Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 18 Weekly Reminders

Called Congregational Meeting Today: Please remain after Worship for the Nominating Committee’s report for the candidates for the Elder Class of 2014. The new by-laws will also be presented.

St. John’s Holiday Schedule: Our church offices will be closed Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27, for the Christmas holiday.

Children’s Socks Needed:
Our sock trees are in need of socks, newborns through kindergarten sizes only. The socks will be delivered to House of Tiny Treasures and Small Steps Nurturing Center by the Presbyterian Women.

Stewardship Update: Pledge cards are available in the pew racks and will remain there each Sunday until the end of the year. Pledges help the Session plan the church's budget. Please consider making a pledge to the church in 2012 if you have not yet done so. As of now we have received 82 pledges for $353,250. In comparison, this time last year we had received 83 pledges totaling $337,076. Those who have pledged have been generous in their giving! Some people give but do not pledge and we value their gifts as well. The Apostle Paul offers guidelines for giving to Christ's church in 2 Corinthians 9:7: "Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."

Flower Calendar: Please sign your name on the Flower Calendar in the Narthex to reserve your special Sunday for giving flowers in the Sanctuary in 2012.