Our Annual Advent Family Night is scheduled for Sunday December 1 from 4-7 PM downstairs in St. Andrew's Hall. Invite family and friends to join us for this fun event for all ages around Christmas crafts and ornaments of your choosing (Many simple - all make and take), food, laughter, and Christmas joy. If you have not yet responded or signed up, please respond to this e-mail, sign up in the church narthex, or contact the church office to let us know you are attending.
The easiest way for planners to get your information quickly is by signing up through the Sign Up Genius link here and carefully follow the instructions:
As many of us prepare for Thanksgiving Day 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 on Thanksgiving 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 reminding them that they are not alone.
For those of you who are traveling Thanksgiving weekend, may your travels be safe. Blessings in this time of giving thanks. Hope to see many of you in church this Sunday as we celebrate around Word, Sacrament, prayer, and joy filled music from our choirs. See you in church!