I apologize to those who joined us last week online, and were unable to see the beautiful All Saints display and Communion Liturgy. We had technical difficulties, which we have since resolved. Here are a few images for you. Many thanks to Debbie Bates and bell-ringer Gene Caplinger for your planning, and to all families and friends of our loved ones lost for your participation!
Thanksgiving Project We only have a few more weeks to raise $4,000 along with St. Alban's and other churches to feed families in need.Let Rev. Emily know if you need help. We are collecting funds to purchase grocery gift cards. Please give online, in-person or by mail (note: Missions/Thanksgiving).
Care Package for Sgt. Lizzie Przygoda
Julie Cogburn will be sending a care package early next week to Lizzie. If you would like to donate homemade treats, toiletries, cards, or shipping costs, please do so by Monday to ensure items are delivered in time for Christmas. Any and all items would be greatly appreciated!
Since being moved to Jordan for her protection, Lizzie has visited the Dead Sea and the Jordan River. She will be visiting Petra soon. Lizzie was also promoted to Sergeant and won the Army 10-mile race! Not only that, but she was able to complete her senior year of college while being deployed. All of her classes, assignments, homework, and projects were done virtually, and she will be graduating from Texas Tech University on December 19th (Pastor Emily's birthday), virtually of course. Lizzie hopes to be home by January! Here is a letter she sent to us this summer:
Virtual Baby Shower
A few presents are appearing under the tree - thank you! Alexia and Vincent are expecting baby Apollo on Dec. 16th. This young couple is registered at Target, so you can order online and have gifts delivered to the church, or drop them off. Jaime Cummings and our New Parents Ministry will deliver them around Thanksgiving/early Dec.
The Thursday night women's group is enjoying "Advent, The Weary World Rejoices" from 5:30- 7PM at the church (with safety measures) or on Zoom. Books are available online or by contacting Pat Ferrell. All welcome!
CHRISTMAS 2020 MISSIONS
Operation Christmas Child October's Monthly Mission Focus continues into November. The deadline to return shoeboxes for O.C.C. is November 17th! Meg Persavich can answer questions, or you can find details on our website.
B.U.M.P. Fill shoeboxes until early December for the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish in Montana: ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-12, or 13-17 years. See website for more details on this new partnership.
Toys for Tots Bring new, unwrapped toys to the box in the church lobby, or drop at Bill & Sandi Hill's porch (271 Saratoga Drive in the Greenspire Subdivision)! More info
Celebrations this week
Happy Birthday to Kerry Spirek (11/7), and Paula Allard (11/10). Anniversaries: Tyler & Keli Denbo (11/5).Click the image to share your special dates with us.
Joy for record crowd last Sunday, visitors, All Saints celebration, and fun Trunk or Treat! We pray for peaceful elections; Melinda & Barbara (fractures); all who are Covid+ (Patty's brother-in-law, Bonnie's mother, etc.); Ali Z's friend Sage (custody battle); Terri's daughter; Perry; Julie's father (hospitalized); Bates' granddaughter; Tony Park; Frazier's move; Alexia's pregnancy; Sgt. Lizzie Przygoda; shut-ins Bob K., Bud H., Ann G., Margaret H., Eileen F., Don T. Click image to add your request!
Sweetest New Addition Cole & Cheryl Gerstner’s granddaughter, Quinn McKinley, was born on Thursday 10/29 at 6lbs 8oz. Mom, Dad, baby and Big Brother Henry are well and happy! Blessings to this beautiful girl and family!
Mark Your Calendars
All are encouraged to join us for a evening of celebration, dreaming, and goal-setting unlike any other Charge Conference. on Monday, November 23 at 6:00PM on Zoom. Click the image to join the fun!