Announcements for the week of November 29, 2015

What’s Happening at St. Andrew’s

The Week of November 29, 2015

Sunday

Food Ingathering 8:00 & 10:30 am

Tuesday

Wood Carvers 9:00 am

         Citizens for Clean Water 12:00 Noon

Wednesday

Stitchers 9:00 am

Healing Service 12:00 Noon

Choir Practice 5:00 pm

Pub Theology 5:30 pm

Thursday

PEO Meeting 11:30 am

EfM 5:00 pm

Saturday

Daughter of the King (DOK) 9:00 am

Service of Light 4:30 pm

 

Announcements

Adult Forum in November:  There will be no adult forum this week.

Food Ingathering: This Sunday is our food ingathering. There are shopping list available in the Narthex. If everyone brings an item from the list once a month, it will make a huge difference.  There are brown paper bags available in the red wagon (which is used to collect our donations) to help remind parishioners to bring food to the pantry.  We plan on blessing the food collected when the collection plates are presented at the altar on each food ingathering Sunday.

Service of Light & Remembrance:  The holiday season is particularly difficult for many who are not able to spend time with loved ones because of distance or death.  On December 5th, we will offer a Service of Light and Remembrance followed by a simple dinner.  All are invited to come as we open a space in our worship and this holiday season to remember those we love but who will not be present to celebrate the holidays with us.  The service will begin at 4:30 and those who wish to stay for dinner are invited to do so.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for those wishing to attend to help us plan for seating and meals.

Stewardship Update: To date, we have received 63 pledges (the same as last year) totaling $163,900 ($3,750 more than last year).  There are several cards still outstanding.  If you have not returned your pledge, please do so immediately so the vestry can complete its budget for 2016.  Every pledge makes a difference!

Vestry Highlights:  At the November Vestry Meeting, the vestry approved the following slate of nominations to the vestry:  Mearl Plunkett and Jane Darr.  The election will take place at the Annual Parish Meeting in January.  Information about Mearl and Jane will be included in the church’s newsletter. The vestry also discussed this year’s Stewardship Drive, noting we are a long way from achieving our goal and have learned of additional expenses that will need to be included in the budget for 2016.  Vestry members were assigned the names of those we have not yet received pledge cards from in order to contact them and ask that they turn in their pledge cards so we will be able to prepare a budget for next year.  Junior Warden Mike Moore reported on the work day and discussed some additional work that needs to be done.  Father McDonald asked for assistance in planning this year’s Service of Light and Remembrance.  It was decided to recruit help from those who sign-up.

Second Saturday Singles: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 the Second Saturday Singles Club will be taking a trip to the Brookfalls Restaurant for lunch. They will be meeting in the parking lot of St. Andrew’s at 10:00 am and leaving around 10:20. For those who would like to participate there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you have any questions please contact Elaine Zimny.

Men’s Breakfast:  The Men’s Group invites all the members of our church to attend a special Holiday Breakfast on December 12th at 9:00 am.

Upcoming Events at St. Andrew’s

Tuesday December 8th

Book Discussion Group

Zealot by Reza Aslan

St. Martha’s Guild

Saturday December 12th

Men’s Breakfast

Second Saturday Singles

Thursday December 24th

Christmas Vigil