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Wycliffe Presbyterian
A Weekly Publication
Week of December 8, 2019
From our Pastor

Dear Friends,

Many things can wait. Hope can't wait. Peace can't wait. I can't wait to see you in church on Sunday, or earlier if you choose to help decorate on Saturday, December 7 at the Hanging of the Greens! 

Take a moment to hear the poem "Peace Can't Wait" as read by Jane Anne Murphey (Click on the link below). 

Where are you looking for peace? Is there turmoil, strife, or conflict? Is there an inner restlessness? Are you tired of the news and the outrage of left and right?
Where do you look for peace? In the sunrise or the sunset; in the faces of the familiar or the strange; in the small things or in the big momentous events; in life or in death; in the eyes of the savior, the words of scripture, the promise of God?  

Join us this second Sunday of Advent, as we note that while many things can wait, Peace cannot wait. 

See you Sunday

Pastor Bugg
Advent is a season of waiting, but is idle waiting really what God wants of us? In preparation for the coming Messiah, we'll wonder together - what things can't wait? What demands our immediate attention? What requires our work and preparation?

This Advent, we invite you to imagine, prioritize and prepare!

Below you can click on the image
to open the 2019 What Can't Wait Advent Devotional. 
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Wycliffe Elders

Class of 2019
Robin La Vigne, Darrell Kennedy          
Lee Uittenbogaard, Chuck Steenburgh & Lisa Sowell

Class of 2020
Mark Via, Pat Carney, John Werner
Laurie Coyne & Cathy Maston

Class of 2021
Jim Basnight, Dohan Bell, Bess Mann
Thad Brake, Bill Wahab         

Clerk of Session
Gail C. Schwartzer
This Week at Wycliffe
Office Schedule for Christmas & New Years
The office will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year's Day.

Our administrator, Judy Dodaro, will be out of the office from December 23rd, returning January 6th. Check requests and new announcements must be turned in by Monday, December 16th. 

Happy Holidays!
Click HERE to view a PDF version of the calendar for November
or to view via google Click Here
New Announcements
Team up to clean up

Volunteers needed for Facilities Clean-up of the grounds. Scheduled for Saturday, December 14th from 9 am - 12:00 pm. 

Volunteers please bring your rakes, gloves & other leaf clean up materials!!

Thank you, Bill Wahab
Kids Club ~ Sailing Into God’s New Beginnings
The Winter Session of Kids Club is starting back in January for a 6 week term. Starting Jan.  15th, kids ages 3 yrs to 5th grade are welcome to join us on Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 pm. Each session includes dinner, a bible story, crafts, science experiments, and music.
Dates to Remember
  • Dec. 15th - Christmas Pageant at 9:45am
  • Dec. 15th - Youth Group Christmas Caroling We will meet at Pat Carney’s at 5 pm. Please bring a dozen cookies to share and feel free to wear your festive Christmas attire.
  • Dec. 24th - Children's Christmas Eve Service at 3 pm
Order Poinsettias for Christmas
With Christmas rapidly approaching, it is time to order our poinsettias. The cost is $10 and a sign-up sheet is in the narthex. If you would like to order, please write your check to Wycliffe Presbyterian Church with a notation that it is for the poinsettias
Angel Tree Update!
Thank you to all who have chosen an Angel Tree Gift for a child this Christmas. Please remember to Christmas wrap your Gift then attach the Angel Tree Tag to it along with the receipt. Remember to return wrapped and tagged gifts by December 8th. Merry Christmas!
Christmas Cookie Swap
On Dec. 22nd join our Fellowship Team for a congregational “Christmas Cookie Swap” after the morning worship service. Bake (or buy) a small batch of your favorite Christmas cookie to share with your fellow Wycliffe members. Coffee, hot chocolate and cold drinks will be served.

Contact Francie or Thad if you can contribute something sweet to share. 
Email or call 481-4528. Thanking you in advance for your participation!
Food Closet
We are in need of the following for the food closet:
Canned Fruits, Beans, Carrots, Peas, Corn, & Microwavable Mac & Cheese (Individual servings). Thank you, CSM