Upcoming Parish Work Day: Sunday December 10 after 10 AM worship.
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Parish Work Day
On Sunday, December 10 we will gather for refreshments after the service and then will have a work day. The primary objective is to cleanup the leaves. If you have a leaf blower, work trailer, tarp, or rake, please bring them with you. If leaf blowing is not your dream job, we have other tasks to accomplish as well. Feel free to dress in your work clothes for church.
On Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 PM we will have a special service of Evensong. This is an opportunity to participate in a sung service of Evening Prayer and to make extra space for reflection and preparation as we await the coming of the Christ Child.
Greening of the Church
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
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 : $ _____________
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.
Liverpool Pilgrimage Presentation
On Sunday, December 17 after church we will have a presentation from those who went on the pilgrimage to Liverpool in August. Please join us in the Parish House.
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.
We will gather in the library following refreshments on Sundays to continue our study of Matthew. Our focus in this class comes from the work of N.T. Wright, a prominent New Testament theologian. "Tom" Wright emphasizes Jesus as Messiah and Teacher and proposes that His life announced the Kingdom of God on earth. For information 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.
Calendar for December 6-13
Sunday, December 10
* 9am - Choir Rehearsal
* 10am - Holy Eucharist
* 11am - Refreshments
* 11:30am - Adult Christian Formation
Monday, December 11
* 6:30pm - EfM
Tuesday, December 12
* 7pm - Advent Evensong
Wednesday, December 13
* 7-9pm - Choir Rehearsal