Anglican Church in North America – Berlin, Maryland

Announcements

The flowers on the Altar for this Holy Eucharist are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Dick Ray.

Advent Devotionals Booklets are available in the Narthex. Please take one for your Advent reading and prayers as we prepare our hearts for His coming to us again!

It’s time to order poinsettias for the Altar at Christmas. Please see the enclosed green insert to place your order.

A festive evening is being planned for our Christmas Dinner next Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 pm. Please invite your family and friends to enjoy this special night of celebrating the birth of our Savior!  Baked ham & beverages will be provided; please bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Sign up sheet is on the podium in the hallway.

From the SonKids: The Middle School SonKids want to thank Fr. Larry and the Vestry for their support. We had an awesome experience at the Alive Conference!

**Also, its that time of year again! Please consider taking an item from the SonKids Angel Tree to bless a needy family this season. And…. the Sonkids will be having a movie time after the service on Sunday, December 18th. Come join us for a Charlie Brown Christmas!

Deacon David has again been professionally published! And he wishes to extend God’s blessings to aiding the work of Anglicans for Life by selling copies of the book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas”, after church on Sunday, December 4th and Sunday, December 11th. Proceeds will benefit AFL as they work to protect the dignity of life from conception to natural death. Get a copy soon from Deacon David…a great gift idea for that hard to buy for person!

The School of Healing Prayer will continue this week on  Tuesday, December 6th at 10:00 am.

Nominations for the next three year Vestry term are now open.  Please prayerfully consider who you believe God would have you nominate.  Then submit that name to Fr. Larry.  Please do not speak to your nominee about your proposed nomination.  The Vestry will do that as led by the Lord.

Ministry to the Sick – If you know of someone in our church who is homebound from illness, recovering from surgery, etc, or is in the hospital or nursing care facility, and would like to receive Communion & prayer for healing, please see one of our deacons.