Notes to Pastors

This is a reminder to RSVP for the Pastor Appreciation Breakfast at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School by Tuesday, November 27! The breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, December 4 from 8 – 10 a.m., co-sponsored by the Eastern District and Franconia Conferences of Mennonite Church USA. RSVP by emailing office@franconiaconference.org or calling 215-723-5513.

Many in Franconia Conference remember Henry Paul and Mildred Yoder. Last week Mildred passed away following a short illness. There will be a memorial service for family and friends here in the East on Sunday, November 25 at Boyertown Mennonite Church at 4:00 p.m.

Prayers and Petitions: A Call for Advent Prayer and Action
From Susan Mark Landis, Mennonite Church USA peace advocate and Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, director, MCC Washington Office

“Our hearts ache as we continue to long for peace. Whether you are reminded of this longing by listening to news of increasing violence in our world or the approaching Advent of Christ, let us join together in praying and acting for peace this Christmas. Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office invite you to make visible your yearning for peace by joining with Mennonite Church USA congregations across the country, praying and petitioning for peace on Dec. 2, 2007.”

Visit www.MennoniteUSA.org/peace to find a letter with more complete information, a congregational litany, and a petition for peace between the United States and Iran.