Announcements From Sunday, November 19

The Flowers on the Altar are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Jane Rosemary Holzkamp given by Fred Holzkamp.  May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Please join us for our hospitality in the Common Room after the 10am service. Thank you to Fellowship Café Committee for hosting coffee hour today.  On November 26 we will have a Potluck Coffee hour.  When you come to church that day please bring a small donation of pie, cake, cheese or fruit, and leave on the table in the Common Room.

The Holiday Boutique is two weeks away.  Donations of gently used items, new items and handcrafted items are needed for the tables. Baked goods for sale are also needed (with labels – contains nuts, gluten-free etc.)  Volunteers are needed to setup on Wednesday, 11/29  starting at 5pm.  A light supper will be provided.  The setup continues on Thursday 11/30 and Friday 12/1.  Your help is greatly appreciated. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. If you have  card tables we could borrow please bring them to the church by Wednesday, November 29. Please put your name on it or on tape so we can get it back to you. Thanks, Lorraine Ritchie and Tracie Wyatt – Co-Chairs.

There will be a Mid-Week Service this week.  There will not be a Mid-Week Eucharist on November 29.  The Healing Service will resume on December 6.

The Parish Office is closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

You will have noticed the votive candle “box” in the front of the church.  This is a traditional Eastern Orthodox Christian style as opposed to what you might be used to in many Western churches.  A votive candle or prayer candle is lit as a votive offering in an act of Christian prayer, especially within the Anglican and Roman Catholic Christian denominations, among others. In Christianity, votive candles are commonplace in many churches, as well as home altars, and symbolize the “prayers the worshipper is offering for him or herself, or for other people.”