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Published by Worthington Presbyterian, 2019-11-26 09:23:53

Tower Tidings December 2019

December 2019 Tower Tidings

Worthington Presbyterian Church

TOWER TIDINGS

December I1ssts, 2u0e195t,hrVouogluh mJaenu2ar4y 18th, 2020

Blue Christmas Service

Wednesday, December 11th
7:00 p.m. in the Chapel

(See page 3 for details.)

Alternative Christmas Market

December 8th, 15th and 22nd

A Special Event on December 15th ~ with candles and jewelry
from Eleventh Candle Co and Kindway available for sale
after the 8 and 10 a.m. service in Fellowship Hall.

(See pages 5, 9 & 10 for details.)

Christmas Eve, December 24th

Music begins 15 minutes before each service.
Children’s Message and Carols – 3 p.m.
Children’s choirs and Nativity Scene, message by Dr. Tom Rice

Childcare available
Carols and Candle Lighting – 5:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir, Celebration Ringers, harp, French horn, and organ,
meditation by Dr. Piermont; Childcare available

Carols and Candle Lighting – 9 p.m.
Chancel Choir, harp, French horn, and organ, meditation by Dr. Piermont

Carols, Candle Lighting & Communion – 11 p.m.
Harp, organ and vocal soloist, meditation by Dr. Piermont


Dear Friends, and enthusiasm for being a part of our team. You can
reach Kathryn via [email protected]
I believe WPC made history in November, when we terian.com.
hired four new staff members within a 24-hour period!
It is a great joy to welcome these four individuals to our Food Ministries Manager. Finally, we thank Cheryl
church and our staff team. We’ve been in this transition Hilty and Dave Matthias for maintaining our food
time for almost a year, and we’ve been blessed by ministries since July. After consultation with many
many folks who generously stepped up to help us “users” of our kitchen and hospitality ministries, the
maintain ministries and/or search for new leaders: Personnel Committee redesigned this position better to
fit the robust nature of our congregational life and
Director for Youth Ministries. We thank those who “radical hospitality.” The search team consisted of Dave
maintained our youth ministries during the vacancy, Matthias, Marian Greuling, and Ron St. Pierre, with
including: Dr. Tom Rice, Dr. Tim Jones, Dennis input from Jenni Whitford and Cheryl Hilty. Thomas
Piermont, Suzanne Guy, and Jenni Whitford. The Reed of Gahanna will begin serving in this position on
search team (APNC) consisted of: Taylor Surface December 2nd. Thom has worked in the food/restaurant
(chair), Dan Beck, Ashley Feucht, Nate Johnson, industry all his life. He works through lunchtime every
Megan Leitnaker, Elllie MacDowell, Cathe Moog and weekday as Chef for an 800-employee business. He
Tom Rice—with me providing process guidance. We holds a B.A. in Jewish Studies from OSU and is excited
are pleased to welcome Nicholas Robison of Dublin, about working in an environment that understands the
who began serving as our Director for Youth Ministries sacredness of sharing food. You can reach Thom at
on November 18th. He grew up at Upper Arlington [email protected]
Lutheran Church and began Christian leadership
activities while at OSU. In addition to eight years of Human nature being what it is, there’s a good chance I
ministry leadership he just earned a Master of Divinity missed a name or two or three. It would be safer not to
degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He hopes specify any of the people who filled in the gaps,
to pursue ordination in the PC(USA) while serving here. furthered the ministries, and found our new staff
In June he married Shine Wu, a talented musician from members. But I’ll run that risk in order to emphasize
Worthington. Nick says, “There is nothing I love more how many people have been extraordinarily generous
than walking alongside young men and women to help and persevering for our church this year. We are
them listen to the calling of the Spirit, to help them extremely blessed by the blessings all of you have
embrace the love of Christ, to put their trust in the given our church. What a wonderful foundation you
Father, and to love others.” Nick’s email address is have provided to welcome these four new members of
[email protected] our WPC team. Thank you!

Communications Specialist. We thank Stephanie We are all looking forward to a meaningful Advent and
Owen and Karen Linden for watching over our website Christmas this year. Please take a good look at the
and other digital duties since April. We thank our search opportunities described in these pages and take part as
team as well: Chris Wilson, Jim Wheaton, Bill you are able. May you and yours be blessed with new
Nordquist, and me. On November 10th, Michael Tyler wonder and joy this year, as we welcome the gift of our
of Galloway began serving as our Communications Savior!
Specialist. Michael holds degrees in multimedia
technologies, broadcast media, and a master’s degree Yours in Christ,
in humanities. He also serves as a digital media
specialist for Broad Street Presbyterian and as Julia Wharff Piermont
marketing director for Oakwood Management. He is
married to Colleen and has a 2 year-old daughter, Dec 1, 8, 22 Dr. Julia Piermont
Embree. You can reach him via [email protected]
worthingtonpresbyterian.com. Dec 15, Dec 24 (3 pm) Dr. Tom Rice

Bookkeeper. When bookkeeper Jeff Lashley decided Dec 24 (5:30, 9, 11 pm) Dr. Julia Piermont
to accept a full-time job, a search team consisting of
Larry Mead, John Gray, Wade Duym, Dana Nichols, Dec 29 Rev. Betsy Rice
and Katie Fell went to work. On November 18th,
Kathryn Deringer of Westerville began serving as our
new Bookkeeper. Kathryn holds degrees from
Columbus State Community College and Ohio
Wesleyan University, where her husband serves on
faculty. She brings a wealth of experience in finance


MESSAGE FROM GENEROSITY

Thank you for the wonderful turn out on Dedication Sunday, November 3rd. The
celebratory gatherings after each worship service were well attended and
provided an enjoyable time for food, refreshment, and fellowship.

We are grateful for the prompt return of pledges during the past month. As of
November 25th we had received 267 pledges totaling $1,080,011 an average of
$4,045 per pledge. Both the number of pledges received and the average pledge
amount are significantly greater when compared to last year’s campaign results.
The total also represents 83% of our $1.25 million goal and is a promising start
toward continuing WPC’s legacy of making a difference in Jesus’ name within our congregation and
beyond our church walls.

When compared to last year’s campaign results, both the number of pledges received and the average
pledge amount are significantly greater. We thank all members who have submitted pledges and for
growing your gifts to sustain and grow our programs and ministries. We also sincerely appreciate
everyone who was able to pick up their Generosity packet in person, which saved the church over $130
in postage.

If you have not yet submitted your pledge for 2020, please do so at your earliest convenience so that
the Finance Committee can finalize the 2020 church operating budget by December 19 before
submitting it to the Session for approval in January. Through your generosity we will accomplish what
your pledges allow.

You may fulfill your pledge through a variety of methods – check, automatic withdrawal from a checking
account (ACH), PayPal, easyTithe, stock transfer, or a Required Minimum Distribution of a retirement
account – as was indicated in your pledge packet. Please contact our Finance Manager Katie Fell at
[email protected] or at 614-885-5355 if you have any questions or did not receive a
Generosity pledge packet.

UPDATE ON PER CAPITA OFFERING BLUE CHRISTMAS

2020 Per Capita Offering Wednesday, December 11
Each year, in January, the congregation 7 p.m., in the chapel
has the opportunity to contribute to the
Per Capita offering. This offering is used Is your “Merry Christmas!” feeling
to support the work of the wider church, forced? Is grief coloring this
including the General Assembly, Synod
and Presbytery. Per Capita provides the Advent? The Blue Christmas worship
means to strengthen connections and service is for you. In quiet meditation
build lasting relationships to help all and song, in Scripture and silence, this
Presbyterians share God’s love through service prepares us to welcome Jesus.
mission and ministry. All Presbyterian
Church (USA) congregations are called to Melissa Robol, Pastor Wayne Morrison
contribute this assessment as a per- and Pastor Betsy Rice
member apportionment. Look for more will lead the service.
information about this offering in January.
Come, light a candle in remembrance
and prayer.


ADULT EDUCATION: MISSION OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER: Contact Dr. Rice at [email protected]
God’s fifth commandment refers not only to our terian.com for more information or to sign up.
treatment of parents but to all those who nurture
us. Please join Christian Life Circle on Thursday, Sun. Dec. 1: NNEMAP Food Pantry—help break
December 5th from 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. in Room 222 down donations into family-sized portions in
as Pastor Tom Rice helps us explore the meaning Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m.; Sponsor-a-Family
of “honor” to the Hebrews and how it applies to us Christmas gift sign-ups continue through 12/15.
today. Dessert, coffee and fellowship begin at
12:30 p.m. with an update on Presbyterian Mon. Dec. 2: Friendship Dinner: Help cook or
Women United’s latest projects at 12:45 p.m. All help serve a free dinner at 6 p.m. every 1st
women and men are welcome. It’s never too late Monday.
to begin studying God’s word!
Sun. Dec. 8: Alternative Christmas—come to
GOD’S WORD AND WORSHIP: Sundays, Dec. 8 Fellowship Hall after worship to buy alternative
and 15 at 9 a.m. in Room 222 with Dr. Rice. Let’s Christmas gifts—gifts showing God’s love to
look together in detail at the Advent Bible people in need (also on 12/15 and 12/22).
readings. A great Bible study and devotional time
as we spiritually prepare for Christmas. Mon. Dec. 9: Y Family Center--Come prepare
and serve dinner at a homeless shelter for
STAFFORD VILLAGE UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 8 families. Meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. to
at 11:15 a.m. in the Chapel. George Tabit, VP of carpool.
Senior Housing Development for National Church
Residences will give an update on the Stafford Sun. Dec. 15: NNEMAP Food Pantry—help
Village redevelopment/construction plans. All are break down donations into family-sized portions in
welcome. Fellowship Hall at 8:45 a.m.; bring your
Sponsor-a-Family gifts to Fellowship Hall; also,
SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFASTS: We invite we will be receiving our Christmas Joy Offering
you, on your way to 9 am classes, to come to on 12/15; and continuing the “Alternative
Fellowship Hall. There you’ll find breakfast foods Christmas Gift Market” in Fellowship Hall.
to bring to your classroom. Children, youth and
adults: Come, be fed—body, mind and spirit! Tues. Dec. 17: Stafford Christmas Dinner, 6 pm
at Stafford Village. Help provide food or help serve
"WORTHINGTON CARES" Speaker Series: the dinner. Also: Salem Elementary School—at
Drug Safe Worthington, in collaboration with 10 a.m. we’ll be reading to the students there and
Worthington Schools, invites you and your giving each one a book.
family to a special event on Wednesday, January
8th at Thomas Worthington High School. A free Sun. Jan. 5: NNEMAP Food Pantry—help break
dinner at 6 p.m. will be followed by a speaker at down donations into family-sized portions in
6:45 p.m. Activities for children and youth (ages 5- Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m.
15) will go until 8 p.m. For details on upcoming
topics and presenters for our 2nd Wednesday Stafford Christmas Dinner: On Tuesday
Programs, please go to www.drugsafeworth December 17th at 6 p.m. we’ll be serving dinner at
ington.org.
Stafford Village for the residents there. Your help
is needed as we share God’s love with our

neighbors. A night of food and fellowship for God’s

people in need. Contact [email protected]

crosschx.com to sign up to help.


CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
EVENT
On Sunday, December 15th we will be
receiving our Christmas Joy Offerings in worship. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH ONLY!
This special offering honors the faithfulness of
current and retired church workers in their time of Items from Eleventh Candle Co and
need by providing financial assistance to support Kindway will be offered for sale in the
them through life’s changing circumstances. The Fellowship Hall on December 15th after the
offering also helps support racial ethnic education 8:00 and 10:00 Services. Please consider
and leadership development for students purchasing these items as holiday gifts and to
attending Presbyterian-related colleges, a help those in need.
Presbyterian commitment for nearly 140 years.
These actions of generosity bear witness to our Eleventh Candle Co is a social enterprise
faithful response to God’s charge to love one in Columbus that offers candles for sale.
another as God has loved us. Every purchase helps women survivors find
employment, empowerment and provides
You are invited to place your special gift in the education to help end human trafficking.
offering plate on December 15th. If you would like
a Christmas Joy Offering envelope you will find Kindway is a local not for profit company
one in the pew rack. Checks can be made out to that supports EMBARK, an innovated, faith
WPC with the memo reading: Christmas Joy based prison reentry program. Its programs
Offering. Thank you for your support of this vital and services are designed to assist its
ministry. participants, both men and women, on their
journey from incarceration to independence.
Kindway offers Kindware, jewelry handcrafted
by incarcerated men and women to help
support returning citizens.

*** Crafts for kids of all ages
after the 10 AM service! ***

CHRISTMAS PARTY COMING IN JANUARY: “Financial Peace
(formerly the YAHAs) University” A 9-week class full of wisdom for
Friday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m. personal finance—reducing debt, increasing
Villas on the Blvd Clubhouse
2300 Federated Blvd savings, increasing generosity. A nationally-
Columbus, Ohio 43235
acclaimed video series with Dave Ramsey, led by
Please bring an appetizer or
dessert to share and our own Tyler and Brittany Schuch. Starting
Wednesday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m., and
your favorite adult beverage.
Soft drinks and water provided. continuing on Wednesday nights through March
18th. For more information please contact Dr. Rice
RSVP to Shirley Lambert at
614-205-2259 or [email protected] at [email protected]

Sponsored by Membership and Fellowship Committee


Children’s Advent Opportunities

December 1 – Chrismon Tree
At the 10 a.m. worship service, the children will be reading
Chrismon descriptions and hanging Chrismon’s on the tree.

What are Chrismons?
The word Chrismon is made from two other words: Christ
(Chris) and Monogram (mon). They were mostly symbols
used by early Christians as a symbol of faith. In days
when it was dangerous to be a Christian, followers of
Jesus used secret signs and symbols to communicate
with other Christians. In those times, Christians had to worship in secret. Traveling Christians
would find their way to centers of worship in distant towns by looking for the fish or an anchor
cross painted or carved in places such as underground passages or the catacombs. Today the
sign of the fish and the anchor cross are just 2 of the Chrismons still visibly etched in the stone of
the catacombs in Rome. Over time, more symbols have been added with meaning derived from
the Bible or biblical ideas.
What do you use Chrismons for? What is a Chrismons tree?
The tradition is to decorate an evergreen tree (symbol of God’s constancy) with Chrismons instead
of ornaments of color and only white lights. Sometimes the idea is expanded to use trinity symbols.
It becomes almost the perfect Christmas tree – reflecting the true meaning and spirit of the most
important events for Christians.
Why are Chrismon colors limited to gold and white?
As monograms of Christ, they are all made in combinations of GOLD and WHITE. White is the
liturgical color for Christmas and stands for our Lord's purity and perfection. GOLD represents His
majesty and glory. On the Chrismon tree, tiny white lights symbolize Christ as the light of the world.

December 8 – Advent Workshop
All children (ages 3 years – 6th grade) are invited to join the fun in Fellowship Hall to rotate though
stations of Advent activities and crafts.
Stations:

• Decorate a sugar cookie (and eat it!)
• Create a Nativity tableau from various stones
• Homemade Christmas Cards
• Advent Wreath
• Fingerprint Christmas Tree
• Snow-globe Ornament
• Bells and Angels (3-4-5 year olds)
• Painting on canvas (4-5-6th grades)

December 5, 12 and 19 – Christmas Rehearsals (during Choir Plus time, 5-7p.m.)
We are adding 5 speaking roles this year, plus we need Shepherds, Angels and Wisemen. If your child
would like to be in the Pageant, please contact Jenni Whitford. (Roles will be assigned December 5.)

December 13 – Club 56 Caroling
We will visit church members who have been ill, grieving or need a little Christmas cheer. If you would
like to suggest someone we should visit, please pass the name to Jenni Whitford.


December 22 – Crèche or Nativity Sunday
New this year! We are asking church members to bring their favorite,
beloved or family crèche/nativity to church on December 22nd. Following
8 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship, crèche’s will be in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy
and look at. We will have description cards for each family to fill out to tell
us a bit about the history, origin or story about each crèche. There will be
a volunteer posted in the Fellowship Hall that day to be sure everyone’s
treasured nativity is safe. Please plan to bring and take home your crèche
that day.

December 29 – No 10 a.m. Sunday School
Enjoy Family Worship (wear your favorite Christmas sweater to church)

Choir Plus Calendar Information
Dec 5 – Advent and begin Pageant prep (5-7 p.m.)
Dec 8 (Sunday) – kids sing at 10 a.m. Worship (Little Trebles, Cherubs and Chapel Choirs)
Dec 12 – Pageant Practice (5-7 p.m.)
Dec 19 – Pageant Practice (5-6 p.m.) NO DINNER
Dec 24 – arrive at 2 p.m. for costumes, 2:15 music warm-ups --- Family Worship is at 3 p.m.
Dec 26 and Jan 2 – NO MEETING
Jan 9 – Resume Choir Plus (5-7 p.m.)

MITTEN TREE STAFF CHRISTMAS
DONATIONS
GIFTS
We invite you to donate
any mittens, gloves, The Personnel Committee
hats and/or scarves to
our Mitten Tree until invites you to contribute to
December 31st. The the staffs’ Christmas
Mary Lou Paton/Emma
McCormick Mitten Tree is in the Fellowship gift. WPC has had a STAFF
Hall waiting to be decorated! Mittens, tremendous year marked by CHRISTMAS
gloves, hats and scarves are needed for some important mile-
children and adults in Central Ohio. stones. For months, we GIFT
Presbyterian Women United thanks you in
advance for your kind contributions. have been understaffed as
we listened for God’s calling in our search for new

members of the staff. During this time, each and every

staff member has taken on additional duties to ensure

the spiritual growth of our members and our mission

work has remained strong. We are deeply blessed by

their passion for the gospel and their talents and

dedication shared with WPC. A contribution of any

amount is welcome. Please make your checks
payable to WPC, with “Staff Gift” on the memo

line. You may submit your contribution via the offering

plate or church office no later than Sunday, December

15th. Questions may be directed to Dan Beck,

Personnel Chair at 614-477-0447.


*** ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY***

Save the Date! Saturday, January 11th – 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ($10/person, lunch provided)
WPC is hosting the Presbytery’s annual education opportunity, “PIE” (Partners in Education)
Workshops:
• Elder Training (Dr. Julia Piermont)
• Spirit-filled Worship (Dr. David Gambrell, Associate for Worship in the Office of Theology and

Worship of the Presbyterian Mission Agency)
• Top 50 Bible stories and lessons for children (Jenni Whitford)
• Legal Issues in the Church (Jim Wilson, Clerk of Session, Broad Street)
• Deacon Training (Revs. Don and Janice Hilkerbaumer)
• Mission Opportunities in PSV (Ginny Teit, Co-coordinator of PSV Global Mission Network and

Pastor of Concord Presbyterian Church)
• Responding to Older Adult Abuse (Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, Executive Director of the Ruth Parker

Center for Abundant Aging with United Church Homes; Rev. Ron Botts and Rev. Désirée M.
Youngblood, members of the Presbytery Older Adult Task Team)
Keynote Speaker: Marks of Vital Congregations (Dr. Kathryn Threadgill, Coordinator for Vital
Congregation for the Presbyterian Church (USA). She attended Montreat College, PC(USA) on a soccer
scholarship. There she obtained her B.A. majoring in Bible and Religion with a concentration in Youth
Ministry. Kathryn went on to study at Columbia Theological Seminary for both her Masters of Divinity and
her Doctorate of Educational Ministries degrees. Her thesis explored why youth today are not
experiencing the wonder of God in worship. As a minister of the Word and Sacraments, Kathryn has
served churches in Greensboro, NC. and Mobile, AL. She is the beloved daughter of Ollie Rix and
Dorothy Threadgill and has twelve siblings from all over the world. RSVP to Dagmar Romage,
[email protected]

Advent on High returns this year! Three
noontime musical programs provide an
opportunity for you to step away from the
frenzy of the season and restore your spirit
through music. The 30-minute programs
occur on three successive Thursdays at
noon, and they’re free! This year’s schedule:
December 5th at St. John’s Episcopal
Church; December 12th at All Saints
Lutheran Church; and December 19th at
Worthington Presbyterian Church. Plan to
join us!


ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MARKET 2019

Help spread Christ’s love across the country and around the world at
Christmas time. Last year, our congregation gave more than $9,300 in gifts
through the Alternative Christmas program. Please join us in Fellowship Hall
on December 8, 15 and 22 to learn about the wonderful projects you can help
locally and around the world. You may use the order form on the reverse side to
select the gifts you want to purchase. Order forms, with checks payable to
Worthington Presbyterian Church (Alternative Christmas in the memo), may
be dropped off at the church office prior to December 22 or between services
in Fellowship Hall on December 8, 15 or 22. Individualized ornaments and
prayer cards will be available for each donation.

GIFT CHOICES

COMPASS: For some families, unexpected medical bills or child-care problems are enough to
send them into a shelter or worse, out on the streets. Most social service programs are not
designed to deal with such sudden short term issues. In central Ohio, COMPASS provides aid
quickly to keep the working poor from losing their homes because of temporary setbacks.

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank: Most people don’t realize the staggering impact hunger has in
Central Ohio. Soaring food prices and high unemployment mean too many families go to bed
hungry.

Blessings in a Backpack: Help supply Spring Break meals for food-insecure children at Salem
Elementary and other school related needs.

Turning Point: Turning Point is a new regional domestic violence shelter in Delaware County.
Its mission is to provide safe, secure, temporary shelter to victims of domestic violence and
their children. This shelter will meet the deep needs of our greater community.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance-Hurricanes Florence and Michael Relief: PDA is
deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership
to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs
are addressed, PDA will remain—providing spiritual emotional care and long term recovery to
address unmet needs of those impacted. Through your prayerful gifts we draw hope out of the
chaos.

Montaña de Luz: “The Mountain of Light” orphanage in Honduras is home to children affected
by HIV/AIDS. This is a special place where children can receive the safety, love, nutrition and
medicine they deserve. Your gift will help provide nutritious food, medical care and education.

Gardens for Haiti: In countries like Haiti, a dry season can last five to seven months, posing
challenges for food production. Container gardens allow families to grow food in smaller spaces
with minimal expense, water and labor—providing them with essential nourishment and a
source of income. This project is coordinated by Mark Hare, a member of our Presbytery, and
his wife, Jenny Bent.

Bibles for Romanian Christians: In post-communist Romania there are many small Christian
churches growing in remote villages. The economy in Romania limps along and most churches
are unable to provide Bibles for their members. Your donation will help distribute Romanian
printed Bibles to those families who seek the word of God.


ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS 2019 ORDER FORM

ORGANIZATION GIFT AMOUNT

COMPASS
(Central Ohio)

Mid-Ohio Food Bank
(Central Ohio)

Blessings in a Backpack
(Central Ohio)

Turning Point
(Central Ohio)

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance—Hurricanes Florence
and Michael Relief
(National)

Montaña de Luz
(Honduras)

Gardens for Haiti
(Haiti)

Bibles in Romania
(Romania)

GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL GIFTS: __________________________________

DONOR NAME:_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please make checks payable to Worthington Presbyterian Church with “Alternative Christmas” in
the memo line.

Gifts are 100% tax deductible.
Return to the church office no later than December 22.

Thank you for your gift!

SPECIAL EVENT DECEMBER 15TH

This year we will no longer be offering Pal Craftaid. Instead we will have for sale products from
Eleventh Candle Co and Kindway. Items will be offered for sale in the Fellowship Hall on
December 15 after the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. services. Please consider purchasing these items as
holiday gifts and to help those in need.

Eleventh Candle Co is a social enterprise in Columbus that offers candles for sale. Every
purchase helps women survivors find employment, empowerment and provides education to
help end human trafficking.

Kindway is a local not-for-profit company that supports EMBARK, an innovated, faith-based
prison re-entry program. Its programs and services are designed to assist its participants, both
men and women, on their journey from incarceration to independence. Kindway offers Kindware,
jewelry handcrafted by incarcerated men and women to help support returning citizens.


On December 15th in the 10:00 a.m. worship WPC YOUTH MINISTRIES (Jr. & Sr. High)
service the Chancel Choir and string orchestra 6:00-8:00 p.m., dinner provided
will present a program of Advent and Christmas December 1st
music to prepare our spirits for the birth of our No Event
Lord. Selections from G.F. Handel’s Messiah and December 8th
his Concerto No. 4 for Organ and Strings will be Caroling at Wesley Glen
featured as well as works by Deanna Witkowski,
Dan Forrest and Mark Hahn. Come and worship December 15th
with us through the blessing of exquisite music! Christmas Party
(Ugly sweater contest and
Calvin Chorale: Rehearsal 9:30 a.m. 12/7, 12/21 white elephant gift exchange)
Celebration Ringers: Rehearsal (6:30 p.m.)
12/4; 12/11; 12/18; 1/8; 1/15 December 22nd and 29th ~ No Youth Group
Chancel Choir: Rehearsal (7:15 p.m.) 12/5; January 5
12/12; 12;19, (7:30 p.m.) 1/2; 1/9; 1/16
New Year’s Party!
MUSIC FOR SUNDAY 10 a.m. WORSHIP
January 12th
Sunday, December 1st Start of Youth Group 2020
“Who But the Lord” - Craig Courtney
MEMBERSHIP SEMINAR
The Chancel Choir Want to know more about WPC? There will be a
Membership Seminar on Sunday mornings, 9-
Sunday, December 8th 9:45 a.m. in the Chapel, January 19th, 26th, and
“Keep Your Lamps” - Victor C. Johnson February 2nd with introductions to the
congregation on February 9th at 10:00 a.m.
The Chancel Choir Questions and RSVPs to Pastor Betsy at
“He Comes” - Natalie Sleeth [email protected]

The Chapel Choir

Sunday, December 15th
Celebration of Sound Presentation
The Chancel Choir with orchestra

Sunday, December 22nd
“How Great Our Joy” - Craig Courtney
The Chancel Choir with string quartet
“Thus Mary Said to the Angel”- Hassler

The Calvin Chorale

Christmas Eve, December 24
See front cover

Sunday, December 29th
Congregational Carols

Sunday, January 5th
“We Have Seen His Star In the East”

John Carter The Chancel Choir
“The Kings” - Peter Cornelius
Harper Markiecicz, tenor

Sunday, January 12th
“Baptized in Jordan” - Larry Shackley

The Chancel Choir


Worthington Presbyterian Church
773 High Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085-4171

Place label STRAIGHT on top of this line.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS WPC Sponsor-A-Family needs your help with
During the month of December, we sponsoring 50+ families in need this Christmas
decorate our beautiful Sanctuary Season. On December 1st or December 8th,
with poinsettias. The Ministry of please come to Fellowship Hall to select a family.
Worship and the Arts is accepting On Sunday, December 15th, we will collect all
honorariums and memorials for gifts for the families in Fellowship Hall. We also
poinsettias. If you would like to honor a loved one, will be collecting Target and Walmart gift cards as
please make a contribution of $20, complete this well as household items for the Guadalupe
form and send a check to the church no later than Center. Salem Elementary, St. Stephens
Monday, December 16th. The dedications will Community House and Guadalupe Center
appear in our Christmas Eve bulletins. Please families will benefit from your generosity. God
PRINT legibly. bless you for your help! If you have any questions
or wish to volunteer, contact Mindy Steel at 614-
IN HONOR OF: 209-9603 or [email protected]

IN MEMORY OF:

DONATED BY

LAST NAME(S):

FIRST NAME(S):


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