DECEMBER 2017

Saturday, December 2

​Annual Christmas Tea
Doors open at 11:30 AM, Tea begins at 11:45 AM
$20/adults; $8/children 8 years old and under
Reservations required!
​Call 717-632-8281 for tickets

Christmas Tea Menu

Edamame Salad on Greens
​Harvest Soup with Pumpkin & Apple
Cream Scone--Cranberry Almond Scone
​Chocolate Date Nut Bread
​Pumpernickel w/Bacon Horseradish Spread
Cornmeal Tarts w/Pimiento Cheese Spread
Herbed Cheese Crackers
​Pecan Pie Bars with Chocolate Chips
Chai Spice Bundt Cake
Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies w/Salted Caramel Cream
Served with a selection of black & herbal teas


Sunday, December 3--First Sunday in Advent
​9:15 AM--Adult Sunday School/The Learning Hour
Happy Church--Book discussion led by Brian Frederick

9:15 AM--Emmanuel Jam Rehearsal
10 AM--Chancel Choir Rehearsal

10:30 AM--Worship with Holy Communion
Time for Children followed by Children's SS
Fellowship Hour
​Confirmation Class

11:45 AM--Women's/Cantata Choir Rehearsal


Mondays, December 4, 11 & 18
​1-4 PM
Compassionate Crafters meet in the Pastor's Parlor to knit or crochet for a purpose
All levels--Everyone welcome!

Tuesdays, December 5 & 12
1:30 PM and 7 PM
Bible Study with Pastor Russ
Letters of the New Testament
Meets in the Pastor's Parlor
Enter the Church Office on Broadway; Sign on door


Wednesdays, December 6 & 20
Afternoon of Games
King Auditorium
​Enter the Courtyard Gate and Follow the Signs
Scrabble and other board games available
Free and open to adults in the community
Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and light snacks
Invite a friend or neighbor
Call Carol Giesey for more information, 717-632-2665


Thursdays, December 7, 14 & 21
Choir Rehearsals
​6 PM--Emmanuel Ringers, Handbells
​7 PM--Chancel Choir
​7:45 PM--Christmas Cantata (December 7 only)
​New members welcome
All voices and levels appreciated!
​Enter lower level--Choir Entrance

Saturday, December 9
​9-11 AM Cantata Dress Rehearsal

Sunday, December 10--Second Sunday of Advent
9:15 AM--Adult Sunday School/The Learning Hour
Book discussion led by Brian Frederick--Happy Church

9:30 AM--Cantata Rehearsal in the sanctuary
10:30 AM--Worship with Cantata, "Hope"
Time for Children followed by Children's SS
Fellowship Hour
11:45 AM--Voce a cappella Choir Rehearsal
The Lunch Bunch gathers at Buon Appetito on Route 116


Tuesday, December 12
4:15 PM--Worship & Music Meeting in the Pastor's Parlor


Wednesday, December 13, 8:15 AM
​SERRV Volunteers leave the parking lot near Bill Bateman's to go to New Windsor MD to unpack, examine and repackage items from Third World countries for sale/resale
Contact Mary Rippel at 717-614-1960

Wednesday, December 13
​6:30 PM--Open and Affirming Core Team Meeting


Saturday, December 16, 11 AM
Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Bruce Barnes followed by a reception in King Auditorium


Sunday, December 17--Third Sunday of Advent
9:15 AM--Adult Sunday School/The Learning Hour
Book discussion led by Brian Frederick--Happy Church

9:30 AM--Voce a cappella Rehearsal
10 AM--Chancel Choir Rehearsal

10:30 AM--Worship
Time for Children followed by Children's SS
Fellowship Hour
​Confirmation Class
Women's Choir Rehearsal

Sunday, December 17 at 7 PM
​107th Annual Carol Sing
​This Hanover tradition includes Christmas carols sung and their stories retold by Steve McKonly and Landy Grimm, accompanied by a community orchestra under the direction of Jamie H. Brown. 


Monday, December 18
7:30 PM--Consistory Meeting

Tuesday, December 19 & 26--NO BIBLE STUDY


Sunday, December 24--Fourth Sunday in Advent
​9:15 AM--Emmanuel Ringers Rehearsal
10 AM--Chancel Rehearsal
​10:15 AM--Children's Rehearsal
​10:30 AM--Family Worship Service
Fellowship Hour

​Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
​7:45 PM--Bell Rehearsal
8:15 PM--Combined Rehearsa
9 PM--Special Music
​9:15 PM--Candlelight Service

​Monday, December 25--Merry Christmas!


​Sunday, December 31
10 AM--Special Music
10:30 AM--Worship 
Time for Children followed by Children's SS
Fellowship Hour










































































 


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