Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
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December 6th, 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
No children's worship this Sunday

Pastoral Care

If you need pastoral care during this time please contact:
Pastor Anabel, - 717- 413-7594
Jeremy Edwards, - 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

 There will be no children's Time this Sunday. Please Join us on Sunday December 13th at 9:30a.m.. 

Some of your shoes are still here. Please contact the church office if you have missing shoes so we can return them to you. 

Virtual Happy Hour

via Zoom

Please join Pastor Anabel for a virtual happy hour on
December 11th at 7pm

bring whatever beverage you want


Wiisdoms Table will be serving the Community Meal on December 29th.  We need people to disperse the prepackaged meals.  If you are able and willing to help please let Dennis know.
Adult Sunday School 
New Adult Sunday Series

The following prayer is often attributed to St.Francis of Assisi but its origins are vague. The earliest English translation was printed anonymously in a Quaker periodical in 1927.

"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 starting a new series, “Make Me an Instrument”. We will meet via Zoom for an introduction and logistics session on November 29. 

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. 

One of the most important points they emphasize is that, as a culture, we share many more values than we think we do. Jesus is our model: where we avoid our versions of tax collectors as personae non gratae, Jesus invited them into his home. Where we accept many of our cultural divisions as hopeless, Jesus asked the Samaritan woman -- across a cultural divide at least as wide as most of the ones in our culture -- for a drink of water.

Civil discourse is engagement in conversations intended to enhance understanding. The goal of these conversations is to be in deeper relationship and to more truly know the dignity and worth of each other. We strive for this deeper relationship so that when we go out to do our own advocacy, activism, and community engagement, we are better informed about who the “other” is without dehumanizing or demonizing them.

Please consider joining us for this timely study! It’s designed for 5 weeks but we may extend it if our discussions are full rather than cut conversations short. The link to join through ChurchNext (an Episcopal educational network) is: 

The class meets Sunday mornings from 10 to 10:45 on Zoom—you can get a link for the Zoom meeting or get more info by emailing Diane Koon at




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 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 

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 to the Coates family who lost there mother Earlean this past Friday; prayers for the Muise's grandson Mark, as he awaits a COVID test; prayers and blessings to all who are undergoing medical procedures this week; prayers that we finally turn our swords into plowshares; prayers for all the medical workers dealing with the stress and emotions of this pandemic; prayers for Brian's brother Eric's health issues to get addressed before needed surgery; pray for the hospital staff as COVID cases rise, staff are burnt out and tired; prayers for  our Wisdom's Table family;  pray for and bless all who seek to engage in civil discourse as we try to heal our nation's divides; pray for Vanessa to find a job that utilizes her gifts as a researcher and a professor; pray for Kristina Crippen who is having surgery this week; prayers for Jenny's grandson Nicholas, that he may get a job soon; prayers for Rich; prayers for wakefulness amidst all the temptations to sleep through the needs the world presents; prayers for Tommy's grandfather Ed, taken to the hospital this past weekend with chest pains; prayers to ease the divisions in our society; pray for all those who struggle with depression and loneliness during the holiday season; prayers for Rachel who is experiencing spasms in her back that are very painful, and pray that her eyes get better since they are vulnerable because of her contacts cracking; prayers of gratitude that Deb K's boss let her work from home and prayers of gratitude to the friends and family of the Krofcheck's; pray for food security for the children in the city; prayers that our windows and doors be open for Jesus to fill our homes and hearts.  

 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.

Help Mei Ling have a memorable birthday!

During this time of COVID Mei Ling (daughter of  Kristina Crippen) cannot have a birthday party with her friends and family .  Please help her celebrate her 11th birthday on December 13th by sending her a card.
Mei Ling Rentas
108 Manheim Avenue
Lancaster PA 17603
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 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!


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