The Second Week of Advent
December 8-14, 2013
~Sunday at Holy Trinity~
Please join us for Annual Meeting and Lunch this morning in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 a.m. service.
We will elect four people to the Vestry and our delegates to Diocesan Convention. The 2014 budget will be presented as will reports from the various lay and ministry leadership. Lunch will follow the meeting.
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS
Calling All Pre K -5th Graders – Come worship at 9:30 a.m.
Everyone welcome! Bring your child, pre-K to 5th grade, to havesome fun and learn with us about the Early Disciples, Friends of Christ. This month, the class will study, “Emmanuel – God With Us”. We hope you can bring your child to share in this wonderful time together.
~This Week at Holy Trinity~
Vestry meeting Thursday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Join the Under the Hill group for pizza and a trip to see the lights at Arnette Park!
What: Pizza and Christmas in the Park
When: Saturday, December 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Parish Hall for dinner and then we'll head over together to enjoy the light displays at Arnette Park.
Cost: There is a $2 per person admission to the park. Please bring a donation to cover the pizza.
R.S.V.P.: email@example.com or 822-1656.
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Following the 10:30 service on Sunday, December 15, the congregation is invited to stay and decorate the Christmas Tree with Chrismons, which were made by the parish.
~Announcements and Upcoming Events~
Deadline: Good Newsletter
Monday, December 16th
Send articles, pictures, calendar updates to Janice @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Party: Saturday, December 21st from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Philbrook’s.
Dinner: Honoring Ray and Judy Friday, December 20th at 7:00 pm at Holy Trinity. Make reservations by Dec. 14th. Call the church office at 910-484-2134.
GOING OUT TO SERVE ....PARTNERING WITH MARGARET WILLIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Thanksgiving outreach to Margaret Willis families – we served seven families and enriched their Thanksgiving. Thank you also to parishioners and pre-school families who made it possible for Margaret Willis students to have a warm coat and/or sweater.
Be on the lookout for ways you can help share Christmas with these families.
. Barbara Brooks
UPCOMING Adjustments to the Continuing Prayer List
To simplify the administration of the Continuing Prayer List, we have made some changes that will go into effect in January 2014. Names will be kept on the list for three months. After the three month period, the name will be removed from the list unless it is renewed. If you wish to retain a name on the current Continuing Prayer List, please contact the church office with a renewal request by 17 December (phone: 910-484-2134 or email: email@example.com. This three-month limit does not affect the Military Prayer List or the Visitation List.
When you renew or add a person to the Prayer List, please provide the name, the reason (optional), and your name and phone number. Also tell us whether or not you would like the name published in the Sunday bulletin. Prayers may be requested for someone who does not wish to be listed in the bulletin. Be sure you have the person's permission to add them to any of our Prayer Lists.
United Thank Offering
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a personal or family faithfulness program that is a part of the Episcopal Church program. There are so many reasons to be thankful.
The UTO organization was first founded by women missionaries in 1889. It has become a worldwide effort to meet human needs.
Through the United Thank Offering, men, women and children foster the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we name our many daily blessings. One way we can show how thankful we are is by putting coins in the Blue and White Box / Blue and White Envelope to help build schools and shelters for the homeless and needy.
The money will also help support missions and ministries throughout the Episcopal Church locally and worldwide.
You are asked to bring the coins, money or checks that you have been collecting in the Blue and White Boxes / Blue and White Envelopes to the church by Sunday, December 15th.
Please help us to maintain this legacy by volunteering to distibute the Blue and White Boxes / Blue and White Envelopes to others who want to express how thankful they are by helping someone in need. Roya Taheri
DECEMBER AT HOLY TRINITY
Decorating the Christmas Tree: Sunday, December 15th, following the 10:30 service
Greening of the Church: Monday December 23 at 4:00 pm
Tuesday, December 24th
4:00 p.m. Children’s Pageant with String Quartet and Holy Eucharist
10:30 p.m. Christmas Carol and Anthem Fest (Choirs, Handbells and String Quartet)
11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Wednesday, December 25th
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Sunday, December 29th
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. A Festival of Lessons and Carols and Holy Eucharist
Please Note: The church office will:
- close at noon on Tuesday December 24th
- be closed December 25th and 26th
- close at noon on Tuesday December 31st