Sunday November 22, 2015

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This Weeks Scripture – Matthew 25: 31-46

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

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News and Announcements

White Gift Sunday Donation Drive –  From now until November 29th we will be collecting items that will be donated to the Local Salvation Army in order to support those in need this holiday season.

There are white plastic bags available at the back of the Church for you to take home and fill with a donation for the White Gift Sunday drive.

In keeping with the history of White Gift Sunday we ask that all donations be placed in shopping bags or the white bags from the back of the Church. Doing this will helps us place less emphases on what we have brought and more emphases on the act of giving.

UCW Christmas Dinner. Please make sure you register ASAP so that we have proper numbers. Christmas Dinner this year will be hosted at Nika’s Nook in St. Marys. On December 1

St. Marys Refugee Group Fundraiser If you are looking for a night of fun look no further than the St. Marys Town hall! On December 5th the Town Hall will  be hosting a night of fun called “A Night At the Improv” tickets are $15 and can be purchased at The Flower Shop and More or the Presbyterian Church – 100% of the proceeds of this night will go towards the support of a Refugee Family that the Town of St. Marys along with the local Ministerial has sponsored.

Community Advent Service For those of you who may be interested in participating in the Ministerial Ecumenical Advent service we have opportunity to offer a musical piece on behalf of our Church. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining a Choir or offering a musical piece (solo, or instrumental) please let Pastor Katie know ASAP.

Important Dates 

November 29 – First Sunday of Advent & all White Gift Sunday Donations are due today. We will welcome special guests from the Salvation Army this day and present them with our donations.
December 1 – UCW Christmas Dinner
December 5 – St. Marys Refugee Group Fundraiser
December 6 – Communion Sunday & Ecumenical Advent worship this Evening in St. Marys @7pm
December 13 – Sunday School Christmas Pageant
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service @ 5pm

 

Images Provided by : Pastor Katie Nightingale-Taylor

 

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