What do you want?
Where do you abide?
Come and see, come and see.. An Advent invitation!
** Advent Taize at San Damiano: Our Peace Musicians (Gary, Elizabeth, John, Drew) will again lead these Contemplative Prayer Gatherings on the 3 Wednesdays of December – 6, 13 and 20 – 7:00p. Drop in, have your soul refreshed and prepared for Christmas.
** Family Service This Sunday, Dec 10: Give your children a little pre-Christmas celebrating with 2nd Advent Sunday!
**Giving Tree gifts: Please contact the office during the week or Libby on Sunday if you are interested
- Special support for our partners in Nicaragua would be appreciated since they are experiencing food shortages.
- Gifts for Lwamondo Parish are also welcomed.
- Please return your gift-wrapped Giving Tree items on Sunday Dec 17th
** Christmas Tree Decorating: Happens this Saturday, 10:30a. Join the Youth Group and Seminarian Louis in making the tree Merry & Bright!
** Christmas Service Schedule:
- Sunday Dec 24, 10:00a – Advent 4: Mary Sunday with Baptism!
- Sunday Dec 24, 5:00p – Christmas Eve Family Service
- Sunday Dec 24, 10:00p – Christmas Eve with Candles and Communion
- Monday Dec 25, 10:00a – Christmas Day Carols and Eucharist
**Peace Singers – Elizabeth has already secured 7 – 13 non-Peace members to sing in a Christmas Eve Choir. If you would like to join this group at either service please contact the office. Beautiful Christmas celebrations are coming your way!
** The Annual Pure Delight Christmas Concert with performances by The Pacific Choir, Coelis Vocal Ensemble, Sonnet Ensemble and Violinist Jiwon Evelyn Kwark at Peace Lutheran on Saturday, December 9 at 5 pm. General admission $20, students $10 and 12 and under free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wild Fire Relief in our North Bay Counties. Posters coming your way this week.
** Keep in Your Prayers: Carol and the death of her father, Linda, Laurie on her move to the NW, and those seeking shelter.
** December Forums:
- Dec 10 – Peace as Sanctuary III: Come learn and reflect on an initial Sanctuary Proposal.
- Dec 17 – Weaving our Stories
** Weaving our Stories: Please continue this marvelous Interviewing Process. The treasures to be discovered are endless. And watch our Weaving Tapestry begin to emerge!
** Please bring Photos of your Extended Family on Sundays and post them on our Bulletin Boards in the Breezeway. This is a beautiful way to experience the circles of loved ones beyond our own congregation.
** An Interfaith Art Exhibit Opened last Sunday at the Oakland Islamic Center. Our own Veil Tapestry is on display! The remains up through January. In the New Year we’ll organize a carpool to visit the exhibit.
** Stewarding/Pledge Cards: Thank you to all that have pledged for 2018. Thank you for your generosity!
** Hanukkah Celebration – with Interfaith Friends: We are outside at Blackhawk Plaza on Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 pm. Rabbi Dan invites all interfaith friends to attend!
** Second Friday Film– Holiday Dinner and a Movie, Dec. 8, 6:30pm Christmas Story, a 2007 film Inspired by a Finnish legend, “Joulutarina” is the story of how an orphan boy called Nikolas became Santa Claus. 83 min., rated PG.
** Tanzanian Christmas Gifts: Thanks to Pastor Lucy who provided these unique gifts last week. They will be available again this Sunday, Dec 10th.