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Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
 
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January 3, 2021 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 

 
 When needed the office will be closed to keep employees safe.  Please call in advance to make sure someone is there.
 

Pastoral Care


If you are in need of pastoral care please contact:
Pastor Anabell, pastoranabel@wisdomstableucc.org - 717- 413-7594
Jeremy Edwards, jeremyEdwards@wisdomstableucc.org - 314-560-3909
 
 You are invited to…
 
A New Year’s Eve
virtual happy hour!
 
Where: Wisdom’s Table on Zoom
When: Thursday, December 31st
at 6:00 PM
Who: All members, friends, staff
Why: To chat and enjoy one          another’s company!
How: Bring your own beverage        (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
Host: Pastor Anabel      

Email the church office if you did not receive the link!     
office@wisdomstableucc.org
 
No Children's Time This Week

  January 3rd is the first Sunday of the month.  There will not be any children's time this week.
 
COMMUNITY MEAL

 On December 29th Wisdom's Table served the community meal.  They prepared 60 meals.  They served 40 meals and took the remaining 20 to  Gatehouse residents.

A big thank you and kudos to the following:
Amelia Ozemiak
Sarita Rivera
Maria Asselle
Nancy Shenk
Jim Stevenson 
Diane Koon
Dennis Johnson
Carole Muise
Diane Moody

These individuals all pitched in to prepare and serve the community meal at First Reformed Church.

From the Welcome and Connectional  Ministry Team


 
How to get 2021 Giving Envelopes

You can pick up your envelopes at the church office on Tuesday December 29th from
9-4pm or contact the office to schedule a pick up time.


*Call ahead and you won't have to leave your car!
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.

 
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!
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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 prayers.

 

Prayers for hope and peace in 2021; prayers that 2021 will find us back together once again.  Prayers for the mentally ill and all those who are lonely.  Prayers for the world in 2021, May the new year bringpeace and Hope!  Prayers for all the front-line health workers; prayers for David, Sarita's brother who is at the     end of life. Prayers of our nation, for evey person affected by COVID and fallout from the pandemic, for our Wisdom's Table family.  Prayers for Diane K's. Henry and Ali as they anticipate the birth of their baby boy; prayers for Nora as she considers next steps.  Prayers for health care workers who are exhausted yet so faithful.  Prayers for Brian S's. brother Eric for health and finally surgery!  Prayers for Jeremy's family.  Prayers for Nilda and Angela on a speedy recovery.  Prayers for Angie's cousin, Joe and his wife  both have COVID.  They have 5 young children (two of which are twin toddlers).  They are struggling and not well.  Prayers of strength for all those not visiting with their family. 

DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday to our Members and Friends

Pastor Anabel Proffitt      Julia Levis
Conni Dunkelberger        Bill Lochstet
Jeremy Edwards             Amelia Ozimek

Nancy Graybeal              Joyce Weaver 
Tabitha Haigh                  Roger Weaver           
Ruth Hocker        
Lindsey Kunkel
Dinknesh Tura Kussie (Kenno's wife)

 
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS
William Dickel                  Kay Rader
Judy Durand                    Barry Russell
Jack Henderson               Laurie  Sabol
George Kunkel                 Christian Stoltzfus
David Mellott                    Leah Thomas
Bob Muise                        Britton Yeatter

 
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!

 


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