White Elephant Gift exchange & Coloring night – Friday, December 13th, 7PM. Bring a small wrapped gift (less than $5 in value) for our gift exchange. This month we will also be coloring the Christmas Story. Bring a friend and join us on Friday December 13th, 7 -8:30PM. Coloring pages and pencils will be available, or bring your own.
The Women’s Association will meet at the church on Wednesday, December 11th at 11:30. The Thank Offering for the National Presbyterian Women will be collected since we met at the Pancake Haus in November. After the business meeting, Pastor Amy will lead us in communion.
Lunch will be a salad luncheon, with everyone who is able bringing a salad to share. If you can’t bring a salad, come anyway so we can enjoy your company.
The Bake Sale will be December 8th following worship. Bake your favorite goodies and bring some of them for the sale. All proceeds go to support missions.
On Sunday, January 19th, we will hold a special worship service at 10 AM giving thanks for those who care for others, especially those caring for children, spouses, parents, and grandparents. You are invited to join us for worship and to participate, if you so choose, in a blessing for the hands of the caregivers. Feel free to invite a friend, or to contact Pastor Amy if you have any questions .
Come and join us as we prepare to welcome the Christ Child!
December 1st – The First Sunday of Advent with candle lighting and communion.
The Women’s Association Bake Sale will be held Sunday, December 8th following worship. Come and buy some treats for the holidays and support the women’s mission causes.
Choir Christmas Cantata – Sunday, December 22nd at 10 AM. The choir will lead us in a special musical service with the Christmas story presented in song.
Christmas Eve worship – ONE SERVICE – at 5 PM
We will celebrate the birth of Jesus early in the evening with a “come as you are” Christmas pageant. Arrive by 4:45 to select a costume for yourself or a child, and join us as we build a living nativity during the service. We need sheep and shepherds, angels and wise ones. Bring your family and join us! The service will conclude with candle lighting.
Sno-King Community Chorale
Steve Cobb is a member of the choir here at Edmonds Presbyterian, but did you also know that he sings in the Sno-King Community Chorale? This month for Focus on Service, we want to highlight the Sno-King Chorale and the work of Steve within that organization.
The Sno-King Community Chorale is a group of singers united to uplift the public spirit through inspired choral performances. It’s a non-audition, mixed voice, adult choir that serves Snohomish and King county residents.
Steve joined the chorale five years ago. His neighbor heard him sing at another event and asked him to join. He met people through the chorale that worked and worshiped here at Edmonds Presbyterian. Kathy Miller was a fill in director and Brian Hodder was singing in the choir and he knew that his long time friend, Hawk, worshiped here too! Steve even became the President of the chorale through a transitional period. He says, “The chorale has given me opportunities that I wouldn’t have had before.” He has sung in Phantom, Fiddler on the Roof, and Carousel. He has met new friends and solidified strong relationships through this inclusive group that welcomes anyone to sing!If you want to get involved speak with our current choir members who are a part of the Chorale:
Steve, Brian, Paulette, or Kim in the office.
They invite you to attend their concert on December 14th
or join the Chorale by going to sno-kingchorale.org
The Women’s Association will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, November 13th at the Pancake Haus in Edmonds. The Pancake Haus is on 5th Avenue, a little south of downtown Edmonds. This is an enjoyable time to visit and enjoy being together while eating a good lunch.
The Women’s Association, along with the church, will sponsor a family through YWCA-Pathways for Christmas. We will have a family with a mother and two children. More information about the family will be announced later.
The women will have a Bake Sale after church on December 8th. All proceeds of the sale will go to support our mission projects. Any one who would like to bring something for the sale is invited to do so.
You are invited to join us for an hour of prayer once a month on the third Thursday at 10 AM. This month, that date is November 21st. Last month we prayed together using the daily prayers from the Iona community, adding our own thanksgivings and intercessions. This month will be a similar format. Please speak with Linda Reynolds, Jean Goodman, or Pastor Amy if you have any questions.
We will have the opportunity to contribute to the Christmas Joy Offering in December. Money from this offering is used to help retired church workers with critical housing needs, help church workers with urgent financial and medical needs, provide scholarships at Presbyterian-related schools and help equip people of color to be leaders for ministry. We will have readers in December to give us more information about this offering.
The church will work with the Women’s Association to support a family from YWCA-Pathways for Christmas. We should have information about our family around the middle of November.
The winter season is hard on homeless people. Some of our mission money goes to make life a little easier for people facing homelessness. The Everett Gospel Mission, The Salvation Army, Nightwatch, and Vision House are all involved in providing shelter and other needs for people who desperately need help. Habitat for Humanity, Snohomish County helps people who could not become home owners through the normal Real Estate Market. Each family helped puts 500 hours of work into building their new home.
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