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Weekly Happenings

December 16-22

The Third Sunday of Advent (Dec. 9, 2018)

8:00
 Holy Eucharist, Rite I, Church - The Rev. John Rohrs

8:45  Nursery opens  
9:15  Adult Forum, Auditorium 
9:15  Sunday School Advent Activity 

10:15 Children’s  Chapel, Auditorium    

10:15  Lessons and Carols with Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Church 

11:30  Coffee hour, White Hall
           Pageant Rehearsal, Auditorium
           Children's Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
            
Readings for Sunday, Dec. 16, Third Advent (for 8:00 a.m. service only)   
  
           

Worship Leaders

8:00 a.m.

Lay Reader/Chalicer: Michael Snead
Usher:  Will King

10:15 a.m.

Lay Reader/Chalicer: Carol Branch and Mavis Benz

Acolytes: David Branch’s Team
Ushers: Molly Dey and Bill Davis  

Greeters:  Ted Dey

Eucharistic Visitor/Recipient: Kay Dahl/Phil Hines

Altar Guild: Fran Jacobson and Beatrice Gibbs

Brass Guild: Robin and Jim Kruger and Georg Dahl

Linens:  Vici Genesevich 

Nursery Helpers: Reilly Gallagher and Ann Randolph Furr

Coffee Hour: Pastoral Care Committee

 

Lessons and Carols Readers:  Carol Branch, Genesis 3:1-15; Jessica Horner, Isaiah 9:2-7; Graham Gunn, Isaiah 11:1-9;  Matt Frauenzimmer, Luke 1:26-38  and The Rev. Dr.  Connie Jones, Matthew 1:18-24.

 

Adult Forum:  Please join us this coming Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. in the Auditorium when we will conclude our two-part series "Reflections on Advent" with The Rev. Andie Rohrs. 

Blue Christmas Service – today at 5:00 p.m. - This beautiful service is offered for those who would like a more meditative worship experience at this time of year. It is particularly appropriate for those who are grieving or who have a difficult time at the holidays.  Music is provided by the a cappella group Caritas Consort.  Come try this lovely, peaceful liturgy!  

Advent Resources are available:  Please stop by White Hall at our Advent table to pick up materials for your family or yourself to enjoy during this season of waiting. 

All Cast Members for Christmas Pageant Rehearsal this Sunday: Today after the 10:15 a.m. service, all cast members are invited to stay in the church.  Please gather in the front of the church and our practice will begin shortly.   Little Angels are asked after their family takes communion to go to the Auditorium for their practice.  Our children choir will rehearse from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Choir room with Richard Rigg.  

 

All cast members for the pageant are asked to meet in the Auditorium Sunday, December 23 after the 10:15 a.m. service - to a little after 12:45 p.m. to review the pageantA light lunch will be provided.  Questions?  Contact Harper Bathel at hbathel@standrewsnorfolk.org or Charlotte Zito at czito@norfolkacademy.org .

 

The Young Adult Christmas Party will be Thursday, December 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the home of Andie and John Rohrs.  Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share if you are able. Child care for children ages 0-12 is available at the church, and dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to Andie (arohrs@standrewsnorfolk.org) with the number of adults and include Harper (hbathel@standrewsnorfolk.org) if you have children attending.  

 

2019 Offering Envelopes: For those who requested offering envelopes for 2019 they can be found in White Hall. If you would like envelopes please let Steve Blevins know at sblevins@standrewsnorfolk.org.   If you are making year end contributions, please make sure they are turned into the church before Noon on Monday, December 31. 

 

Sandwich Ministry:  Sandwiches for December are due by Noon on Friday, December 21


Ladies, mark your calendar. The WSA will be having its annual Christmas luncheon at the home of Pat Hodge today following the 10:15 church service. Pat will provide the main luncheon and asks that you bring a small appetizer or dessert. Please let us know that you will be coming by signing up on the sign-up sheet right outside White Hall. Pat's address will be on the sign-up sheet. We look forward to seeing you there.

Adult Formation is Sponsoring a Book of Prayer and the Deadline has been extended. Thanks to all who have begun submitting items for our prayer book. We realize that this has been a busy fall season and have extended the deadline for getting in your prayers until January 31. Please keep in mind that we want prayers that you have used during your life that are meaningful for you. Maybe a prayer that your parents taught you when you were young or a special grace that you said together as a family. Our goal is to produce a book that will be a collection of prayers and we need your help in putting it together. Please see the insert on the St. Andrew's Book of Prayer which can be found on the table outside White Hall.

The Church Mouse:  Visit the Church Mouse, check out the lovely Nativity triptych and buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win it!  Tickets are $5.00 each or three for $10.  While you’re there, try our new Wakefield brand peanuts.  We have salted, unsalted, dark chocolate covered and butter toffee varieties.  Need a Christmas hostess gift?  We have Mary Lake Thompson flour sack towels in new fall and Christmas designs. 

Christmas Flowers/Greenery Orders are due by Dec 16. To donate flowers or greenery in memory or in honor of loved ones, please make your check payable to St. Andrew=s Church for $10.00 per name.

St. Andrew's Spiritual Yoga:  Please join us for our next yoga class taught by Brian Dunning (bdunning51@gmail.com) next Thursday, December 20 at 1:00 p.m. in White Hall.