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December 4, 2011
Advent # 2: The Changing Landscape of Our Lives

Prayer Group                                                                           8:30 AM
Sunday School Classes                                                           9:30 AM

Children and youth meet in the church basement.  Adult classes gather in the church sanctuary today for Wired Word, discussing scripture and news of the day.  A Bible Study class meets in the basement outer office room studying Christ and Christmas beliefs.  Today’s topic is ‘Violent Night, Holy Night’ or, understanding the world at the time of Jesus’ birth.                      

Notes & Announcements                                                       10:25 AM
Worship Service: What was unexpected this year?            10:30 AM

Singing:  Emmanuel (Isaiah 7:14)  –Power Point/Piano
Jesus, Name Above All Names (Luke 1:32) –Power Point/Piano

Hearing the Word
Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11 by Marla Piper
Scripture:  Mark 1:1-8 by Kathy Schooley
Singing:  Come Thou Long Expected Jesus –Blue Book # 178/Piano
Children’s Story: ‘I Wonder What to Expect!’
Message: “What God Can Do With Unexpected Changes In Our Lives”

Response to the Word
Reflections/Candle Lighting/Pastoral Prayer
Singing: God Sent His Son –Blue Book # 345/Piano
Offering: Church General Fund/Offertory by Jen Hopwood

Sending Song: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (V. 1, 3, 5 & 6) –Blue # 172

Worship at Care Center/Long Term Care                2:15 & 3:00 PM

Tithes & Offerings on December11 will support a Mission Family.

This Week:

Today: 1:00 Financial Peace University Session # 12
Today: 2:15 Care Center Worship/3:00 Long Term Care Worship
Tuesday: 7:30 Monthly Deacon’s Meeting
Wednesday: 5:30 BBQ Pork/6:00 AWANA Twin Night/Making Gifts
Thursday: 8:30 AM Davis County Ministerial Association Meeting
Friday: 9:15-1:15 Blood Drive at PMC

Looking Ahead:
December 18 & 21: Christmas Eve rehearsals
December 18: 5:00 Christmas Caroling/Meet at the church to begin
December 22-23: MCC Meat Canner at Cantril, Iowa
December 24: 5:00 PM Christmas Eve Service
January 1: Communion in AM worship service

Advent & Christmas Notes:
Awesome Deeds We Do Not Expect is the Advent Worship theme through Epiphany.  Christmas Eve Service is Saturday December 24 at 5:00 PM with rehearsals on Sunday, Dec. 18 after lunch and Wednesday, Dec. 21st at 6:00 PM. Christmas Day worship will begin at 10:30 AM without Sunday School that day.

Blood Drive: A Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drive is on Friday from 9:15 to 1:15 here at the church.  To reserve a time, call
800-452-1097. Thank-you!

Volunteers Needed for a two-hour acting career!  A ‘Mary, Joseph & Innkeeper’ are needed for a ‘Living Windows’ display on Saturday, December 10 from 6:00-8:00 PM on the Bloomfield Square.  PMC is responsible to provide this window as part of a ‘Walk to Bethlehem’ Christmas Story for the community.  Contact Darrell Zook to volunteer.

The Davis County Community Choir
will give their holiday concert on Thursday evening, December 22 at the Iowa Theatre beginning at 7:30.  More than 30 singers from Davis County make up the choir with a theme of ‘Hallelujah to Hoedown and Everything In Between.’

Thank-you for your recent gift of $492.29 in support of David & Joy Forney with Mission Aviation Fellowship.  Year-to-date support has totaled $1,998.73.  –John C. Boyd, MAF President & CEO

Church Around the World
may be found in your church mailbox today and on the Reading Table with a focus on Swaziland and other news of significance to Christians around the world.

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