Monday, November 23, 2015

This Week November 23

Dear Folks,

As we come into the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving, may we not forget what this time is about:  gratefulness, hope, peace, joy, and love.

Please join us tomorrow evening, Tuesday, November 24, 7 P.M. here at HCCUCC for our Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Shelton Clergy Association.  The Rev. Amjad Samuel from St. Paul's will be preaching.  The monetary offering will be going to the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services. Please make checks payable to the Shelton Clergy Association.  The non-perishable food offering will be going to the Valley Food Bank.  Hope to see you there!

This Sunday, November 29 is the First Sunday of Advent.  Our Advent Candle is "the Moonlight Candle".  The scripture is Jeremiah 33:14-16.  I will be doing a "bag message" based on what Debbie Oppel puts in the bag.  We will also be singing a favorite carol of someone's choosing (from the hymnal, PLEASE), so you may want to be thinking about what you would chose.

When I look at all of which I have to be grateful, you folks are at the top of my list.  I feel so blessed and grateful to be your pastor.  May you all have a safe, happy, and thanks-filled Thanksgiving!

Let us pray.  May we give you thanks, O God, not only with our words, but with our whole being.  May our lives reflect our gratitude and praise to you.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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