Sunday brings the church year to a close, it is the last Sunday in Lectionary Year C. That said, Sunday will be full of things to do and see.
We start at 9 a.m. with our first Advent Fair. This is intended for people of all ages, we have four crafts to work on at church as well as three different options to take home and use throughout Advent. I hope to see you in the Parish Hall at 9 a.m.
We will also be decorating outside on Sunday following the 10 a.m. service. If you are able to hang lights or hold ladders, we would really appreciate the help. If you would like to pitch in, please remember your outdoor friendly shoes!
This Sunday we will also be collecting funds for the Thanksgiving Baskets. We have three families from the community who we will be assisting with their Thanksgiving celebrations. The Youth Group will meet after church and go shopping, and then deliver the baskets to the families.
Over the next couple weeks I would like to highlight some of the ministry opportunities at St. Mary’s. It is my goal that people always feel welcomed to join any group, but I thought I’d give you all some more information about some of our wonderful ministries. Our Altar Guild is a wonderful, but behind-the-scenes team that gets the altar ready for worship each week. On Saturday the Altar Guild person sets up the chalices for communion, puts the wine and the wafers in the back of the church, makes sure the altar cloth is the right color and also puts the numbers on the hymn boards. Truly, we would be lost without their ministry! Following the services, the Altar Guild cleans the chalices and either sets them out for the next service or puts them away. Altar Guild also decorates the church, washes the linens and so much more to make St. Mary’s the beautiful, inviting place of worship and community that we are. Each member of Altar Guild serves about once a month. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me or Maggie Mulroy or any member of the Altar Guild. Thank you!
Finally, Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m. is our Thanksgiving Eucharist. We will gather in the church for service and communion. I hope to see you there!
Prayers and blessings,