Many congratulations to our new confirmands: Braeden, Callie, Delaney, Gabriel, Gretchen, Hunter, Johnny, Teagan, Tim, and Zachary!! It was a beautiful and memorable service with Bishop Kevin and a perfect celebratory reception to follow. Many thanks to all who made this day possible. Sincere thanks to Deacon Kurt for guiding the confirmands through their classes and for giving his time and talents to help them make their commitment to the Church. It has been a joy and an honor to have watched these young people grow in the church!
The annual Parish Bowling Night will be held on Saturday, November 9 from 4-6 at Strike Zone Alley in Pottsville. The church will cover the cost of our church school students to bowl. Other children can bowl for $9 which includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, a small drink, and either a hotdog or slice of pizza. Adults can bowl for $7 which includes two games and bowling and shoe rental. This has always been such a fun event and a great time for fellowship. If you don’t bowl, come watch the fun and cheer on the bowlers!! Sign up sheets will be posted in the church.
It is time to dig your Advent wreaths out of storage and freshen them up. Advent begins on December 1. Advent calendars will be distributed.
On December 8 we will celebrate St. Nicholas Day with a special visitor. This will also be the day of the Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Exchange. Come prepared with your own cookies to share, and your Christmas list as vendors will be on site to help make your shopping easy.
There will be two services on Christmas Eve, December 24. The family service will be at 5:00. Please arrive by 4:45 so we can get organized and ready for this most blessed service. The Festal sung Eucharist will be at 7:15.
There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on December 29.
Please continue to drop spare change into our Pennies for The People containers throughout the church. Donations benefit the local homeless shelter. To date we have donated over $300!!!!