December 2019 – Advent begins December 1st
and your 2020 Offering Envelopes are available to pick up from the credenza in
Saturday, December 1, 2019 – The Rev. Dr. Richard Stewart will be our guest pastor. He is
a retired pastor who served as Professor of Communications at United Lutheran
Seminary for approximately 25 years.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – There will be a Council
Meeting in the meeting room downstairs immediately following the worship
service. Please Plan to attend.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Orders for Poinsettia
Plants for Christmas are due on Sunday,
December 8th. Please call
the church office 610-356-1824 if you wish to order plants but have not yet
filled out and returned your order form or place it in the offering plate by December
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – The Nursery School
children will have their Christmas Program at 10:45a.m. upstairs in the church.
Friday, December 13, 2019 – This is the last day of
Nursery School till reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – At 10:30am the Altar
Guild will be packing cookies to sell at the annual Cookie Sale. Anyone interested in baking please have your
cookies to the church by the morning of Saturday, Dec 14th. Thank you to all who help to make the Cookie
Sale a success each year.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
– We will be decorating the church for Christmas. Please stay after the worship service and
help to decorate our church. We will
also have a pizza lunch when the decorating is finished.
On December 15th
the Altar Guild will have their annual Cookie Sale. Please stop by the Narthex and buy a box or
two for you to enjoy or give as a gift.
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service of Holy Communion starting at 7:00p.m. with special music.
CHRISTMAS EVE 7:00 p.m.
Last Christmas Eve, my first at Grace, was very meaningful to
me. The sounds of voices of the choir, the congregation, and soloists
were jubilant. The warmth of the setting was palpable, and the good
wishes of people were impressive.
I hope the music will help to create another memorable service
this year. The prelude will include a Bach organ piece hailing “this
brightest of days.” Soloists Megnot Toggia and Forrest Glass will
sing of happenings at the manger as well as a beautiful, newer setting of
“Silent Night.” Violinist Michael Shingo Crawford will play
arrangements of traditional carols, including my favorite “In the Bleak
Please plan on being at Grace at 6:50 pm Christmas Eve to both listen and lend your voice to singing carols which are such an important part of our celebration.
Ahead – January 2020
January 1, 2020 – New Year’s Day!
Thursday, January 2, 2020 – Nursery School will
reopen at 9:00 a.m.
January 5, 2020 – We will
be un-decorating the church immediately following the worship service. Please
plan to stay and help. After the
un-decorating there will be a Council meeting in the meeting room downstairs.
January 12, 2020 – Our Annual Congregational
Voters Meeting will
take place immediately following the worship service. Please plan to attend this very important