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November 2014

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

The sun is setting earlier, the autumn leaves have nearly all turned, and fall jackets are beginning to make an appearance. Before long, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas will be here, and there's lots in this month's Epost to help you get ready!

We kick it off with our Fall Clean-up Day this Saturday, Nov 1 (9 am - 2 pm with lunch served). Come on out and help us spruce up the church property for the holidays! These actually begin with All Saints' Sunday, the next day, when we'll be welcoming two new members into our church family through the sacrament of baptism. Don't forget to "fall back" your alarm clocks the night before, unless you want to get to church very early!

This is also the month that our Sunday school will begin to rehearse for our December Christmas pageant, and they, along with the EYC and Vestry will also sponsor our Advent Wreath Making workshop and Potluck (Nov. 23).

Our Thanksgiving Day service (9 am) comes not long after that, but in advance of that, don't forget our Thanksgiving food basket drive to help needy families in our community enjoy a great Thanksgiving Day dinner.

In that same vein, your 2015 Commitment Package should have arrived by now in the mail. Please look over all the materials and prayerfully consider how you might help our church to continue to heed Christ's call to "let your light so shine." We'll have our Stewardship Ingathering on Sunday, November 16 at all three services.

In this month's E-Post, our Rector tackles the question, "Did Jesus celebrate Thanksgiving?"--giving a surprising answer. Our Assistant writes about the recent ECW Convention, while our Sr. Warden reports on recent Vestry discussions, including the upcoming retirement of our Parish Secretary, Vonne Troknya. There's also lots on the upcoming Christmas Mart and other holidays events.

Finally, before you do any Cyber Monday shopping on Amazon.com, Pohick Church is now listed as one of the charities that can be supported by that company's "Smile" charity. Simply designate Pohick Church as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase amounts to the church—at no cost at all to you. To sign up, go to:

Pohick Episcopal Church

Remember that the main body of the E-Post is published in HTML-5, so make sure you have updated your web browser to the latest version in order to read it clearly. If you prefer, you may download a pdf version instead. Also, our website now makes use of Google Calendars, so if you have a gmail account (or sign-up for a free one), you can now superimpose the church calendar on top of your other calendars. And it's all updated in real time! Click here to add the church calendar to your account.

As always, don't forget to send your Pohick Post Articles and event photographs to Lori Buckius at raebuck@aol.com before the monthly deadline (15th).Pass on any comments or concerns about these pages in an email to Dick Heintze at heintzer@pohick.org or the Rector at dbinder@pohick.org.

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November Events and Schedules Add Pohick Calendar to your Google Calendars

  • Saturday, November 1
    Fall Work Day, 9 am - 2 pm

  • Sunday, November 2 Scripture readings
    All Saints' Sunday
    End of Daylight Savings Time
    Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Baptisms, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday school, 10:15 - 11:05 am

  • Sunday, November 9 Scripture readings
    Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday school, 10:15 - 11:05 am

  • Sunday, November 16 Scripture readings
    Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday school, 10:15 - 11:05 am
    Commitment Sunday

  • Thursday, November 20
    Pohick Christmas Mart 10 am - 2 pm

  • Sunday, November 23 Scripture readings
    Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
    Sunday school, 10:15 - 11:05 am
    Advent Wreath Workshop & Potluck, 5 pm

  • Thanksgiving Day, November 27
    Service of Thanksgiving, 9 am

  • Sunday, November 30 Scripture readings
    First Sunday in Advent
    Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday school, 10:15 - 11:05 am