Please invite friends, neighbors and family members to attend with you.
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Pastor's Weekly E-Mail Preview: "Looking Ahead to Sunday" is a weekly email sent from the Pastor's Study to members of the congregation who would like a preview of the upcoming Sunday at Konnoak Hills. If you would like to be added to the list of recipients, please send John an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or place your email address on the sign-up sheet in the foyer.
Tax Deadline for 2017 Contributions In order to claim a deduction on your tax return for offerings and other contributions made to the church this year, the church office must receive your contribution by December 31, 2017. Contributions received after that date cannot be deducated on the 2017 tax return, even if the check is dated 2017. There is one exception: a check that is written, mailed, and postmarked this year can be deducted for 2017 even if it is not received in the church office until the new year. Our church will be following this IRS rules in recording contributions. The church office will be closed the week following Christmas Day.
Salem Congregation Watchnight Lovefeast - December 31 The Annual Salem Congregation Watchnight Lovefeast Service will be held at 11:00 pm, December 31, at Trinity Moravian Church (2323 Sunnyside Ave). All band members are encouraged to gather for a prelude at 10:30. Our member Jeff Coppage, Pastor of Fries Memorial Moravian Church, will bring the Watchnight message. At the stroke of midnight, the band will interrupt the sermon to announce the New Year with the playing of "Now Thank We All Our God." This interruption is symbolic of the unexpected way the kingdom of God will break into our lives.
Unity Prayer Watch - January 2, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Our participation in the Worldwide Unity Prayer Watch of the Moravian Church has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 2, from 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. The Unity Prayer Watch is a continuous chain of prayer circulating through the congregations of our twenty-five Moravian provinces on five continents. A sign-up sheet and prayer suggestions will be placed in the foyer. We are asked to provide at least sixteen people to fill half-hour shifts.
Epiphany Celebration of Holy Communion and Drawing of Scripture Watchwords - January 7 Our first worship service of 2018 will include the celebration of Holy Communion in observance of Epiphany, the season in which we affirm the coming of Christ for all peoples. We will also draw scripture watchwords for the coming year.
Annual Report Information Due to Church Office - January 10
Board Installations and Reading of 2017 Memorabilia - January 14 On this Sunday, we will install the Church Boards for 2018 and share the "Memorabilia for 2017."
Medical Professionals Appreciation Sunday - January 21 We will thank those in our congregation who serve in healing ministries such as nursing and emergency medical care. A bulletin insert is being prepared to list all of our members who are in medical training, active service or retirement. Please submit names to the church office.
Wednesday Night Fellowship: John: The Gospel of Light and Life - January 31 This evening, following a fellowship supper, we'll view "The Word Made Flesh," the first segment of a 6-week video series exploring the major themes of the Gospel According to John. Adam Hamilton, Pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas leads this series. Cost for the meal is $4 for adults. Children, youth and first-time guests eat free. Please help our cooks each week by signing up for the meal in the foyer or placing a * by your name on the friendship pad.
Youth Retreat - February 2-4
Wednesday Night Fellowship: John: The Gospel of Light and Life - February 7 Following a POTLUCK supper, we'll view "The Miraculous Signs of Jesus," the second segment of the John series.
Tai Chi Classes Resume - February 8, 2:00 pm
Florence Ball Class Spaghetti Dinner - February 10, 4:30 - 7:30 pm The annual Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Florence Ball class will be held Saturday, February 10, in the church fellowship hall. It will have a Valentine theme. What a treat -- dinner with entertainment by candlelight! Tickets available from a class member or just show up. Prices are $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-10, and children under 6 eat free. We thank the class for this wonderful, annual gift to the church and community!
Valentine Bags to be Delivered - February 11
Wednesday Night Fellowship: Ash Wednesday Holy Communion - February 14 The forty-day season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a season of preparation and self-examination as we reflect on the cross and resurrection in the weeks before Good Friday and Easter. It brings to mind Jesus' forty days in the wilderness as he prepared for his calling as a servant Messiah. We'll begin Lent this year with a 6:00 supper followed by a simple service of Holy Communion in the sanctuary at 7:00.
First Sunday in Lent Communion - February 18 The season of Lent is a forty day period of self-examination, reflection, and fasting that the Church sets apart in preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection at Easter. We pattern this season on the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness at the very beginning of his ministry. We'll observe the beginning of this season with the celebration of Holy Communion on Sunday morning.
Wednesday Night Fellowship: John: The Gospel of Light and Life - February 21 On this evening, we'll view "The 'I Am' Statements of Jesus", the third segment of the series on the Gospel of John. Cooks are needed for this night. See Pastor Rights to volunteer.
Wednesday Night Fellowship: Chicken Pie Making Setup Following a 6:00 pizza supper, we'll begin preparing the fellowship hall for chicken pie making on March 1st and 2nd. Many hands make light work... and approximately $15,000 a year!-->
South Branch Conference Night at Samaritan Inn - March 2 We are again invited to join with volunteers from the Advent, Community Fellowship, Hope and Hopewell Congregations to assist the overnight shelter staff. A sign up sheet is in the foyer. At least six people are needed to assist the shelter staff in providing a hot supper, a nutritious breakfast, and a safe place to sleep for approximately 75 guests. We're asked to be there from 6:00 pm until 7:00 am. Christ lives at Samaritan Inn as we remember his words: I was hungry and you fed me; a stranger and you took me in.
Easter - April 1