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This week at Saint James
This week’s calendar
Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.
Bible study 10:00 a.m.
Parish Christmas Luncheon 12:30 @ Villa Sorrento
Knitters' group 11:30 a.m.
Grave blanket decorating 1:00 p.m.
Yoga class 3:30 p.m.
Family Bible study 6:00 p.m.
Choir rehearsal 7:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity work day
Holy Eucharist I 8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist II 9:30 a.m. with Children's Formation classes
Pick-a-Star gifts due
BIBLE STUDY: The daytime Bible study group will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. following the Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.
FAMILY BIBLE STUDY: The Bible study will meet this Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Mills Hall.
TUESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY: The group will be studying Psalms on December 17. Mulled cider will be served. All parishioners are welcome.
PLEDGE CARDS: Thank you to all those who have already made pledges of support for St. James for 2014. If you requested envelopes, they will be put out starting next Sunday. If you have not yet made your pledge, there are extra pledge cards available in the back of the church today. Please get them in soon, as the budget for 2014 is currently being prepared.
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: All parishioners are invited to the Christmas luncheon, to be held at Villa Sorrento, 823 Middle Country Road, St. James on Tuesday, December 10 at 12:30 p.m. See Fjeril Deal at coffee hour to make your reservation this morning.
ADOPT-A-FAMILY: If you selected a family member to "adopt" the wrapped gifts are due back at church today. Thank you to all who participated, to Donna Guinaw and Claudette Plaschka for organizing the event, and to Jack Schultheis, who has volunteered to deliver the gifts.
PICK-A-STAR: Wrapped gifts are due back at church by December 15, with delivery to UPC homes on December 22. All parishioners are invited to join Santa as gifts are delivered on Sunday, December 22, beginning at 2 p.m. Thanks to Stephanie Coleman and Sue Krall for running this once again.
THANK YOU to all who helped decorate the grave blankets last Wednesday, and especially to Tony DeVito, Ernie Harders, George Krall, and Ken LeCluse for putting them out on the graves on Thursday.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS AND GREENS: If you would like to remember or honor a loved one with a gift for Christmas flowers and greens this year, envelopes for donations can be found in the back of the church. Please have all requests in to the office by December 17 so that they may be acknowledged in the Christmas service bulletins.
FOOD PANTRY: The Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry is always in need of donations Canned vegetables, fruit, juice, tuna fish and pork & beans are especially needed at this time. Donations can be left in the cart in the hallway of the Christian Education building. If you see that the cart is getting full, please take a turn transporting the food to the Pantry at St. Thomas' Church. The Pantry is open from 9 a.m. to Noon Monday through Friday.
SOUTH SHORE BRASS CONCERT: This renowned musical group will present a medley of classic compositions during a Christmas concert to be held on Sunday, December 15th, 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 29 Brooksite Drive, Smithtown. We have received four complimentary tickets, which are available on a first come, first served basis in the office. Additional tickets may be obtained by calling the St. Thomas office at 265-4520 Monday through Friday mornings between 9 a.m. and 12 Noon.