Announcements for December 8

THE FLOWERS: are placed on the altar by Marjun and Gene Blishen in thankfulness to God for His faithfulness.

MOVIE NIGHTS: Today we will watch “The Prince of Egypt”, the 1998 animated musical drama about the Exodus. We will gather at Peter Schuler’s home at 4 pm, but instead of the usual potluck, Peter will be ordering pizza for dinner—so all you need to bring is yourselves. All are welcome!

ADVENT REFLECTIONS: If you have not yet received an advent reflections booklet from On Eagle’s Wings, please help yourself to one on the Parish Hall Information Table.

SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Hosted by our Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study group, this catered Chinese lunch is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 11th at 11:30 am. Please RSVP by today to Terry Shular (604-936-9396) so sufficient food can be ordered. All who identify themselves as seniors are welcome!

YOUTH RETREAT: Next weekend is the Youth Retreat at Mt. Seymour (December 13-15). Please keep them in your prayers that their time is meaningful, relaxing and an opportunity to draw nearer to God.
Sea to Sky Wind Ensemble Concert: On December 17th at 7:30 pm. Mount Olivet (1700 Mountain Hwy. North Vancouver) presents “When Saint Nick Comes Marching In”. Tak Maeda conducting. See poster for more details.

CHRISTMAS HAMPER FUND: Christmas will soon be here and many of us will be partaking in Christmas festivities and meals. The Hamper Fund is accepting donations at this time to help make this season a happier one for those less fortunate. You may like to know that the funds from the Hamper Fund are used all year as needs come to our attention. If you would like to donate, please designate “for Hamper Fund” on your Sunday envelope where it says Special Gift for…or you may use a pew envelope. Thank you from the Outreach Team.

CLWR GIFTS FROM THE HEART: have now arrived. Feel free to pick one up, where you can purchase gifts to give to others from the catalogue on behalf another, knowing that your gift will positively impact a refugee family and provide a hand up to those in our global community who need it.

COLD WEATHER MAT PROGRAM: Come to St. Laurence’s Volunteer Orientation Session (825 St. Laurence, Coquitlam) on December 7th at 10 am for more information about its cold weather MAT program during the month of January, 2020 and to sign-up to volunteer or contact Julie Chuter directly. See more information on the Parish Hall Information Table.

EXTREME WEATHER SHELTER (EWS): Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam) will be hosting the Extreme Weather Shelter from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 and are in need of volunteers. See the Parish Hall Information Table or the Bulletin Board for more information.

ON THE PARISH HALL INFORMATION TABLE:

CD’S AVAILABLE: Our Youth Group leader – Jason Wood – has CD’s available for purchase at a suggested price of $15. If Jason is not available himself, please see Pastor Eric who will collect money on his behalf.
On Eagle’s Wings Advent Reflections booklet
Camp Luther Card Brief Updates: Lutefisk dinner; Prayer Partners; Now is the Time
Information sheet on WCC Council Meeting in Geneva – March 2020
CLWR Gifts from the Heart Catalogue
SHARE Family & Community Services – SHARE JOY THIS CHRISTMAS Booklet

OUTREACH: Cold, wet weather is upon us! Clean, gently used, or new hoodies or jackets would be welcomed for 3030 Gordon Shelter, along with warm socks, hats, gloves, jeans, T-shirts, underwear (new please) and footwear (for both men and women). Marking your bags for 3030 Gordon, would be most helpful!

WOODWORKING AND CRAFTERS GROUP: Tuesday nights at 7 pm. All are welcome – no experience necessary.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Communion Set-up and Clean-up – Please contact Elinor Knudson for further details.
“On Call” Extreme Weather Shelter Volunteer at Trinity United Church (2211 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam) from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020