Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

Announcements - December 10, 2017

  1.   WELCOME to Webster Presbyterian Church!  We are pleased that you are worshipping with us today.  Visitors are invited to stop by the Welcome Center in the Narthex after the service to learn more about our fellowship.

 2.   THE FLOWERS are given by Mary, Greg & Hailey Vick in loving memory of Betty & George Sheehy.

 3.   WE THANK liturgist Linnaea Nifong, greeters and ushers Marge Crumb, Carol Martin and Todd & Karen Fargo, and all the musicians for their help with this morning’s services.

 4.   PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES include:

        -  Filling out the green Prayer Request Cards in your chair racks to be collected during the Offertory.

        -  A Prayer Group which meets every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room (Room 1) to read scripture, share the praises and concerns of our church family, and pray together.

 5.   PRAYER UNDER THE CROSS  -  Do you have a prayer request or a joy?  There will be someone to pray with you at the front of the church after both the 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. services every Sunday. 

 6.   ADULT ED. CLASSES at 10:45 a.m. include: 

        Today  -  Join us in the Social Room for Advent/Christmas Scripture Lessons and Carols.

        Next Sunday  -  Come to hear the Christmas Story using contemporary music in the Social Room.

 7.   WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY concludes its three-week study for Advent this Tuesday.  At 9:30 we will meet in Room 9/10 for a look at “Symbols and Traditions of Christmas” followed by the singing of Christmas carols in the Chapel.

 8.   PEOPLE WITHOUT PARTNERS will meet at the Atlantic Restaurant this Wednesday at 8:30 to share Christmas blessings together. 

 9.   WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS AND SCRIPTURE will be offered this week and next.  Join us for supper and fellowship in the Social Room, followed by a time for scripture, praise and prayer.

10.  HEART AND HAND will meet in the Social Room this Friday at 9:00 to share a breakfast treat and devotions followed by working together making surgical caps for children at Golisano’s Children’s Hospital.  Many sewing and non-sewing jobs are available.  Come join the fun!

11.   POINSETTIAS to display in the church December 24th in honor or memory of special people in your life may be ordered for $12.50 each in the Narthex after services today and next Sunday.  You may choose to donate your plant to one of our “Friends at Home,” or you can pick it up any time after the 11:00 service on Christmas Eve.  Please bring your check, payable to PWC, or cash when placing your order.  Contact Jenny Dougherty (265-2191) if you have questions.

12.   A DINNER AT PHILLIPS VILLAGE will be served this Friday.  If you would like to help cook, set up, serve , clean up or make a dessert, please contact Don George (671-1103).

13.   HOPE MINISTRY will host a Christmas gift and food distribution event for Webster residents this Saturday.  Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please  refer to page 17 of your December Pathway for details and contact Laureen Anthony-Palmer (palmers4 @rochester.rr.com) if you are willing to help.

14.   TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY to submit Christmas gifts for GRACE HOUSE and ANGEL TREE gifts.  Grace House gifts should be placed in the collection boxes in the Narthex (or dropped off at Brad Adams’ home) by no later than 3 p.m. today so they can be delivered later this afternoon.   Unwrapped Angel Tree gifts should be brought to the Angel Tree display in the Narthex or to the church office.

15.   MISSION MARKETPLACE  -  Mission gifts in honor of those special people in your life can be given today at a designated table in the Narthex, sponsored by Naomi Circle.  Choose from a variety of locally sponsored missions in any amount, starting at $1.00.  You will receive a lovely, handmade gift card to give to each recipient announcing your donation.  Your gifts will be paid through WPC and will be included in your financial statement of giving.

16.   THE CHRISTMAS JOY offering is again being taken this year.  Please refer to the insert in your bulletin for how the funds are distributed and consider giving generously to this worthy cause.

17.   WARMEST WISHES BAGS are distributed in November and December by Visiting Nurse Services to Meals on Wheels clients with special needs or who are without families or friends.  Suggested contents are listed on page 5 of the December Pathway.  Collection bags can be found in the Narthex.

18.  THE JANUARY PATHWAY DEADLINE is early this month due to the upcoming Christmas holiday.  Please submit your articles by Monday, December 18th.

19.   WEBSTER HEALTH and Education Network (WHEN) will offer free Naloxone training through UR Medicine CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics) this Wednesday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at the Webster Public Library.  While WHEN’s primary goal is the prevention of chemical use, Naloxone (a prescription medication that reverses an overdose and blocks the effects of opioids) can offer a critical second chance for recovery.  Participants will leave the one-hour class with an overdose reversal kit and the training necessary to save the life of a suspected opioid/heroin overdose patient by using a nasal spray.

*       *       *       *       *

LECTIONARY PASSAGES

                                                    Today, December 10th                Next Sunday, December 17th

   Old Testament                 Isaiah 40:1-11                               Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

   Psalm                                Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13                       Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55

   New Testament               II Peter 3:8-15a                            I Thessalonians 5:16-24

   Gospel                               Mark 1:1-8                                     John 1:6-8, 19-28

 

MEMORY VERSE

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;

On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”

Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)