WORSHIP NEWS - Sunday, December 11, 2016

This Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent, and it is White Gift Sunday. Sarah Chancellor-Watson will be preaching on Isaiah 35:1-10 and Matthew 11:2-11. Her sermon title is “Doubt in a Season of Joy.”

Bulletin: December 11, 2016

News & Announcements

Carrollton Christmas Camp Needs You! Carrollton Christmas Camp will run December 19-23, 27-29. We need volunteers to serve as camp group leaders daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. If you cannot commit for a whole day, we will coordinate a shorter time for you. To sign up to help via monetary donation or volunteer time, go to Please send your name and availability to Sean Tate at

front-of-card-single-web-resRHINO Christmas Cards will be available for a $10 donation following Sunday services on 11/27, 12/4, 12/11, and 12/18. Consider giving these beautiful cards as an alternative or addition to traditional gifts. Each card, which comes with a pre-stamped envelope, indicates that a donation has been made by you in honor of the recipient. . If you’d like to buy a card but cannot make it to the table after services, contact Caroline at 504-897-0101×111.

PW Advent Party at Eden House – Sunday, Dec. 11 | 5:00 p.m. | Eden House | Pot-luck dinner and decking the hall! | Details and Sign-Up: Ashley Hope,

PW Christmas Program & Reception – Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 6:00 p.m. | Chapel service by Rev. Sarah Chancellor-Watson | reception at Cole home, 6013 Benjamin St. | Sign-up to help: Margo Phelps,

Year of the Bible 2017: Draw faith inspiration daily by joining your fellow members in scripture reading together during 2017. The Spiritual Formation Team is challenging everyone to read through the Bible in one year. The time commitment is 15-20 minutes/day. Already, members of the session and leaders of our church have committed themselves to participate. Fill out the commitment card at church or email Michele Murphy at  Participant’s guides will be provided and links to daily readings will be included in our weekly e-news.

Save the Date:

12/7 | WNO: White Gift Wrapping Party
12/8 | Senior Adults Christmas Carol Social
12/8 | 40/50s Progressive Dinner
12/9 | Third Sunday in Advent
12/11 | PW Advent Party at Eden House
12/12 | PW Noon Bible Study
12/13 | PW Christmas Program & Reception
12/14 | WNO: Gingerbread House Buliding
12/18 | Celebration of Carols: Choir & Orchestra
12/19 | Carrollton Christmas Camp begins
12/19 | PW Lambeth House Circle
12/24 | Christmas Eve Services: 5:00 & 7:00
12/25 | Christmas Worship: Single service at 9:30 a.m.
12/26-27 | Church Office closed


Small Groups:

CBD Study Group
Wednesdays | 7-8 a.m. | Between the Bread (625 St. Charles)
Contact: John Morton,

Spiritually Hungry Women
Wednesdays | 12:30-1:45 p.m. | Land Building, Lakeside
Contact: Miriam Schulingkamp,

Men’s Bible Study
Wednesdays | 5:15 p.m. | Bloomfield Room
Contact: Don Frampton,

Women’s Weekly Bible Study
Wednesdays | 5:15 p.m. | Phifer Library
Contact: Margaret Ann Lindsey, and Elizabeth McGough,

Thursday Morning Study & Prayer Group
Thursdays | 7 a.m. | Land Building, Riverside
Contact: Henrietta Harris, 504-737-0871.

PW Needleworks Group
Thursdays | 10 a.m. – Noon | Land Building, Lakeside
Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-866-4424.

PW Circles (Bible Studies)
Monthly Lunch, 2nd Monday  | 11:45 a.m. | Land Building, Riverside
Monthly Evening, 2nd Tuesday | 5:45 p.m. | Land Building, Lakeside
Monthly, 3rd Monday | 2:30 p.m. | Lambeth House
Contact: Hallie Boh, PW Moderator, 

PW Book Club
First Thursday of the Month | 7 p.m. | Land Building, Lakeside
Contact: Elizabeth Artigues,

MOMs (0-K) Group 
Every other Monday | 9-10:30 a.m. | Challenger Classroom | Childcare provided
Contact: Bre Casteix,

MOM-SY (1-12 grade) Group
Every other Tuesday | 12:30-2:00 p.m. | Land Building, Lakeside
Contact: April Weiser,

20/30s PINTS (Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study)
Every other Tuesday | 7 p.m. | location varies
Contact: Genny Hagler, or

Middle School Girls’ Small Group (MSGSG)s
Tuesdays Monthly | 6:30-8 p.m. | Locations TBA | Contact: Caitlin Vanderwolf,

High School Girls’ Small Group 
3rd Wednesdays | Time & locations TBA | Contact: Jessie Bruggers,