On Sunday, December 9, St. Nicholas will once again visit with our Church School children. In addition, we will have our annual Cookie Exchange and also the successful Christmas bazaar that was begun last year.
For our bakers, please bring two dozen cookies to share and containers will be provided for everyone to take your goodies home. If you don’t bake, no worries — there will be plenty to share.
Also, Sharon Albright will be selling her lovely quilted goods, Pamela Foley will have her award-winning photography cards for sale and Courtney Lewars will bring the scents of the season with her Scentsy collection.
A wonderful time of sharing and fellowship to highlight the holiday season!
There will be 3 slots available for the new Vestry term which begins in January 2019. If you are interested in being nominated for a 3-year Vestry term, please speak to Cora Osenbach, Kurt Kovalovich, June Bednar or any other Vestry member. The election will be held at the Annual Meeting on January 20, 2019.
Holy Apostles Church in St. Clair will again be hosting the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This is a free meal for anyone in the community. Our parish has been very active in this outreach project in the past. Volunteers, who are interested in helping to cook the day before, donate and/or prepare a turkey, carve turkeys, donate a dessert, deliver meals, or help at the dinner please contact Dawn Burns at 570-640-8696 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in receiving a meal either via delivery, pick-up or eating there, please contact Bonnie at 570-429-2272. Watch for flyers in the next few weeks.
Lay Eucharistic Ministry
We will try to reach all of our homebound parishioners with Christmas Communion before the end of December. We will not have this ministry in January and February because of inclement weather; however, if you would like Communion during that time, please call Kathy Burda and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Memorials and Thanksgivings
At the recent Annual Meeting, the subject of sponsorship was raised regarding altar flowers and other needs of the church. Sponsorships for many items are always welcome and if there is any question as to need, a call to the office can answer that. Some suggested sponsorships are the following:
Church School supplies
Lay Eucharistic Communion kits
New Fax machine for the office
Paper used for bulletins, etc.
Vestments for acolytes
Communion wine and/or hosts
There are many ways to offer thanksgivings or memorials in the church. We appreciate your suggestions and generosity.