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Bulletin announcements for Sunday, Jan 8, 2017

NOTE:  There will not be announcements in the bulletin for Sunday, Jan 15.

THE BIBLE FROM SCRATCH: THE OLD TESTAMENT – Many people experience scripture piece meal, a bit here and a bit there. That’s how we receive it if our primary experience of the Bible comes from worship Sunday by Sunday. How might our insight change if we had a basic overview that let us comprehend how it all fits together over the long narrative of time? That is what we will encounter over the next six Wednesdays, January 11 through February 15, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. We will focus on the Old Testament these weeks and move to the New Testament in late Spring.

MOMS COLLEGE CONVERSATION – SECOND SEMESTER: Calling mothers of high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen. With the second semester about to begin are you dealing with junior burnout or senioritis? Did your college freshman come home for winter break having forgotten how to call if he wasn’t going to make dinner or if she was going to be out late?
Then please join us for MOMS College Conversation, a place for informal discussion where Moms in the process can connect, and Moms who have “been there, done that” can offer reassurance that all of it is survivable.
Unlike previous MOMS classes, there is no structured curriculum for MOMS CC and no weekly commitment. It’s just a chance to come together and support one another through the stresses of college admissions and our young people’s first year away from home. You need not have participated in previous MOMS classes to take part in MOMS CC but you should have or have had a high school junior or senior or a college freshman. And feel free to join us if you did not participate during the fall semester. We’ll gather for the first time in 2017 on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Wing. Email katiebricio13@gmail.com with questions.

The Eucharistic Ministers are hosting Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 a.m. service today. Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons who assist the clergy in administering Communion. Please stop by the Parish Hall to enjoy coffee and refreshments and to learn more about this special ministry.
Next week the Newcomer Ministry will be hosting Coffee Hour. Come join them for food and refreshments and to find out more about this important ministry of welcome. There are opportunities for greeters, bread bakers and deliverers, and telephone callers.

ADULT FORMATION: All are welcome to join the Rev. J. Carr Holland III today in the Chapel from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. for the first in a series of classes on “The Prophetic Voices of Scripture.” Coffee is available in the Chapel narthex before class. Next Sunday’s class is entitled “The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Old Testament,” led by the Rev. Javier Almendárez Bautista.