THE COMMUNICANT December 2017

Activities to Enhance Your Advent Journey

Angel Tree

You will be able to adopt an individual or individuals from the Angel Tree beginning Sunday, November 26th, the Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend between the 8am and 10am services as well as after the 10am service.  If needed individuals will also be adopted on Sunday, December 3rd.  Tags will be on the Christmas tree in the parish hall.  

PLEASE give your name and phone as well as the Angel Tree recipient's name to the committee members at the table so that if we have questions we may call the appropriate person/family.  Be sure to also take with you an information sheet to be filled out by you and turned in with your gifts.

Gifts for the Angel Tree families may be tuned in no later than Sunday, December 10th.  We will be distributing and delivering gifts on Saturday, December 16th.

If you would like to donate to the Angel Tree project you may write a check to St. Paul's with Angel Tree in the memo.  Please turn checks in no later than December 10th.

If you would like to help with delivery Saturday, December 16th, please contact: Deb Graham at 419-346-8062 cell, 419-874-8593 or debgraham508@yahoo.com

If you have any questions please contact: Kathy Greene 765-977-6863 cell or kjsail@gmail.com or Emily Ramge 419-346-7502 cell, 419-873-1456, or eramge@gmail.com

Thank you for paraticipating in one of our most heartfelt ministries.  

Share the Love!  Gift to the Christ Child is here!  Please join us Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10am in the Parish Hall to assemble and joyfully deliver these very special trays.  These trays will go to our church family members who have lost a loved one this year, been ill, homebound, or been baptized, married or were welcomed to St. Paul's through birth.  This is a great way to start your Advent season by showing how much our church family means to us and they are not forgotten during this busy time of year.  If you are unable to join us, you can still contribute in the way of homemade goodies (no nuts please), tea, cocoa, or Christmas candy.  Plesae have your contributions to church by Friday, December 1

Any questions?  Concern?  Give me a jingle - Sue Cohen at 419-280-4799 or sue @bex.net.  

Advent Workshop

Sunday, December 3

9am - 10am & after the 10am service

Devotions provided as well as meaningful activities to help enter into this season of expactant waiting and hope.  Please note: There will also be a special sale of fair trade handcrafts as part of the event!

Join us for an evening filled with fellowship, fun and giving back.

Auction Preview and cocktails begins at 5:30pm in the Parish Hall

Sit down dinner at 6:00pm

Chinese Auction and Silent Auction 5:30pm - 7:15pm

Live Auction begins at 7:00pm  

Cash and checks accepted

Christmas Auction and Dinner

December 6, 13, & 20

6:00-6:30pm: Soup Suppers

6:30-7:00pm Holden Evening Prayer

7:00 - 7:45pm: Children's Choir

Take a moment to stop, reflect, and pray amidst the busy-ness of the season.  We all need to eat - why not let us feed you with warm soup, good fellowship, and time with God?

Holden Evening Prayer is a beautiful musical service that will deepen your observance of Advent.  All ages are encouraged to attend.  

The Advent Photo Challenge is a way that we can share our daily "God Moments" with each other.  Parishioners can participate by texting photos, posting on Facebook or Instagram, or Tweeting the spiritual experiences they have on their daily Advent journey.  

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Join us Sunday, December 17 at 6:00pm to help decorate the sanctuary for Christmas Eve services.  Pizza will be served at 6:00pm and decorating will begin immediately after.  

Everyone is welcome (all ages).

There is plenty of work to do!

The day of Christmas Eve (Adent IV, Sunday, December 24) the Senior High Youth are preparing a meal for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  We will meet at the church at 9:00am and return by noon.  Please contact Jennifer Gwin at 419-350-5469 if you plan to participate and/or are available to drive.  

Ronald McDonald House

Friday, December 8 @ 8pm

Grades 6 - 12

Friends Welcome!

We will spend part of the evening shopping for and then wrapping gifts for the Angel Tree.  Bring a gift for the white  elephant gift exchange.  $15 limit.

This year the newly reconstituted St. Paul's Children's Choir will present "Sing With Us The Christmas Story," a program of eight favorite carols woven into a scriptural-based narative of the Christmas story.  The children will lead a sing-along, including timeless and heartwarming song like "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "Away in Manger."  The narration will be performed by the St. Paul's Puppet ministry, recreating in song and verse the greatest story ever told!

Featuring the Children's Choir and Puppet Ministry

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Sunday, December 10

Advent Workshop