This Week’s Prayers: (Please submit to Church office or write on sheet in Narthex.)
For Hope and Healing: Friends and family of Ildee Scarborough; Seth, friend of Charles Sievers (fall); Family & friends of Jennifer Thornton; Terry Crawford (recently hospitalized, now home); Hank Daugherty’s brother Richard (heart problems).
For Comfort in a Time of Loss:
Continued prayers for the family of Jean Yates on the death of her sister, Betty Niess on 11/22/18 and the additional loss of her brother, Calvin on 12/6/18. Condolences can be sent to Jean at: Wesley Enhanced Living, 2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro, PA 19040.
Special Thanks: “Devereux Church cannot find words to say how grateful we are to your congregation for their generosity. With your donations we were able to make 50 bags with turkeys to give to families. This combined effort helps others in the name of Jesus Christ. The words, ‘Thank you’ are not enough to show our appreciation.” Thelma Kennedy –Scott & Rev. Cherrill Wilson
Dr. Robert W. Campman, husband of Rebecca (Abel) Campman and father of Ethan and Jonah, on being awarded his Doctorate of Educational Management (D. Ed.) from Delaware Valley University on Sunday, December 2. His dissertation was entitled "Educators' and Families' Perceptions of School Connectedness and Student Success." His advisor asked him to fully copyright and publish his work. Dr. Campman will be taking his superintendent's test sometime in the new year.
Congratulations to Teagan Schwalje, who received her Senior Black Belt, and to her father, Mike Schwalje, who received his First Degree Black Belt on Sunday, December 2. They practice karate at Amerikick in Hatboro.
Sunshine Member: Margaret Jerdan, Gwynedd Estate OBT111, 301 Norristown Road, Ambler, PA. A card is in the Narthex for all to sign.
Monday, December 17th 9:30 am Keeping Your Balance 6:30 pm Girl Scouts Wednesday, December 19th 3:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 7:00 pm Aldersgate Board Meeting Thursday, December 20th 10:00 am Circle of Friends Christmas Program 6:30 pm Bells of Praise 7:00 pm Naranon and Narateen Mtgs. 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Friday, December 21st 9:00 am Altar Guild (Decorating) 5:30 pm Christmas Caroling for Shut-ins Sunday, December 23rd Fourth Sunday of Advent 9:00 am Bells of Praise rehearsal 9:15 am Sunday School 9:50 am Festival Bells rehearsal 10:00 am Coffee Cart 10:30 am Worship 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church
Announcements & Save the Dates!
Last chance to place your poinsettia order to help beautify our sanctuary during Christmas. Extra forms are available in the Narthex and orders are due TODAY, SundayDecember 16th.
Christmas Greetings are now being shared in the form of Christmas Cards. The Christmas card box is now located at the front entrance of the church. Consider sending your holiday greetings to your friends through the church mailbox. If you wish to send a single card, expressing Christmas Greetings to all of the church family, you can attach your card to the large black poster board standing on the easel at the entrance to the Narthex.
Christmas Carol with the Choir: On Friday evening, December 21, the Choir invites you to join them for a time of music making and spreading of festive holiday Joy as they carpool from house to house caroling for our shut-in and elder members. We will meet at 5:30 pm at the church, and intend to return by 8:00 pm. Persons wishing to join in transit, call/text Pastor Lorelei at 267-326-3682 or Gayle Wieand at 215-439-0870.
Our Liturgy Ministry is in need of a few more people. Your duties would involve: assisting Pastor Lorelei and the congregation in reading the call to worship, prayer, scripture, responsive reading and various other duties assigned by the pastor. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this important ministry. Please contact Diane Dilks at either 215-657-6273 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Christmas Breakfast Thank You: Thank you to all who helped make our Sat. Dec 8th “Christmas Breakfast with Santa” a wonderful success. The event had over 75 individuals in attendance, and was supported by over 20 area businesses. One visitor was so grateful for the spirit and hospitality offered he volunteered to help clean up! A special thank you to CrossRoads Band and the New Initiatives committee for their leadership.
In the Community & UMC Connexion!
Christmas by Candlelight – Abington Presbyterian Church’s Children, Youth, and Oratorio Choirs accompanied by organ, bells and the Abington Symphony Orchestra. 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm, Sunday, December 16th, Old York & Susquehanna Roads, Abington.
Wesley Enhanced Living is having a Christmas Eve Service at 11:00 am on December 24th at their Upper Moreland location, 2815 Byberry Road, Hatboro. All are welcome to attend.
Christmas 2018 Giving Campaign: Help us relight our beautiful stained glass window so that we can be a Christ-light for our greater Willow Grove community and world. To date approximately $1,000 has been raised towards our $5,000 goal. Donations can be given online at: https://www.gofundme.com/revive-our-church or given through the offering with a memo notation.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5
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