ST. ANDREW & ST. JOHN
EVENTS & NEWS
DECEMBER 9, 2010
Thursdays at 12:30 p.m.
Third Sunday of Advent, December 12th
8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Psalm 146:4-9; Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
The Rev. Emily Blair Stribling
Usher: Gus Carreno
First Lesson and Psalm: Ted Fletcher
Second Lesson: Ken Cochrane
Prayers: Patsy Fogarty
Chalice: Nicole Carreno
Acolyte: Nicole Carreno
Flowers: Susan Buell
Forum at 9:00:
December 12th: Vietnam: A Second Look, Fred Benson
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Bullets from the November 18 Vestry Meeting:
· A special parish meeting is set for December 12 to consider changes to the by-laws.
· The Nominating Committee (Ann Cox Halkett, Ida Smallidge, and Joan Bromage) is asking members of the parish with an interest in serving on the vestry to contact them. You may also nominate others.
· Barbara Campbell needs to resign as chairman of the Westside Food Pantry by the first of the year to accompany husband Mark to the Mayo Clinic for a medical work-up. Ongoing leadership will emerge from the Food Pantry board, but Barbara deserves accolades for her outstanding tenure.
· After consultation with the altar guild and flower arrangers, we will move ahead with a new sink and faucets for the sacristy.
Stewardship Campaign: "Our thanks to all who have already contributed to the stewardship campaign and helped us reach $85,820 in pledges for 2011. But there are still 16 parishioners yet to pledge. Are you one of them?"
Christmas Flowers: St. John's will be decorating the sanctuary for Christmas. If you would like to make a donation in honor of or in memory of friends or relatives, please send your checks along with the names you wish to remember to the church office. (Please designate "Christmas Flowers" on your check.)
Common Good Soup is offering free lunches and musical entertainment on Thursdays at noon. Island Connections will try to provide rides for seniors and the disabled who'd like to attend.
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Keep in your prayers this week: Ray and Barbara, Bob, Norm, Phillip, Paul, Judy, Molly, Vonnie, Beth, Marjorie, Susan, Patti, Ron, Scott, Mark, Josh, Chelsea, Jim and Pete.
Military Deaths (November 26 – December 2)
Afghanistan: Devon Harris, Buddy McClain, Austin Staggs, Jacob Gassen, Matthew Ramsey, Curtis Oakes, Barry Jarvis, Scott Milley, Chad Wade, Matthew Abbate.
Prayer for the Community of St. Andrew & St. John
Gracious God, we offer thanks for our parish, for your inspiration, and for the spirit of ministry which is our heritage. We acknowledge your call to continue serving each other and the people in our community through open hearts and open doors. Guide us all, especially our Capital Campaign and Design & Construction Committees and Vestry, as we seek funding and plan expansion of the facilities, including accessibility for all at St. John. Inspire us to share faithfully the love that you have revealed to us through the ministry and sacrifice of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.