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Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
 
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November 29th , Worship Service

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

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
Pledge Cards 
Please return your pledged cards as soon as possible!
The Finance Committee needs the data to plan for next year.
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 if you have missing shoes so we can return them to you. 
COMMUNITY MEAL

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.  gravy0429@gmail.com
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:

https://www.churchnext.tv/library/instruments-of-peace-a-guide-to-civil-discourse/ 

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 diane.koon@comcast.net

 

 

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.

 


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!
November Awareness Month

November is International Drum Month, National Peanut Butter Month, National Diabetes Month, National Epilepsy Month, and Transgender Day of  Remembrance.  
 
 

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 Megan Malick and her husband Joe Subacz who were recently diagnosed with Covid-19; pray for Emanuel and his family who lost a cousin to Covid-19; pray for Brian's brother Eric  who has serious health issues; prayers for Wendy's dad who will be spending Thanksgiving alone; pray for our country, that a peaceful transition of power may be accomplished soon; pray for Pennsylvania as we face new Covid-19 regulations; prayers that Lisa and Rachel find jobs; prayers for Kristina Crippen; prayers for Pam's friend Gloria, adjusting to new widowhood; prayers of gratitude that both Deb, and Angie tested negative for Covid-19; pray for all who feel afraid or panicked or in despair because of the pandemic; prayers for Sandra Coates who is struggling with family issues; prayers for the world as Covid-19 again rises everywhere; prayers for our conference minister Carrie Call who lost her dear friend and mentor from our Indiana-KY conference to Covid-19; prayers for Rich; prayers for the Muise's  family members, Janice and  her husband Ken; prayers for all those suffering from Covid-19; prayers for our Wisdoms Table family; pray that Tony stays safe; prayers that we may all feel grateful this Thanksgiving; as we do with less; prayers for all hospital workers and healthcare workers who will miss time with their own families to take care our loved ones;  prayers for Sue as she has been under the weather for a while now. Hope the doctors can giver her some answers tomorrow; prayers for the worship life of our congregation as we enter into the season of Advent and Christmas; prayers for Maria's friend Ling, and for all of those who lose their dear ones during this holiday time; prayers to all those who serve; gratitude and pray for this morning's enthusiasm during children's Sunday school.  

Update on Megan and Joe


A Message from Megan:

Good morning friends and family, Joe Subacz and I extend our gratitude to you all for your generosity, love, and support over the past 2.5 weeks.  I find myself becoming teary regularly with feelings of gratitude. It's as if I'm Emily from Our Town:  “Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it -- every, every minute?”  Sincerely, today was our first outing--it was to Central Market.  The smiles and warmth of the vendors, the crisp autumn air, the sheer joy of living.  This has been the best gift of COVID to me--the appreciation for my life and the loved ones in it (that and Joe's quip that now he can kiss and hug all the men and pretty women).  Thank you all and may you each be safe and blessed in the coming weeks and months.  Should you or a friend need help with the COVID journey, please don't hesitate to reach out.  Whether it's navigating the medical system (and that's tricky with brain fog let me tell you), suggestions for what helped/what didn't, and/or assistance with drop-off of meals, let us know.  

Sacred Nature 

Are you interested in improving our grounds at Wisdom's Table?

Do you believe in our commitment to the Earth and the Environment? 

Would you like to put those beliefs into action, creating an environmentally-beneficial plantings around the church?

Would you like to be a part of a group that takes this idea all the way from planning to realization?

if so, the Property Committee is forming a Garden/Grounds Subcommittee. This committee will work with Garrett Book, WT parishioner and former co-owner of "Earthbound Artisan", to create and implement sustainable, environmentally-beneficial plantings around the church.
If this opportunity interest you, please contact Wendy Baker Davis: 
wbakerda@fandm.edu 

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
November Birthdays

Happy Birthday to our Members and Friends
James Snyder 
Brenda Keener
Deb Miley
Bobbie Poteau
Nilda Roman
Douglas Smith
Jody Vanderzell
Mira Fritz


 

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!