Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9: Sunday Insert Reminders

Advent Devotional Booklet: St. John’s 2012 Advent booklet JOY! is available in the Narthex. Use the booklet to help you prepare your heart for this joyous season.

Book Group Meeting: Our next meeting will be Thursday, Dec 13 at 7:30 pm. The book being discussed is The God I Don't Understand by Christopher J.H. Wright. Focus will be on chapters 4 and 5. All are welcome.

Beacon Newsletter Deadline: Please deliver all Beacon articles for the upcoming December 2012/January 2013 issue by email ( or bring to Room 208. The last chance to be part of this issue is Sunday, December 16 at 12 noon.

Christmas Musical Program, Tuesday, December 18: Everyone is invited to the Sanctuary at 10:30 am for pianist Rob Landes’ program. A reception will be held after the program in McPhail Hall. Sponsored by Presbyterian Women.

St. John's Breakfast Club, Saturday, January 5, 2013: Come for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and bring a friend or neighbor!! At 8:30 our own Ms. Kathie Hartzog, and Ms. Verna Noack, who is the development director of Small Steps Nurturing Center, will present our program. We all know of Small Steps, but here is an opportunity to delve into the day-to-day activities of this wonderful school. Their motto is "Hope for children straight from the heart." Come and be inspired.

Sock Trees: Our campus Christmas trees are waiting to be decorated in their holiday finery: SOCKS. Socks, newborn through kindergarten sizes, are needed. St. John’s Presbyterian Women will deliver the socks to the House of Tiny Treasures and Small Steps Nurturing Center.

Order Poinsettias for Christmas

Please sign the Poinsettia poster in the narthex if you would like to buy a poinsettia ($10.00) and help to beautify the Sanctuary.
The poinsettias are from Brookwood Community, come in a six inch pot averaging 16 inches in height with 5 to 7 blooms. Remember to write poinsettia in the memo line of your check. Poinsettias can be taken home after the Christmas