Sunday Worship for December 4: 10:40 a.m. in the Sanctuary. 3rd Sunday of Advent. The Readings are: Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146, Matthew 11:2-11. Rev. Blair will be preaching, "Do You Choose Joy Today?" This is Consecration Sunday. Please bring your completed 2017 financial commitment cards. "Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away." (Isaiah 35:10)
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Joy in the Morning #2284 (The Faith We Sing)
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WORSHIP FOR DECEMBER 18: 4TH Sunday in Advent. Rev. Blair, preaching on “Does Love Rule You?” 1 John 4:7-12; Psalm 80; Matthew 1:18-23. “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:11)
BIBLE STUDIES The Sunday evening Parsonage studies will meet again for the third lesson of our Advent study series based on Adam Hamilton’s Not A Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem. Our 2-3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon open Bible study continues on December 14 with our third look at “The Advent Card Shoppe.” Come and join us!
REMEMBER THE BIRTH OF JESUS: Come to our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Lessons and Carols and great music! 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
CLOTHES TO GO IS STILL GOING: Faith Fellowship UMC in Mansfield would truly be blessed with your continued support. Please continue to leave your in-kind contributions in the hallway next to the Narthex and it will be delivered to Mansfield. If you have any questions, please contact Lyle Hutson, who coordinates our effort.
THE MUSIC PROGRAM NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT! Please use the love offering envelopes to make special “We Love Music” financial donations which will go into a special fund to help pay our choir director and purchase new music.
The next Church Council meeting will be on Monday, January 2, beginning 6”45 p.m.
All members are encouraged to attend.
Please continue to keep the following who are homebound or in nursing care facilities:
Marion Vose Eunice Clark Joyce Moreau Elinor Donley