December 4 of Week 2 Advent

Dear Friends
Here are some of the things you need to be aware of this week:
‘Liturgical Welcome of New Members’ takes place on Sunday during the service. Please pray for God’s favor to rest on Jon and Christi Cirillo, Mary Lafferty, Brad and Georgia Maas, and Marty and Amy Schulte as they take this step, and for all of us as we renew our own Baptismal Vows- a great thing to do in the Season of Advent!.
‘Annual General Meeting’ takes place immediately after the service. We begin with a Pot Luck Lunch (so remember to bring something to share) and then celebrate together what God has done in and through us in 2014 and anticipate some of the things that are open to us in 2015. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
‘Christmas Eve Service’ has been set for 4:30 pm on December 24.  This is a wonderful way of beginning our Christmas Season. We begin with the decorating of the tree, continue with our ‘Children’s Christmas Program’ of readings and costumes and songs, celebrate our first Christmas communion together and end in candlelight singing Silent Night.
Pledge Cards for 2015. We are all asked to prayerfully and intentionally consider our financial commitment to CtR and to bring in our ‘Pledge’ on Sunday.
Men’s Group meets once again on Saturday, December 6 at 8:30 am. We will be discussing the third chapter of Peter Walker’s Jesus Way this week.
Looking forward to worshiping with you all on Sunday.

Brian Campbell

Rector of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church