Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
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December 27th, Worship Service

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


Church Office Closed 

 The office will be closed Wednesday December 30th and Thursday December 31th 
Due to the holidays


Picture of the Nativity, created by Rowyn McGonagle in Sunday School.

December 24th
Christmas Eve Service
Via Zoom 
at 7:00pm

Please join us on Thursday December 24th for our Christmas Eve Service with Pastor Anabel via Zoom

We will be lighting candles at the end of the service as we sing "Silent Night", so please bring one with you. We will be celebrating communion, so please have your elements with you to participate.

Pastoral Care

Pastor Anabel will be on vacation from December 26th through December 31st. If you need pastoral care during this time, please contact:
Jeremy Edwards, - 314-560-3909
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 wont have to leave your car!
Pledge Cards
It is not to late to get your pledge cards in to the church office.
Children's Time

  Children's time at 9:30a.m. each Sunday morning, except the first Sunday of the month.

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.


Wisdom's Table will be serving the Community Meal on December 29th. Dennis can use day time help to prepare the prepackaged  meals at Wisdom's Table at 1pm, and afternoon help is needed to serve the meal at First Reformed Church located at 40 East Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17602 at 5pm.  If you are able and willing to help please let Dennis know by contacting him via email at or by phone at (717) 587-3384
Covid-19 restrictions will be in effect.
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: 

  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



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 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!

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 

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 Tabitha Miller's nephew who is in the hospital with renal kidney failure; prayers O' Lord, for peace that passes all understanding; Prayers for Brian's brother, Eric, who needs surgery, but is to unhealthy to have it; Pray for all who are struggling with the Covid-19 virus; prayers for everyone struggling with mental illness; prayers for everyone as we approach Christmas as separated extended families; prayers for Anabel's brother in Michigan; prayers for everyone struggling with anxiety and depression during this time; prayers for all facing economic hardship this season; pray for healing in families; pray for Larry, recovering from Covid-19; prayers of gratitude that GOD continues to e with Jenny Thayer during her time of recovery both physically and mentally; prayers for Diane K's family member's Allison, and  Henry about to become parents for the first time; prayers for Deb M's dad, all their family and her colleagues with cancer; prayers for the healing of our nation; prayers for Jasper's friend who is pregnant as her husband under goes cancer treatment; prayers for Linda, Deb K's assistant who's family has Covid and the mother  in law is now in hospice, and prayers for the Krofcheck's neighbor, Chris, who's husband passed away at the age of 61 from Covid, prayers for our family and friends; prayers for the family of Tyrone Williams who passed away suddenly, on Dec 10th, he was a father, husband, grandfather, friend, and co-worker. He worked hard to better the lives of those in the community, including children with autism, he will be missed; pray for John P's brother, Jim, who is mentally ill, and pray for John's sister Mary who is recovering from the Covid virus at home in Atlanta.     

December Birthdays

Happy Birthday to our Members and Friends

Pastor Anabel Proffitt     Bill Lochstet
Conni Dunkelberger       Ruth Hocker

Jeremy Edwards            Amelia Ozimek
Nancy Graybeal             Roger Weaver           
 Tabitha Haigh               Joyce Weaver 
 Julia Levis

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 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!


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