Centenary's Weekly Newsletter Friday, November 16, 2018
A Message from Centenary

This Week at Centenary

Sunday, November 18, The Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
Bring the Harvest Sunday

8:40 a.m.       Early Service
 10:00 a.m.        Sunday School
      11:00 a.m.       Traditional Worship
This Sunday's Sermon is "When All the Stones Have Fallen" with Rev. Brooke Willson preaching.


Sunday, December 2--  Covered dish luncheon following our 11 a.m. worship.  Join us as Martha Stokes, Coordinator for Church and Community Ministry at the Hermitage, shares with us how to become a dementia friendly congregation.  

Sunday, December 9 -- Advent Lessons and Carols Services.  Invite someone to Centenary that day.

Sunday, December 16--  Centenary Christmas luncheon following our 11:00 a.m. worship.  The church will provide the meat, please bring sides and desserts.

PRAISE CHORUS:  The Praise Chorus will be practicing and singing "Written in the book of Love," on  Sunday, November 18 at the Early Service.

CLEAN-UP, CLEAN-UP, IT'S TIME TO CLEAN-UP THE ROOM:    With clapping hands, and a bit of a tune, this ditty spurs all 4 year-old's to clean as they know snack is coming. On  Saturday, November 17 at 9 a.m., in the Centenary Social Hall, let's have all helpers available to make our lovely church shine for the upcoming busy season (church talk for Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas). If you have a pet project please come with your tools or if you just want to help, feel free to show up and a job will be assigned. OH, and YES, there will be snacks!

            Decorating for Advent!

Join us on Sunday, November 25, following the 11:00 a.m. service, as we decorate the sanctuary for the season of Advent! Pizza will be served and a sign-up sheet can be found on the bulletin board across from the kitchen. Hope to see you there! 

If you were unable to attend your scheduled photograph dates, Lifetouch will assist you in scheduling a photography session at a nearby location. 

To schedule your session, please call 1-866-756-0281. Once photographed, your photo will be provided back to us. 

Our church code is 210280 and we are using the BLUE background drape for Centenary photographs. 

If you have questions, please call Bob Almond at 804-833-3355.

Our directory will not be complete without you!


Circles RVA is in search of volunteers. They are a local chapter of a national organization that offers a relationship-based model to empower individuals and families to permanently move out of poverty and thrive by engaging the strengths, goodwill, and existing resources of community and focus on the collaborative ownership of solutions to break the cycle of poverty. 

See the attached flyer for more information. 

New Sunday School Classes will begin on Sunday,
September 9, at 10:00 a.m.  Our children's class led by Melissa Martinez will resume then along with two adult classes.
Dr. Dean Simpson, Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Richmond will lead a class on the Theology of Karl Barth, arguably the greatest theologian of the 20th century.  The class will review a chapter about Barth in The Great Theologians and  then move to a study of some of Barth's sermons delivered to prisoners entitled Deliverance to the Captives. Here is the information you need if you would like to order that book:Publisher, Wiph & Stock Publishers; Reprint edition, ISBN-10:1608999521.   

Robb Stottlemyer will lead a class in an in depth study of the parables of Jesus, following up the survey we did this summer.  If you would like to order the book for this class it is titled Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine.  ISBN 978-0-06-156103-0. 

A Challenge from Bishop Lewis to Read the Bible with her in 2018

November 18        Acts 14-15
November 19        Acts 16-17
November 20        Acts 18-20
November 21        Acts 21-23
November 22        Acts 24-26
November 23        Acts 27-28
November 24        Romans 1-3

Mark Inge
Gary Coberth-- brother-in-law to Sharon Steele, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5th at  age 72. He had heart problems (quintuple by-pass surgery about 10 years ago) & was a diabetic with numerous complications. 
Rev. Kathy Talley
JoAnne Judd (close friend of Sharon Steele's, recovering from a massive brain injury in Boulder, CO)

Photo of the Week!
Thank you so much to all of our wonderful members, volunteers, and staff who helped keep the office running during my maternity leave! I am truly, truly thankful and blessed beyond words! Thank you a hundred times over! 

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