Announcements for the Week of October 22, 2017
Today, Oct. 22 Worship service, 10:00 a.m.
MISSION meal prep & serve, 4:30 p.m. (Ann Arbor)
Mon., Oct. 23 Compass, 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 25 Spotlight on Faith, 9:30 a.m. (Conference Room)
Chime choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Chancel choir rehearsal, 7:35 p.m.
Thu., Oct 26 Pastoral Search Committee meeting, 7:00 p.m. (Conf. Rm)
Sun., Oct. 29 Reformation Vespers, 4:30 p.m. (St. James, Dexter)
Tue., Oct. 31 Pledge cards due
Sat., Nov. 4 All-church work day, 9:00 a.m.
COMPASS meets weekly on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. throughout the year to explore topics of faith. The group is open to both guests and new members. Each week a different member hosts the gathering in their home. Currently the focus is on “Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, Staying Close to What is Sacred” by Mark Nepo. The upcoming month’s locations are emailed to the all-church list. If you don’t receive email or have questions contact the Deacon Chair.
SPOTLIGHT ON FAITH meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. The study passage for Oct. 25 is Matthew 22:34-46; this is the Gospel reading for Sunday, Oct 29.
FALL HARVEST CELEBRATION hosted by Webster Youth October 29, during fellowship hour. The celebration will include a large array of ghoulish treats for everyone’s enjoyment.
VESPERS, St. James Episcopal Church (3279 Broad St., Dexter) is announcing a new worship service, an Evensong service that will be offered three to four times each year on Sunday afternoons. Evening Prayer is an ancient and beautiful liturgy; these worship events will be led by the Elm Ensemble, a professional-level early-music vocal consort. On Sunday, Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m., two days before the five-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation, there will be a service of prayer to sing an ancient liturgy and hear the music of German composers Heinrich Schutz, Johann Walther, J.S. Bach, and Luther himself. The gathered assembly will have many opportunities to join in the singing. Childcare provided. Reception to follow. There will be a freewill offering.
ALL-CHURCH WORK DAY, Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The primary activity will be cleaning and installing storm windows. Rain date is 11/11/17. Contact the Trustee Chair if you can help.
MUSIC CONCERT “Freedom: Night and Day” presented by the Washtenaw Chorale. Two performances: Fri., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church (4205 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor) and Sun. Nov. 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Congregational Church of Birmingham (1000 Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills). Some members of Webster's Chancel Choir will be singing. Suggested donation is $10.
PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the day. Please call ahead however, Pastor Marcia may be out on a visitation and/or at a meeting. Her contact information is listed on the back page.
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS are normally Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may leave a message for the Office Manager anytime; contact information is on the back page of the Announcements.
COATS LEFT BEHIND in the downstairs closet (about six of them) have been hanging there for a long time. Please see if one of them belongs to you. If these coats aren’t claimed by the end of the month they will be donated.
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CHILDREN AND YOUTH – The nursery (downstairs) is staffed for children up to age five years. Sunday school classes are available for children 6-13 years and youth 14-18 years also downstairs. Webster uses the “Shine” curriculum.
SITTING ROOM is available for parents who may need to leave and quiet children during the worship service. Go through the double doors located to the right at the front of the church. The service may be followed on a monitor in the sitting room.
LISTENING DEVICES are available for those who need and/or would like hearing assistance during the service. The devices are easy-to-use with adjustable head phones and volume control. Please ask today’s usher to help you.
RESTROOMS are located on the main floor and downstairs. There is a unisex restroom on the main floor between the sanctuary and the church office, a family/handicapped accessible restroom (with baby changing station) downstairs in the Fireside Room, and Men’s and Women’s restrooms downstairs near the kitchen.
ELEVATOR to the Fellowship Hall downstairs is located near the church office. Go through the double doors located to the right at the front of the church.
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