802-875-8895. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to sign the guestbook located at the entrance to the church.
-Women’s Group - Every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
-Executive Committee – Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:00 P.M
-Advent Sacrament of Holy Communion – December 4
-Reception of New Members – December 18
-Dedication of Veterans of the Cross Offering – December 18
-Christmas Eve Service – Saturday, December 24, 7:30 P.M.
-No service on Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25.
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week of November 20 were $512.00. The costs for each week are $1,438.46 (derived by dividing the annual budget by 52 weeks).
Season of Advent
The Advent Season, in preparation for the birth of our savior, begins this Sunday. Anne Oakes and Andy Ohotnicky will lead us in the lighting of the first Advent Candle - Hope.
Brenda Dansingburg will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of November.
A time of fellowship following the service of worship is held in the social hall. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served.
Ushers for the months of November & December
This is a reminder for those of you who have signed up and a notice of those Sundays that are open. Thank you for your service.
November 27 *Open
December 4 Laura & Brenda
December 11 *Open
December 18 *Open
December 24 Allison & Jesse
Christmas Season is approaching. If you would like to make a donation for the Christmas flowers in memory or in honor of loved ones, please contact Anne Oakes.
2016 Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund
In this holy and joyous time of year, our thoughts turn to the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world.
The theme for the 2016 Christmas Fund Offering is God’s Love Colors Everything
For 115 years, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a way in which we, as members of the United Church of Christ and the predecessor denominations, reflect the love of Jesus Christ in the lives of the many women and men who have so faithfully and selflessly served, and who now find themselves facing unforeseen financial crises.
See the bulletin insert for more information on the Christmas Fund and Emergency Fund. The offering will be dedicated on Sunday, December 18.
Handel’s Messiah – Grace Church
On Sunday, December 4, Grace Church will present the annual performances of Handel’s Messiah .
The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform the concerts at 3:30 P.M. and 7 P.M. under the direction of Dr. Sherrill Blodget, Director of Choral Activities at Castleton University.
The Messiah soloists are:
Allison Devery of Montpelier, soprano;
Amy Frostman of South Burlington, alto;
Cameron Steinmetz of Montpelier, tenor;
and Zebulun McLellan of Tinmouth, bass.
Handel’s Messiah, one of the great Baroque choral masterpieces, depicts the prophecy and birth of Jesus Christ as told by Isaiah, the prophet and the writers of the Gospels. A free will offering will be received and a reception will follow the 7 P.M. performance.