+ ANNOUNCEMENTS for December 1, 2019 +

LARGE PRINT copies of this worship folder are available for the asking.

ALTAR FLOWERS are provided by Sue Stoops. 

ADVENT MID-WEEK SERVICES & SOUP DINNERS begin this week.  Services will be at 6 p.m., followed by a soup supper.  We need soup supper hosts and donations.  Please sign up on the Narthex bulletin board and take a turn at hosting. 

“HEART FOR ARCADIA” SURVEY RESULTS.   We will be sharing the results of the survey that we recently took during the Bible study hour on December 8th.  We will review your feedback and talk about next steps for our church in developing a plan of action for the future.  This isn’t a voters meeting, but an informational session. 

POINSETTIA SIGN UP.  Poinsettia’s are always a thing of beauty for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  There is a sign up sheet on the Narthex bulletin board if you wish to purchase poinsettia’s for our sanctuary.  Cash or checks (payable to Trinity Church) should be placed in the collection plate with a notation how you would like your gift listed in the Christmas service folders.

The CHILDREN’S ADVENT PROGRAM will be during our regular service on December 15th, followed by a POTLUCK.  There is a signup sheet on the Narthex bulletin for the potluck.

LECTORS WANTED.  We need multiple readers for the Christmas Eve service.  If you wish to serve as a lector during worship please sign up on the church bulletin board or at https://tinyurl.com/y4kh2mw4

SHOULTS-SULLIVAN BENEFIT DINNER.  Save the date.  At the PVCC on Tuesday, December 10th at 5 p.m. we will be hosting a benefit dinner for the Shoults-Sullivan family.  You’ll recall that this family’s home was recently destroyed by fire.  They are also without insurance.  If you cannot attend the dinner, but would like to donate to the family, contact pastor.

TRINITY LUTHERAN, MANISTEE will be hosting a community wide outreach event on Sunday December 8 at 3 p.m., in conjunction with Manistee’s “Old Christmas Weekend” events.  There will be a simple service consisting of Bible Readings, congregational singing, and choral music presenting the story of Christ’s birth.  There will be a dessert and social hour afterwards.  Everyone is invited.

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA will be hosted by the Onekama Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship on December 12th at 7 p.m.  All ladies are invited to this free program, and refreshments will be provided.

LIBRARY BOX.  The new Free Library box has been installed. "Take one, share one." We are now seeking volunteers to be 'stewards' to see that it is clean and stocked.  If you have books to offer or are willing to help please contact Karla Woell, 889.3323 or karlarkd@gmail.com

OFFERING ENVELOPES.  The 2020 offering envelopes are in the hallway.  Please pick them up.  If you did not receive any and wish to have some, please drop a note in the office.

ACTIVITY BAGS. For parents with young children, we have activity bags available for our youngest worships (up to about age 8). You will find them in the bin in the cry room. We also have books for various ages. You may take them to your pew during the service, but please return them afterward.


9:30 a.m.—Divine Service

11:00 a.m.—Sunday School & Bible Study 

Monday, December 2nd 

4:00 p.m. - Confirmation Classes 

Tuesday, December 3rd  Mikayla Johnson’s Birthday; Jack & Janine McKenna’s Anniversary

6:30 a.m.—Men’s Group

Wednesday, December 4th   Elizabeth Tinetti & Walter Kretzmann’s Birthdays

9:30 a.m.—Women’s Bible study

6.00 p.m. - Advent Worship Service followed by soup supper

Thursday, December 5th

Friday, December 6th  Mark Vaughan ’s Birthday

Pastor’s family day 

Saturday, December 7th  Donna Steven’s Birthday

10:00 a.m.—A.A.

Sunday, December 8th

9:30 a.m.—Divine Service

11:00 a.m.—Sunday School & Bible Study

   (review of “Heart of Arcadia” survey)