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Christmas Cantata this weekend

A word of thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes on this year's Advent Family Night.  What a wonderful evening for God's children of all ages.  A special thank you to our Director of Christian Education, Mrs. Janice Stickley, and members of our Christian Education for coordinating this event. We hope to see many of you here, along with family and friends, at 5 PM this Saturday night for our Christmas Cantata.  Join us for a joy filled hour together featuring special music from the choirs of St. Andrew's and Augustus Lutheran Church in Trappe, the Christmas story retold, and beloved Christmas carols sung together.  This is a great way to get into the spirit of the season and an opportunity for those of you who will be traveling or have other commitments on Christmas Eve this year to celebrate with your faith community.  Bring family members, friends, neighbors, or co-workers for this special night together. Also, mark your calendars for

Thanksgiving Greetings

Dear Friends, As many of us prepare for Thanksgiving Day and the weekend ahead, I want to wish you a truly blessed celebration.  Many of you will be gathering with loved ones and, while likely eating way too much food (Enjoy!),  offering thanks for God's abundant blessings.  May your joy be full and overflowing tomorrow and throughout the holiday season ahead. However, let us also remember that there will be others for whom this festive season will not be experienced with the joy of abundance, nor surrounded by family and friends.  Many thanks to those of you who continue to reach out to bless the homeless and hungry of our communities at Thanksgiving and throughout the year to make a difference in lives that are hurting. The weeks ahead can also be a time of great sorrow for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.  Take time to reach out to those experiencing loss, honoring boundaries and their desire to take a step back from festivities when needed, but

New Faith Formation Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes in preparation for what was a powerful, deeply moving All Saints celebration this past weekend. As we transition into the month of November, we also want to invite adults to new opportunities for learning.  Throughout the year, on Sundays at 9:30, there will be at least two groups engaging in faith formation.  Beginning this Sunday, "Famous Christians" will meet downstairs in Jerusalem Room(to the right of stairwell leading down from narthex / lobby past lower lot entrance).  Join this class to learn in the weeks ahead more about brothers and sisters in Christ whose qualities and characteristics had a major impact on the church and the world.  Included among these saints of the church will be Perpetua (one of the first female Christian martyrs), St. Benedict (whose life and ministry had a major impact on religious orders in Christian history), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (a Lutheran pastor, professor, an