Greetings from Church of Peace - December 6, 2012

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Prepare!”  That’s the message John the Baptist will share with us tonight (6:30) and Sunday morning (8:45) at our worship services.  On Sunday, the youth choir will sing and little Elin Poirer will be baptized. The Ryan family will light the candle of peace. Come see the sanctuary transformed week-by-week in its Advent splendor.

We are getting our church building spruced up for Christmas. Tomorrow evening and Saturday, we’ll be painting the hallway.  It is a very looonnnnggg hall, so we can use as many painters as possible. Just show up with a brush or roller in hand – we’ll provide the paint and the smiles.

This Saturday morning, the Worship Enhancement Team will be gathering at 9:00 and the Shawl Ministers at 9:30.   Sunday night, the new members group will be gathering with the pastors and some council members for an orientation meeting.

This Sunday will be the last day to order poinsettias.

Looking ahead:
                        Sunday, December 16th     Congregational Meeting after worship
                        Thursday, December 20th      Service of Remembrance and Hope 7:00 p.m.
                        Sunday, December 23rd      Sunday School program at 10:15
                        Sunday, December 23rd      Caroling Party from 5-8

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

We’ll see you in church!  Pastors Jenny and Jim

A prayer for today: As I prepare for the celebration of Christmas, don’t let me neglect to prepare my spirit, O God.  In all of the hubbub around the holidays, I do not want to forget that a pure and receptive heart is the greatest gift I can bring to you. Lead me to those who need love; show me ways to bring hope and peace into the world.  Amen.