ECW Christmas Coffee Saturday, December 8 at 10am:  Fa la la la….coming December 8th at l0:00 a.m.  Come join us for light refreshments and our $10 gift exchange.  Wear your favorite holiday outfit, jewelry or ugly sweater to show off.  You won’t want to miss this chance for great fellowship!  Any questions, Connie at 425-774-4571.

Celtic Christmas Concert at St. Alban’s Monday, December 10th:
Save the Date for the Celtic Christmas Concert December 10th at 7pm.  This concert is sponsored by St. Alban’s Endowment Fund for the benefit of Chase Lake Community School’s Safety Net Program aimed at meeting basic needs (such as food, clothing and extra help with home-work) of Chase Lake families who live below the poverty line.
This year’s concert features a varied program of European and Celtic infused Christmas music featuring the international ensemble of Irish flutist, Brian Dunning, German & American vocalists Marc Gremm and Janet Marie Chvatal, with American keyboardist and vocalist Jeff Johnson.  Be sure to invite friends and neighbors.

Garfield High School’s Messiah Sing-A-Long Friday, December 14:  Garfield High School presents its 18th Annual Messiah Sing-A-Long on December 14 at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle (on First Hill), 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for General Public, $10 for Seniors, $5 for Students.  All proceeds benefit Garfield’s Orchestra programs.

Christmas Flower Donations:  Flower donation envelopes are in the pews for those who would like to help Altar Guild make our church beautiful for the coming celebration of the birth of Jesus. Donations can be made in memory, in thanksgiving or for a special occasion. Please mark “Christmas Flowers” on your check or envelope. To have your contribution noted in the Christmas bulletin, please turn your donation in by Monday, December 17.

Chase Lake Christmas Gift Card Donations:  Although we have given Fred Meyer gift cards to Chase Lake, it is not too late for you to make a donation.  Mail in or put your donation in the Sunday plate, and additional cards will be purchased and given to Chase Lake for their families.  Fred Meyer gift cards enable families to purchase gifts, food, clothing, etc.  Thank you to all who help make this a better holiday for our neighbors.

Journeying the Way of Love Advent Calendar:  As we journey through Advent, that season of preparation and expectation before Christmas, consider using the Advent Calendar, which offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest.  Copies are available in the Parish Hall.

Sunday Outreach Basket Offerings:  YWCA Pathways for Women will be the recipient of our Outreach Basket donations for the 4th Quarter of 2018.  Pathways for Women provides shelter, transitional housing and permanent housing for single mothers and children.   They strive to give all clients the opportunity to find decent, affordable, and safe housing for themselves and their children.  For more information go to

Status for 2018 Pledges:  If you want to know where you are with contributions towards your pledge before the end of the year, please call the Church Office on 425-778-0371 and a special report can be sent to you.

Church Office Hours:   Father Greg is in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and his email address is    Jeannie Wells, our Parish Administrator, is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm.  You can reach her any day via email at     Volunteers Susie Nichols and Sheilah Reidburn take care of office Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12.  For immediate assistance, please call Dan Mullene, Parish Care Minister (425) 412-3661 or

Upcoming Office Closure: Please note that Jeannie will not be in the office Monday, December 10th until 5pm.

Bulletin Notices:  Please send notices for the Sunday bulletin by Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to Jeannie’s email address or the church email address