Announcements are due in the church office by Thursday, 9am.
**Today’s Message – Fear. We’ve all experienced it. Maybe we’re afraid of public speaking, or surgery, or things that go bump in the night. How about fear of what God might be asking us to do. Like Mary. God’s ask of Mary was pretty big and she was afraid. So, how do we get over those fears? That’s what we will look at today in our new series, “Fear Not.”
**Offering Envelopes for 2019 –are available on the mailboxes. If you would like envelopes and there are none assigned to you on the mailboxes, please tell Caytie Bowser or Linda Brombacher (Church Office) which number you have taken.
Christmas Pageant Rehearsals- Our Sunday School, Preschool and confirmation students are busily practicing for the Christmas Pageant to be held on Dec. 16 at 4PM. Parents, if you could have your children at rehearsal Wed. Dec. 12 and then on Saturday morning, that would be very helpful.
**Save the Dates – Put these on your calendar!
Adult Christmas Party, Dec. 14, 7 PM
Family Christmas Eve Service – Dec. 24, 4 PM
Christmas Eve Service – Dec. 24, 7 pm
Women's Retreat coming January 25 - January 26. Details to follow.
Christmas Food Baskets - We are hoping to provide (8) food baskets for Christmas to families sponsored through the Perinton Food Shelf (we did 4 last year so let's go bigger and better). This is a great opportunity for a care group, coworkers, friends or a family to reach out to help a family in need. Food suggestions and boxes will be provided and family names will be given after Thanksgiving. Can you help? A sign-up is on the ROCK table.
Blankets, Books and Winter Accessories - In lieu of the Angel Tree this year, we will be collecting (unwrapped) new blankets, books (multicultural), hats, gloves, and scarves for inner city children. This provides a great opportunity to involve the whole family in choosing and donating these items and provide great comfort to the children receiving them. There will be bins labelled for each of these in the lobby. All items will be delivered by Dec. 23rd.
**Shopping on Amazon? – We are using the amazon Smile program to help supplement our fundraising efforts. Help support our church by accessing smile.amazon.com by clicking the link; https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7377162
Children’s Christmas Pageant – Sunday, 12/16 at 4 PM. Come and enjoy the Christmas Story as you have never heard it before! Our children will tell the story of our Savior’s birth in a NEW Pastor Deknatel original!! You will not want to miss this!!
Family Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 4 PM. This service is designed for families with younger children, and will include children's carols, a Christmas pageant of sorts, our special Christmas bells played by the kids, and a brief message for these young families. Of course there will be our birthday party for Jesus!
Sunday Mornings - Jr and Sr High meet for study from 9:30-10:15. Fall study begins September 16!
EZ Can is closing! You can still return bottles and cans to Wegmans and donate to TROC
Flower City Sign Ups - www.flowercityworkcamp.org adults and teens open enrollment by 1/18
Last call for Snow Camp deposits! Camp is Feb 8-10