Our outreach project for the month of December will be to help a family in need from Indian Hollow Elementary School celebrate Christmas. Please visit our new web page - Outreach Projects for additional Details and updates.
Sunday, December 1, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, December 1, 2019 – Confirmation Class after worship at St. John’s
Friday, December 6, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. - Stover’s Community Memorial Service (Pastor Sonya)
Friday, December 6, 2019 – Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Candidacy Committee meeting (Pastor Sonya)
Saturday, December 7, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. – Help is needed to decorate St. John’s for the “Hanging of the Greens” service. If you can help please let Sue Goodwin or Corinne Whalen know.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship (Hanging of the Greens service) with Holy Communion
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Confirmation Class after worship at St. John’s
Sunday, December 8, 2019 – 12:15 p.m. – St. John’s council meeting immediately following worship
Sunday, December 8, 2019 - Last day to donate funds for December Outreach Project
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Jerome Council meeting (Pastor Sonya)
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - Wrap presents for Indian Hollow Elementary School Family in Social Hall
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Confirmation Class after worship at St. John’s
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – St. John’s children’s Christmas program dress rehearsal after worship (lunch provided)
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. - Blue Christmas - The Village at Orchard Ridge (TVOR) Pastoral Care Department, partnering with Bethel Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church will once again be presenting a Blue Christmas service at TVOR. This service is designed especially for those who might find the joyous seasonal celebrations difficult because of grieving a loss, life turmoil, or just feeling like the expectations of joy and happiness do not include you. The service will be presented to foster quiet prayer and reflection in a musical setting that is more contemplative and quiet than the usual festive services around the Christmas Holiday.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 3:30 p.m. – St. John’s Youth (of all ages) Christmas caroling
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. - Mocha and a Message - Enjoy singing those favorite Christmas carols before Christmas? Come and join us as we do just this at St. John’s - this is how we’ll finish up our Christmas Caroling event. We’ll conclude with refreshments and fellowship. No bingo this month.
Sunday, December 22, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. - Advent worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Confirmation Class after worship at St. John’s
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. - Worship with Holy Communion and Candlelight service (and children’s Christmas program) at St. John’s
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - Pastor Sonya on vacation. If you have an emergency, please contact Steve Allamong by email by clicking on his name or phone (540-877-2529). Thank you!
Sunday, December 29, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. - Lessons and carols worship service
Please plan on joining us on Saturday, December 19, 2019 at St. John’s for Christmas caroling. The time will be around 3:30 p.m.; however, we will adjust the schedule depending on the number of planned visits. Please submit names of individuals who could use a visit to Amy Maphis by November 30, 2019 (we will work to include as many as possible). The caroling will end at the church with soup and snacks in time for Mocha and a Message. This is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit!
Just in time for your Christmas shopping! Below is a link to Rada as a fundraiser for the Christopher Saville (Joshua 1:9) Memorial Scholarship fund. Please share the link listed below with your coworkers, family and friends; the more the merrier!
Please note: When you first access the website, you will see a pop-up (see picture below) where you will be asked “Do you want your order to support: SHENANDOAH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION”. Please select “Yes” as they oversee the scholarship fund.
Thank you for your continued support!