Tuesday, November 22, 2016

This Week November 22

Dear Folks,

A heart felt thanks to all who helped out and attended our Pumpkin and Holly Fair this weekend.  It was a great success!

The Shelton Clergy Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service will be held TONIGHT, Tuesday, November 22nd, 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. I will be preaching. Following the service will be a time of refreshment featuring pumpkin desserts. A donation of non-perishable goods will be collected for the Valley Food Bank. Monetary donations will benefit I.R.I.S, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services.

This Sunday, November 27, is the First Sunday of Advent. We will be doing something a little different with the lighting of the Advent candles.  If anyone would like to assist, please let me know.

The scripture for Sunday is Isaiah 2:1-5.  The sermon is "Mistletoe and Evergreens".

Holly and Gerry Fassbender will be in the alcove after service this Sunday to collect money for food for the Spooner House Christmas meal, as well as gifts for the children. Please give generously.

Everyone is invited to help decorate the sanctuary for Christmas following worship on Sunday. As the proverb says, “Many hands make light work”!

Pizza and Scenery hosted by the Christian Education Committee is this Thursday, December 1.  Everyone is invited at 6 p.m. to help get ready for the Christmas Pageant!

There will be a meeting for all members of the Huntington Congregational Church, UCC
immediately following the worship service on Sunday, December 4, 2016 for the purpose of presenting a draft budget for 2017.

Join us for a 45 minute interactive walking drama, "Journey to Bethlehem", telling the story of Jesus’ birth. The Christian Education Committee will be attending on Sunday, December 4th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Everyone is invited to bring dinner and meet at 4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. We will eat together and then drive to High Acres Church in Ansonia. C.E. will provide hot apple cider and drinks. Please RSVP to Kirsten Keith at andrew.keith@sbcglobal.net so she can plan on how many drinks are needed. Hope to see you there to kick off the true meaning of Christmas!

Poinsettia order forms can be found in the alcove on the shelf. Orders are due December 11th.

May you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving.  We have so much for which to be grateful! God is good, all the time! 

Let us pray. O God, words are never enough to show our gratitude to you for all we have and all we are.  Help us not only to give thanks, but to live thanks.  May everything we say and do be a reflection of our thanks to you.  Amen.

In Christ's love,
Rev. Lucille

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