Sunday December 21st we lit the 4th candle, the Candle of Love, and children presented the Christmas pageant. After worship, a Birthday party for Jesus was celebrated with sandwiches and cake. Carolers left from the church at 1pm to serenade the homebound.

Christmas Eve Services:

Wed., Dec. 24, at 5 pm. Through lessons, carols, and candles, we hear and tell the story. Our Second Congo Brass will play Music of the Season, beginning at 4:30, and the Jubellaire Ringers and Chancel Choir will offer anthems of hope and joy.

Also on Christmas Eve at 10 pm. will be a more contemplative, simple service of carols, candles, and communion.

A free will offering for the Emergency Fuel and Food Fund will be taken at both Christmas Eve Services

If you are interested in being part of the Pickup Choir at the 10pm Christmas Eve service speak to Mary or Bruce Lee-Clark

If you would like to bring a poinsettia for the Christmas Eve service please have it here by 10 am on Wednesday. Please remember to label your flower with your name and given in memory/honor of.

Christmas Flowers are given by:

Jan & Dick Fabricius in memory of loved ones
Lara Frenzel-Clark for her grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Walt Clark & family. And for her brother, Jeremy Frenzel.
Marjorie LaRowe in memory of her mother, Marjorie LaRowe
Mary & Bruce Lee-Clark in memory of loved ones
Norma & Ted Thomas in memory of loved ones
Syd & Marilyn Russell in memory of Patricia Urban
Beth Wallace in memory of Mary F. Skidmore

Looking ahead:

On Sunday, December 28th, at our 10 o’clock Sunday worship, when we’ll sing the story through carols of your choosing. No Godly Play this morning, though nursery care will be available, so children are invited to sing with us.

Sunday, December 28th, at 3pm join St. James Episcopal Church in the Messiah Sing-Along! Whether you sing along, hum, or simply listen you’ll be delighted with this 10th annual Messiah Program, directed by Scott Smidinghoff. The program includes the Advent and Christmas section of Handel’s choral masterpiece, as well as the Hallelujah Chorus. A chamber orchestra and a talented vocal soloist Katie Beck, Robyn Madison, Rev. Scott Neal and Mark Madison will accompany the chorus. Just show up and bring your voice, enthusiasm and holiday spirit!

Tuesday, January 6th, the Trustees meet at 7 pm in Room 6.

Tuesday, January 13th, will be the date of the next Administrative Council meeting at 7pm.

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