Advent News for Christmas Week

Christmas is coming!  I do hope many of you can join us for our special worship services.

On Sunday, December 24th we will celebrate Advent IV at 10:00 a.m. with a worship service which includes the Sacrament of Communion.

For Christmas Eve we will have three “Lessons & Carols” services at 5 p.m.7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  The first service will offer our Christmas Pageant – a special children’s feature; then at 7 p.m. we will have a repeat of the Christmas Musical presented by Sarah Wyse and our choir (with the Sacrament of Communion & Light of the World Candle Lighting) and finally at 10:30 p.m. we will offer a quiet reflective service, again with the Sacrament of Communion & Light of the World Candle Lighting.

I have attached announcements for your reading.  Please note that due to some holiday time, these announcements cover both this Sunday, December 24th as well as Sunday, December 31st (when we will have a service as usual at 10:00 a.m.)  Also, I need to share some sad news:  church member Jack Fortnum has passed away.  A funeral service will be here at the church on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Details can be found here: 

And here is a reminder for those on duty for both Sundays.  PLEASE SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM AS THERE ARE FIVE SERVICES LISTED.  We thank all of you for your service to your church:

Sunday, December 24th at 10 a.m.

Worship Host:  Brian Randall

Greeters:  Mark & Mary Cullen

Worship Visuals:  Bill Bryans

Lay Worship Leader:   Doug Stirling

Sunday School Leader:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Coffee Hosts:  Vida Bridgeman’s Small Group

Communion Servers:  Marian McCallum, Alastair McCallum, Valerie Clubine, Karl Burden, Lynn Turner and Mark Cullen

Sunday, December 24th at 5 p.m.

Worship Host:  Don Thomson

Greeters:  Doug & Vicki Carson

Worship Visuals:  Mark Ono

Sunday, December 24th at 7 p.m.

Worship Host:  Randy Holmes

Greeters:  Mark & Pam Scarrow

Worship Visuals:  Sharon Gayman Laird

Communion Servers:  Karl Burden, Doug Stirling, Laura Heighway, John Heighway, Perry Stover and Janet Stover

Sunday, December 24th at 10:30 p.m.

Worship Host:  Peter Miasek

Greeters:  Mark & Pat Ono

Worship Visuals:  Henry Wong

Communion Servers:  Pat Ono, Mark Ono, Valerie Clubine PLUS three more required.  Any volunteers?

Sunday, December 31st at 10:00 a.m.

Worship Host:  Brian Randall

Greeters:  Don & Shirley Thomson

Worship Visuals:  Alastair McCallum

Lay Worship Leader:   Cheryl Neave

Sunday School Leader:  Vida Bridgeman

Coffee Hosts:  Marian Hann’s Small Group

If you find you are not able to fulfil your duties, please arrange with another church member to fill your spot.

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Sally Sandiford