December 15, 2013
Prayer Meeting 8:45 AM
Sunday School Classes 9:30 AM
Classes for children & youth meet in the basement. Wired Word meets in the Library/East Wing, More Than a Bible Study Girl meets in the basement Outer Office and a Bible Study class meets in the Pastor’s office on the main floor.
Worship 10:30 AM
Singing: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Advent Candle # 3: God’s Love
Singing: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice! –Blue Book # 210
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10 by Dean Amstutz
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:47-55 by Debbie Knapp
Children’s Time: Helping Hungry People –Dan & Austin Payne
Message: “I Still Can’t Believe It—About My Cousin Mary!”
Singing: What Child Is This? –Blue Book # 215
Tithes & Offerings: The Mission Bucket/Offertory by Jen Ball
Sending: May the Lord Mighty God Bless & Keep You
Christmas Eve Cast Lunch/Rehearsal Noon
Christmas Caroling 4:00 PM
Meet at the Church to plan the route for community caroling.
Today: Christmas Eve Cast Lunch & Rehearsal after worship
Today: 4:00 PM Meet at PMC for Christmas caroling.
Monday: 6:30 Ladies Night Out Cookie Exchange
Wednesday: 5:30 Tacos/6:00 AWANA/Christmas Story Skit
Thursday: 7:00 Men’s Recovery & Accountability Group at PMC
Thursday & Friday: MCC Meat Canner at Cantril, IA
Friday: 9:00 to 1:00 Blood Drive at PMC
December 23: Community Christmas Choir at Iowa Theatre
December 24: 6:00 PM Christmas Eve: “Christmas Letters”
January 5: 2:00-4:00 PM Farewell Open House for Schooleys
A Cookie Exchange for Ladies Night Out is at 6:30 tomorrow evening at the Church. Bring three dozen cookies and enjoy!
What is ‘MCC Meat Canning?’ The Mennonite Central Committee mobile meat canning semi-trailer will be at the Clair Zimmerman farm at 17260 260th St near Cantril on Thursday & Friday with operations beginning at 5:00 AM. PMC volunteers are invited to work from 5-9AM each day, cutting turkey meat into one-inch chunks for processing. Last year, about 12,000 cans of meat (22,000 lbs) were processed for use in hunger relief programs around the world. PMC has contributed about $4,100 toward meat and canning supplies for the project. Thank-you!
Life requires some give-and-take! The give-and-take table is in the Library/East Wing and is covered in books. You are invited to bring gently used books you no longer need—and, take books that seem good for you. Books will be on the table through December 22 with leftovers to the Bloomfield Library Book Sale Shelf.
The 20th Year of Davis County “I Care” Project will provide Christmas gifts to families and individual children in the county. See the church bulletin board for full details.
Sign-ups on the church bulletin board for Financial Peace University beginning January 19 meeting at mid-day on Sundays and Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl beginning January 12 or 19 during the 9:30 AM Sunday School Hour.
December 22 offerings will support the Church General Fund.
“Angels in Heaven Rejoice” will be presented by The Davis County Community Choir and Davis County Youth Choir on Monday, December 23 at 7:30 PM at the Iowa Theater, Bloomfield.
Advent # 3: O, The Mystery of God’s Dwelling!
Leader: In the coming of Jesus, we see God’s majesty; life springs up out of death, desperation yields to hope. Let us confess the desert places in our lives, the ways we have gone astray. We are grateful the third candle of Advent represents God’s love.
People: In this light we celebrate forgiveness, knowing that God dwells in the midst of transformation.
Worship Scriptures for December 22: Advent # 4
Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7 & 17-19;
Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25