In your daily devotions this week pray for the Diocese of Western North Carolina; and John Patterson, Idalia Craig, Jefferson Hulet, Susan Richardson, Margaret Coffey, Harry Mazujian, Arthur Powell, John Zamboni, Terence Blackburn, Elizabeth Geitz, Henrietta Lavengood, Lee Powers, Eugene Zeilfelder, Joan Mason, Emily Griffin, Connor Haynes, Martha McKee, John Mitchell, Joseph Moore, John Thompson-Quartey, John Koenig, and Donald Muller, priests of our diocese.
The Flowers on the Altar are given to the greater glory of God and in loving memory of William and Josephine Glasgow, parents of Tom Glasgow; William Glasgow, Jr., brother of Tom Glasgow; and Walter and Helen Johnson, parents of Doris Glasgow.
Pledge results!! As of Wednesday, Dec. 4 we received $258,743 in pledges. 39 people increased their pledge, 51 stayed the same and 20 decreased their pledge.
Advent Morning and Evening Prayer: Each Advent, we invite you to join with others in our congregation as we pray Morning and Evening Prayer. Remembering that "when two or three are gathered together in his Name [God] will be in the midst of them," let us gather together in praise as we await the birth of our Lord and the coming of the fullness of God's reign. Morning Prayer is offered Monday-Friday at 9 am, in Memorial Chapel. Evening Prayer is offered Monday-Friday at 7 pm, also in Memorial Chapel.
Coffee Hour Hosts - Fellowship is so important for personal and spiritual growth and something we often put off in today's busy world. A great way to spend time with each other is at coffee hour. We are asking for volunteers to take turns hosting coffee hour. As a host you will bring food for the service you are attending as well as making sure that there is enough creamers, food etc. as people fellowship. All of the coffee supplies will be provided as well as written instructions for hosting. You will not be responsible for making the coffee, just plugging in the pots in the morning. This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved. Please sign up in the narthex to host a Sunday. If you have any questions contact Laurel Smith at (609) 714-0091 or email@example.com
Prisoner Cards are available on the table in the narthex. Please feel free to take one or several of these to send to prisoners. Instructions are included. Any questions, please contact Mary Shone.
Please join us to separate and categorize the calendars and cards that we have been collecting for The Evergreens on Dec. 13 at 10:00 am in Williams Hall. Any questions, contact Suzi Sprankle.
Christmas Giving Tree. The Christmas Giving Tree is now in place. If you would like to participate, please do the following:
1. Take a tag from the tree.
2. Replace the tag with an ornament from the basket below.
3. Purchase a gift that is appropriate for the gender/age of the child listed on the tag.
4. Bring the gift and place it -- unwrapped -- under the tree.
The Christian Caring Center will begin distributing the gifts to needy families on December 18, so please have your gifts under the tree by December 15.
Big Band Express, South Jersey's premiere big band jazz ensemble, will present a special concert of jazz and Christmas music on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The BBE specializes in contemporary big band music with an emphasis on jazz, and features music of composers and arrangers such as Sammy Nestico, David Wolpe, Tom Kubis, Count Basie, and others, as well as arrangements by BBE founder, saxophonist Tony Femiano. A free-will offering will be taken during the concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.