Advent Activities

Sunday, December 1: Following Worship: Advent Luncheon and Greening of the Sanctuary

Wednesdays, December 4th and 11th at 7 pm Advent Program The Naming of the Season

Wednesday, December 4th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm: The Village Craft Fair

Thursday, December 5th from 4 to 7 pm: Gift Market at 10,000 Villages

Sunday, December 15th 4 pm Caroling at Rosemont Village followed by pizza and dessert at Margaret’s.

Tuesday, December 24th at 5 pm Christmas Eve Service

Advent Program: The Names of Advent

Advent is upon us once again and once again we ponder what happened two thousand years ago in the sleepy village of Bethlehem as well as ponder what the future holds in store for us.

As we read the now familiar scripture passages, we consider what this means for us? How do we lead our lives as we prepare for Christ’s return?

This year for Advent, we will explore the significance of the names of Advent. The four names we will focus on are Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph and Mary. These are the names of those who guide the story, so what can we learn about them and God by studying their names?

That is what we will find out! Come and join us on Wednesdays, December 4th and 11th at 7 pm at GPC. 

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, December 3rd:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Ezra

Wednesday, December 4th:

4:30: Craft Fair at The Village

7 pm: Advent Program: The Names of Advent

Thursday, December 5th:

3-7 pm Ten Thousand Villages in Bryn Mawr

Sunday, December 8th:

9:45 am Christian Education

11 am Worship: 2nd Sunday of Advent, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Noon: Outreach meeting

Tuesday, December 9th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Ezra

Birthdays:

December 7th:

Joyce Baker

Prayers for the Week of November 25th

Prayers for travel mercies for all those traveling this holiday week.

Prayers for those who are having difficulty finding something to be thankful for.

Prayers for Carol and her family as she continues in hospice.

Prayers for the Pierce Elementary School community.

Prayers for Peter as he struggles through a difficult time,

Prayers for Pat as she continues her cancer treatment.

Prayers for Bill as he struggles against cancer,

Prayers for the Florian family at the death of their mother.

Prayers for Palmer as she recovers from a broken wrist.

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Monday, November 25th:

7 pm Gladwyne Community Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 26th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Ezra

Sunday, December 1st:

9:45 am COALESCE

11 am Worship: Lord’s Supper, Pastor Todd Stavrakos preaching

Noon: Advent Luncheon and Greening of the Sanctuary

Tuesday, December 3rd:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Ezra

Wednesday, December 4th:

4:30 pm Village Craft Fair

7 pm Advent Program: The Names of Advent

Thursday, December 5th:

3 – 6 pm Ten Thousand Villages

Birthdays:

December 7th:

Joyce Baker

Stewardship Sunday

This Sunday, November 24th, GPC will celebrate Stewardship Sunday by experiencing a Service of Commitment based upon an Iona liturgy. This is an important time in the life of our community as we gather to pledge our gifts and hearts to the life and ministry of this community.

Calendar and Birthdays

Events:

Tuesday, November 19th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Isaiah

Thursday, November 21st:

7 pm Knit or Mend

7:30 pm Men’s Group

Saturday, November 23rd:

10 am QiGong

Sunday, November 24th:

9:45 am  GPC Community Breakfast

11 am Worship: Stewardship Sunday,  Rev. Margaret Somerville preaching

Monday, November 25th:

7 pm Gladwyne Thanksgiving Service

Tuesday, November 26th:

10 am Bible Study: Book of Ezra

Birthdays

November 18th:

Natalie and Stephanie Pratt

November 19th:

Sue Althouse

November 24th:

Olivia Barker

November 26th:

Laura Coakley

Experiencing the Vision of God

Sermon:          Experiencing the Vision of God

Texts:

Isaiah 65:17–25 God promises a new creation, where all creatures will live in safety.

Luke 21:5–19 The temple will fall; a great trial is coming; God will supply wisdom.