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Christmas Eve Family Eucharist and Pageant, Wednesday, 12/24 at 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Choral Eucharist and Carol Sing, Wednesday, 12/24 beginning at 9:45 p.m.
Christmas Day Eucharist, Thursday, 12/25 at 10:00 a.m.
Youth Group - Yankee Christmas Swap-Sunday, December 14th, 2-4pm Come decorate some cookies and bring a wrapped gift (approx. $10) to swap and/or have “stolen” by another youth group member. If you have never participated in a “Yankee Christmas Swap” be prepared to have some fun!
Our first practice will be immediately after the 11:00am service this Sunday, December 7. This year’s Christmas pageant will take place on Wednesday, December 24 at 4:00pm. Additional rehearsals will be held immediately after the 10:00am services on December 14 & 21. Attendance at these practices is mandatory. We need lots of kids and lots of adult volunteers to make our pageant a great one! Sign up forms for kids and adult volunteers will be posted after the 10:00am service this Sunday. Contact Erica Webber or Anne Wargo (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Thank you to everyone who has already taken tags. The tree is in the lobby and you can still take a tag. Our recipients are The Coalition for the Homeless, The Somerset Jail Chaplaincy, and The Seamen's Institute of New York and New Jersey. Please help out the less fortunate this Christmas and take an Angel tag or two.
Slate for Elections
We will be nominating at our Annual Meeting in 2015:
The vestry will elect a Clerk of the Vestry
Re-nominating for Vestry: Havlena, Kane, Nielsen, Wargo Vestry nominations: 2, 1 year unexpired term (Webber’s and Kinch’s) Re-Nominating Day School Board members: Hostler, Minchak
1 MET Nomination:
Diocesan Convention 3 seats nominating: Barbara Bach, Ed Tyjewski, Bing Bills, Geoff Dunham (Alternate) Convocation 2 seats nominating: Barbara Bach, Cathy Harris
Christmas Flower Memorial Donations
Interested in donating Christmas Flowers in memory of a loved one? The sign-up sheet is in the Narthex or email Lora at email@example.com Donation is $25. Please sign up by December 18th.
Bible study with Fr. Nathan will recommence on Jan. 8 with chapters 29-32 of Genesis. All are welcomed to attend this informal discussion and exploration of the book of Genesis. Scheduled eachThursday at 10:30 following the Healing Eucharist.
We are pleased to report the gift of a $5,000 grant from the Hyde and Watson Foundation to help cover the cost of the Parish Hall renovation. Also, an anonymous parish member has donated nearly $20,000 to be spent as the rector sees fit. We are grateful for these extraordinary acts of generosity!
December Outreach Donations
We are collecting outerwear of all sizes for our neighbors in need. Coats, hats, boots, gloves, scarves would be appreciated. Donation bins are in the church hallway.
Mission Trip - Summer 2015
Registration is open for our trip to Steubenville, Ohio, July 19-24, 2015! This trip is a great combination of work and fun. The youth from St. Paul's really enjoy this crazy, busy, fun trip! We will help local organizations with work projects. Youth completing grades 6-12 in June 2015 are eligible to join this trip. The dates are July 10-24 and the cost per person is $350. A deposit of $200 is required by November 10. Please either register on the sign up form outside Fr Andrew's office or contact Erica Webber firstname.lastname@example.org to register or with questions.
Among the improvements to the Parish Hall are the ceiling fans and the drapes. Both are operated by remote control. Please do not try to pull the drapes.
Acolyte Sign Up
Any parish child, 11 or older, is welcome to sign up to join the acolyting team. Sign-up sheet is outside the rector's office or contact Lora 232-8506, x10 or email@example.com Training times will be announced.