EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

Sunday Service
Join us this Sunday  as we celebrate the third Sunday of Advent.  At 9am our Contemporary Service is joined by the Band and at 10:30am  our Traditional Service is joined by our Choir.  

Flowers
The flowers are in loving memory of  Edith & Elbert Pierce and Kay & Jack Irving placed by the Pierce family.

Waiting and Wondering
Experiencing Spiritual Practices for Advent - each week will focus on an Advent Theme: Hope, Peace, Joy & Love. Join Rev √Čtienne Monday evenings from 6-7pm on  December  17 or Judy VanDuzer on Wednesdays from 1:30-3pm on  December 19.

Senior's Social
We will be taking a break for the holidays and starting back up in January.  
 
SERVING IN GOD'S WORLD
During worship each Sunday we consider how our abilities, experience, passions, and spiritual gifts could be used as part of the ministry of Marshall Church.  If you aren't already involved, perhaps you would like to share your talents in a regular or even an occasional way.  There are opportunities to be involved with other team members in planning worship, developing Christian education programs, outreach in our community, helping with technical support and communications, caring for our staff, caring for others in our church community, guiding the church in financial matters, taking care of our church property, welcoming others through coffee and conversation, or in some other way that would be a good fit for you.  Give it some thought.  If you would like to be part of one of these ministries at Marshall, contact Dave Putnam, Nominations Team (905-648-4786 or dputnam@cogeco.ca) to make your interest known.

Communion Servers
Thank you to all who have volunteered to serve Communion.  There are still some spots at both the 9am and 10:30am services that have yet to be filled.  The sign up sheets are located on the bulletin board across from the Offices for those who haven't had a chance to pick a time slot.

Miracle of Jesus - Journey to the Bethlehem Marketplace
 
Guy's Christmas Luncheon
Thank you to everyone who contributed their money, their time and their talent to making Guy's Christmas Lunch such a success. For the donations of food or goodie bag items or money, we thank you! For the time spent packing the goodie bags by our Seniors Social Group, we thank you! For volunteering to cook turkeys, prepare potatoes and veggies, to carve, to plate and to serve the food, we thank you. To Kevin, our chef extraordinaire, we thank you. For the joy experienced by everyone as we ate and  sang (thanks to Frank and the singers) and laughed, we thank you. We thank Santa for his visit too. 
Sincerely: your Outreach Team

Please follow this link or see the bulletin boards for a wonderful article in the Hamilton Spectator.

Prayer Tree
Please note that the Prayer Christmas Tree and bows are set up in the front of the sanctuary again this year. You are welcome to write on the white bows the names of those needing extra prayers this season. The Prayer Partners will be taking note and adding the names to our prayers.

UCW Christmas Luncheon
The UCW will be having a Christmas Luncheon on Friday, December 14th at noon. Tickets are still available. Everyone is welcome to attend, please bring a friend!

Sunday School Craft Sale
Thank you so much from the Sunday School. We were able to raise over $400.00 for our sponsor child Jenny Mae!

Sunday Servers
Sign up sheets for December, January, February and March will be on the desk in the foyer for Readers for our upcoming services. Please consider signing up and contributing to our services!

From the Marshall Library:
While you are visiting in the Gathering Place over coffee and goodies, have a look at the Marshall Library Book Shelf for some children's Christmas reading. You are welcome to sign these out over the season of Advent!
Pat McKnight

Girl Scout Fundraiser
18 pack of Utterly Buttery Microwaveable Scout Popcorn is available for purchase for $20.00. 40% of sales goes directly to Ancaster Scouting. Please contact Jennifer on 905 304 7780 or jenniferayres@hotmail.com to arrange delivery.

Annual Report
Annual Report submissions are due by January 7, 2019.  Kindly forward them to   marshallmemorial@gmail.com.  The Annual General Meeting is set to take place February 3, 2019