Reminders & Announcements

Announcements, Reminders & Upcoming Events

Here is what is happening this week:

Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:30 am
Adult Education 9:45 am
Holy Eucharist Rite II - 11:00 am

During the service there will be a baptism for the Stegall Family.

Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate this joyous occasion!

Children will be dismissed after the Collect of the Day to attend Sunday School.

Sunday's Readings

1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11
Psalm: 85:1-2, 8-13
2nd Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-15a
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8

Reminders & Announcements

Coming up THIS WEEK:
Monday: 7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday: 9:00 am Morning Prayer / 2:15 pm Teen Tuesday /
7:00 pm Prayer Shawl
Wednesday: 6:30 pm Prayer & Praise / 7:30 pm Rector's Bible Study
Thursday: 9:00 am Morning Prayer / 9:30 am Women's Bible Study /7:00 pm Band & Choir Practice
Saturday: 7:30 am Men's Bible Study
Sunday: 3rd Sunday in Advent / 6:30 pm Advent Lessons & Carols

Holiday Services

Advent Lessons & Carols - Sunday, Dec 17th at 6:30 p.m.
4 Advent Service, Christmas Pageant and Greening of the Church - Dec 24th at 9:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve Carols - 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service - 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Day - Dec 25th - 11:00 a.m. ONLY
Sunday, December 31st - Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. ONLY

Holiday Open House - Giving Thanks and Giving Back: Fr. Kyle and Holly would like to give thanks for our COTM Family by hosting an Open House TODAY from 2pm-4:30pm.  Join us for light refreshments and a time of fellowship at our home: 7411 Drew Lane Fredericksburg, VA 22407.  As a way to give back to our community, we ask that you bring an item to donate to The Paul Stefan Foundation.  A flyer is posted in the Narthex with donation suggestions for The Paul Stefan Foundation.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Christmas Pageant - On Dec 24th COTM will perform a short pageant during the announcement time of the 9:30 service.  We need folks to dress as Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angels and stable animals. (No speaking necessary). One of the songs included is the Friendly Beasts which has 4 solos. These could be sung or read by an adult or child.  All ages are encouraged to participate! MANDATORY REHEARSAL: Next Sunday, December 17 after the 11:00 service in sanctuary. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Any questions, please contact Rochelle Felsburg. 

Holiday Youth Wrapping Party - Saturday, Dec 16th from 10:30 -12:00pm.  6th-12th graders...have Christmas presents you need to wrap? Let's wrap them together here at the church. There will be hot cider, cocoa and holiday treats...not to mention everything you need to get the wrapping job done! Come have a good time with friends, enjoy some refreshments, Christmas carols and... get your gifts ready for Christmas day! Younger kiddos welcome...but please be sure to let Sam Bouchard know so we can be sure we have enough helping hands to get the job done!  Adults, if you have old wrapping paper and gift tags that need to find a new home...bring them to church and Sam Bouchard will be sure they get used up at this event! There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Holiday Hope Program - Thank you to everyone who helped make a child's Christmas special this year!

Altar Flowers Begin Again - The Altar Flower Sign-Up Calendar is NOW available in the Narthex. 

We will begin having flowers starting Dec. 31st and go through Feb. 11th. 

Catechism Classes -  If anyone is interested in taking classes in 2018, there is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Dates will be announced later.

PERSONAL PRAYER REQUESTS: please place in the Prayer Chest located on the Sanctuary west wall. EMERGENCY PRAYER REQUESTS: (available 24/7) Please contact Gary & Susan Carlmark 540-972-2497 or Matt & Betti Small 540-226-2486. All prayer requests are handled with the strictest of confidentiality.

Have a Great Week!


Please see our events page for additional events at COTM!






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