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Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
 
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ALL ARE WELCOME! 
Adult Christian Education: 9:45 am 
Sunday Worship 11:00 am
Wisdom's Round Table Fellowship and Discussion 12:30-1:00 

Nursery care every Sunday.
Sunday School is provided during Worship except the 1st Sunday of each month. 
 
Pastoral Care
For emergency pastoral care  
From December 5th - December 24th
Please contact Pastor Lance 717-380-9969 or pastorlance@wisdomstableucc.org

From December 25th - December 31st
Please contact Pastor Anabel 717-413-7594 or pastoranable@wisdomstableucc.org

 
 


Please hold the following people and situations in prayer:

We will update the prayers each week with Prayer Requests written on our Communication Cards.

Requests  

For our home bound members and friends:  Betty Bauer; Betty Byers; Julia Levis; Nancy Payne; Marilyn Zook;

Prayers for Deb's K's surgery was successful & for patience while we wait for the results; for family of Kate, prayers of healing for her daughter, Jenny who was admitted to intermediate ICU for low HGB and low B/P and low blood sugar.  She is feeling very frustrated because for 4 months no one has been able to determine the cause so only treating symptoms.  Also prayers for my continued recovery from my broken ribs and partial lung collapse; prayers for relief from PTSD and anxiety: and to have a deepening trust; for prayers of Peace, Justice, and Love for all; Churches worldwide; Those in need of healing, food, safety, sustenance, etc.; for Family and Ministry of Kenno; for Amelia O's cousin, Jess diagnosed with MS; prayers for  Val and Matt for patience and trust as they await their child and the wisdom and love to navigate an open adoption; for family and friends of Conni - April, Lily, Cody, Ron, Brent, Colleen, Linda, Tony, Joe, Tabby, Brenda, Nikki, Judie, Channing, Liam, Kate, Virgil, and all homeless, all volunteers, Andrea; for a friend of Bill and Laverne, Jose Rivera, who has ALS; for Terry Schemader; for Cousin of Tim and Harry, Linda Horner, who has  cancer - endstage/spine; for friends of Jack and Shirley, Marlin and Family, Rich Buckwalter, Deb, Dianne and Sue: for David, grandson of Bob and Carole; for John's brother, Jim; and for all suffering from mental illness.


2019 Giving Envelopes
 
Your giving envelopes for 2019 are available alphabetically in the Narthex.  Please take your envelopes home with you.
 

Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness  (LIPW)
LIPW advocates for peace through public events. This organization is looking for people to serve on their Board.  If your are interested in working with this organization please contact Robert Birch at Leacock.minister@gmail.com or 717-687-6619. To read more about this organization www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org

Adult Sunday Morning Discussion Group

New adult Sunday curriculum!

Beginning September 9 the adult class will be viewing and discussing segments from "Saving Jesus Redux", the latest edition of the 12-session DVD-based series from Living the Questions. This is an exploration of a "credible Jesus for the third millennium." Join a host of experts (and sincere Wisdom's Table explorers!) for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for the 21st century. 

Please contact Diane Koon if you would like more information. 

JANE ADDAMS FUND

What is the Jane Addams Fund?
Wisdom's Table is a diverse congregation in many ways and one of those is socio-economic. We have seen and increasing amount of need among our members and friends who live on the economic edge. We believe that as a congregation that is focused on Social and Environmental Justice, we should respond to those among us who are facing financial need in part because of social justice issues. As such we are collecting funds on a quarterly basis that will be disbursed to those members and friends in need.

As a member or Friend of Wisdom's Table you are eligible to apply for the Jane Addams Fund. 
Applications for funds are available in the bin above the mailboxes outside the office or from a pastor. Please return the completed application to Parish Administrator, Pam Kilgore's mailbox or to a pastor. The Professional Leadership Team (Pastor Anabel, Pastor Lance, and Pam)  will review and make decisions about each application received based on need and funds available. 
Send Mail!

Due to new state regulations all mail is processed through Florida.  Rich has not moved, he is still in Huntingdon.
 
 Smart Communications/PA DOC
 Richard Buckwalter NK-7086
 SCI Huntingdon
 PO Box 33028
 St. Petersburg, Florida 33733

Please remember to surround Brenda with love from Wisdom's Table!

Brenda Buckwalter
Keystone Villa
100 N. State St.
Ephrata PA 17522
If you would like an electronic copy of our Church Directory, please reply to this e-mail to request one
If you have a change of address, phone or email, please let Parish Administrator Pam Kilgore know so that we can keep our records up to date. Reply to this e-mail to contact Pam. Thank you!

 

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Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday


As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for December 23rd, 
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Psalm 80:1-7 and Luke 1:39-55  
 
Join us for our Christmas Eve Service at 7:30pm on Monday, December 24th.  Prelude music begins at 7:10pm.

Cookie and Hors d' oeuvres social after worship!
Please bring your favorite cookies or finger food to share!
Thank you to Amelia and Erin for the fabulous job of organizing and executing the Angel Tags and gifts disbursement and collection.  Your service in this ministry was appreciated by all! 
We served 16 Angel Tree Children and
22 Wisdom’s Table Children.

 

Poinsettias

 
All who ordered poinsettias for Christmas may take them home following the Christmas Eve service or after the Worship Service on December 30th.  You may choose one pot for the number of plants you ordered. Please watch your step proceeding to the altar. Thank you
 
Consistory News
 
The Consistory Minutes are posted each month on the bulletin board in Kunkel Hall on level 1. They are posted AFTER they have been approved at the Consistory meeting, so you will notice a delay. September minutes are now posted on the bulletin board.

Next Consistory Meeting: December 20th
JANUARY 6TH
The Consistory Members will receive the blessing during the Worship Service for them to serve the ensuing year. 
Friends Blessing - January 13th
 
 A "Friends Blessing" is a way for those who feel connected to the life and mission of Wisdom's Table to deepen their relationship to the church, but at this time may not want to become full members. Friends will be entered into the Friends and Members Directory and receive offering envelopes.
If you are interested in becoming a “friend” of Wisdom’s Table please contact one of the Pastors or email Pam at office@wisdomstableucc.org.

Teddy Bear Smiles Group
Teddy Bear Smiles meets on the first and third Fridays of the month at 9:15 am to knit and crochet Teddy Bears for children that have experience homelessness. Often they have very little to call their own. These pocket size bears are something unique and something they can call their own. All are welcome to join us in this ministry - no experience is necessary. We meet in the Phillips Room. For more information, reply to this e-mail. 
 
Cash for Causes Fundraising
 
 Through Cash for Causes, we're able to buy Giant grocery gift cards at a discount- so if you do any of your regular grocery shopping at Giant, buy some gift cards from us to help benefit the church! We $25  and $50 cards from Giant Food Stores and $50 cards from Stauffers.  They are available from Deb and  Laurie Sabol each Sunday. Get in touch with them at   lrsabol@comcast.net or debgriest@gmail.com 
 
 
Are you looking for a place to have more discussions about your faith journey?  The Wisdom's Table Book Group, meet at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday's at Panera Bread on Rohrerstown Road. 

The group started a new book on October 17th.  The book is "Waking up White"...and finding myself in the story of race by Debby Irving.
All are welcome to attend this lively discussion.


 

The parking lot at the Art's building is closed.  Street parking is available on Sundays.  Wisdom's Table has been granted a variance to park on the North side of Buchanan until 2pm on Sundays.  The signs will remain up but we can park there on Sundays only.  Parking in the Seminary parking lot is available.  If you are able and can park there and walk the block or so it would be appreciated.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!  We will keep you updated as we get more information,
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