Upcoming this Week at Epiphany Sunday Dec 15
The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of dear parents Keith and Doreen Winterton and dear grandparents John and Alta Wilson and Herbert and Mable Winterton, and are given by Sandra Winterton.
Bible Readings Sunday Dec 15
We are completely accessible with an elevator and two accessible washrooms.
The Little Church that Cares
Contact: Rev. Teresa Corrigan
phone: 519-671-0577 [cell]
The Church phone is unmonitored. Please feel free to leave a message and we’ll get back to you. 519 432 2837
Announcements from Rev Teresa
*Tea and Paint Afternoon was a great success resulting in $500 being donated to Rotholme Woman’s and Family Shelter by the Civitan Club of London
*Tea and Talk. Potluck. Thursday Dec. 12 at 1:00. All Welcome. Bring a small wrapped gift for a gift exchange. 5$ or So.
*New Years with Denise Pelley and Stephen Holowitz. Dec. 31. $35.00. Tickets Judy Caley. 226-378-1250. Includes Light lunch served from start, table snacks, Even Bubbly at midnight! Cash bar. Clean up date to be announced. Great Gift, Gift of time.
*Necklace Raffle. Pure Sterling Silver Cross Pendant. Ticket draw on December 31st / 2019.At New Year’s Party.$5 each or 3 for $10. Hilda has Tickets.
*Quilt Last Tues. 7 p.m.till 9. December 17.
*Apportionment: Jar $72.00 Matched for December too. 990$ Thank you to those giving! Owe $3250?.
*Food Cupboard. Butch. 519-615-9106.
*Special Stamps on Cards &Letters again this year. Sheet at back of church. Thank You!
*Sandra: handmade cards. $2.
*MINT SMOOTHIES $2
*Collecting* Batteries *Folded Kleenex boxes. Cancelled Stamps.*RINSED Pop Cans for Keanna
*Valentines Party. Come one, come all! With Enchante. Feb. 14. Licenced.
*St. Patrick’s Party. March 14. Licenced.
*Bible Study. Revelation. Tuesdays 10 am. Over till New Year.
*There are three ways to contribute at Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.
*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.
Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare.
Let’s all keep up our Good Work!
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Dear Friends at Epiphany,
When Pope Julius 1 authorized December 25 to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353, who would have ever thought that it would become what it is today.
When Professor Charles Follen lit candles on the first Christmas tree in 1832, who would have ever thought that the decorations would become as elaborate as they are today.
It is a long time since 1832, longer still from 353, longer still from that dark night brightened by a special star in which Jesus the king was born. Yet, as we approach December 25 again, it gives us another opportunity to pause, and in the midst of all the excitement and elaborate decorations and expensive commercialization which surround Christmas today, to consider again the event of Christmas and the person whose birth we celebrate.
One good thing about belonging to a church, is that it provides us with another way to observe Christmas other than the way we see in the commercial world. So many feel lost and alone at Christmas, as if Christmas somehow sharpens the human condition. But there is a secret waiting only for us to step through the church door to discover. For in our church Home, we come and find family; we find beautiful, meaningful decorations; we find the chance to eat together; to sing carols; to work together; to share meaningful conversations and most of all know the real presence in our lives of Christ born at Bethlehem. Here in our church home is the quiet, reality that waits behind the commercial ”hoopla”.
At this time of year, on behalf of all the folks of the church, we look back on our year together. We want to say thank you to all who contribute for all the ways people give at Epiphany.
We look forward to seeing you and yours at church. If you wish a visit with a minister, please do not hesitate to call. It is a delight to come and share a coffee with you, to share about our lives, and to spend time together.
Yours in Christ,
The Rev. Teresa Corrigan 519-671-0577 The Rev. Peter Leonared 519-681-6076