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PARISH NEWS THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2017

 

ALTAR FLOWERS - The flowers on the altar this week are given by Barb Heffner, in loving memory of her mother, Phyllis Benser.


ADULT STUDY-REFORMATION ROOTS - The study continues; this week's session is titled "Swiss Reformation: A Rationalist's Revolt ."


The family of Fran Coolman would like to thank St. Peter Congregation for their thoughtful care of them in this time of grief.


ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, St. Thomas Choir, Choral Scholars and Schola Cantorum present "A Festival of Lessons and Carols" on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. St. Thomas is located at 16 E Van Buren St, in downtown Battle Creek.


SPEK SPEAKS - If you always keep a reusable water bottle and coffee mug in your car, you will be ready for those unexpected times when you stop for a drink while traveling AND you will help the environment.


HANGING OF THE GREENS! We will be having the "Hanging of the Greens" on Thursday, December 7th. Starting at 5:30pm we will have pizza, salad, soft drink and cookies. Please join us to eat, and to decorate the tree and sanctuary. Crafts will be available for the children.


EXTRA WORSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS! - Christmas is fast approaching, and the Worship Committee has begun it's planning. We are looking for people to serve as Service Hosts for the 3 Services on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24.


9:30 a.m.—4th Sunday in Advent (1 needed)

5:30 p.m.—Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Intinction for Communion)

9:00 p.m.—Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (Intinction for Communion)(1 needed)


If you are planning on worshipping at St. Peter this Christmas, please consider serving at one of these worship services. There is a sign up sheet at the hospitality table, or email Debbie Duggan.  Thank you!


OUR ANNUAL ST. LUCIA FEST is Thursday, December 14. The evening begins at 5:00 p.m. with Scandinavian activities, followed by a potluck at 6:00 p.m. (bring your favorite potluck dish or be daring and try a Swedish recipe) with the Lucia procession concluding the dinner, and leading right into the Holden Evening Prayer service at 7:00 p.m. If you are in need of a recipe or have any questions, please contact Jackie Luke.


In the spirit of St. Lucia and St. Peter, please bring a non-perishable food item with you that evening or any time before December 14 to donate to our Christmas families. Don't forget to sign up on the poster!!


SAVE THE DATE - Mark Sunday, January 21, 2018 on your calendar and plan to attend an "Up The Creek" jazz band concert, under the direction of our own George Pendill, at First Presbyterian Church, 4:00 p.m.


OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES


The Meijer Simply Give campaign is currently sponsoring our pantries. As always, only donations made at the Beckley Road store will be awarded to the Neighborhood Pantries. The first $2,000 of any funds collected goes toward purchasing baby food and baby supplies (North East Pantry). After that, each of the six pantries shares equally in the amount above $2,000. The last campaign for us (August-September) was not successful. The cards now seem to be harder to locate in the stores as compared to years past. You may have to ask a cashier for them or we do have cards available at the pantry.  Meijer donates $10 to match your $10 donation but oDECEMBER 8 and 9, Meijer will donate $20 for every $10 card purchased.

Christmas Families Food Items - Thanks for taking names for presents for the people in the 26 adopted families.  In addition to presents we try to provide some stable non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, cereal, soup, and etc.    So if able and willing please bring food and put in the blue baskets in the vestibules.  If anyone has questions or would like to help deliver to the families on Sat. Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. - noon please see Linn Kracht.  Thanks for bringing some ‘merry’ into the Christmas families.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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