Good News, 11.13.2008

Friends:

To know God means to know what needs to be done.

Congratulations to Eloise and John McVicar who are celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary on November 13!  I am pleased that they will get to be with us in worship this Sunday.

Thanks to Elisabeth Pfeiffer and Zhiting Tsai for their splendid gifts to our worship this past Sunday!

A three session class on The Psalms: Theology, Poetry and Music with Maili Malvre will begin this next Wednesday, November 19 from 10:30 – 12:30.  The Class continues on December 3 and 10.  All are invited to this excellent opportunity for Advent Preparation.

.Junior High News from Ceil McCloy:

Well Everybody, we had an awesome weekend! Everyone who went on the Jelly Belly Factory tour on Saturday enjoyed it soooo much (Mackie, Hannah, and Tony). Then on Sunday we worked really hard with the car wash and raised $105 dollars!!  This means that we can adopt a family not just some kids to buy Christmas presents!! Yeah for us. Thanks to Everett S. who came on the Saturday Jelly Belly tour. Thanks to Andre, Mackie, Tony, and Allison for being the main washers at the Car Wash.  Also thanks to Christy and Jasmine for being such able Mom assistants.

The Stewarding Committee has sent a mailing your way.  Thanks for your continued support of Peace in these difficult times.

The Confirmation Class continues to meet on Wednesday evenings.  The Confirmands will meet with their families and Pr. Steve this Sunday afternoon at the Shepanek’s.  The Youth Group had an incredible worship experience at a Hindu Temple recently.

Honey from the Monastery has been selling like crazy.  Cases and individual jars are available for purchase.  Best blessed honey in the world.  They make great holiday gifts.

Gingerbread House Decorating is on Saturday, December 6 from 9:30 – 12:30 am.  22 Children have signed up.  There is space for only a few more.  If you would like to participate (children/grandchildren require adult supervision) contact Anita directly at: anita1956@peacejourney.org.  Pr. Anita promises a sticky delight for everyone present.

The Catechumenate Program is a deepening of faith process for adults.  It begins in Advent (December) and goes through Easter.  By various teaching methods and prayerful rites it gradually reveals and enriches whta it means to live a baptized life.  It is spiritually profound and joyful.  If you would like to learn more please contact me.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry met this past Sunday and came up with many creative ideas.  You will be experiencing the warmth, prayerfulness and beauty of their shawls as the year continues.

Marlene Garrity thanks you for our continued support of Friends Outside who assists the families of incarcerated people.  Gifts of clothing, greeting cards and money are invaluable.  Hopefully we will get to support some of these families’ children with out Giving Tree gifts.

Please keep in your prayers: Karl Teachenor on the death of his mother, Brayden Keller, Nancy Van Diest, Dorothy Lo Bianco, Annie Haines, Andrew Ricci, Patricia,Yuanyuan Zhong, the unemployed, those threatened by our economic times, for our families and those with health concerns.  May we be receptive to new understandings of wisdom and peace in struggling times.

Gifts and crafts from Cambodian women and children injured by landmines will be available for purchase after worship this Sunday.  Your purchases will help the poor and destitute of Cambodia survive and thrive.

Pete Yellin and his quartet blew everyone away for Jazz at Peace last Sunday.  What a gifted artist!

“Don’t be a fool, provide yourself good fuel.”

Blessings, Pr. Steve