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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 Sammi's son and daughter that they will can come to Wisdom's Table to worship the Holy Trinity with all of us here; for David, grandson of Carole and Bob; for friends of Brian who are battling addiction, Jackie and Rick and for those who are cancer patients, Kirk, Katheryn, Carl, Hector and John:  for Amelia's cousin Jess, diagnosed with MS;  for Dennis's children , Celeste, Chelsea and Drew Johnson and restoration of their relationship; for Mark, family of Diane K who is recovering after a serious car accident; Angie and Deb are saying prayers of Gratitude for all our church family that contributed to our very successful adoption fundraiser;  for Peace, Justice and love to all;  for Churches world wide; for those who are needy;  for family of Kenno, as they Praise God for their daughter, Obsie, who is now able to see her eyes in her baby boy. Blessed be God!; for Ministry; For Andrea and her family as they deal with her Aunt passing away and the daughter is being evil to the family and not sharing information; For Andrea's brother-in-law who is in the hospital with serious health problems; for friends of Jack and Shirley, Larry, Rick, Connie and Scott; for family of Megan, Aunt Ann and for Joe's strained relationship with daughters Isabel and Sophia; Jean-Luc Gallic, Beth's Son, started radiation and immune-therapy this past week; for friends of Bill and Laverne, The family of Charlotte Whiting; Marilyn and Mark DiNino; for the son of Amy McLane, Josh;for family and friends of Conni,April, Lily, Cody, Brent, Ron, Tabby, Beth, Linda, Tony, Joe, Brenda, Nicole, Nikki, Judie, Channing, Liam, Virgil, all homeless and all volunteers.

Christmas Fund Collection is a
UCC collection we do annually.  
This collection benefits the
Churches retired clergy pensions.
Please give to this worthy Fund.
This is the last week to give to the
"Love Offering for the Staff"

 
This is an opportunity for the Church congregation and members to  show our appreciation for all that our Pastors & paid staff do all year long to run the church and bring us the joy of God's spoken word.  You can donate by  making monetary donations in the pew envelopes and labeling them “Love Offering” and placing them in the offering plate.

 
Thank you to Dennis Johnson, Joyce Weaver and Nancy Graybeal for assisting our regular volunteer, Nancy Shenk in putting the bulletins together each week!  Your help is appreciated.
Join us for our Christmas Eve Service at 7:30pm on Monday, December 24th.  Prelude music begins at 7:10pm.

Cookie and Hour devours social after worship!
Please bring your favorite cookies or finger food to share!

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!

 
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

Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday


As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for December 9th, 
Second Sunday of Advent
Malachi 3:1-4 and Luke 3:1-6
Thank you to all who took Angel Tags.

Please remember to return your wrapped gifts by December 12 and make sure to put the Angel tag on the package.  The office is open Tues - Thursday 9am - 4pm.

Gifts will be given to the children at the Christmas Pot Luck on December 16th following the Worship Service.
The Christmas pot luck and sharing of gifts with our children gathering is on December 16th.  Please plan to attend. Please bring a dish to share!  There will be a pageant and the gifts will be distributed.

NEWCOMERS RECEPTION

If you are new to Wisdoms table in the last 3 months. You are invited to attend a reception on December 9th.  Please let the pastors know you are interested in coming or email Pam at office@wisdomstableucc.org  Come and learn about our church community.

Anthony Young, a 7 year-old "Friend of Wisdom's Table" who has been attending church with his Grandma (Amy McLane), would like to do a ministry service project for US servicemen and women this year who will be away from their loved ones over Christmas and he is enlisting your help!

 
Please bring Christmas cards that you have signed inside with your name -- and please include words of appreciation and encouragement. (Feel free to include a photo of yourself if you'd like, but that is optional).  
 
Anthony's 2nd grade class at Denver Elementary in the Cocalico School District will be making cards also,  to help him to gather as many as possible. 
 
We will have a basket placed by the church entrance for you to place your cards and Anthony and Amy will be mailing them out the week of Dec 10th.  Please bring your cards to the church by Sun, Dec 9th (which will be the last day).
 
Thank you so much!
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

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 
 


 

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,
The next gathering of the Men's Group will be Saturday, December 8th at 6:00pm at Dillon's home, 819 George St. Lancaster, PA. 
(Please note that he has cats.)
Dillon will be leading a time of conversation. Those who are planning to come can bring snacks and drinks to share.  If you have questions contact Dennis -  gravy0429@gmail.com or Dillon  - dcruz@lancasterseminary.edu

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