Ennouncements: December 16 - 23, 2011

 Thank youA great big thank you to Matt Holm and Nate Houge for feeding the crowd last Sunday.

Worship, Sunday, December 18 The fourth Sunday in Advent. We light four feisty candles of hope in the Advent wreath. Our artist-in-residence is Nate Houge (armed with bells and stringed things). Hungry? Stick around for a simple meal of soup and bread (provided).

Prelude Want to put a few more Christmas songs in your Advent? Who wouldn’t!? Get yourself to Claddagh Coffee on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 3-4PM. Rachel Kurtz sings all the favorites (and might just draw you into the chorus).

Barnyard After collecting our change offering for two Advent seasons, we have some serious bank. And we intend to spend it on goats, chickens, bees or whatever animal you vote for. Voting takes place this Sunday. Those 18 and under get two votes each. The rest of us get one.

A Humble Christmas at Acme Scenic Arts (bring your people) Christmas Eve worship at 4:30PM with candles, costumes and carols led by Nate Houge. If you want a simple, beautiful, unhassled Christmas Eve worship…if you want to light a candle and sing Silent Night…if you want to help act out the Christmas story or watch as others do…if you have always wanted to play Mary or Shepherd #2…this is the service for you.

Christmas Day Merry Christmas (no worship at HW)

Worship, Sunday, January 1 Begin the New Year with us. 4:30PM.

Theology on Tap Monday, January 9 at Shamrock's. Topic: God the what? Guest theologian, Rev. Marc Ostlie-Olson. Yeah, boyee.

Study Week Pastor Houge is starting the year off with some learnin' by taking a week of continuing education January 4-10. You will likely notice how much more learn-ed she is when you see her on January 11.