Announcements from Janaury 1, 2023

(Lessons and Carols – No Sermon)

Announcements ~ January 1, 2023

God’s blessings and peace to you as we gather to worship this Second Sunday in the Christmas season. A special welcome to those visiting with us in person or on line. What Christmas joy to be together.

*We also welcome and thank Pastor Bruce Barth who will be our presiding minister for worship today. Add your own words of appreciation as you leave or during the coffee fellowship after worship.

*A new year begins —– The Property Team will meet tomorrow evening. The Choir will rehearse Wednesday evening and the Creative Ministry Group will gather on Thursday at 10 am. Check your bulletin for more information and updates.

*There will be no Sunday School today. However, NEXT Sunday, the Adult Sunday School class and the God Squad Explorers will have their first meeting of the new year, starting at 11 am.

*The church office will be closed tomorrow for the New Year’s holiday and reopen Tuesday, January 3 rd .

*Pastor Alessandri will return to the office on Wednesday, January 4 th . If you are in need of pastoral care before January 3 rd , please contact Pastor Kim Nunberg, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport . Her phone number is in today’s bulletin and the most recent newsletter.

*Wednesday’s 10 am Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, January 11th . We will finish up our look at the book of Galatians and look at some of the lesser known Bible books, like Titus. All are welcome.

This week’s concerns and joys:
*Many thanks to Steve Pastena, the Altar Guild, , the choir, Praise team, worship leaders, the Worship, Property and Parish Life teams and all others who had a part in in making the Advent and Christmas seasons such a worship-full, blessed and holy time.

*Best wishes to Ken Myers, Judy Larson, and Suzanne Grove who have birthdays this week.