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
We collected 572 food items for CCAP in December. Thanks to all for your generous donations.
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!