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Like Breakfast?

 
There are two opportunities coming up to start your day with a good meal and some great company.
 
1. Pancake Breakfast this Saturday - from 7-11AM in downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall with proceeds to benefit Bear Creek Camp Scholarship Fund
 
2 - 4 years old            free
5 - 11 years old           $1.00
12 - 64 years old           $ 6.00
65 years and older        $5.00
 
Invite family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to this great annual event.
 
2. Men's Breakfast on Saturday Nov. 12th - 7AM at Keystone Grille on Ridge Pike near Mt. Kirk Ave.  Enjoy a good breakfast, conversation, laughter,and a brief devotion, and still be out the door to get on with your day by 8:30 AM.  A sign up sheet is posted on the narthex bulletin board near the water fountain.  You can also respond to this e-mail if you are planning to attend.
 
Also coming up...
 
All Saints Celebrations in Worship this weekend - Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 8:15 and 11AM
 
Christmas Cantata Saturday December 10 at 5PM - We are still looking for adult singers, especially tenors and basses.  Rehearsals will be on Monday nights in November, plus Monday December 5 from 7 - 8:30 PM.  Dress rehearsal is Saturday December 10 from 10AM - noon.  Contact Laurie Mueller (laurie.s.mueller@gmail.com) for more information.  If you are not a singer, but you make a great soup, we are also looking for crock pots of soup for a dinner to be held afterwards in St. Andrew's Hall.  Sign up in the narthex or contact Betty Jane Green.  If neither singing nor cooking is your gift, just come and enjoy the music of the Christmas season on December 10 at 5PM.  There will be an RSVP sign up in the narthex  for those attending so that we know how much food to prepare.
 
See you in church!
 
Peace,
 
Pastor Mueller

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