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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  

Included in the prayers this week are requests from October 28th and November 4th.
 For our home bound members and friends:  Betty Bauer; Betty Byers; Cal and Julia Levis; Nancy Payne; Marilyn Zook; Sarita is asking for prayers for her father in hospice, Aiylo, prayers for his deliverance to the kingdom of God; Pray for work at Community Life, full-time; for friends of Jack and Shirley, Frank, Anita and Scott, Rich, Jimmy, Charlotte; for Dianne M.; for friends of Wendy, Debby Popkin Rudoy and her family and all the people of Pittsburgh; for David, grandson of Carole and Bob; For all clergypersons/leaders of our beautiful church; For all persons who must walk where they need to go because they can't afford transportation; For all intended recipients of bombs this past week; for prayers of healing, love, support, strength and blessings for Kate’s “baby” brother, Paul, who has a progressive neurological disease, and for wife PeggySue and daughters Allison and Andrea and all who love and care for him; for all who have lost loved ones; for the family of Eric Stewart who died this week a friend of MaryJean’s; for Peace, Love and Justice for/among all; churches world-wide; Those who are needy, sick, starving; Family and ministry of Kenno; prayers of gratitude for Antonette, Arthur's grandmother, for our families, and for our church family at Wisdom's Table; for a Kathy, a friend of Tom and Linda; for Jean-Luc Gallic determining next steps for his treatment.  Please pray for us as he chooses his final treatment plan; for Mark DiNino, Patricia DiNino and Family; for friends and family of Conni, April, Lily, Cody, Brent, Ron, All politicians, Tony, Linda, Kirstyn, Joe, Tabby, Brenda, Nikki, Judie, Channing, Liam, All military - no exeptions, Virgil, All homeless, All volunteers, Heather & Yiunon on their wedding.
 

For the rest of the month of November thru December, as the holidays draw near, we invite the Church congregation and members to please feel free to share gratitude’s or express their appreciations, 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.  Donations should be labeled as such and placed in the offering plate
 
Thank you to all who voted on election day!  

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. 


Stewardship Sunday,
November 18th
 

Please bring your  commitment cards with you to this worship Service.

 


The next Community Meal is November 27th 

We need your help for this important mission.  More information and signup sheet will be available soon.
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 will be starting a new book on October 17th.  The book is "Waking us 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!

 


 

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,
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

Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday


As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for November 11th,  Thirty -second  Sunday in Ordinary Time
 
:            Psalm 138 and Mark 12:38-44
 

Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck
Sunday, November 11 – following our 11:00 am worship
 
On November 11th, we celebrate the Rite of Membership with our new members and join together in our annual congregational meeting. At the meeting, we will share in a potluck lunch (please bring a dish!), receive our annual reports from church leaders, approve our operating budget for 2019 and elect folks for our Consistory, Nominating Committee and Lay Delegates!
 
If you are a member of our congregation, participating in this meeting is an important way you fulfill your membership promise to “participate in the life and business of this community. “ We need your voice! If you are not a member of our church, you’re more than welcome to join in the conversation, too!
 
Sunday, November 11th + Kunkel Fellowship Hall + Following Worship

Our Mission collection for November is Arch Street Center

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.
 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
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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

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. 
 
Send Mail!
 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
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 
 

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