Good News, 12-12-2008

Friends:

Now is the time to clear the eyes of the heart. To those purified eyes, the promise of Truth will be fulfilled, for they shall see God. – Bernard of Clairvaux

Giving Tree Presents: These gifts are appreciated by the families of Shelter Inc. and Friends Outside. They should be UNWRAPPED when delivered on Sunday, December 21. Little boys Toys (6 – 12): Action Figures, Cars and Trucks, Ninja Turtles etc. Also: Footballs, Basketballs, Frisbees etc. (The little girls really do get plenty of gifts.) Teen Needs: Gifts Cards are simplest for: clothes, shoes, perfumes, CDs, movies. Parents are reticent to ask for anything. They always appreciate: Bath Sets for women, Shaving Sets/razors for fathers and/or Gift Cards. If you wish to Adopt a Family contact me promptly so arrangements can be made.

Join the Advent Choir on Sundays at 9:00 am. There was a nice turn out of singers last Sunday!

Heard the Word attunes you to the Gospel for the day. Meet in the Gathering Hall at 9:30 am Sunday.

December 10th marked the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Note how timely the texts are for this Sunday.

The Catechumens have begun their spiritual journey which will carry them through Easter and Pentecost. They will light the 3rd Advent Candle this Sunday – the Pink One, and share their hopes with us.

Please keep in your prayers: Ceil’s father who has broken his hip; Pr. Margareta’s father who has broken his rib; Grace Unfolding Ministry; our Catechumens and Confirmands; Nancy, Annie, those who are longing for a spiritual home this Christmas; and all who find No Room in the Inn.

Jazz at Peace is this Sunday at 5 pm with Fred Randolph. Our first Jazz at Peace CD will be available for purchase!!

Our Christmas Worship Schedule:

  • Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm – Family Pageant
  • Christmas Eve; 10:00 pm – Carols, Candlelight and Communion;
  • Christmas Day: 10:00 am Carols and Communion

Who are you inviting to worship with you this year?

Blessings, Pr. Steve
P.S. And if you were wondering whether the the children and parents had a fun Gingerbread Decorating Party last Saturday, just check how the creativity of our Peace Kids! Everyone went home sugary sticky and happy!