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.

Bishop Rich is away today on a visitation to St. Thomas the Disciple in Salisbury, MD.

Remember to order your poinsettias TODAY for the Altar at Christmas. Please see the enclosed insert to place your order.

A Farmers Market Table will be in the narthex during Coffee Hour on today and next Sunday. All coffee hour goodies can be purchased on these Sundays. All proceeds will go to buy food for needy families in our community.

Its that time of year again! The SonKids are helping two families this year for Christmas. Please consider taking an ornament from the Angel Tree hanging in the hallway. All gifts are due back by Sunday, December 20th …unwrapped and with the ornament you choose attached to the gift. We appreciate your support!

The Sonkids Christmas Pageant is next Sunday, December 20th during the Worship Service! You won’t want to miss it! The “Greening of the Church” and setting up for our Christmas Dinner will follow the Service.

A festive evening is being planned for our  Christmas Dinner and Cantata on Sunday, December 20th 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.

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.

The School of Healing Prayer Level 1 will conclude this week on Thursday, December 17th  at 10:30m.  Congratulations to our Level 1 graduates!

**Also, there will be two special classes that Suzanne Auwarter will facilitate on Jan. 7th & 14th at 10:30 am on Soaking Prayer. This teaching will be very beneficial to all our Healing Prayer Students and Ministers, so try to make those classes if you can!

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.

Sermon CDs are available each Sunday and may be purchased for $3.00 each.  Please see Butch or Cathy at the PA table and designate “CD” on your check. Older sermons on table.