1400 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Regular Worship Hours
8 a.m. Chapel Service
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
(classes for 3 year olds to adults)
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship
M, T – 9 AM to 12 noon, 1 to 3 PM
W, Th, F – 9 AM to 12 Noon
NEWS - WEEK BEGINNING November 29
Tuesday: Shawl Ministry 9:00AM-12noon, Mutual Ministry 7:00PM, Personnel 7:00PM
Wednesday: Holden Evening Prayer Midweek Advent services 7:00PM in the Chapel
Thursday: Bible Study 1:00PM at the Williamsport Home, Choir 7:00PM
Saturday: Scouts Camp out until 9AM Sunday
NEXT SUNDAY: Advent II 8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel 9:15AM -Sunday School/Confirmation /Youth Ministry 10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion After: Property meeting following the late service, Youth meeting from 5:00PM-7:00PM at the Wood home, Support Ministry meeting
OUR ADVENT PHOTO project has begun! Have fun! If you need a copy of the details and instructions, they can be found in the West Hall.
GOODS GIFTS TREE Beginning this Sunday in Advent, November 29, you will see an Advent Giving Tree in the west hall. The decorated Christmas tree will hold ornaments representing: ELCA Good Gifts (Select an ornament/s, fill out a form located on the side table, and deposit your check in the basket) and Slippers & Socks to benefit women and children at the local YWCA (Select an ornament/s, purchase the item/s and bring and place in the basket under the tree to the church. Good Gifts are Good Choice Globally and Locally
THE SEW-FINE QUILTERS will meet in December, Monday the 7th from 9:00AM-3:00PM, lunch will be provided.
CHRISTMAS DONATIONS NEEDED for filling Christmas bags for our St. Luke shut-in’s and friends. A box will be located in the West wing for your donations. Suggested items: Juice boxes, tissues, small notepads, hand lotion, chapstick, hard candies, individual packs of crackers or snacks items and homemade cookies. Sugar free snack for diabetics also needed. Anyone interested in helping pack and or deliver bags are invited to meet in Bell Hall Tuesday, December 8th at 3:00PM.
SAVE THE DATE DECEMBER 13th CONGREGATIONAL MEETING SESSION I We will vote on the 2016 Budget; and elect members to Congregation Council, St Luke Fund, and the 2016 Nominating Committee. The meeting will follow the 10:30AM service on Dec. 13th.
POINSETTIA ORDER FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE CHURCH OFFICE Our grower has asked that our order be placed no later than Dec. 1st to ensure color request. Extra pointsettias will be ordered if you have missed the deadline, please see Sarah Young in the church office to place all late orders. Quantities are limited.
PLEDGE CARD If you were not present for worship on November 22nd, when the offering of pledge cards was received, please remember to turn your card into the office. If you have lost the card, more are available at the back of the nave and the church office.
Christmas Parade St. Luke entry theme: “JESUS IS THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS” Saturday, December 12, 2:30 p.m. Meet at the church, 1:00 p.m.
BILLTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE St. Luke will again have a float entry in this year’s parade. New this year, is the date and time. We are pleased that the city recreation department has decided to hold the parade on Saturday, December 12th, at 2:30 p.m. We need volunteers to carry the banner and families to walk and hand out candy and fliers. Children are invited to be shepherds and angels. Costumes will be provided. Sign up in the West Hall for a fun afternoon as we send the message that Jesus is born.
JOURNEY TO THE STABLE On Sunday, December 20th we will gather for the Crèche Service at 4pm. This service of lessons, carols and anthems will be led by our St. Luke kids ages pre-K through confirmation. Please join us at 4pm for the service and then stay for reception afterwards. The fellowship committee will provide yummy finger foods. Please bring a batch of cookies to share. (Minding the Sunday School no-nuts police) We hope the whole congregation will join us for this very special moment as we begin our Christmas week.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES The Family Christmas Eve Service at 7:00 PM is geared for our children, with music, candle lighting and Holy Communion. The Christmas Eve Service at 10:30 PM offers worship with music, candle lighting and Holy Communion in a more traditional style.