SSSJ News and Events for December 30, 2018
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Word made flesh

JOHN 1:1-18

. . . And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. . . .

sermons4kids: “This week we go back to school and back to the three R’s [Reject, Receive, Reflect], but we need to remember that every day we face the three R’s of what to do with Jesus. I pray that we will make the right choices.”

The parish Christmas drop in

. . . will be held at Fr. Mark and Rindy's home (104 Woodcock Trail, West Columbia SC 29169) on Friday, December 28 from 5-8 p.m. Please bring a heavy hors d'oeuvres to share.

Follow the Kings

Epiphany, January 6, 2019

Let's "walk the walk" and "talk the talk" of the Magi to whom Christ was first revealed. Here's how! We will each bring our gifts from the East to the Christ Child. Epiphany is on a Sunday this year. 

First Gift—A Candle

Epiphany is also known as the "Feast of Light," because Christ is the Light of the World. To light our way on the journey, bring a candle (and holder) to be placed around the church when we process in. There will be places where we can place our candles as we begin our worship service. (Be sure your candle can burn for about an hour.)

Second Gift—For the Christ Child

Bring a gift of food or clothing to be placed in front of the Christ Child. All items will be donated to Sharing God's Love.

Third Gift—A Covered Dish to Share

Around noon (following the 10:30 am worship service), we will have a "Feast from the East." Everyone is invited to bring a food "from the East"—Asian stir fry, chili from east Texas, potato salad from east Tennessee, or something more exotic. Make sure to bring enough to share.

Join us as we "follow the kings" to bring gifts to the Christ Child on January 6, beginning with worship at 10:30 am and followed by covered dish lunch around noon.

Oh, yes, we need helpers (to make the drinks and to set up the Field Building). If you can be a helper, please contact Amie Ritner for further instructions.

Lessons & Carols

On December 30, we will incorporate lessons and carols into our 10:30 worship service. This is a traditional service, sometimes celebrated in Advent and sometimes celebrated in Christmas. It's a beautiful service with lots of singing. 


12/28/18—Christmas drop-in at the Abdelnours (5-8 pm)
12/30/18—Lessons & Carols at 10:30 am worship
1/6/19—Epiphany service at 10:30 am worship followed by "Feast from the East" covered dish lunch
2/11/18—Last Epiphany
2/13/18—Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
2/14/18—Ash Wednesday
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Serving 12/30/18

Acolytes: (C) J Burton; (T1) E Sitnik; (T2) A Genova; (GB) S Carpenter
Ushers: H Leaphart, B Snelling, J Riley
Greeters: NA
Lesson 1: Isaiah 35:1-10 J Riley
Lesson 2: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 J Hendricks
Lesson 3: Isaiah 7:10-15 R Funk
Lesson 4: Luke 1:26-38 E Winter 
Lesson 5: Luke 2:1-7 N Lane
Lesson 6: Luke 2:8-16 K Spangler
Lesson 7: Luke 2:17-20 K Henriksen
Lesson 8: Galatians 3:23-25, 4:4-7  P Law
Gospel: John 1:1-18 
Chalicers: J Ritner, G Williams
Organist: B Johnson
Altar: N Alston, M Talbert, C Yates
Coffee: The Williams, The Genovas
Counters: D Law, M Dent
Entry: J Dent
Eucharistic Visitors: The Alstons
Flowers: Poinsettias
Plaza: R Alston

Serving 1/6/19

Ushers: M Yates, K Hoffman
Greeters: NA
lst Isaiah 60:1-6 D Newton
Gradual Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
2nd Ephesians 3:1-12 B Hendrix
Gospel Matthew 2:1-12
Prayers: C Neuburger
Chalicer: R Talbert, E Winter
Organist: B Johnson
Counters: J Clamp
Enter: S Teel
Flowers: NA
Plaza (Sat before): R Rubeiz

Leadership at SSSJ

Mark Abdelnour—Rector
Missy Talbert—Senior Warden
David Wallace—Junior Warden & Stewardship
David Law—Outreach - outgoing
Marie Rubeiz—Pastoral Care - outgoing
Amie Ritner—Fellowship
Edwina Winter—Worship
Ronnie Johnson—Building and Grounds
Cai Armstrong—incoming
Michele Lyerly—incoming
Charlie Genova—incoming

Jim Dent—Treasurer
Roz Funk—Clerk

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