ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Sunday we celebrate Christ the King, the last Sunday of the church year.

Stewardship Snippet: Nov. 25, 2018: Mark 6:31, 33 – Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  It’s a matter of priority. That’s been God’s message through the ages. Focus on God! Yes, work hard at your job. And, yes, maintain healthy relationships with your family and friends, but put God first, always. And don’t worry.

Serving this Sunday:  Worship Leader: Pastor Paul Tomkiel; Music Director: Debbie Strouse; Organist: Jim Rearick; Pianist, Michelle McMullen; Acolyte: Bill Stout; Cross Bearer: Morgen Hummel; Torch Bearers: Ushers; Assisting Minister: Lauren Muthler; Reader/Communion Assistant: Karen Magnuson; Greeter: Diane Kemmerer; Ushers: Jeff and Linda Muthler, Ron Strouse; Counters: Jeff and Linda Muthler; Home Visitor: Martha Hummel.

We are in need of ONE MORE person or couple to sign-up to ring the bells for Interfaith Human Services on December 17, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Meyer Dairy! Please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex or contact Karen Magnuson. Thank you!

December volunteers for worship: Check out the list and please prayerfully consider how you might serve on a given Sunday and sign up on the sheet on the table in the narthex.  We have many services in December, so everyone’s help is needed!

WELCA ANNOUNCEMENTS: The WELCA Christmas Party fun time is on December 9 (note the change on your schedule). Everyone is encouraged to bring something to share for lunch. Also gathering items to put in totes for Centre Safe. We are collecting personal items for men and women for Centre Safe (formerly Women’s Resource Center). Everyone in the congregation is invited to donate items.

 Centre Safe Christmas Wish List (for women or men): Full size shampoo and conditioner; Nail polish and other nail care items; Hair item like scrunchies; Body wash and/or nice soap, Different kinds of deodorant, Juice boxes, Other self-care items, Gift cards $10-$25 for Walmart, Target, or grocery stores, Gasoline cards and Bus tokens. Due at the church by December 2. Thank you for helping Santa fill the totes.

 Sounds of the Season Concert: Save the Date! On Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm, Jim Rearick and Michelle McMullen will be presenting a piano and organ concert featuring sounds of the season. Please start inviting your family and friends to join you. You won’t want to miss it! Concert Reception: There will be a coffee and cookie reception after the concert on December 2. If you would like to donate cookies, please sign up in the narthex.    Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

Poinsettia Orders: Order your Christmas Eve poinsettia now! See the sign-up sheet in the narthex. Large ($14.50) or small ($8.00) sizes are available in white, red, or pink, and may be designated in honor or memory of someone. The poinsettias will decorate the church for the Christmas Eve service, and may be taken home immediately after that service. Orders must be placed by Sunday, December 2. Please make your payment using your offering envelope, and mark “Poinsettia” on both your check and envelope.  Please write or print plainly.

Reminder: We have a donation box in the narthex for donations to the State College Food Bank.  Since we have a monthly fellowship, bringing your food bank donation on that Sunday is a routine you might want to establish. To find out what the current needs are, you can consult the website, www.scfoodbank.org.

Looking Ahead: Advent Begins next Sunday, December 2; Thursdays in Advent: Worship at 7:00 PM  December 6, 13, and 20 Also Blue Christmas

Christmas Eve:  December 24; 7:15 PM – Prelude Music; 7:30 PM – Candlelight, and Holy Communion

Annual Congregational Meeting is set for Sunday, January 27 following worship. This is also Fellowship Sunday and everyone is invited to bring a dish to share.