Welcome. Thank you for choosing to worship with us today. We invite you to sign the pew pad as they are being passed. Restrooms are located downstairs in Roan Hall. We hope that the service is a blessing to you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Time for Fellowship. Please join us for a Time for Fellowship today after our worship service. This is an informal time where we can share refreshments and conversations with one another.
Family Promise/IHN Host Week. We will be hosting families experiencing homelessness in our church from Jan. 6-13, 2019. We are in need of help for a variety of responsibilities. Please see the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.
Poinsettias. Please see the insert in today’s bulletin for information on ordering Poinsettias for our Christmas Eve worship service.
Christmas Cookie Exchange. Our Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. For more information on how to participate in this fun and tasty activity, please see the insert in today’s bulletin. The deadline to sign up is today, Dec. 9.
Christmas Caroling. Everyone is invited to go caroling after worship next Sunday, Dec. 16. We will sing Christmas carols to our homebound members, and we will also deliver cookies to them. If you plan on attending, please speak with Pastor Stephen.
Adult Lunch Group. “Grazing with Grace,” the Adult Lunch Group, will hold their Christmas luncheon this Wednesday, Dec. 12, at
11:30 a.m. at Marianna’s Pizza Café, 224 Stockton St., Phillipsburg.Instead of having a Christmas gift exchange, we will be taking a monetary collection which will be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
If you plan to attend the luncheon, please call Don and Louisa Miers at 908-859-0277, by tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 10, to make your reservation. Also, contact Don or Louisa if you need a ride or directions to the restaurant.
Women’s Evening Circle. The Women’s Evening Circle will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6:00 p.m. in Roan Hall. This will be a Christmas gathering.
For more information, contact Laura Choi at 717-599-9875 or Linda Williams at 908-454-8104.
Christmas Eve Worship Service. Please join us for our Christmas Eve Worship Service at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.
Holy Communion will be celebrated during this service of Lessons and Carols.
2019 Offering Envelopes. The 2019 Offering Envelopes are available in the back of the sanctuary. Please remember to stop and pick up your box of envelopes. If you would like envelopes but do not see your name, please contact the church office.
The Giving Tree. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Giving Tree. Because of your generosity, we were able to fulfill gifts for 50 children from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS). Thank you also to those who donated gift cards.
Pray for This Week’s Mission Partner: The Presbyterian Depot. The Presbyterian Depot is a collaborative mission partnership of Old Greenwich, Pilgrim, Westminster, Second Oxford, and Stewartsville Presbyterian Church. Our mission is to provide kitchen items to the clients and families of Family Promise and Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center. When these individuals and families move to a new place to live, many have virtually nothing to start with.
Friday Devotional Group. The Friday Devotional Group meets every Friday at 7:15 a.m. in the library. This is a time to gather together at the end of each week for study and fellowship. We are reading the book “Devotional Classics” by Richard Foster.
For Friday, Dec. 14, we will discuss the chapter: “John Bunyan: Exercising the Gift,” pages 213-220.
Books are available on the table in the back of the sanctuary.
For more information, please speak with Pastor Stephen.
Choir Members Needed! Extra voices are needed in our church choir during the Advent and Christmas season. The choir practices at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Please speak with Brian Ballentine or Denise DeMasi for more information.
Wildlife Relief. To help and support those affected by the wildfires in California, please consider giving to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. To make a donation, you can write a check to Stewartsville Presbyterian Church with “PDA” or “Wildfire” on the memo line.
Christmas Joy Offering. We are receiving the Christmas Joy Offering throughout the Advent season. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you will be helping families of active and retired church workers, and providing opportunities for education.
Please use the special envelope in your box of envelopes, or write a check and put “Christmas Joy” on the memo line.
Pledge Cards. If you have not already returned your 2019 Pledge Card and Time & Talent Sheet, please place them in the offering plate or send them to the church office before the end of December. Extra Pledge Cards and Time & Talent Sheets are available in the back of the sanctuary.
Pastor Jack Roan’s Address: The mailing address for the Rev. Jack and Linda Roan is: 2310 Kemmerer Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017.