Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Come all who are weary and I will refresh you

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. – Psalm 100:4   
(see below for note on the photo above)

Dear Family,

If you have not joined us for worship recently, know that we do miss you, and that you are valuable and needed for the work of God's kingdom.  At St. James' this season, here are ways for you to participate in His work:

1. Meals on Wheels happens on Sun., Nov. 20, this month.  If you have wheels, you are valuable to us.  We prepare helpful maps for delivery destinations, and the batches are usually no more than 6 meals or so.

2. Pledge Sunday will happen that same morning.  That's when we bring back our pledge cards and ask for God's blessing on our pledges of giving to His church in 2012.  If you did not receive a pledge card, please let us know.  

3. Our Advent Event is Nov. 27 following worship.  We'll have music and different crafts for young and older, to get us into the spirit of the new season, and celebrate the New Year in the church.  Let us know if you'd like to help get things set up for this.

4. Ongoing: a community Bible study meets at 9am on Weds. in the library; the mens' group, the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, will meet at El Corral Lozano on Sat., Dec. 3, at 9am.

Note: the baptismal font is in the ruins of a 5th century Byzantine church, located in Shivta, a world heritage site in Israel.  

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