Greetings Lebanon and friends,

This week we have our regular schedule of worship on Wednesday: Matins, Confession, Midweek Communion, and Vespers. Respond to this email if you’d like more information.

Thursday, 11/10: Outreach Meeting 6pm, Council Meeting 7pm.
Saturday, 11/12: Men’s Prayer Breakfast and 8am at Queen Street Diner. 9am Christmas Ornament Assembly at the church. Help greatly appreciated.

Looking Ahead

Wednesday 11/16 – Worship and Music Meeting at 6:30pm. 

Thanksgiving Day, 11/24 – No Services.

Sunday, 11/27 – Advent Wreath making at the church during the Sunday School hour. ALSO, Jeff Hamman has invited parade participants to his house at 2:30pm to set up the float decorations, look over costumes, rehearse. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Christmas Parade!

December 2nd, Woodstock Christmas parade. December 3rd, Strasburg Christmas Parade. Woodstock Parade begins at 5:30pm, Strasburg at 4:30pm.
We will have an excellent float this year in both parades. More details to follow.


November 26 will be “Black Cloister Day”

Martin and Katie Luther’s home in Wittenberg was, and still is, known as the Black Cloister. But why black?

When the building was originally built, it was the home of the Augustinian friars who studied and taught at the nearby University. The Augustinians are just one of many religious orders in the Roman Catholic church. The term “religious order” identifies those Christian men and women who took certain vows to live a life dedicated to specific ideals of the Christian Church. They include monastic orders, but not all orders are monastic. These orders would include, among many others, the Dominicans, Benedictines, and Franciscans, each named after the founder of the order. The orders often have distinctive habits differentiated by color. The Augustinians wore black habits and therefore the cloister that they lived in became known as the Black Cloister.

The picture of the Black Cloister is from an 1900 post card and is in the public domain.

-adapted from an article by Rebecca DeGarmeaux