Spiritual Formation Pastor
Next week is the beginning of Advent, the time of the church calendar where we begin to anticipate the coming of the Christ-child, Jesus Christ at Christmas time. Around the office, we are gearing up for all sorts of activities to celebrate the season:
We like to decorate the church foyer for Christmas. There are a whole bunch of Christmas trees that are stored upstairs that need to come downstairs. If you could lend a hand either after church or on Monday, that would awesome.
At the info desk or in the foyer there are three events that you can purchase tickets for. This is the last week to purchase tickets for the women’s brunch taking place on Saturday, November 29. Also Elvis tickets are still available for the fundraising concert taking place on December 5. And tickets for our Christmas banquet taking place on December 13 go on sale today.
We’re also trying something new at Emmanuel. We want to encourage people to have their neighbours over for a turkey dinner at some point of time during the holiday season. We know the holidays can be a busy time, but it’s also a great excuse to be hospitable and invite people into your home. This is what we’ll do: If you commit to having a meal for your neighbourhood, we’ll provide the turkey. All you need to do is sign up at the info desk, and we’ll make sure to get a turkey your way!
Lastly, we move to a single service on December 21. On that day we’ll also be having our baptismal service –should be a fantastic Sunday. On December 24, we’ll be having our two Christmas Eve services, one at 5 pm and the other at 6:30 pm.