Greetings from Church of Peace 12/09/16

Greetings from Church of Peace!

Joy! Joy! Joy! That’s the theme of this week’s Advent service. The choir will sing and the 4th and 5th graders will light the Candle of Joy. Come have your spirits lifted and your heart gladdened. We’ll begin at 8:45.

At 10:15 on Sunday morning, the Sunday School will present their Christmas program. Please come and support our children as they proclaim their Christmas faith. A social hour will follow the program.

Tom Strauss has been a patient in the hospital this week. Please pray for Tom’s return to full strength.

I have been delivering communion and Christmas blessings to our home-bound members this week. Please remember them when you pray.

On Monday of next week (Monday, December 12th) it is our turn to serve Loaves and Fishes. We still need more volunteers. You can sign up in Gammert Hall on Sunday.

The Service of Remembrance and Hope has become a favorite for people who find a quiet, meditative service feeds their soul during the hectic Advent season. Everyone will be welcomed at this service next Thursday, December 15th, at 7:00. The service is designed to be particularly strengthening for anyone who is sad or worried this December.

On Sunday, December 18th, the Sunday of love, we will be caroling for members of our church family who can use an extra smile this season. Join us for pizza at 5:00 and then caroling until 7:30. Please sign up in Gammert Hall so we have a good amount of pizza and room on the bus!

Construction news: Our new addition is looking more finished every day. They are working on ceilings and floors. The kitchen is just about set for the final clean-up so we can move in and start using it again. One day next week they will be hooking up the new boilers for the sanctuary and Gammert Hall; the church office will be closed on that day – no heat!

That’s the news from Church of Peace.

I’ll see you in church! Pastor Jenny

A prayer for today: Fill me with hope, peace, joy, and love today, O God, as I prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Send your special blessing upon those who are sick, especially Tom Strauss, sad, or home-bound during this holy time. Bless our congregation as we worship and serve during the coming days. Amen.