Weekly contact- December 5, 2013

Hello there,

‘Tis the season for all sorts of things going on.  If you have not yet seen the December  First Press you can click here to read about some of the activities here at church.  If you would like a paper copy, they are available at various locations around the church building.

I should highlight a few things.  A community event; the Rockwell Chorus will be presenting a Christmas concert in our sanctuary this Saturday at 1:00.  This choir is made up of Rockwell employees and retirees.

If you picked up an angel from our Angel Tree, please bring your wrapped gift to church by Sunday, December 15th.  There are still angels available if you want to pick one up.  Each one lists a description of a needy individual and some suggestions for a gift.  If you are planning on coming to the Children’s Christmas program at 5:00 on the 15th, bring your gift.  As part of the program we will be bringing them up and giving them to the Christ child.

This Sunday, the 8th, you can also help out the Angel Tree fund by stopping by craft tables set up by the Middle School youth.  They have handmade items available for a free will donation.  All the funds they raise will go to purchase Angel Tree gifts.

This Sunday will be the final week of our annual book fair that benefits the church library.  You may sign up for boxes of homemade Christmas cookies, that will be baked for the Cookie Walk on the 15th.  We would also like to invite you, between services, to the church office open house.  This fall we redecorated the offices with a new coat of paint, and new furnishings to replace the shabby chairs and table that were over 30 years old.  Of course, with any decent open house, goodies will be served.

Last but by no means least, with all the busy-ness we do not forget what is most important: worshipping our God.  This Sunday, the Advent candle will be lit.  The Chancel Choir will be singing at the first service.  I am preaching on a beautiful passage, Isaiah 11:1-10.  “The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.”

‘Tis the season to stay in One Peace,