THIS SUNDAY'S READINGS:Psalm 72:1-3, Isaiah 11:1-10, Luke 1:5-28
CELEBRATION SUNDAY- THIS WEEK -Join us for food and fellowship downstairs in lower hall to celebrate what God is doing among us!
AMESBURY WINTERFEST, DECEMBER 14th - Come join us as we participate in the second Amesbury Winterfest downtown in Market Square. ASAC will be joining in the fun by providing a hot cocoa bar. We would love to have 2-3 people for every 2-hour block on Saturday 10-2pm so that we can enjoy talking to our neighbors while we serve hot cocoa. Please sign-up at the back or contact the church office at email@example.com to find out how you can help!
GREENING OF THE CHURCH, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22ND- Join the Altar Guild following the morning service to help green the church in preparation for Christmas. A light lunch will be provided. Please contact Mary Hall (978-317-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GIVING TREE: AMESBURY HOLIDAY PROGRAM- Our giving tree for the Amesbury Holiday Program is at the back of church. As a reminder, this program helps provide gifts for children and families in our community. All of the tags have been distributed across churches and organizations in Amesbury. Please note the following regarding your gifts:
- Please return to the tree by December 15th unwrapped (you can place the gift in a paper bag)
- Please remember to attach the tag from the candy cane to the outside of the gift- this makes it easier for the program to sort.
- You may include a note, a prayer, a card with the gift- be sure it is attached in some way so it does not get lost.
- Gifts will be delivered to the program December 15th for wrapping and they will be distributed to families on Friday, December 20th. Feel free to include a Christmas greeting and prayer with your gift.
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWERS- If you wish to contribute, in Loving Memory or in Celebration, toward the greenery and flowers that decorate the Church, please place a completed red insert in the offering plate. In order for names to be listed in the Christmas Eve program, the DEADLINE is Advent 4 (Sunday, December 22nd) or by mail to the Parish Office by Friday, December 20th. (If contributing by check, please put “Christmas Flowers” in the Memo line.)
CHRISTMAS SERVICES, DECEMBER 24 & 25TH
Christmas Eve Service- December 24th, 4pm: Join us and invite family, friends and neighbors for a special candlelight service to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christmas Day Service- December 25th, 10am
2020 GIVING ENVELOPES - If you would like to receive giving envelopes for 2020, please find your name and mark “Yes” on the sheets printed in the back of the sanctuary by December 8th. If your name is not on the list and you would like to receive envelopes, please write in your first and last name. As a reminder, you can always give online at https://allsaintsamesbury.org/give/
BISHOP ANDREW'S "WATCHWORDS" - Are you looking for a daily Advent devotional - you can subscribe to the Anglican Diocese of New England "Watchwords" from Bishop Andrew Williams here: http://www.ad-ne.org/
GOT THE MUSIC IN YOU?- Interested in using your musical or vocal gifts while leading others on Sunday mornings? See Fr. Bill, or drop him a line at blomquistians@gmail.
A NEW POWERPOINT TEAM IS BEING CREATED- We are looking to create a committed team of people to guide the congregation through liturgy and song with projectors and screens. The new team will have training prior to beginning. For more information on this upcoming ministry speak with Bruce McBrien or contact Fr. Bill at email@example.com.
PASTORAL CARE AND PARISH NEEDS- In this season of transition, Canon Susie Skillen will be serving the All Saints family as pastoral liaison. If you have a pastoral need, please e-mail Canon Skillen at Susie.Skillen@allsaintsamesbury.org. All other matters of inquiry, can be e-mailed to the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org.