Here are some dates you should be aware of in the month ahead!
Sunday evenings in Advent: and we are changing from the first three Sundays to all four Sundays: 6:00 p.m. potlucks and report back from Blaine on sabbatical experiences and learning.
Sunday, December 4: Folk Eucharist, 10 a.m.
Friday, December 9: I have signed up to work at Valley Churches United Missions at 11:00 a.m. We can make this a Saint Andrew’s work experience. Let’s not miss this opportunity to remember our identity as the origin of VCUM, and to participate in their mission to the overlooked in San Lorenzo Valley.
Saturday, December 10: The Men’s Breakfast at Rocky’s is at 8:00; we are joining together at Saint Andrew’s for the calendar meeting at 10:30. If you can’t make that meeting, but have events that should appear on the calendar, send an e-mail or letter to Blaine or Sharon.
Sunday, December 11: PLEDGE BLESSING DAY! Bring your 2017 pledges (time pledges, monetary pledges) to church to have them blessed. This is also the Sunday we bless food offerings for VCUM. Let’s overfill the basket! We will also have a Worship Committee meeting following the 10:00 service. Please bring your positive energy and ideas about the liturgy, and let’s create services that inspire our faith! We will not be discussing music selections at this meeting; that happens at a different time & place.
Friday, December 16: Preschool Christmas Play, 6:30 pm, at St. Andrew’s Church
Saturday, December 17: 3rd Community Clean Up to pick up trash along the streets. We will not do it if it is raining hard. Please offer your thoughts about where we should go. Fr. Blaine will buy the pizza afterwards!
Saturday, December 24: Our Christmas Eve Family Service at 4:00 p.m.
Midnight Mass at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 25: One service only, at 11:00 a.m. Family Christmas Potluck at 3:00. Bring games, food and music.
Let’s have some fun!
We are now accepting donations online! Click on the link below and you will be brought to our donations page. You will have the opportunity to just make a simple donation or designate your donation to one of our ministries (i.e. Youth Group, Sunday School, Gardening Guild, Flowers, Altar Guild, Building Fund, or any other donation that we may mention at our Service). You may also enter your pledges here (there is even an option for recurring donation)! Just type in the space provided of where you would like your donation to go under "Designate Donation". If nothing is typed, we will assume that it is for our general fund. So thank you in advance for your donation!
Of note, we are a non-profit organization, but there is a 2.2% fee charged by PayPal to your transaction. That fee is subtracted from your donation and is not tax deductible.
Be sure all of your shopping starts at shopping.escrip.com!
Earn money for St. Andrew's by doing all your online shopping through the eScrip website. If you have never done it before, follow these directions:
1) Go to the eScrip website.
2) Either Sign In or Sign Up.
3) If you "Sign In" with your already established account, make sure St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ben Lomond, CA is your chosen organization. If you "Sign Up" for a new account, you would choose St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.
4) Start shopping through the website!
You can also download the "ForgetMeNot" app from the website to help you remember any time you visit a supported store online.
Potluck! Fr. Blaine will be talking about his sabbatical experience he had this year.
When: December 16th , 2 pm
Where: Donna Brough’s house
Book: Delicious, by Ruth Riechl
All are welcome! It’s our Christmas party, Secret Santa drawing & appetizer feast! Bring a wrapped book for the drawing.
Call Jean Templemen for more info.