Dear Church Family,
Happy Thanksgiving (a couple of days early, but hey, there are things to be thankful for EVERY day of the year, right?)!
Wed. November 22- No Bible study
This Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 - One of my favorites! And I love the hymn based on the reading: Whatsoever you do to the least of my people (brothers), that you do unto me.
Office Closure- Parish offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Advent begins Dec. 3! Please sign up in the Parish Hall if you can take one of the Advent Wreath readings that occur at the beginning of our services during this special season.
New Volunteer Schedule for Dec and January- The schedule will publish next week. If there are days you cannot serve, please let me know ASAP.
Please reply to both my home email and the office email (everyone), as well as to Carol Schutz if you are a 10:30 volunteer: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com SUBJECT LINE: vol schedule
NEW EVENT! Cookie Command Center Skills Workshop- Tuesday, November 28, 2 pm 2425 Trenton Ave.
Why? To familiarize volunteers with ALL aspects of the project, and the various tasks performed both behind the scenes in advance, or those performed on Cookie Outreach Day.
Cookie Outreach Volunteers and Referrals Needed- In addition to bakers and tin packers, drivers and delivery elves are also needed to make sure the cookie tins get to their designated recipients. Referrals are needed for prospective recipients. Criteria for nominating: Those in our church or in the Cambria community who have recently joined (the church), are grieving from loss, suffering from a serious illness, are now in a frail state, or are homebound/isolated, are all eligible.
(Note: Last year, there was an overwhelming amount of cookie tins designated for church volunteers, which almost doubled the efforts required by the Cookie Team.
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS, but to keep the Cookie Outreach program and its amount of filled tins manageable, the church will now be acknowledging our wonderful volunteers each April, during National Volunteer Week. Volunteers-now that we appreciate each one of you, and will continue to express our gratitude, just through a different approach at a different time of year. (Last year’s April Volunteer theme here on campus was “This place would be a zoo without you.! It’s still true!)
To volunteer as a Cookie Outreach Day driver or delivery elf, or to submit referrals, contact Rhea Wong: firstname.lastname@example.org 927-5751.
(Deadline for referrals is Sunday, December 3rd).
Cookie Outreach Day is Saturday, Dec. 9. Please have cookies delivered by 9 am. Assembling of tins begins at 9:30 am.
Parish Retreat and Celebration of HE with Bishop Mary- March 17 and 18, 2017
Have a wonderful holiday! I am thankful for you all!
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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