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THE ST. B'S WEEKLY

CONNECTING WHO WE ARE TO WHAT WE DO
November 17, 2021, after Pentecost
Another great group of St. B's folks volunteered Sunday with ShowerUp. ShowerUp is a non-profit that builds relationships, restores hope and dignity, and shows the love of God with those in need by providing them with shower services and personal care. Thanks to Lynn Ferguson for organizing this opportunity for our church family.
Interested in volunteering next time? Email Lynn
OF NOTE THIS WEEK
ADVENT WREATH KITS
Order by TOMORROW, Nov. 18

Tomorrow is the last day to order your Advent Wreath Kit with fresh greenery. Kits will be ready for pick up on Sunday, November 28, at 10 a.m. Afternoon and evening pick-up times can be arranged. We will host community wreath-making in the gym at 10 a.m. that day for those who have ordered a kit. You can make your wreath here at St. B's or at home. 

Order your kit >>>here.  
Questions? Email Sally at schambers@stbs.net
FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: Sunday, November 28

St. B's Family Xmas Concert is back! Our time-honored tradition returns on Sunday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. After the concert in the nave, we will move outside for cookies & carols. If you've got a holiday-themed talent you'd like to share with your church family (song, poem, comedy routine, etc.!) we'd love to hear from you. Variety of ages and styles welcome! Submit your ideas to David Madeira by Sunday, November 28, for consideration.
COMMUNITY
THEOLOGY ON TAP: STORIES OF LAMENT & HOPE
with Nathan Lee, Monday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. 

Theology on Tap is back the Monday after Thanksgiving with Nathan Lee, founder of  Send Musicians to Prison, a nonprofit that shares hope through music in maximum security prisons, other correctional facilities, and rehabilitation centers through various music programs. Before this, Nathan spent twenty years as a touring singer/songwriter. Nathan will share both stories and songs of lament and hope. Join us for drinks at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. 

Learn more about Send Musicians to Prison >>>here. Questions? Contact Matt Chambers-Rhea
NOMINATIONS FOR VESTRY
Deadline: December 1

Vestry nomination season is here! Please prayerfully consider who to nominate (including yourself) for service on the vestry. The new term begins in January 2022 and lasts for three years. 

Requirements to stand for vestry: 1) Be a confirmed member in good standing 2) Demonstrate a meaningful walk with Jesus 3) Be at least 18 years old 4) Contribute meaningfully with time, talent, and treasure to St. B’s. Please send nominations to Junior Warden, Tiffany Villager at jrwarden@stbs.net
ADVENT QUIET DAY
Saturday, December 4
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Before the hustle and bustle of December settles in, plan to join Fr. Sammy, Sally Chambers-Rhea, and Shannon Truss for an Advent Quiet Day. The morning will include reflections, prayer practices, and space for both individual and group reflection. Please bring a sack lunch and a journal, Bible, or anything else that helps you pray. We will finish by 1 p.m. To help us prepare, please reserve your spot by emailing Sally
PRAYING

View this week's parish prayer list >>>here. If you would like to add a name to the parish prayer list, please email Fr. Sammy. Also, if you have a prayer request for our intercessory prayer team, please email prayer@stbs.net
ACTION
mission, mercy, and justice 
ROOM IN THE INN

Way to go, St. B's and friends!! We have successfully filled all of our RITI slots for the rest of 2021! Thank you for this. If you have questions, please email Matt Poag.
THANKSGIVING MEAL BOXES
Saturday, Nov. 20, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

It's not too late to help with Thanksgiving Meal Boxes at Strong Tower Bible Church for those in need in Edgehill and other neighborhoods this Saturday. If you can't be there, you can still contribute financially or in-kind through the links found >>>here. If you have questions or trouble with signing up, please contact Rev. Serena
ST. LUKE'S FOOD PANTRY

November Items: Rice & Macaroni, Soup & Crackers, Canned Beans, & Baby Food & Formula. Please leave collections for St. Luke's food pantry in the cabinet beside the doors to the gym. 
WORSHIP & FORMATION
THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Christ the King Sunday
8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
This Sunday, Nov. 21, is the last week of the church year and is a celebrate of Christ as King. Advent begins the following Sunday, Nov. 28, and marks the start of a new liturgical year.

Masks are still required for everyone 3 yrs. and older in church buildings regardless of vaccination status. The nursery will be open from 8:15 through 12:15 p.m. for ages 0 - 3 years. The 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist will be live-streamed and include both social distancing and a children's homily for 3 yrs - 6th-grade. 

ADULT CLASSES 
    Adult formation continues at 10 a.m. this Sunday with Sharing the Gospel in the Acts of the Apostles with Rev. Serena and Processing the Pandemic with Heather Wills and Bob Palmer. Find class descriptions >>>here
    CHILDREN & YOUTH
    Sundays at 10 a.m., continue downstairs with 2s & 3s class, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for 3 yrs - K & 1st - 3rd grades, and 456 for 4th - 6th grades. Formation for grades 7 -12th meets upstairs in Wallace Hall. For more info, email Meredith, Director of Children, or Alysha, Director of Youth.

    CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 
    This year our children's Christmas pageant will be held on Sunday, December 19 at 10 a.m. for the entire parish to enjoy. Sign-up to participate and volunteer by emailing Meredith.
    UPCOMING DATES
    Thanksgiving Meal Boxes, Sat, Nov. 20
    Advent Wreath Making, Sun, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. 
    Theology on Tap with Nathan Lee, Mon, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. 
    Advent Quiet Day, Sat, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Advent Lessons & Carols, Sun, Dec. 5, 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.
    Christmas Pageant, Sun, Dec. 19, 10 a.m.
    Family Christmas Concert, Sun, Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m. 

    Find our regularly occurring event on our website >>>here
    WEEKDAY WORSHIP
    Monday - Friday
    Morning Prayer in the Nave & on Facebook Live, 8:30 a.m.
    Open Sanctuary, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. 
    Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers in the Nave, 
    12:15 p.m.

    Thursdays: Holy (Half) Hour in the Nave, 11:30 a.m.

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