HOPE PEACE JOY LOVE
On the four Sundays during Advent we will light the Advent Candles each week. At the 8 am service, a prayer from Loves Pure Light will be used for that week. For the 10:30 am service, Loves Pure Light will be used as the Processional and will include handbells/music.
Our Christmas Eve celebration is at 5 pm! The service will include lessons and carols. The children willo participate as characters from the Gospel readings that tell the story of Salvation History. Holy Communion will follow.
Christmas Day service will be held at 10 am and will be a said service of the Holy Eucharist.
Everyone is invited to come after the 10:30 service on December 23rd (the invitation includes those who worship at 8 am too!!), to help decorate the Nave, Cloister and Parish Hall.
Come worship with us during this most Holy Season!!
Our Annual Meeting will be on January 13th, 2019. We will have just one service at 9 am that day. Following the service we will have the meeting and then we will be treated to a special taco lunch that Father Sam will organize.
All reports will be due January 6th. If you are interested in running for an office, please see Judy Pauley or Sue Bauer by the 6th!!!!
We will soon have a Commemorative Walk to the Bell Tower. The walk will be made of engraved bricks...it's the perfect opportunity to give thanks for your blessings. It might be someone you loved who has passed away or the birth of a grandchild or the blessing of your family. It can be whatever blessings you are thankful for.
The walk will be build later this year, but first we need to get the bricks engraved. If you would like to have a brick, please fill out an order form and return it to Christ Church with the payment. (Contact Christ Church 716-433-9229 for a form) Please complete a separate form for each brick you would like. Engraved bricks are available for $50 each. There will also be two benches available for $500 each. If you have questions or would like to reserve a bench, please contact Sue Bauer (716-7278776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
OUTREACH FOR THE YEAR
The donation baskets are in need of being filled. The need is great, not just at Christmas but all throughout the year. All non-perishables are accepted.
NOVEMBER: odds and ends shopping
Canned soup-23; Canned or jarred spaghetti sauce-14; Canned tomatoes (diced, crushed, sauce, etc)-30; Other pasta (elbow, rigatoni, penne, etc)-37; Canned meals (ravioli, spagetti, beef stew, etc)-65; Canned or box broth-87; Cereal (corn flakes, cheerios)-62; Canned vegetables-41
Sign up on the Kiosk in the Cloister. There are baskets in both the Cloister and Narthex where you can place your donations. Thanks so much!!
Also...the hat & mitten tree is back up in the Cloister. Purchased or handmade items are most welcome and in great need with the weather so cold this winter.
The Outreach Team thanks you so much!!!!
Mary Hunt Guild & Women of Christ Church Holiday Dinner Get-together...Wednesday, December 12th at Cammarata's 6336 Roninson Rd. 6 pm cocktails...6:30 pm dinner.
Instead of a gift to pass we will be doing a crazy sock exchange...so start looking now. MORE NEXT MONTH!!!
Annual Meeting january 13th, 2019. NEEDED: Two Wardens, Three Vestry Members for Three-year Terms, One Vestry member for a One-year Term and Three Delegates to the Diocesan Convention.
All candidates must be adult communicants in good standing, meaning that they should be baptized or confirmed members who are faithful in attending worship and in "working, praying and giving for the spread of the kingdon."
To nominate yourself or anyone else for these positions or for more info. contact Judy Pauley...more info next month.