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December 2014

Welcome to the Pohick Post Online!

The time has arrived to set out the Advent Wreath, to ready the Christmas decorations, and to prepare our hearts and minds for later in the month when we celebrate the birth of Christ!

There is so much going on this coming month to bring tidings of comfort and joy to every heart, including the Blue Christmas Service (Dec. 3), Docent Evensong & Candlelight Dinner (Dec. 6), Christmas Party for New Hope Housing (Dec. 8), and Breakfast with Santa (Dec. 13). Closer to the holy day, we'll enjoy our Christmas Pageant (Dec. 14, after the 10 am service), and our Lessons & Carols service on Sunday the 21nd (featuring a newly composed anthem by Linda Egan), while celebrating two services on Christmas Eve (6 and 10:30 pm) and one on Christmas Day (10 am).

In this month's E-Post, our Rector recounts the origins of the Christmas Pageant, while our Assistant reflects upon how the Blue Christmas service can help bring peace to those who are mourning the loss of loved ones around the holidays. Elsewhere, our Senior Warden reports on recent vestry actions, while our Outreach columns detail ways that you can help to make Christmas more special for needy families in our community.

Last month, we received many 2015 Commitment Cards at our ingathering, but we have not heard back from a number of families. If you have not yet sent in your card, please prayerfully consider how through your financial commitment you might help our church to continue to heed Christ's call to let our light so shine in the coming year. Then drop by or mail us your commitment card at your convenience.

In a similar vein, if you do any Christmas shopping on Amazon.com, remember, 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

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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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December Events and Schedules Add Pohick Calendar to your Google Calendars

  • Wednesday, December 3
    Blue Christmas service, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, December 6
    Evening Prayer and
    Benefit Candlelight Dinner, 6 pm

  • Sunday, December 7 Scripture readings
    Services 7:45, 9 & 11:15 am
    Sunday school, 10:15 - 11:05 am
    Adult Forum on Parish Finances, 10:15 am

  • Monday, December 8
    Christmas Party for New Hope Housing, 6 pm

  • Saturday, December 13
    Breakfast with Santa, 9 am
    Christmas Pageant Rehearsal, 10 am

  • Sunday, December 14 Scripture readings
    Services 8 & 10 am
    Christmas Pageant immediately following
    the 10 am service

  • Sunday, December 21 Scripture readings
    Holy Communion 8 am
    Lessons & Carols, 10 am

  • Christmas Eve
    Family Christmas Service, 6 pm
    Carols & Festival Midnight Mass, 10:30 pm

  • Christmas Day
    Christmas Day service, 10 am

  • Sunday, December 28 Scripture readings
    Holy Communion 8 & 10 am