Reminders & Announcements

Announcements, Reminders & Upcoming Events

Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:30 am

Adult Education - 9:45-10:30am - Study on the Old Testament Lesson of the day

Holy Eucharist Rite II 11:00 am

There will be no Sunday School on 11/26 as we celebrate the Baptism of Caleb Bouchard!  All kids are welcome to sit up front and watch while Baby Caleb is baptized!  Fr. Kyle will also give a Children's sermon.

Sunday's Readings

1st Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm: 100

2nd Reading: Ephesians 1:15-23

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

Reminders & Announcements

Coming up THIS WEEK:

Wednesday:   7:30 pm Thanksgiving Eve Service

Thursday:  Happy Thanksgiving! Parish Office Closed

Friday:   Parish Office Closed

Week of 11/27

Monday:   7:00 pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday:  9:00 am Morning Prayer / 2:15 pm Teen Tuesday

Wednesday:  6:45 pm Prayer & Praise

Thursday: 9:00 am Morning Prayer / 9:30 am Women's Bible Study  

Saturday:  7:30 am Men's Bible Study

Sunday:  1st Sunday in Advent

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 am

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 on Sunday, December 10th 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.  Please RSVP via sign-up sheet in the Narthex by email ( or call 610-233-5454 by Dec. 2nd.

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: 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 Hope Program - This year COTM will be sponsoring 6 children through the Spotsylvania Dept. of Social Services.  There are sign-up sheets in the Narthex with each child's Wish List (more info can be found here). This year they are asking NOT to wrap the gifts and PLEASE LABEL the gift with the child's NAME CLEARLY with a STICKER.  They would like for the parent/s to be involved with the wrapping of their own child's gifts.  If you would rather donate materials such as wrapping paper, tape, nametags, ribbons, etc., we will also be collecting those as well.  The last day to bring in gifts will be Sunday, Dec. 3rd.  There will be bins in the Narthex to leave your donations. Thank you for helping make each child's Christmas special this year!

Christmas Poinsettias - Beginning Dec. 3rd, Christmas Poinsettias will be available to purchase.  (All In Memory or Celebration of  will be acknowledged in a booklet during the Christmas Eve Service.)

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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