Wednesday Wireless - Immanuel's Weekly News Update
Order your Christmas Cyclamen!
Immanuel's Altar Guild has chosen White Cyclamens for the Greening of the Church this year! These beautiful white cyclamen plants may be given in memory or honor of loved ones with notations in the Christmas Eve Services Bulletins and are $15.00 each. The potted 10" to 11" plants may be taken home after the service on 12/31/17 The ordering deadline will be Sunday, Dec. 17th.
Email the parish office with your order (include your name, # of plants, who each plant is in memory or honor of, and total in the email) and bring your payment on Sunday. Or, print, fill out, and bring this order form with your payment to the Parish House by Sunday, December 17th.
In memory or honor of:
# of Cyclamens: _____________(@$15 each)
Total : $ _____________
The Christmas Shelter Meal
On Sunday, December 17 Teresa Davis and Kay Jewell will deliver a meal to Safe Harbor Shelter in Richmond. If you would like to offer a food dish please contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 339-4189.
Angel Tree for CornerStone
On Sunday, December 17 we will collect hats, gloves, socks, scarves and wrapped gifts for teenagers. If you would like to participate in any way, please leave your contributions by the Cornerstone Basket in the entrance to the church.
Liverpool Pilgrimage Presentation
On Thursday, December 21 at 6:00 PM we will have our annual greening of the church. All are welcome to join in decorating. Light dinner will be provided. Please bring work gloves, clippers, and fresh greens
Meals for John Kreynus
From Dec. 21 to Dec. 27 parishioners are welcome to volunteer to bring a meal to John Kreynus. Irene Hollins is organizing the meals. Please reach out to her to sign up at 804-730-1540 (home), 804-338-5938 (cell), or via email at email@example.com.
Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve day is a Sunday this year. We will have our regular 10:00 AM service of Holy Eucharist that morning. It will be a simple spoken service with no music and we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. For Christmas Eve services, we will have our usual 4:00 PM service, which is especially open to families with children, and our 11:00 PM service with carol singing at 10:30 PM.
January 7th is the celebration of the baptism of our Lord and is an opportune time for baptism at Immanuel. If you are interested in being baptized please reach out to the Rev. Chris Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Needed During Bunny's Vacation
Our sexton, Bunny Coles, is on vacation December 18-24. If you can help clean the church for Sunday, December 24, please call Britton Trimble at 779-3454 or email her at email@example.com.
Adult formation will not meet on Dec. 17 or Dec. 24. We will resume on Dec. 31 with a "Book of Common Prayer Scavenger Hunt". Come and find out how much you know (or don't know) about our Prayer Book. We will begin a study, "An Overview of the Book of Common Prayer" on Jan. 7. Please join us in the library after refreshments. For more info about the class, contact Joan Beal.
Godly Play meets on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month. Godly Play is a curriculum designed to help children explore faith through stories. Godly Play is open to 3 year olds up to 5th graders.
Thanks for your continued support of CornerStone's food pantry! November's suggested donations are Thanksgiving-related items.
Calendar for December 13-21
Wednesday, December 13
* 7-9pm - Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, December 16
* Parish House floors waxed in the morning
* 3pm - Lewis-Horne Wedding
Sunday, December 17
* 9:55am - Godly Play
* 10am - Holy Eucharist
* 11am - Refreshments
* 6:30pm - EfM
Tuesday, December 19
* 6:30pm - Vestry Meeting
Wednesday, December 20
* 6pm - Greening of the Church