Here is a run down of all our news this week that's fit to print:
Christopher Andreacchi Memorial Service. Our entire church family is invited to attend the memorial service for Christopher Andreacchi. It will be held this Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the sanctuary. Our Fellowship Team will be assisting with the reception that will follow. The Andreacchi family is very thankful for all the support and prayers during this difficult time.
What are You Thankful For? Our Upper New York Conference Communications staff recently covered our "Thanksgiving with Friends" lunch here in East Rochester. The reporter and videographer created two videos and one feature story in "The Bridge." Our story is being share across New York State to over 900 congregations of United Methodists. Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to this effort. Take a look at what they produced!
Sunday's Worship Team (11/18): Greeter: Karena Horn; Reader: Marilynn Amberger; Communion: Jane Agron, Kathy Becks, Jody Watters; Offering: Karena Horn
Sunday's Scripture Lessons: Psalm 16:5-11, 1 Samuel 2:1-10, and Mark 13:1-10. Sermon title: "Not One Stone" Choral Anthem: "Song of Joyful Thanks" Worship begins at 11:00 am: Bring a friend!
Communion Gifts: We receive non-perishable food items every Sunday for the E.R. Community Resource Center. Items Needed: Breakfast related items such as cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix (but ones just needing water added), syrup, coffee, tea. Also needed: After-school snacks such as pudding cups and nutrition bars. Canned meat, Tuna or Hamburger Helper, jelly (grape and strawberry), cooking oil (small containers), paper towels, tissues, deodorant, shampoo.
Take a Leaf! Share your blessings! Pastor Carol has made available paper leaves to write down one or more things for which you are thankful. Please put them in the basket provided, and we will see they are displayed.
Thank You! For making a special contribution towards the replacement of our furnace. It replaces a failed, 20 year old furnace. The total cost is $12,000. The old furnace is removed and the new furnace is being installed today and tomorrow, 11/15-16. Watch for construction and drive carefully at the church; heavy equipment will be in use on the driveway. To designate your gift, write “Furnace Replacement” on your check’s memo line. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!
DePaul Parkside Christmas Wish List All 15 residents have been selected by our members and friends to receive their requested Christmas present. Thank you for your generosity! All are welcome to attend the Christmas party on December 20th at 7:00 pm. Santa needs a hand!
Got Wheelchairs? Pastor Todd would love your old one! It will be shipped to Guatemala for people in need.
Grow Deeper--Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands: Pastor Todd is planning to lead a small group in early 2020. Interested?
Deck the Halls! On December 1st let us join together and decorate our church building in holiday cheer. Our decorations will direct our thoughts and hearts to the birth of Jesus Christ. We’ll begin at 5:30 pm with a Dish-to-Share fellowship dinner. Sign up on the clipboard by the church office. See Judy Hunley for details.
Birthdays: December 7: Pat Meadows and Don Amberger, 14: Norma Lansdowne, 20: Kathy Becks
Calendar of Regularly Scheduled Parish Events
Sunday: Choir rehearsal, 10:00-10:45 am.; Worship, 11:00 am. Monday am: Sorting Textiles. Tuesday: Zumba, 5:30 pm. Wednesday: Fellowship, 10:00 am followed by Bible Study at 10:30, then lunch and dessert. Thursday: Zumba, 5:30 pm. Choir Rehearsal, 7:00 pm. Saturday: Zumba, 9:30 am.
Other Parish Events of Interest
+ November 22 - Thanksgiving.
+ December 1 - Church decorating party! 5:30 pm Dish-to-Share fellowship dinner, followed by decorating and good cheer! Join the fun!
+ December 2 - “Todd Talks” following worship. Stay and talk with Pastor Todd about today’s sermon. Light lunch provided.
+ December 2 - East Rochester Association of Churches Christmas Tree Lighting, Edmund Lyon Park, 5:00 pm. Children can dress in costume and take part in the play by assembling at Mary Magdalene church at 4:30 pm.
+ December 16 - Christmas Choral Cantata!
+ December 19 - Christmas with Friends, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Bring a dish to share!
+ December 20 - DePaul Christmas Party! 7:00 pm. Bring good cheer, a friend, and a dozen of cookies to share with our friends. Santa needs assistance passing out gifts!
+ December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship, 4:00 pm
+ December 30 - Christmas Carol Sing, Quarters for Campus Ministries
+ January 22 - 6:00 pm Staff Parish Relations Committee, 7:00 pm Leadership Team