YOUTH GAME AND CRAFT DAY: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
All are invited for an afternoon of Advent crafts, games, and a potluck lunch on December 10 at approximately 11:45 a.m. Youth from Gobin will join us after the service for a festive afternoon of fun and fellowship. Details to follow soon.
We will receive the Giving Tree tags this week. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this organization, it is for children in need living in Putnam County to receive Christmas gifts. Each child receives an article of clothing, a toy, and one other item. Please sign up HERE on SignUp Genius and you can choose a gift/gifts for a respective child. Our assigned children range from 2-15 years of age. If you would rather not shop you can make a donation and we will do the shopping for you! If you choose this option you can give me your donation at church or mail them to me at 709 Toddson Drive. The checks can be made out to me or to St. Andrew’s. All gifts must be unwrapped. The limit for each gift is $25.00. Please bring your items to church or deliver to my house by December 6. If you have your gift at an earlier date it is okay to bring them to me at your convenience. My phone number is 653-6734 (H) or 720-0105 (C). Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness. Blessings, Gwen Morris.
Most weeks, the Tuesday Bible and Book group meet at 4:30 p.m. On these Tuesdays, there is a service of Evening Prayer beginning at 4:00 p.m. Don’t be afraid to join in even if you come late.
2024 PLEDGE DRIVE – ROOTED IN ABUNDANCE
Annual Stewardship Campaign letters have gone out. If you did not receive yours, please contact the office. Please prayerfully consider your pledge and also serving on a ministry group. Return forms to the church office, collection basket, or by mail by this Sunday, November 26. Thanks in advance!
BIBLE AND BOOK GROUP, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 4:30 PM
Our Bible study/books group(s) started up again. We are reading “Belonging” by Karoline Lewis.
TWO PARISHES – ONE GAME, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Folks from St. Andrew’s, Greencastle and St. John’s, Crawfordsville will gather at Wally’s (inside Sparks Center, Wabash College campus) between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. for fellowship and sustenance before the start of the 7:00 p.m. game. Save your voice so you can cheer for your favorite team! No RSVP necessary – just come and have fun! FYI – No tickets required for the game. Let Jen+ or Renee know if you plan to attend. We will have a carpool for those who are interested! Questions? E-mail Nancy Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNION AT THE WATERS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
Once a month Sunday services are continuing at The Waters. The next service will be Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. If you’d like to help with this ministry in any way, please contact Rev. Jen or Renee. All are welcome to attend!
THIS WEEK’S SHOPPING LIST FOR NON-FOOD PANTRY
Please add bleach, Laundry Detergent, and adult incontinence pads/underwear to your shopping list for the NFP. Every little bit helps our budget go farther in helping meet the needs of folks in Putnam County. The next Non-Food Pantry will be Saturday, December 16 from noon – 2:00 p.m. There is a sign-up sheet posted in Hamilton Hall for folks to help with a product pick-up and/or as well as for help on December 16 at the monthly distribution. FYI: Baskets at church are now dedicated for the NFP and not the food pantry.
SAVE THE DATE FOR FEBRUARY 21, 2024
The Philadelphia Eleven documentary will be shown at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Korb Classroom in the Wabash College Fine Arts Building. After the screening Bishop Jennifer will participate in a panel discussion.
FREE DAILY DEVOTIONAL
We have some large print Day by Day daily devotionals in the sanctuary that you are free to take home for your personal devotions–and if we know that people would like copies, we can order the right amount. Many of you may also appreciate the on-line version of Day to Day. Click here.
ON-GOING COVID PROTOCOL
We continue to respond to both our county’s current CDC designation and to the current variant. Masking is optional. Those who serve bread and wine will mask so that anyone who comes to the altar can feel secure. Decisions on COVID policy have moved from the Reconvening Committee to Rev. Jen and the Wardens.