ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH A big-hearted small church nestled in the mountains of Ivy, Virginia
The State of the Church, both physical and financial, will be discussed. Your input is needed so your Vestry can fulfill the wishes of the people of the church. After the Offering is collected, the meeting will begin. After the meeting is completed, we will have the Benediction and the Recessional Hymn. The agenda for the meeting will be sent in a separate email.
This Sunday, December 2nd service, the First Sunday in Advent, will be Morning Prayer, led by our own Lay Leader Kevin Hensley. The first Advent Candle will be lit after the beginning of the service.
The Rev. Tige Newell has agreed to serve on December 16th and 23rd, so we will have two Eucharist services in December.
As we will not have a priest available, it is recommended that you visit a local sister church to worship on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day as you desire.
The Luncheon will be December 16 after the service. Each family is asked to bring two types of heavy hors d'oeurves to provide for 25 - 30 people. Be festive, ready to enjoy each other's company, and ready to have a good time!
Suggested ideas for some foods to bring: small sandwiches, mini pigs-in-blankets, cheese tray, fruit tray/salad, meatballs, sausage balls, veggie casserole or tray, small meat wraps, desserts and similar foods. Be imaginative, surprise us!