Announcements December 17, 2017

Community Outreach

Hope House –December Focus

The mission of the Hope House is to end homelessness and create healthy communities.  It also provides outreach to individuals needing health care, food distribution, financial assistance and educational opportunities to adults and children.


Is looking for volunteers for some painting projects.  This request is coming from Diane May at Southwest  Interfaith.

If interested, please contact Fr. Mark so he can coordinate with other churches.


NOTE:  No Help needed today (12/17) as noted in last week’s bulletin. 

PLEASE help us transform the church into the Christmas theme.  We need some volunteers to assist with this setup.  We have posted a signup sheet in the Narthex.  Help is needed after morning service on December 24, about 10:00am.  We kindly ask you consider giving the gift of “Time” to  STOC                       Thank you – Altar Guild

Stewardship Update

Thank you to those of you who have turned in your stewardship card for 2018.  As of today’s date, we have received 45 pledge cards for a total dollar amount of

 $133,496.00.  We are asking those of you who haven’t turned them in yet to please do so within the next two weeks.  This will allow us to put together our budget with realistic numbers.  Please note, someone from the stewardship/finance committee will follow-up with you if you haven’t turned in your card to see if there are any questions/concerns we can answer.  These calls will be made sometime the first or second week in December.  Let’s all live fearlessly as we move into 2018.

        Blessings,            – Your Stewardship Team


We are collecting the Christmas Flower Offering at the end of November.  Please place your Flower Offering envelopes in the Collection plate on Sunday or leave it in the office on the counter, or send it to the office by mail. Making sure you properly identify this as your “Christmas FLOWER Offering” on the envelopes.  Deadline for returning envelopes is TODAY -December 17th. We are doing this “earlier than usual” to have a more accurate budget of what to spend on Flowers for Christmas and to have everyone’s name listed in the Bulletin for the Christmas Flower Offering.  We have spare envelopes on the Narthex table as well as in the office.         –Thank you!

Giving Tree 2017 – HOPE HOUSE

Next Sunday is our final collection for the Christmas gifts for clients of Hope House.

Especially desirable: Winter clothing: coats, hats, scarves and gloves. (All clothing must be in clean and excellent condition, not necessarily new but as good as new. Please! NO stained, torn, or obviously worn items.)

These items are intended to be GIFTS.  Think “something to enhance self-esteem” NOT “still serviceable “.

Other needed items:  Personal Hygiene: Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Feminine hygiene items, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss….

Once again, Thank you for your generosity!


December 24 –

Sunday – December 24 – 9:00am

Forth Sunday of Advent – Eucharist Rite I

Christmas Eve –

Sunday – December 24 – 5:00pm

        Candles & Carols & Eucharist Rite II

Christmas Day –

Monday – December 25 – 10:00am

        Eucharist Rite II


2017 last Yoga date is Dec 18 2017.

We will resume Yoga beginning each Monday 8:30am-9:30am, January 15 through March 26 2018.

Fee is $60.00 for a 10 class punch card

There is a $7.00 drop in fee.

Hope to see you there!



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