"I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!"."

Psalm 122:1(NRSV) 

November 23, 2022

Can you believe this Sunday, November 27 is the First Sunday of Advent?  We give thanks to our McGregor angels preparing the sanctuary, narthex, and lobby for Advent!
Sunday Worship Service:  First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Meeting ID: 879 5268 1237
When connecting by phone:  +1 301 715 8592 US
Sunday Worship Service with Communion:  Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Please have bread and juice/wine ready to share The Lord’s Supper together.
Meeting ID: 876 7571 2486
When connecting by phone:  +1 301 715 8592 US 
If you have not yet made your 2023 pledge of time, talent, and treasure, it is not too late!  You may place your pledge card in the offering plate this Sunday, December 27 or you may email our church bookkeeper, Carolyn Holland, at  Thank you for your generous support of McGregor Presbyterian Church.
We give thanks for our new church officers who were elected last Sunday, November 20.  Elected to the Elder Class of 2025:  Melanie Clarkson, Steve de Kozlowski, Mary Ellen Thompson, and Hank Windley.  Elected to the Trustee Class of 2025:  Dave Bitters.  Elected as the At-Large Members of the 2023 Nominating Committee:  Elaine Abercrombie, Terry Candee, and Scott Moseley.
The 2022 McGregor Advent Devotionals are hot off the press and ready for you to pick up.  They are located in the lobby and narthex.  The devotionals were written by McGregor members with the theme of our 50th McGregor Church Anniversary celebration in mind, “Our Story … Moving Forward.”  Each devotional contains a passage of scripture and insights into what McGregor Church has meant to the writer and their hopes and prayers for the future of our church family.  May you find the hope, peace, joy, and love of the Advent season within these devotions.
You are invited to stop in Classroom B (across from the nursery) anytime during Advent to engage in Advent Prayer Stations.  The first one will be set up this Sunday, inviting you into the wonder of the Christmas story.  We will add a new station each week through the four Sundays of Advent.  Instructions and guidance will be provided so you will know exactly what to do.  This is an invitation to take some time this season to be still and reflect in different ways on how Advent is speaking to you as we explore the gifts of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love.  We do ask that you enter the room quietly, so as not to disturb others who may already be in there.  If you aren't able to stop in on a Sunday, the prayer stations will be available throughout the week.  Thanks to Christina Isenhower, Pam Taber, Jayne Woodward, and Terry Candee for putting these together for us to help us stop and reflect during this special time in the life of the church!  We hope you will find these a meaningful added practice to the Advent season.
Poinsettias will grace our sanctuary during Advent and Christmas.  You may designate a poinsettia in honor of or in memory of a loved one for $15 per designation.  The designations will be listed on an insert in the Sunday, December 11 bulletin.  All forms and payments (cash or checks) must be received by Sunday, December 4.  Order forms will be in the November 20, 27, and December 4 bulletins.
Our McGregor Holiday Mailbox is in the narthex so you may send Christmas cards to your McGregor family and friends (without paying any postage!).  Simply place your addressed cards in the alphabetized file folders in the box.  Then check to see if there are any cards for you.  The Holiday Mailbox will be available for use through Sunday, January 8. 
The church office will be closed Thursday-Friday, November 24-25 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.  Hope you have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
“I thank my God every time I remember you,
constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you.”

Philippians 1:3-4
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in the ministry and mission of McGregor Presbyterian Church.
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