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NEXT WEEK’S READINGS
Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12.   If you would like to receive the readings on a weekly basis, please contact Cathy Witkay in the office.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

If you would like to dedicate a poinsettia to be used in the Sanctuary this Christmas, please complete the order form inserted in today’s bulletin and return it to the office no later than Wednesday, December 18th.  Dedications will be listed in the Christmas bulletins.

HOLIDAY HELPERS WAREHOUSE

Struggling families in Contra Costa County trying to make ends meet often don’t have enough during the holidays.  Through your kindness, you can be part of helping to put a smile on a child’s face and help ease the financial burden on the family this Christmas season.  Please bring your new, unwrapped, non-seasonal gift for children or teens to St. Anselm’s no later than Sunday, December 8th  and place them in the bin in Jackson Hall.  Suggested gifts are listed on the flyers in the church and Jackson Hall – please no books, toy guns, knives, bow/arrows.  Any questions may be directed to Abby Perry at abbywperry@yahoo.com.

ADVENT FESTIVAL SUNDAY BREAKFAST

Breakfast will be served following the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services on December 15th.  If you would like to help by making an egg casserole, biscuits, muffins, or fruit salad, please contact Eva Woo at eva94549@gmail.com or Vula Gutman at vulag@comcast.net.  Signup sheets are in Jackson Hall.  Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the season and to enjoy each other’s company

If you would like to dedicate a poinsettia to be used in the Sanctuary this Christmas, please complete the order form inserted in today’s bulletin and return it to the office no later than Wednesday, December 18th.  Dedications will be listed in the Christmas bulletins.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Our annual Christmas Pageant will be at 5:00 p.m. on December 24th.  All children are welcome to participate, including visiting relatives.  We need shepherds, angels, wise people and animals – we’re even looking for Mary & Joseph.  A sign-up sheet is available in Jackson Hall.  There are no speaking parts, but please arrive early (about 4:30 p.m.) to get into costume.  Please contact Cathy Witkay, cathy.w@stanselms.ws if you have questions or want to reserve a specific role!

COFFEE HOSTS 2020

If you’ve hosted previously, you’ve already received an email asking you sign up for a Sunday in the first six months of next year. Please contact Sheila Gorsuch (sgtroodgrouch8@gmail.com) so that we can complete the roster and publish before the Advent Festival comes around [December 15th]. Thanks to all for volunteering — see you during Coffee Hour!  If you haven’t hosted before, maybe this is your chance to help with a vital part of the St Anselm’s calendar.

ALTAR FLOWERS

The 2020 altar flower donation chart is now available.  Each week the Altar Guild provides beautiful flowers for our church.  By making a donation you can have these flowers dedicated to the memory of a loved one, in honor of a family member or simply to the glory of God.  The signup chart and donation cards are located near the side door of the church (toward the garden).

PARKING LOT RULES

Overnight parking or extended hours to support an event on church property is not allowed unless granted permission by the Church.   We reserve the right to tow any vehicles that violate this policy at the owners expense.

FORWARD DAY-BY-DAY

The November-December-January issue of “Forward Day-By-Day is now available.  Please feel free to take one home.

REQUEST FROM THE NORTH CONCORD SHELTER

North Concord Shelter has requested donations of canes and eye glasses. If you have any of these items you may contact Diane Maltester  at dmclarinet@comcast.net to arrange for a pick up or you can deliver them to the shelter at  2047 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord.

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