Friday Newsletter December 10, 2021
December 13, 2021 | Beth Wagner
Journeying Toward Bethlehem
Georgia Thomas' Visitation and Funeral Service
We will gather to celebrate the life and resurrection of Georgia Thomas tomorrow, Saturday, December 11. Visitation is from 10am-12pm, followed by the funeral at noon. Both will be held at John Knox. Click here to watch the funeral service from our streaming live services. The family invites everyone to attend the interment services following the funeral service at Washington Park North Cemetery located at 2702 Kessler Blvd. W. Drive.
Third Sunday of Advent at John Knox
You're invited to join us this Sunday, December 12, either in-person or online - at 9:00 am for our Traditional Service, or at 11:00 am for our Contemporary Service. If you wish to join us online for worship, you may do so through Facebook Live. Click here to watch our streaming live services. Please note: You do not have to have a Facebook account to view our services. Our scriptures this Sunday are: Isaiah 12: 2-6 (CEB) and Luke 3: 7-18 (CEB)
Things to Remember
- Poinsettia orders are due December 15, 2021
- The office will be closed December 27-31
- The office will be closed January 1
Circle City Ringers
Your JKPC Coordinating Team is excited to welcome back the CIRCLE CITY RINGERS to our Sanctuary to perform their uplifting Christmas music that always brings us so much joy. Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. This concert will NOT be streamed online due to licensing issues, so prepare to enjoy this performance live and in person. See You There!
Blue Christmas Service - December 14 - 6:30 pm
For many, the holiday season is not an especially happy time, as it brings back memories of loved ones no longer here. While Christmas is often filled with joy, it also can be filled with pain, sadness, and grief. This year, we will come together again in a time of worship to acknowledge those feelings in a “Blue Christmas Service” on December 14. This will be a service of scripture, music, and prayer. We hope you will feel led to come and share in this time of worship, as we offer all of who we are to God in this time of preparation for the Christ Child.
Prime Timers - December 15 - 10:30 am
We will gather on Wednesday, December 15 at 10:30 am to carpool downtown to Ayres Tearoom at the Indiana State Museum. Our lunch reservations are at 11:15 am. Please rsvp by calling the office or letting Lisa know. The tearoom is only offering a buffet this year which is $26.50/person (includes drink and dessert) You can view the buffet menu - Click here to view the buffet menu. Please contact Lisa Crismore if you have any questions. Everyone is welcome!
Youth Christmas Party - December 18 at 1:00 pm
It looks a lot like Christmas! We will have our youth event on December 18th at 1pm. The incredible Barbara Weetman will be hosting us that day. Please let us know if you are attending, bring a friend. We will play the white elephant gift game. Bring a simple gift to share. If you can't bring a gift, do not let that hold you back. Come join us for some pizza and fun. We will share the address by email. Get ready, see you soon!
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - December 24 - 6:30 pm
To celebrate the coming of the Christ Child, we will gather for worship on Christmas Eve at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. Our service will include music by the Adult Chancel Choir and Spirit Alive Band. It will include scripture, carols, communion, and candlelight. Childcare will be provided. Plan on attending this special service celebrating the Christ Child’s birth, and consider inviting your friends and family to worship with us that evening!
Sunday After Christmas - December 26 - 11 am
On the Sunday morning after Christmas, we will have one worship service at 11 a.m. There will be no church school or other activities at the church that morning. The service will be live-streamed on Facebook. Come join us for worship as we celebrate the season of Christ’s birth!
Wreaths for the Church
We will have eight live wreaths to decorate the entrances to the church, the sanctuary, and the fellowship hall this Advent and Christmas. If you would like to make a donation for one or more of these, they are $14 each. Please make your check out to the church, mark it “Wreaths” and who you wish it to be in honor or memory of, and turn it into the church office. Thank you!
I look forward to seeing you this weekend - either in-person or online - as we continue to seek God's joy and peace this Advent Season.