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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 are provided from during Worship except the 1st Sunday of each month. 
 
Pastoral Care
For emergency pastoral care  
From November 11th thru December 4th
Please contact Pastor Anabel 717-413-75949 or pastoranabel@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 Carole and Bob's  grandson, David; for Kate's daughter, Jenny, who has been losing significant blood due to a gastric ulcer that will require surgery, prayers of  strength, patience and healing; for Sue and Dianne's friend, Kenny who is recovering from surgery and is experiencing complications; for prayers of Thanks from Dennis; for Wendy's friend Bobby Hutchinson for a speedy recovery and return home from the hospital, for Rachel, Hunter and Noah as they care for him;  for prayers of thanks for Jenny who is experiencing work going well in her new position; for prayers of gratitude to women, locally who take and have taken risks as leaders; Dr. Amanda Kemp, Jess King, and to all grass roots change agents on and involved with the Jess King campaign, for their leadership, passion commitment and examples of integrity; Prayers for Deb and her surgical team as we prepare for her surgery next month; for Peace, Justice, and love for all; for churches worldwide; for the needy; for Kenno's family- daughter - Obsie - expecting a baby boy; for his ministry.

Love Offering for the Staff
For the rest of the month of November thru December, as the holidays draw near, we invite the Church congregation and members to please donate toward a love offering 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 do so by making monetary donations in the pew envelopes and labeling them “Love Offering” and placing them in the offering plate.

 

The Community Meal is November 27th 

 The signup sheet is in Kunkel Hall if you would like to volunteer to be a part of this important mission!
Thank you to all who have completed the pledge cards.  If you did not return yours it's not to late! Just put them in the offering plate or send them to the church office.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

 
 
You are Cordially Invited to the
Service of Ordination for 
Ms. Nilda Roman
 

Sunday December 2nd at 3:00 PM
Wisdom’s Table at St. Peter’s UCC 816 Buchanan Ave.
Lancaster, PA
 
The Rev. Dominique Denman
 
Light refreshments to follow in Fellowship Hall
 
 
Clergy please wear red stoles
and gather at 2:30 PM for instructions, prayer and processional 
 
 
 

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!

 
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 
 
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


 

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,

Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday


As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for November 25th,  Reign of Christ Sunday
 
:          Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and John 18:33-38
Jane Addams Fund Collection

Sunday, November 25th we will be collecting for our Jane Addams Fund.  Please donate to this very needed fund that can help our members in need.

 
Our Mission collection for November is Arch Street Center
This is the last Sunday for collecting!


Please donate the following items:
canned beans, canned fruit, canned meats, canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti-o's), spaghetti sauce, soups, coffee, coffee creamer, instant mashed potatoes, Jello, pasta, peanut butter, salad dressing, sugar, vegetable oil, cleaning supplies, tissues, toilet paper, trash bags.
 
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!
The Christmas pot luck and sharing of gifts with our children gathering is on December 16th.  Please plan to attend.  Children gift tags will be available soon.

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.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
fa-la-la-la-la


Perhaps for YOU the thought of entering the Christmas season this year
does not feel so… wonderful.
 
You’re invited to Wisdom’s Table’s  
Blue Christmas Retreat  
Saturday, December 1
Beginning @ 10 am and ending with lunch @ 1pm.
Prepare your heart through the healing practices of:

 

Art making
Praying and playing 
Scriptural texts   
Reflection    
Sharing

 
 
 
Led by Pastor Diane Brandt and Rev. Megan Malick.
Please RSVP by signing up downstairs following worship or contacting
Diane at dlbrandt555@gmail.com.

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
Order your pointsettia's now.  Order forms are available in the bulletin or by calling the office.  Each pointsettia is $8.00 and orders are due 12/02/2018.
Join us for our Christmas Eve Service at 7:30pm on Monday, December 24th.  Prelude music begins at 7:10pm.
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: November 15th

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. 
 

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