Announcements December 4th, 2016

SOUTHWEST INTERFAITH—DECEMBER Focus

Southwest Interfaith is an ecumenical organization which furnishes several means of assistance to older adults in the southwest corner of Milwaukee. The transportation ministry helps people who don’t drive, in making appointments and running errands.  The home assistance ministry helps with chores around the house and yard.  Both ministries help people maintain an independent lifestyle.  Visitation is a very important facet of the Southwest Interfaith ministry.  Loneliness can be just as incapacitating as a physical disability.  S.T.O.C. was one of the founding members of Southwest Interfaith.  Please do your best to keep this tradition alive.

 

 

Youth Choir –

Christmas Eve service

All children and youth are invited to participate in our “Candles and Carols” program on Christmas Eve. Our first rehearsal is TODAY, following the 10:00am service. Rehearsal schedule:

       December 4, 11:20-12:00

       December 11, 11:20-12:00

          December 18, 9:00-9:45am
If you have questions, please see either Angie Bier or Anne Van Deusen.

 

 

COMMUNITY GARDEN GROUP MEETING

 

The group members of the Community Garden group will be meeting today after 10:00am service in fellowship hall.

 

 

 

WEEKLY READINGS

Isaiah 11:1-10                            Page 558

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19                     Page 464

Romans 15:4-13                           Page 924

Matthew 3:1-12                           Page 784

          Also………

The Weekly Readings can also, now be found on the

STOC Website ahead of each service at:  http://stocchurch.com/readings/

 

STOC Choir Outreach

STOC choir will be performing their Christmas Concerts at Harbor Village in the atrium on Sat., Dec.10th, at 1:30PM. 5700 Mockingbird Ln, Greendale, WI 53129

Also, at Berkshire Senior Living Sun., Dec.11th at 1:00PM. 

7010 W Grange Ave, Greendale, WI 53129

All are invited to attend both performances!!!

 

 

Blessing of new altar guild items

The items being blessed today were purchased with money from Anne Yokers’ Gift Money designated for Altar Guild.  We honor her generosity to St. Thomas and dedication to the Altar Guild with grateful hearts.

Specifically, in memory of Anne and Ruth Yokers:

          Altar Cloth

          2 Refurbished Acolyte Candle Torches

          2 Crystal Cruets

          9 New Acolyte Robes

Also, a new Silver Paten, which will be blessed by the Bishop when he visits here in February.

We are in need of several smaller items that will be purchased and blessed in the near future.

 

 

JUNE 2017 HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Prince of Peace ELCA and Adoration ELCA are coordinating a Holy Land Pilgrimage in June of 2017.  The total cost is $3935, and this includes airfare, lodging, tour bus and guide, breakfasts and dinners (buffet style), and 9 full days in the Holy Land.  (It’s a day and a half for roundtrip travel of course.)  This Israel Pilgrimage will be over June 17-27, 2017, and all who are able to come along are welcome and invited to join us!  We will visit the sites associated with our Lord and Savior Jesus, and we will visit some sites associated with his Apostles, his Mother, and his early Church.  For more information, (trip itinerary, registration, and so forth) please call 414-345-7368.  Shalom!  Pastor Andrew Nyren and Pastor Tim Singleton

 

 

Study of Islam

Between the scriptural connections and the political importance, we felt that Islam would be a great subject to study.  All are welcome to join Men’s Bible Study, Tuesday evening, 6:30pm.  Please join us.

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