14 Annual Elko Regional Interfaith Christmas Creche Exhibit

The yearly celebration will again take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3001 North Fifth Street, Elko, November 29 - December 2, 2018.  The exhibit will again feature dozens of creches of different sizes and designs, including the creche that is displayed at the front of St. Paul’s Church during the Christmas season. 

The Exhibit is collecting new or gently used items for the homeless in our community.  Suggested items (for men & women) in priority of need are:

Wool or Heavily Insulated Gloves 

Wool Socks

Hand Warmers

Insulated Boots

Winter Sleeping Bags

Heavy & Durable quilts

Propane Heater Fuel (1 lb./16 oz. green cylinder)

Restaurant and Fast Food Gift Cards                                    

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CALENDAR:

 

November 22 – Thanksgiving

 

November 26 at 6PM – LAST planning session for Convention.   Please attend – all hands needed to help!

 

November 29 and 30 – Diocesan Convention in Elko.

 

December 2 – Bishop Dan’s last pastoral visit to St. Paul’s.

 

December 16 – Advent Lessons and Carols at the 9AM Service, followed by the Greening of the church and a potluck brunch.

 

December 24th – Christmas Eve Service with Pageant. This is a no-rehearsal, no-costume-prep pageant, so bring your visiting little ones to help us tell the story! Carols at 6, Service starts at 630.


Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas (sometimes known as Advent Sunday). This year, it falls on December 2nd, the day of Bishop Dan’s visit.

Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning "coming". For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from three different perspectives. "Since the time of Bernard of Clairvaux (d.1153) Christians have spoken of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time." The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

 

 

VISITS TO HOMEBOUND:

Do you know a St. Paul’s parishioner or friend who needs a home visit? Contact the office and let the secretary know – we will arrange a pastoral visit for the shut-in.

 

 
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