Wisdom has built her house...she has also set her table
       Proverbs 9:1a, 2b
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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 January 1st - January 31st
Please contact Pastor Lance 717-380-9969 or

Please hold the following people and situations in prayer:

We will update the prayers each week with Prayer Requests written on our Communication Cards.


For our home bound members and friends:  Betty Bauer; Betty Byers; Julia Levis; Nancy Payne; Marilyn Zook; for Jean-Luc as we await results of his PET scan for his experimental treatment, son of Beth and Jenn; for friends of George, the Duke Family, prayers of comfort with the passing of their beloved mother, Delores; for Restoration of relationship with Dennis and his children,  Chelsea, Celeste and Drew; For Dillon as he starts his teaching job this week and we pray for a  successful transition to full time employment; for friends of Jack and Shirley, Nancy, Rich, Scott, Marlin and Family; for Andi's mother for healing of her leg. 


2019 Giving Envelopes
Your giving envelopes for 2019 are available alphabetically in the Narthex.  Please take your envelopes home with you.

Community Meal
Our next Community Meal is January 29th.  Please mark your calendars to help.  Contact Carole Muise if you have questions.
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. October minutes are now posted on the bulletin board.

Next Consistory Meeting: January 17

It is that time of year again! 

Can you help shovel snow or know of someone that can? 
Do you know of a company that is reliable?
Do you have a grandchild that wants to make a few dollars on snow days?
Brian Sterner is looking for a reliable person to take care of the snow on the sidewalks when needed.  Please contact him at or Pam at
Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness  (LIPW)
LIPW advocates for peace through public events. This organization is looking for people to serve on their Board.  If your are interested in working with this organization please contact Robert Birch at or 717-687-6619. To read more about this organization

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. 


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. 
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
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!


Scripture Reading for the

upcoming Sunday

As you pray throughout the week, consider reflecting upon our Sunday readings.
The scriptures for January 6th, 
Epiphany of Our Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12
The Office will have limited hours the week of January 7th - 12th.  The office will be open from 2 -4:30 on Tuesday, January 8th and Wednesday, January 9th.  Please contact Gerry during those times. I will be unable to check email so please contact Pastor Lance if you have immediate needs.
       The Office will reopen at 9am on Tuesday, January 15th.

Calling all Community Meal volunteers!

Lancaster County Council of Churches provides us with some of the ingredients for our meals.  To be in compliance with their requirements Wisdom's Table volunteers need to view a 50 minute Civil Rights Webinar.  We will be gathering on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7pm in the Phillips room.  Popcorn and drink will be provided. Please try to come!  If you have any questions please contact Nancy Shenk or Pam at
The Consistory Members will receive the blessing during the Worship Service for them to serve the ensuing year. 
Thank you to all who have helped with the worship services over the holiday.  Your dedication to this community is appreciated.
Friends Blessing - January 13th
 A "Friends Blessing" is a way for those who feel connected to the life and mission of Wisdom's Table to deepen their relationship to the church, but at this time may not want to become full members. Friends will be entered into the Friends and Members Directory and receive offering envelopes.
If you are interested in becoming a “friend” of Wisdom’s Table please contact one of the Pastors or email Pam at

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 or 
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.


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,

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