Reflections from Pastor Beth:
Sunday worship we will wrap up our “Living into the Kingdom” series about the 3C’s Missions and will join in our Thanksgiving and First Fruits offering. I want to thank everyone for all of the commitments already made to the Opening New Opportunities campaign. This Sunday you are invited to begin your giving. This offering is not above your commitment, unless you would like to do that. This is simply a starting point for us as we give thanks to God.
I lift prayers for safe travels for those of you who will be traveling in the coming weeks. I pray that in your time with family, friends, and strangers, you will be an ambassador for Christ in all that you do!
Blessings and peace,
Opportunities from our Music Directors:
* Children or adults! Would you like to perform a Christmas song for a service during the Advent season? See Tom or Jonathan ASAP to rehearse and get on the schedule.
* Christmas Caroling (and chili!), Sunday, Dec 21, 2:30pm
Like to sing? Join us to spread some Christmas cheer to others. Meet at Hope Ridge at 2:30pm and carpool to locations. Song sheets provided. Come back to Hope Ridge at 5pm for a chili dinner and fellowship! RSVP on your Connection Card.
* Know of someone that may enjoy a visit from our Christmas carolers on Dec 21? Please indicate on today’s Connection Card,or call the church office with name, address and phone.
The fall outdoor cleanup has been postponed until better weather!
Saturday, Nov 22:
Thanksgiving food box donations for Woodlawn need to be at the church by 1pm, or can be delivered to Woodlawn community center (200 Sanders Ave., Painesville) at 2pm.
Saturday Choir Rehearsal and Potluck, 2-5pm–Come join the choir to learn the anthems for this Advent season!
Sunday, Nov 23:
First Fruits Sunday- Bring your pink envelopes!
Operations Christmas Child Shoeboxes due to the Ridge Kidz in the Youth Room this Sunday!
Ridge Kidz will be practicing for the Dec 7 Children’s Christmas Pageant Nov 23 and 30 during Ridge Kidz, with dress rehearsal on Dec 7 at 9:15am. Please let Mark Seyfried know if your child will be participating. To practice at home, the songs are available at hoperidge.com/wordpressHRUMC/nurture/children.
Pilgrim Lutheran Brethren Church has invited all to their Community Thanksgiving Service, Wednesday, Nov 27, at 7pm, just down the road at 9514 Johnnycake Ridge Rd, Mentor. Pastors Beth and Jon will be participating.
The Hope Ridge Church office will be closed Nov 26-Dec 1. If you need pastoral assistance, please call the parsonage at 352-0582 or Pastor Beth’s cell 440-413-0793.
The December/January View Newsletter will be available Saturday online!
Print copies are available at the Information Desk.
See you Sunday! 🙂