12/1 Deacon Joan’s first Sunday!
12/4 Prayer Shawl Group, 2pm in Parish House or Libby Home
12/8 Book Study Unearthing My Religion: Real Talk about Real Faith by Episcopal Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves aims to decode Christian "insider" talk so that it speaks more broadly to those who may consider themselves "spiritual but not religious." Come for tea and cookies and a discussion of the book (available on Amazon) at 2PM in the Parish House
12/10 Two or More for Lunchat George’s Café, Hollister
12/14 Brotherhood of St. Andrew Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study, 8am in Parish House
12/14 Volunteering at Community Food Bank, 9am-12pm
12/14 Children's Advent Retreat, 10AM-4PM at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 7th & Monterey in Hollister. Children ages 4-11 are invited to engage the Christmas story through felt-board representations, songs, activities, and crafts. We will prepare for St. Luke's Christmas pageant and receive a visit from St. Nicholas! Babysitting provided for infants and toddlers. Donation of $10 per child includes craft supplies and lunch. Call or email to register now-- space is limited. Parents, take advantage of this time to get Christmas prep done!
12/21 Installation Service with Bishop Mary for The Rev. Joan Anderson, St. Luke’s New Deacon! 3:30pm Eucharist
12/21 St. Luke’s Christmas Party, 5:30pm at Henry Machens’ Home, Call Church office for details
12/24 Christmas Eve Schedule:
4pm ~ Pageant Service / 9:30pm ~ Carols / 10pm ~ “Midnight” Mass
12/25 “Pajama Mass”at 11am followed by Brunch—A true “come as you are” service—children of all ages are invited to come in their Christmas morning pajamas, the Christmas story is told through the engaging Beulah Land felt board, Christmas hymns are “by request,” and children are invited to share their favorite Christmas morning surprise. We round out the hour with communion and brunch.
12/28 Volunteering at Community Food Bank, 9am-12pm
1/12 Volunteering at Community Food Bank, 9am-12pm
1/26 Volunteering at Community Food Bank, 9am-12pm
1/26 Annual Meeting Sunday—One Service at 9amfollowed by Potluck Luncheon and Annual Meeting—a great chance to get to meet parishioners from the “other” service, hear updates and join in conversation about where we are headed as a congregation, and exercise our democratic Episcopal muscles by voting for vestry and convention delegates! And you don’t even have to miss football!