Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update
LESSONS AND CAROLS

Please join us for Lessons and Carols this Sunday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Don't forget to invite your friends, family, and neighbors for this special service!

We are still in need of Readers and Ushers so please let Cindy know as soon as possible if you are able to serve.

And...bring your favorite holiday cookies to share afterwards at the reception!
Announcements...

MORNING PRAYER - Reminder that Wednesday Morning Prayer starts tomorrow, December 6th at 8:00 am.

POINSETTIA DEDICATIONS - The Poinsettia Order Form is now available in the Narthex and Parish Hall. The form may be returned with your payment to Cindy's mailbox in the hallway no later than December 18th.

BROWN BAG MEALS -  The Brown Bag Meals program needs bag packers on  December 10th and 31st . If you can do either date, please email Betsy Wright at  Betsywright8@gmail.com  or sign up on the Parish House bulletin board.

GOOCHLAND CHRISTMAS MOTHER - This year, Grace is sponsoring a family of four with two sons, ages 9 and 4. We will be collecting gifts and food for them and all contributions should be to church no later than  Sunday, Dec. 17th. All presents should be gift wrapped and have a name tag. If someone prefers not to shop they may make a financial contribution by noting "Christmas Mother" in the memo line of their check. We will also provide a grocery gift certificate.

FOOD PANTRY - Please note we are collecting non perishable food contributions for the Food Pantry on the 3rd Sunday this month which is  December 17th . The pantry needs canned tuna, soups, tomato products, fruit and peanut butter.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVERS - We are trying to finalize servers for Christmas Eve. Please let Cindy know if you are able to serve at either the Advent 4 10:00 am Service on December 24th or at the 4 pm or 8 pm Christmas Eve Service. We are in need of Acolytes, Ushers and Readers.

NURSERY HELPERS - Do you love spending time with little ones? We are looking for volunteers to help us with the nursery as we grow our church family. Please email Cindy if you feel called to this important ministry!

Looking Ahead...

  • Morning Prayer Begins - December 6th at 8 am
  • Lessons and Carols - December 10th at 7 pm
  • Vestry Meeting - December 12th at 6:30 pm
  • Goochland Christmas Mother Contributions Due - December 17th
  • Food Pantry Sunday - December 17th
  • Hanging of the Greens and Cookie Decorating - December 22nd at 11:00 am
  • Christmas Eve Services - December 24th at 4 pm and 8 pm

If you have an announcement, please email it to Cindy Harper at  gracechurch2955@gmail.com by  Wednesday morning each week. 
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Happy Birthday this week to:
Janie Tucker - December 5
Mary Martin - December 6
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Coffee Hour Volunteers - We need your help! Please sign up for a Sunday listed below. Thank you!
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December 17:_______________
December 31:_______________
This Sunday at a Glance

10:00 am (One Service) Holy Eucharist Rite II Service
7:00 pm Lessons and Carols

Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 10, 2017
Mark 1:1-8
Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a