Parish Email for Friday, 1 December 2023

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All gifts due this Sunday, 3 December!

It’s Giving Tree season once again!  Look for these trees in the Upper Level Parish Hall and the Nave.  Each ornament has an item chosen by a child hand picked from KoH families and others in need of some help this Christmas.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah T. or Vivian H.

  • Please return any/all gifts unwrapped.
  • Affix the ornament to your unwrapped gift (this helps us know who it belongs to!)
  • Place any/all gifts in the designated boxes in the Nave and Parish Hall
  • Please return all gifts by 3 December
  • Thank you for your generosity!

Ingathering this Sunday, 3 December.

With the approach of the holidays, the number of fraudulent email, phone calls, and text messages is on the rise.  Church members and leaders are commonly targeted by scammers who pretend to be known clergy or diocesan staff. These messages may come via email or text message and try to convince you to send money, buy gift cards,
or send information.  Read this article to better familiarize yourself with common scammer tricks released by the diocese.

This week Presiding Bishop Curry called the Church to respond to violence in Gaza by demanding a stop to the killing. “Today I raise my voice for love because more than 10,000 people have died in Gaza, including more than 4,000 children. The violence is horrific, and the geopolitics are complex, but my call to love is simple: Stop the killing. Stop all of it. Stop it today.”

Read Bp. Curry’s statement in full

See some context at Episcopal News Service

Come to church this weekend for birthday and anniversary blessings!

December Birthdays

7 Gretchen O.
7 Harry L.
8 Kane W.
13 Talby K.
14 Catherine C.
14 Glenn G.
17 Nancy M. (95!)
22 Ruth G.
25 Vivian H.
26 Terry C.
29 Carl K.
31 Esther L. (90!)

December Anniversaries

1 Peter & Theresa V.
2. Eric & Jerry C.
19 Harold & Elaine L.
27. Ken & Kathy C.


Interested in joining a new ministry but don’t know where to start?  Every week, a different group will be highlighted at the end of the newsletter.  Information about meetings, what they do in the church or community, contact info and more!  If you have content you want to share about your ministry, send it to to be featured in an upcoming newsletter.

Lectionary readings for this week:  First Sunday of Advent:  Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

Lectionary readings for next week:  Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13

Please continue in your daily prayers for:  Lou, Jennifer, Cameron, Jane, Bob, Sally, Gloria, Ed, Yomaira, Jamere, Cliff, Joe, Jerome, Ed, Dwight, Betty, Sandy

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