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Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
 
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December 20th, Worship Service

Please join us this Sunday for Worship with Pastor Anabel at 11am via Zoom.
The Service will be posted to Facebook about 1pm

 


Church Office Closed 

 
 The office will be closed Wednesday December 16th and Thursday December 17th 
due to snowy weather.

 

Pastoral Care


If you need pastoral care during this time please contact:
Pastor Anabel, pastoranabel@wisdomstableucc.org - 717- 413-7594
Jeremy Edwards, jeremyEdwards@wisdomstableucc.org - 314-560-3909
How to get 2021 Giving Envelopes

You can pick up your envelopes at the church office on Tuesday's December 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 9-4pm. or you can pick them up on Wednesday's December 9th and 16th from 9-4pm, Saturday, December 19th from 10-12pm and you  can also pick them up after worship on Sunday December 20th between 12-2:30pm.

*Call ahead and you wont have to leave your car!
Pledge Cards
It is not to late to get your pledge cards in to the church office.
Children's Time

  Children's time at 9:30a.m. each Sunday morning, except the first Sunday of the month.
 
SHOES

Some of your shoes are still here. Please contact the church office by December 31st  to pick them up. or let us know if you don't want them returned.


Security update
 
On level 4 the double doors leading to the level 4 bathroom is now locked from the outside entrance. If you exit those doors to use the bathroom, please prop the door open so you can get back in.

 
COMMUNITY MEAL

Wisdom's Table will be serving the Community Meal on December 29th. Dennis can use day time help to prepare the prepackaged  meals at Wisdom's Table at 1pm, and afternoon help is needed to serve the meal at First Reformed Church located at 40 East Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602 at 5pm.  If you are able and willing to help please let Dennis know by contacting him via email at  gravy0429@gmail.com or by phone at (717) 587-3384
Covid-19 restrictions will be in effect.
Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday series

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
"O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life." Amen.

The adult Sunday class is continuing the series, “Make Me an Instrument”. meeting on Zoom Sundays at 10:00a.m. In this curriculum, representatives and teachers from across the Episcopal church teach civil discourse as a skill we can develop and use to build healthier communities. 

 The link to join through ChurchNext (an Episcopal educational network) is:
https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/ 

 
  We watch the videos together each week and discuss-registering with Church Next will allow you to view them on your own and read the introduction to each class but is not necessary.
 
Please consider joining us!—you can get a link for the Zoom meeting or get more info by emailing Diane Koon at diane.koon@comcast.net

 



AN UPDATE ON OPENING THE BUILDING


The reopening task force team will update you as to the protocols and who can enter the building. If you need to enter the building please email the church at office@wisdomstableucc.org or call (717) 392-8912 to make an appointment. 

At this time some of our building user groups have started to enter the building and they are following the safety protocols laid out by the church and the CDC.

 No Worship in the Sanctuary at this time.  

The task force will make sure the church follows CDC guidelines and protocols.

Please be a little more patient as this Team works for your safety and the safety of everyone!

Don't forget to send Rich a note!

At this time all State Prisons have suspended any visitation.  Please keep Rich in your prayers and send him a note.

Due to new state regulations all mail is processed through Florida.  Rich has not moved, he is still in Huntingdon.
Please address your mail as listed below:
 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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Please hold the following people and situations in prayer:

If you have prayer requests that you want to share in the newsletter, please email it to Pam office@wisdomstableucc.org 

Please keep our shut-in members and friends in prayer.
Julia Levis, Bill DiNino, and Brenda Buckwalker

 
Please keep all those who have been infected with the virus in your prayers.  Keep the medical personnel and first responders safe and healthy. Please keep all those effected by this countries injustice in prayer.

 Prayers for Tabitha Miller's nephew who is in the hospital with renal kidney failure; pray for peace for the world; prayers for all who are ill with Covid-19; prayers for Anabel's brother John, in Michigan; pray for the healing of our nation; prayers of blessings that Brian's family celebrated a virtual Christmas instead of gathering in person; pray for those longing for a "normal" Christmas; pray for Brian's brother Eric; pray for Kristina Crippen's continued healing; Pray for wisdom to all as they make decisions about holiday gatherings; prayers of gratitude to God for all the hand wrapped, hand crafted gifts we receive from God; prayers of Thanksgiving for Lisa's new job; pray for Rachel to obtain a position; prayer for Dorothy, who will have back surgery on Wednesday; prayers for all who are lonely during the holiday season; prayers of Thanksgiving for Jeremy and Mei Ling who had birthdays this past week; pray for John P's sister Mary Wilson Schill, who lives in Atlanta and learned that she has Covid; prayers for the mentally ill; prayers of joy for the Muise's son who tested negative for Covid.      




 Monday December 21st
Blue Christmas worship service at 7pm via Zoom 
 Send a card to
Donte Jones Family

 Prayers and Condolences to the Jones family. Donte Jones who was an MID student with our church in 2017, has lost his father to Covid-19.  If you would like to send a card, please mail it to the family at;
33 West Saxony Drive
New Castle Delaware 19720.
December Birthdays

Happy Birthday to our Members and Friends

Pastor Anabel Proffitt     Bill Lochstet
Conni Dunkelberger       Ruth Hocker

Jeremy Edwards            Amelia Ozimek
Nancy Graybeal             Roger Weaver           
 Tabitha Haigh               Joyce Weaver 
 Julia Levis


 
December Awareness Month

December is International World AIDS Day, Human Rights Day, National Ugly Sweater Day, Winter Solstice, and National Cookie Day.
So put on your ugly Christmas sweater and enjoy some cookies  
 
 
Wednesday Book Group
 
 Beginning October 14th, the group will be discussing a new book titled Sinner's: Jesus and his earliest followers by Greg Carey.  The Group will meet from 10:00 to 11:30a.m. every Wednesday. If any one is interested you can email Pastor Anabel at pastoranabel@wisdomstableucc.org and she will send you a Zoom link.

 

During this time please remember the church!


The church still needs your financial giving during these uncertain times.
 
Here are some ways you can continue to give to Wisdom's Table.:
1.  Mail your contribution to:  Wisdom's Table at St. Peter's UCC, 816 Buchanan Ave., Lancaster PA 17603  (Pam and Tommy will be making sure the mail is collected)

2.  Visit Wisdom's Table's website.  At the top there is a tab "How to Donate".  The e-giving button is our new online giving.  If you donate from your bank account to ours there is no fees.  If you donate by using your credit card there are fees.  You can also schedule a donation to happen monthly, yearly, weekly or a one time donation.

Our PayPal button is still available.  

3.  Most banks have bill pay.  Visit your bank's website and make a donation through bill pay.

4. Please consider making a donation to the Jane Addams Fund.  Many of our members will be experiencing difficult times in the near future.  

Thank you for remembering the church!

 

Church Website:
www.Wisdomstableucc.org