November 30 - December 1, 2013

 

EVENTS THIS COMING WEEK

Saturday, November 30
5 PM, Contemporary Service
Celebrant: Fr. Ed Goetz

Sunday, December 1
8 &10 AM services  
9:45 Sunday School 
Celebrant: Fr. Ed Goetz
Preacher: Fr. Peter Bushnell
Dcn. Peter Vaughn

Monday, December 2
6:30 PM, WeCare Meeting
7 PM, Worship Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 4
9 AM, Healing and Holy Eucharist
7 PM, Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 5
11:30AM, Bible Chicks

Saturday, December 7
5 PM Contemporary Service 
Celebrant: Fr. Peter Bushnell

Sunday, December 8
8 &10 AM Services   
Celebrant: Fr.Peter Bushnell
Preacher: Fr. Ed Goetz

Upcoming Events
ERfC is looking for donations of re-gifted or new, unwrapped gifts (preferably in their original packaging) for dads, moms, grandparents, brothers and sisters. 

As many of you know, Throughout the month of November, students enrolled in the School-Age Centers will be earning homework and behavior incentive points in order to "purchase" holiday gifts for their families. This enables children an opportunity to learn a lesson in selfless giving. Our children look forward to this month-long challenge-and work very hard to earn enough points to provide a holiday gift for everyone in their family. 


The Giving tree is also in the back of the church.  These tags have info about needs of a local family from NADA.  Consider giving to this great cause.


An Advent Quiet Day, Saturday
December 14, 8:30 - 12:30
Come and prepare for Christmas with a few hours of quiet prayer, and several meditations on the theme, The Light Shines in the Darkness, led bythe Rev. Hugh James, rector of Christ Church Norwich. Fr. James grew up in Wales, where he was ordained in 1981. Christ Church is his first assignment in the United States, though he spent 6 months in Connecticut as an exchange student at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor. In Wales he was a founding member of St. David's Diocesan College of Spiritual Directors, and served as the Diocesan Spiritual Director of the Cursillo movement for 7 years.

For more information go to
http://freshspringsretreats.org/Events/Advent-Quiet-Day

And to register, http://freshspringsretreats.org/ContactForm/. Registration is helpful, but feel free just 'show up' on the 14th!


BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Friday, December 20 at 7pm
Are you looking forward to Christmas this year? Do you know anyone who is avoiding the festivities, or unsuccessfully trying to 'put on a happy face'? Could that be you? Our second 'Blue Christmas' service, will offer an atmosphere of quiet acceptance, and a message of hope - that the Christ Child came to touch our darkness with light. There will be appropriate music, scripture and prayer, and an opportunity to receive laying on of hands for healing. Please come, and invite others. Light refreshments will be served after the service.


Prayer Lists
 

Please pray for those on our Healing, Supportive and Honoring Prayer list

The healing list is for a period of two months, supportive for 6 months and the honoring is indefinite. If your person is in need of continued prayer, they will be moved to the supportive (six months) or the honoring (indefinite) Contact the parish office for more info.


Healing Prayer List

Ken Perkins, Cecelia Bristol, Lucy LaRosa, Charlie Duren, Sandra Mandia, Emily, Amber, Jim and Carter, Gay Veit, Helen Larson, Eloise, Len, Jeffery, Eloise, Irma Schoen, Dick Kaupin, Cherie and Bob Watts, Debbie Emery, Andrew and his family, Christopher, Zack, Jim Botellio,  Chris,  Keith Sanborn, Carolyn Wood, Becky Bellinger, Shanon Crabtree, Jackie Ouellette,  LInzi Furnari, Amy McMahon,  Daniel Steden, John Avery, Jeff Martin, Ella Burke, Joanne Dupont, Tammy Gaudet, Dorothy Pearse.

Supportive Prayer List

Mabel and Ralph Carrozzo, Tyler, Bob Luipold, Nori Bliss, Bette Drake, Liam Sowa, Beverly Christensen, Wallace Bennett, Wade Wilby, Tom Estes, Bob Parks, Sharon Berkley,  Shirley Amell, Susan Hayden.

Honoring Prayer List

Ann Duren, Bob Parks, Robert Aaron, Charles, Helen Bushnell, Scott Owen, Charlene Boudreau, Eileen Biklen, Georgette Schober, Shirley Jacobson, Beverly Nuccio, Betty Broderick,  Mary Chiles, Paul Sarges Jr., Ronda Potter, Steven Portuese, Eileen Meyer, Ed, Susie Nelson,  Anna Gilbert, Deb Franklin, Carol Lillis Richard Rolocut, Richard Rolocut Jr