Announcements for December 10

101 Enve­lope Chal­lenge for children’s min­istry

Please take an enve­lope on the board out­side the office, give the amount list­ed on the enve­lope, and drop it through the office win­dow. Help us change lives through fam­i­ly min­istry pro­grams!

Fleece fab­ric request­ed for Christ­mas project

DELTA, the Wednes­day night children’s pro­gram, requests fleece fab­ric (any design or col­or, at least 1 yard) for a hol­i­day project. Please bring dona­tions by Decem­ber 17. A col­lec­tion box is near the Wel­come Desk. Thank you!

Help feed school chil­dren in need

Olive­branch has a new project to feed chil­dren: join with St. Paul’s Luther­an church in the “Bless­ings in a Back­pack” pro­gram, to sup­ply impov­er­ished inner-city chil­dren with food for the week­end, when they often go with­out. Each month spe­cif­ic food items will be col­lect­ed. Look for the infor­ma­tion and a food col­lec­tion con­tain­er next to the pur­ple food pantry bar­rel in the hall­way.

Retire­ment cel­e­bra­tion — Decem­ber 31

Please join us in Fel­low­ship Hall on Decem­ber 31 after the 9:30 a.m. ser­vice for cake to hon­or Cathy Tem­ple for her ded­i­ca­tion to our fam­i­ly upon her retire­ment. There will only be one wor­ship ser­vice that day at 9:30a.m.

2018 Offer­ing Envelopes avail­able 

Please pick up your 2018 offer­ing enveopes in Fel­low­ship Hall today. They are arranged in alpha­bet­i­cal order by last name. If you leave by the front door, please remem­ber to pick up your envelopes. Some of you will have new enve­lope num­bers so we can reduce the num­ber of box­es we order.

Christ­mas Eve Wor­ship — Decem­ber 24

Christ­mas Eve falls on a Sun­day this year so we will offer only two morn­ing ser­vices at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m. Evening ser­vices are at 5,7,9 and 11 p.m.

Christ­mas Bake Sale — Next Week

Sun­day, Decem­ber 17, is the Christ­mas bake sale, after all ser­vices. Dona­tions of hol­i­day cook­ies, pies, can­dies, muffins, small cakes, breads, cof­fee cakes, home-made jams, etc. are wel­come. Small stock­ing stuffers are also need­ed. Pease sign up!

Build­ing Heat­ing Sched­ules Chang­ing

The HVAC bill for the church build­ing for a year is $25,000. Our goal is to reduce this by $3000. The Trustees are low­er­ing day­time heat set­tings in many areas by 2 degrees to 70. Please come to church pre­pared with a sweater/jacket for meet­ings and ser­vices.

Gifts for Baby Jesus-col­lect­ed through Decem­ber 24

The UMW is col­lect­ing items for the Teen MOPS group who meet in our build­ing. A list of items need­ed is post­ed on the box in the foy­er. Dona­tions are accept­ed through the hol­i­day sea­son and will con­clude on Christ­mas Eve. We are also ask­ing for toi­letries for all ages.

           Last chance to order

Would you like to hon­or loved ones by pur­chas­ing flow­ers to dec­o­rate the altar for Christ­mas? Please return this form, with pay­ment, to the church office by Dec. 11.

Please order  _________ poin­set­tias at $8 each

(   ) In Mem­o­ry of:___________________________________

(   ) In Hon­or of:_____________________________________

Senior Fel­low­ship Lun­cheon and The­ater

Those attend­ing the Phoebe’s lun­cheon and Syra­cuse Stage pro­duc­tion of The Wiz­ard of Oz on Decem­ber 16 should arrive at Phoebe’s by 1:15 pm for buf­fet begin­ning at 1:30. There is lim­it­ed street park­ing, a lot behind Phoebe’s, and a park­ing garage beside the lot.

Win­ter Delta Son­ic BOGO Coupons 

Just in time for Christ­mas giv­ing and win­ter dri­ving, the Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee is sell­ing $5 coupons off Delta Son­ic
ser­vices. “Buy one, get one FREE” good for 2 months.

Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry — Wednes­days at 6:30 p.m.

Join our video series as Dave Stotts walks through the sto­ry of Jesus at more than 50 ancient sites as record­ed in the Gospels. Come any week or every week. Dessert pro­vid­ed.