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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

 
 


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; For Kate and her healing; For family and friends of Conni, April, Lily, Brent, Colleen, Ron, May all politicians see the Christian way, Linda, Cody, Ron, Joe, Tabby, Brenda, Nikki, Judie, Channing, Liam, Nicole, all military and families, Virgil and all homeless, all volunteers; for Kenny friend of Dianne and Sue who is dealing with bladder cancer; for restoration of relationship between Dennis and his children, Chelsea, Celeste and Drew; for friends of  George who are going through cancer treatments, Kent Gardner and Faye Mowrer; for safety of myDeb's father, Bob and God's guidance; for David, Grandson of Carole and Bob; for friends of Jack and Shirley, Dianne and Sue, Rich, Scott, Anita, Deb, Dick and Norma; for prayers that we will hear good news that Deb's surgery was successful and that she heals quickly; for Megan's Aunt Ann; Joe's strained relationship with Isabel and Sophia for Peace, Justice and Love for all, Churches all over the world,  for those in need, for the sick, for those in war zones, etc. for Family of Kenno and for his ministry; For all those suffering from any type of mental illness; for all those in prison over the holidays; for all those alone over the holidays; for all our U.S. Servicemen and women away from loved one's at Christmas.


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. 
 
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.
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!

 


 

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,

Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday


As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for December 16th, 
Third Sunday of Advent
            Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Luke 3:7-18 
 
This Sunday is the Christmas pot luck and sharing of gifts with our children gathering.  Please plan to attend. Please bring a dish to share!  There will be a pageant and the gifts will be distributed.
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 Bill Marshall, Deb Griest, Kathy Kunkel and Clint for taking care of the leaves around the facility.
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. 

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 
 
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

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