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Special Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving Service / Pot Luck Dinner: Sunday November 23 @ 6PM Downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall
We have come to realize that our annual Thanksgiving Eve Service is not an ideal time for many individuals and families to gather for worship.  On the night before Thanksgiving many people are traveling, getting ready to travel, or preparing for guests who are arriving on Thanksgiving morning.  This trend has certainly been reflected in declining numbers at Thanksgiving Eve worship each year.
Keeping this in mind, we are going to celebrate Thanksgiving with our faith community this year on the Sunday night before Thanksgiving and we will do it around a meal.  The meal, designed with children in mind, will be about an hour in length and will include hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a scripture reading, short skit, and message.  There will also be an opportunity (for those who desire) to share your blessings or prayer requests at your table).

Reminder: There will be no Thanksgiving Eve S…

Opportunities to Grow in Faith

Thank you, everyone who worked so hard up front and behind the scenes for what was a truly powerful All Saints Celebration.  We especially want to thank our choirs for adding so much to our day together.  We are looking forward to some very special music this upcoming Sunday as well.  We hope that you will join us!
This Sunday at 9:30 AM, we will also be starting  new offerings in adult education.  Downstairs in Jerusalem Room (classroom at bottom of stairs near church office) we will be gathering for "Vocation: It's Not Just A Job," focusing on our life and faith journey beyond Sunday morning and beyond the boundaries of occupation.  Join us for this Bible Study, discussion, and some powerful guest speakers who will challenge us and inspire us to think about how we are called to serve Christ all week long.
Also at 9:30 this Sunday, we begin a series, "Walking the Road to Bethlehem" that meets in Daniel's Den (on right side of office wing hallway).  Incorpo…