CONGREGATIONAL MEETING – The Session at its meeting on October 15, 2019 voted to call a Special Congregational Meeting to be held, today, following the Worship Service for the purpose of nominating and electing Elders, Deacons and members of the Nominating Committee for the class beginning in 2020 and to nominate and elect the Pastor Nominating Committee. The moderator for that meeting will be the Rev. Katy Yates Brungraber.
OPPORTUNITIES TO LEAD WORSHIP THROUGH MUSIC MAKING –
Adult Choir: Thursdays from 7-8:15pm (Currently Running)
Worship Band: Thursdays from 8:15-9:15pm (Currently Running)
OR if you are a soloist/small group that would like to participate in our worship services. Please contact Dr. Beth Trez (Music Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION OPPORTUNITY! Once again, St. James is sending a few members out on the Bethesda Mobile Mission Van to aid the homeless of Harrisburg. We will be going out on a cold December evening, so we are anticipating the needs of the people we meet by gathering some items. We will again be providing “Skivvie-Saks”. We will need NEW white T-shirts (large and extra large, please), NEW briefs (boxers or trunks) (large and extra large, please) and NEW white socks (men’s shoe size 6-12, please). They are also in need of NEW men’s long underwear (large and extra large, please). Monetary donations and department store gift cards are also welcome….we will be happy to do the shopping if that is easier for you! The “Skivvie-Saks” will be distributed from the van, and extras can be used by the Bethesda Mission Men’s Shelter. We will also be needing clean, warm blankets and new pillows to distribute to the homeless. Please think about how you can help someone stay warm on the cold nights that are coming and contact Karen McLaughlin if you have questions. Thank you for your help with this project.
“I needed clothes, and you clothed me….” Matthew 25:34
MISSION OPPORTUNITY – This year we will be working with Smith Funeral home to make available Stockings for Soldiers. Over the next few weeks we will have stocking available for you to decorate and fill. A list of suggested items is available with the stockings. The filled stockings must be back to the church by Sunday December 1st as they need to be delivered back to the funeral home for shipment on December 2nd. What a great way to let our service men and women know they are not forgotten and to make their Christmas a little brighter. Stockings will be available in the Narthex starting this Sunday. If you have any questions please contact Bruce or Debbie Dennis.
COLLEGE STUDENTS – Outreach Ministry invites the congregation to show our St. James College Kids God’s love and support by taking a few moments to sign encouragement letters in the narthex and to pray for our college kids throughout the semester. If you are the parent of a college student, please send your child’s address info and also their birthday so that we can keep in touch with them while they are away at school. Please email the info to Jen in the church office at email@example.com and she will make sure it gets to the appropriate people. Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE!!! – St. James Community Advent Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, December 7th at 5pm. Join us as we celebrate the Season of Advent with family, friends and neighbors!
ATTENDANCE PADS – Please remember to pass & sign the member/guest registry at the end of your pew so we can keep in touch with you! Please write legibly and visitors please fill out all information.