St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Centered in God, Focused on Others

Sunday Services: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM
Office Hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Pageant 2017!
Sunday, December 17th during the 10:00 AM service

(To the tune of "Away in a Manger")
The pageant is coming, the days almost here;
for telling the story we all long to hear.
A star and some shepherds, a wiseman or three;
And angels to sing the baby to sleep.

The costumes are ready, the music is fine;
We just need some practice to make it sublime.
So please won't you join us on that special day;
To worship the baby who God sent to save.

Rehearsals start on Sunday, December 3rd during Church School time.
We need a few adults to volunteer to help with the rehearsals and the pageant. Please contact Rev. Jan if you are able to lend a hand. Thank you!
ANGEL TREE GIFTS

Once again this year, we will be donating gifts to the Visiting Nurse, with an effort to remember teenagers. They are still young, but are sometimes holding families together. They may have very little at Christmas. The gifts need to be dropped off by Sunday, December 17th. If you have questions, please contact Jody Wood at (781) 826-4006.
CHRISTMAS EVE FLOWERS & MUSIC

Envelopes are now available for the Christmas Eve Flowers and Music. Remember a loved one this Christmas Eve with flowers or music "In Memory Of" or "In Thanksgiving Of" them. Requests are due back on Sunday, December 17th.  
ALTERNATIVE GIVING RESOURCES

There is a basket in the Parish Hall containing brochures and gift catalogs from various charitable / non-profit organizations. Please consider a gift from one of these groups as an alternative and make your shopping easier!  Real needs. Real gift. Real change.
CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE
THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who helped make this year's Christmas Cookie Sale a success! It was truly a team effort and we appreciate all who setup, baked, sold, and bought the cookies!



~ Barbie Whitman & 
Janice Nickerson ~



BBR Holiday Concert at St. Andrews
Sunday, December 10 at 7:30 P.M.

The Back Bay Ringers is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston.  

The BBR will be performing a holiday concert "Our Favorite Things" at St. Andrew's on Sunday, December 10th at 7:30 P.M.  Featuring beloved carols, holiday favorites and music celebrating the Winter season, it is sure to be a spectacular concert.  

For tickets, please visit 
 
On Wednesdays during Advent, 
the United Church of Christ in Norwell will be open for a time of musical meditation. 

In a program featuring piano and organ, Minister of Music Karen Harvey   will provide thirty minutes of  music to refresh the spirit and revive the    soul.

The Advent Musical Meditations will be offered each Wednesday,
December 6, 13, & 20 
at 12:30 p.m. 
Everyone is welcome to this free program.
***NO ticket necessary***  

Come, and invite your friends to join you during this season of expecting, waiting, and preparing for the joy and celebration of Christmas. 
 
For questions or for more information, please contact UCC Norwell at  uccnorwellmusic@gmail.com  or 781-659-2887 x16

STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN 2017-18:  JOURNEY TO GENEROSITY 

To date, we have received 60  pledges totaling $82,884.00 towards our goal of $115,000.00.

If you have not already done so, please mail your pledge card to the office or put it in the collection plate on Sunday.

Let's come together on this Journey to Generosity to keep St. Andrew's a thriving part of our lives and our community.
Coffee Hour is a special time of fellowship for all of us here at St. Andrew's. We are in need of a few people to help tidy up the kitchen and Parish Hall after Coffee Hour each Sunday. If you are able to lend a hand one Sunday a month, it would be a great help! 
Please sign up on the sheet posted by the coffee on Sunday. Thank you!
PRAYER LIST - Please remember to keep these people in your prayers:

Dorothy C. Corinne A. Ruth L. Sue G.
Carroll G. Edie R. Sophy H. Beverly H.
Nancy J. Marge T. Mary W. Maggie W.
Muriel F. Kristine N. M.C. Liisa
Christine C. Jane K. Ellen L. Bob F.
Janice F. Susan B. Kyle Ian
Katelee & Hawk Joyce J. Arlene C. Carole L.
Leah B. Wayne E. Winston B. Susan J.
Matt Jan W. Joe G. Zack R.
McKenna Family Jay M. The Hiltz Family Chuck
Susan M.
Justine C. Diane P. Laura K.
Meredith G.




If you would like someone added to the Prayer List, please contact Carole in the office by email or phone by Tuesday noon. Thank you.
BIRTHDAYS:
Loretta Adams, Karen Troupe, Danielle Smith,
Sherry McCafferty, Roseann Hayes

ANNIVERSARIES:
Tom & Janet Keane

KEEPING IN TOUCH:
Ruth Lakso has had a recent setback and will not be able to join us here at St. Andrew's very often. She misses her church family and would love to hear from you! Her address is:
2 Elmwood Farm Boad, Building 1 - Apt. 107B, Hanover. If you do plan on visiting her, please  call first at  781 826-8622.
Food Pantry Item for Sunday:
PAPER TOWELS
ACOLYTES

Below is the schedule for the upcoming Acolyte schedule for Sundays through January:

Sunday, December 10th: Jay, T & Sofie Joyce
Sunday, December 17th: Cam & Brady Kelbaugh
Sunday, December 24th: Jay, T & Sofie Joyce
Sunday, December 31st: Will Goodman
Sunday, January 7th: Cam & Brady Kelbaugh
Sunday, January 14th: Jay, T & Sofie Joyce
Sunday, January 21st: Daniel Maki
Sunday, January 28th: Will Goodman

If your child is interested in serving as an Acolyte, please contact Gary Innes at garyinnes57@gmail.com.   Remember, Acolytes will also be able to attend Church School on the day that they serve.
St. Andrew's Calendar

Wednesday, December 6th:

4:30 PM Daisy Troop #62332
Saturday, December 9th:

9:00 AM Duct Tape Committee
Sunday, December 10th:

8:00 AM Service


10:00 Service & Pageant Rehearsal


11:30 AM Vestry Meeting


7:30 PM Back Bay Ringers Concert
Sunday, December 17th:

8:00 AM Service


10:00 AM Service and...
Pageant!


Reminder: Angel presents and Christmas Flowers & Music donations are due today!
Tuesday, December 19th:

4:30 PM Daisy Troop #69139
Wednesday, December 20th:

4:30 PM Daisy Troop #62332
Sunday, December 24th:

**No Morning Services Today**


4:30 PM Family Christmas Eve Service


7:00 PM Traditional Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 25th:

Tuesday, December 26th:

**Church Office Closed**
Sunday, December 31st:

10:00 AM Service of Lessons & Carols


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Contact Information: Carole Reilly, Parish Administrator
(781) 826-2062 | office@standrewshanover.org
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