POINTE resource wall, located in the lobby, is open and available for all families to search for that needed resource, prayer cards, or family activity book. If you have questions please feel free to contact Thomas Wilson, DCE – Director of Family Life Ministry. 

ADVENT  “SOUP AND SWEET” SUPPER IS DECEMBER 5 The Annual Advent “SOUP AND SWEET” Supper will be on Wednesday, December 5, at 5:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Members of the congregation are asked to bring soup or sweets to share as well as other needed items.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex.  Please sign up for the item you wish to share and also if you are able to help with kitchen duties before, during or after the meal.  We look forward to sharing good food and warm fellowship before our first Advent Service

Family Service will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon on Thursday December 13th at 12:00 p.m.  Anyone is welcome to join us. Please RSVP to Irene Holthaus (232-1771) by December 11th.