Good News, 12.18.09

Friends:

“O God, let you face shed its light upon us: redeem the darkness of our night that we may see and understand your ways upon earth and live in the wisdom of faith and love.”

This is a Mary Sunday Celebration for us. Come prepared to be loved.  We are also hoping to decorate the “Rockefeller Tree” (as it has been affectionately named) after worship.  Thanks to Charlene, Everett, Ro and Sue for helping the tree to stand so magnificently!

Please bring your Giving Tree Gifts with you to worship this Sunday.  Your gifts should be wrapped and have the ornament taped on.  (A few Ornaments remain on the Giving Tree.  If you wish to know what they are please call the office.)

Our Christmas Services will be at: 5:00 pm – The Family Christmas Pageant; 10:00 pm – Candlelight and Communion;  and Christmas Day at 10:00 am. Please plan to linger a few minutes after our Christmas Eve services and enjoy warm buttered cinnamon bread and wassail.

Please check out a potential New Hymnal after worship this Sunday with Sue and Charlene.  It would replace the 3 hymnals we are currently using.

Thursday at 5:45:  The Night of Rumi – during our Meditation time we will hear and enjoy the poetry of the  Mystic Rumi.  You will laugh, relax and enjoy being alive.

Friday at 6:30 pm:  Beth Chaim invites you to celebrate Hanukkah with them at this Interfaith Celebration.  It will be a joyful, uplifting evening.

Lori Eichmann invites you to her Ordination on Saturday, January 16 at 3:00 pm at Peace. This will be a great occasion.  Her Congregational Invitation is posted on our Kiosk.  Please make every effort to attend!

An Early Communion Class will begin in January.  If you have a child in 2nd – 5th grades this class is ideal for them.  Contact me with your questions or for more info.

Please keep in your prayers:  Genevieve, Denise, Jerry, Bat Nha Monastery. the unemployed, those without health coverage, the homeless,  those longing for a new beginning.

New Year’s Jazz at Peace: Our next Jazz Event is on Sunday, January 3rd at 5 pm. with Richard Howell.  This promises to launch your New Year in surprising and unanticipated ways.  Marcus Shelby was of course quite sublime this past Sunday.

Thanks to the mystery person who provided the fresh bark ground covering!  Looks beautiful.

Get your Honey this Sunday and sweeten life for everyone you know!

If you do not see God in all you will not see God at all!

Happy Advent!  Pr. Steve