First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 2

This Sunday we welcome to Lamington guest preacher, the Rev. Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp. Leslie currently serves as the Interim Leader for the Elizabeth Presbytery. She is a member of the New Brunswick Presbytery, and lives in Princeton, NJ. Leslie's sermon title is "Leaves and Branches".

To celebrate the beginning of Advent, the Thomas family, Immanual, Monica, Ritika and Nivita--will be lighting the first candle on the Advent Wreath.

In music, Music Director Jim Goldsworthy will be playing several pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach . The anthem is Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel.
Hope to see you at our 10:15AM worship service. Please be sure to join us after worship for our Annual Chili & Brownie Cook/Bake-Off and Wreath Making (more information below).
Our hearts and prayers are with Pastor Carl today as he undergoes surgery.
Brrrr...Please Dress Warmly!

It may be a bit chilly in the Sanctuary this Sunday so you may want to keep your coat on. We are in the process of replacing two faulty heating units and apologize for the temporary chill in the air. Please dress warmly!
Annual Holiday Wreath Making
Dress Casually & Warmly!
 
On Sunday, December 2--the first Sunday of Advent-- the Lamington Church family will continue its tradition of making our beautiful Christmas wreath for the front entrance of the church. We will be making our large Lamington Church Christmas Wreath while sampling a wonderful variety of chili recipes. A children's brownie bake-off will be the sweet ending to this fun event. The wreath making festivities will begin after worship, so remember to dress casually & warmly.
Christmas Decorating at Lamington

The Advent Season at The Lamington Presbyterian Church promises to be an exciting one for all ages! We will celebrate the season at Sunday worship services, our annual Wreath Making, the Christmas Pageant, and two Christmas Eve Services.
We would appreciate all contributions, small or large, to help decorate our sanctuary and church buildings.

If you would like to be a part of this effort, please fill out the order form and place it in the weekly offering, or return it to the church office. Thank you!
Elizabethport Christmas—Calling all Elves!!

Lend us a helping hand! We will be assembling Christmas treat bags for the pre-school age children of Elizabethport (E’port). Come and join us  after worship on Sunday, December 9 for a wonderful time of fellowship and mission—be sure to grab a snack at coffee hour and then head-on up to the upstairs classrooms.  Also—we need youth elves to help us deliver the treat bags and assist at the children’s holiday party at E’port on Wednesday, December 19.  If you are interested in helping out on December 19, or have any questions—please contact Chris Smith at  smitpvil@comcast.net or (908) 208-0233.
Upcoming Liturgists
Sunday, December 2 - Bob Wittpenn
Sunday, December 9 - Christie Whitman

We REALLY Need Liturgists!
A wonderful way to participate in Sunday worship is by volunteering to read scripture. We have many open Sundays to lead worship. Please consider giving to the church with your time & talents. Interested? A sign-up sheet is hanging on the bulletin board outside the church office--stop by and check it out after worship and sign up for a Sunday or two! You can also email the church office at (908) 572-7013, or lamingtonchurch@gmail.com . Come share with us!

Deacons on Duty
Sunday, December 2 - Eleanor Halsey
Sunday, December 9 - Sallye Grubel


A Note to the Deacons: To make a change to the Deacon on Duty schedule or to sign-up for Sunday duty, please call or email Monica Immanual at (908) 450-7278, monica.immanual@gmail.com . A sign-up sheet is also located on the bulletin board outside the church office.
Upcoming Coffee Hour Hosts
Sunday, December 2 - Chili/Brownie Cook Off & Wreaths
Sunday, December 9 - Lynn & Mac Carter

Each member/family at Lamington Church has been invited to host a Sunday coffee hour. A postcard reminder will be sent sometime before you are scheduled. If you are unable to host on your assigned day, please call Debby Johnson at  (908) 832-7230  or email at   debrabjohnson@gmail.com

Pastoral Care Coverage
November 30 through December 7

Reminder, while Pastor Carl is out on medical leave: In case of pastoral emergency from November 30 through December 3, please call the Rev. Ian Rankine of the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church (office: 908-658-3423; mobile 908-256-9533). After that, until his anticipated return a week or so later, please call the Rev. Claire Pula, 908-910-5361.
The Upcoming Week at Lamington

Sunday, December 2
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship-Communion
10:30AM Church School
After Worship Chili, Brownies & Wreath Making
Tuesday, December 4
7:00PM Common Threads Ministry
Sunday, December 9
8:45AM Choir Practice
10:15AM Worship-Communion
10:30AM Church School
11:30AM Handbell Choir Practice
after worship E’port Christmas treat bag assembly
Do you have a question? Please contact us!
The Rev. Dr. Carl Wilton
Pastor
(908) 910-5360

James Goldsworthy
Director of Music

Bess Ploener
Director of Handbells

Regina Morris
Office Manager
(908) 572-7013
 
Church Office Hours
Closed Monday
Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM to 4:00PM
(908) 572-7013

Sunday Worship at 10:15AM
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