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December 14, 2014

Prayer Meeting                                                                                    9:00 AM

Sunday School Classes                                                                       9:30 AM

Classes for children & youth meet in the basement.  Adult classes include Wired Word with news headlines and Scripture. This class meets in the Library Wing. Finding Jesus in Genesis, is a DVD and workbook based Bible study class, meeting in the south basement classroom.

Call to Worship/Candle of Joy                                                          10:30 AM
Singing: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear –Blue Book # 195 (Vs. 1, 2 & 5)
Scripture: Psalm 126 by Chris Payne
Scripture: John 1:6-8 & 19-28 by Dan Payne
Singing: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing –Blue Book # 201
Children’s Story
Message: ‘Restoring Joy’
Singing: Create in Me a Clean Heart –Piano/Power Point
Pastoral Prayer
Offerings: Mission Family Support   –Offertory by Jen Ball
Sending Song: Joy to the World –Blue Book # 318

December 21 offerings will support the Church General Fund

Advent: Preparing for the Messiah
December 21/Advent # 4: Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 & Luke 1:46-55
Christmas Eve/Candles & Carols: Lighting The Christ Candle

Today: 3:00 PM Community Christmas Cantata at Iowa Theatre
Wednesday: 5:30 Ham & Eggs/6:00 AWANA/Gift Crafts/Pajama Night
Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Blood Drive at PMC

December 21: 4:00 PM Christmas Caroling (Re-scheduled)
December 24: 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Service/Candle Lighting
December 28: Communion in Worship Service
January 4, 2015: The Story . . . The Bible like you’ve never read it before
January 17, 2015: 1:30 PM Annual Members Business Meeting
January 25, 2015: Living Waters Quartet in AM Worship service
January 25, 2015: 5:00 PM Davis County Bible Quiz Bowl at PMC

My Heart Longs for Christmas is a community cantata presented at 3:00 today, featuring a combination of traditional carols and other songs by Cayler Wuthrich and other community folks.  Admission is free.

The Story . . . read the Bible in 2015 like you’ve never read it before . . . to find ‘The Big Idea’ in the sweep of God’s Word to us.  Watch and listen for news of how to find your copy of The Story and read along in the first series, Hope in the Darkness from January 4 through February 15.

The Ecuador Partnership of Central Plains Mennonite Conference is organizing a work team to travel to Ecuador late February-early March, 2015 to work on a church building located 2 hours outside of Quito, Ecuador.  For more information contact Doyle Roth at 402-761-2847.

Volunteers are Welcome! Stop at the church bulletin board anytime this month to volunteer for . . . Scripture Reading; Kitchen Committee; Funeral Meals Committee; Communion Preparation; Sunday Morning Greeters.

Come to the Water is for adults living with grief, loss or health challenges of a loved one or yourself. . . .a place to rest and share—at  Crooked Creek Christian Camp, January 16-17, 2015.  For reservations, contact Camp at 319-653-3611 by January 7.   Brochures are on the Reading Table.

Jesse Mast and friends from Rainbows & Friends Christian Pre-School invites you to their Christmas program on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 PM.  Rainbow & Friends is a non-denominational Christian pre-school for 3, 4 & 5 year-olds based at Bloomfield United Methodist Church.

The annual Members Business Meeting is Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:30 PM.  If you have items for the agenda, visit with Council Chair Chad Knapp.  The annual booklet with reports will be distributed January 11.

Crooked Creek Christian Camp Update: We have received $12,031 or 47% of our goal of $25,745.  The funds are for improvements for storing food, energy savings, purchase of four beds and a finish mower.  Thank-you for giving and/or consideration of our Fall Fundraiser! –Tim Friesen

The Kelly Sister’s Music Ministry is hosting their 6th Annual Music Sing New Year’s Eve on December 31 at the Roberts Memorial Building in Keosauqua.  The evening begins at 5:00 PM with potluck meal (meat and drink provided).  Music begins at 5:30.  If you’d like more information, contact Connie Heiser at 641-675-3294 or see the bulletin board note.

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