Our condolences to Rita Benoit along with the family and friends on the passing of George Balash last Monday.
Prince of Peace: Sunday, November 3 at 11:30 a.m. followed by “Thankfulness dinner”
St. John: Sunday, November 17 following the Worship Service.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
@ SJ: Non-perishable food items for the Thanksgiving food baskets are needed by Friday, November 22.
Noisy Change for October will be for gift certificates to go with the Thanksgiving food baskets.
Will be providing shoes for area students this month, so your donations before November 30 would be appreciated. Please make your checks out to Prince of Peace, but indicate that it is for shoes! Shoes will be purchased at Neal’s Shoes in the Warren Plaza for $30 a pair. We hope to give away 100 pairs to students in Lakeview, Maplewood, Mathews, Bristol, Badger and Champion Schools grades k-8. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
The big day at Prince of Peace for this is Sunday, November 3rd. There will be a lot going on that day – some very important stuff you should part of! The day starts with the 10:30 worship. Before we leave the sanctuary we will sing Happy Birthday to those special folks born in November! Also we will watch the always special All Saints Tribute with lots of pictures of many of the people we love. After a short break we will gather for the SACM (Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting). Obviously money is very important and this is when we vote on next year’s budget. (Controversy unlikely this time around.) And finally we will all eat together at the “Thankfulness Dinner” in the fellowship hall. Sparkle’s outstanding fried chicken will be the main fare (provided by donors). You folks will supply the surrounding, delicious sides and desserts! As we near Thanksgiving, give some thought about what you are thankful for this year. It just might come up that day!
Nativity Display @ SJ
Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Parish members/friends are encouraged to share nativity scenes for display at St. John for the community to come and see. Then visitors will be invited to sit down, relax, and enjoy some soup, cookies, beverages and fellowship in the fellows hip hall. No admission fee. Please register with Sara Glee Baxter by December 10th if you plan to display your nativity(ies). firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-847-9715.
Lakeview K-8 is always grateful for donations of canned food, especially peanut butter and tuna. Spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, soups are also welcomed. Please leave your donations on the table in the Fellowship hall.
Operation Christmas Child
Spread God’s love and fill a shoebox with a “Wow” item such as a soccer ball, clothing, stuffed animal or small instrument such as a harmonica; personal care items such as a comb, toothbrush, washcloth, packaged bar of soap, band-aids, reusable plastic cup; Clothing and accessories such as socks, hat/scarf/mittens, sunglasses, underwear, flip-flops, shirts and pants; crafts and activities such as pencils, manual pencil sharpener, pens, crayons, markers, coloring pads and coloring books, small adhesive tape, glue stick, play dough, stickers; toys such as a foam ball, tennis ball, slinky, finger puppets, etch-a-sketch, cars/trucks/boats, plastic dinosaurs and tools; and a personal note and/or picture of you. Include $9 for postage and handling per box. Of course, you cant fit all these items into a shoebox. Just pick and choose what you’d like to send. Shoeboxes need to be filled and brought to SJ by November 17.