Weekly Newsletter 11/15/2020

Sunday, November 15
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the LORD will be filled with wrath and distress. Paul says it will come like a thief in the night and urges us to be awake and sober. Jesus tells the parable of the talents, calling us to use our gifts, while we still have time, for the greater and common good. In a world filled with violence and despair, we gather around signs of hope—word, water, bread, and wine—eager to welcome the good news of Christ’s coming among us.


Pastor Gail Zackrison

Operation Christmas Child @ St. John

All are invited to pack a shoebox with items for children. Bring the filled shoe boxes to St. John by November 15th.

Red Kettle @ Prince of Peace

Due to the pandemic, the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign is suspended for this year. However, Prince of Peace and all Lakeview Outreach and Fellowship (L.O.A.F.) Churches in Cortland have Red Kettles in their narthexes. Please consider a donation each Sunday as you enter the sanctuary. All donations remain in the Cortland area.

Church Christmas Decorating @ St. John

Hanging of the Greens at St. John will take place following worship on Sunday, November 22. Masks and social distancing. Please plan to stay and help beautify our sanctuary for the upcoming Advent and Christmas seasons.

Giving Tree @ Prince of Peace

Most of you know about the change in the Giving Tree this year. Because of the virus, there is concern that some would not be comfortable shopping for gifts for the children. The decision was made to collect donations and purchase Walmart gift cards (with restrictions) to be given to the parents of the children who need extra help. We simply must trust that the parents will do the right thing. I will be accepting your donations of the amount you would normally spend on the child you chose or whatever amount you can give. It can be cash or a check made out to me. The deadline for donations is Sunday, November 29th.

I hope and pray that you will trust me in this important project.
Carole Wiley

Church Christmas Decorating @ Prince of Peace

Early December is fast approaching and we need to start thinking about December decorating our churches for the Christmas season, since at Prince of Peace it usually involves breakfast., We normally do this the first week in December

St. John Outreach

St. John Noisy Offering
The November Noisy Offering donations will go to basement Outreach Ministries in Warren.

St. John Outreach
St. John will collect non-perishable food items during November for Basement Outreach Ministries. Donations of peanut butter, cereal, pastas, spaghetti sauce, canned foods, etc would be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming St. John Outreach Opportunities:
Angel tree– We will have a few children to buy Christmas gifts for. More details to come.

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