This Week at Holy Family

SCRIPTURE@TRIBES. Join us for our weekly bible study Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at Tribes Coffee House, 3470 Zafarano Dr. Bring your bible.

SHOE DRIVE: During the Advent and Christmas seasons, we are having a shoe drive to benefit K-8 students at El Camino Real Academy. Shoes must be new. Most needed are shoes for first through third graders, sizes 13 through 3.  They can also use size 3 ½ and 5. Our collection will end on January 6. Please place all shoes under the table in the front hallway.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS If you would like to make a donation to our Christmas flower arrangements this year, please fill out the form on the back of the bulletin insert December 9 or 16. Donations can be made in memory or thanksgiving of celebration of someone or something. Checks should be made out to Holy Family and need to be received by December 16, in order for names to appear in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY At our Annual Meeting January 13, we distribute our new church directory. In preparation for this, we need everyone to update their contact information and give their approval to share it with our church family. Please review the draft directory on the front table at church, make any changes and put a check mark next to your name, letting us know we have your Ok to share. Thank you!

PRAYER SQUARES now meets twice per month, the second and fourth Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at church. Join the group for fellowship, fun, knitting, crocheting and treats! The next gathering is December 12.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, DECEMBER 16 After worship, we will hold the last Bishop’s Committee Meeting of the year!

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT, DECEMBER 23 Lessons & Carols special service followed by greening of the church!  Our worship will include seasonal lessons and music, followed by the Holy Eucharist. After worship, team up with a partner and help us prepare the church for Christmas. There will be music and light refreshments…a fun and festive morning. The more people, the faster the setup!  

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, DECEMBER 24 Celebrate the Christ Mass at 5 p.m. Come early to sing carols at 4:30 p.m.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to turn in your pledge for 2019! It’s going to be an exciting year with a new vision and new people stepping into new roles. Won’t you share your blessings from God and invest in this holy community? Extra forms are in the hallway. Thank you!

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS Send additions by 8 a.m. Thursday to

PRAYERS Please keep the following people in your prayers: Sharon, Kristi, David, Jose, Robert, Rebecca, Judy, David, Katherine, Nate and the Schumaker Family. 

THANK YOU to those serving today: Lectors Camille Donoghue and Pat Oliver-Wright, Prayers Officiant Blair Cooper, Lay Eucharistic Minister Mike Hodges and Altar Guild Member Pat Oliver-Wright.