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Worship Service - Previous Week
January 3, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
                                                                  January 3, 2010

Gathering                                                                                            9:00 AM
Sunday School Classes                                                                       9:15 AM

Children’s and Youth Classes meet in the church basement.  For adults, The Wired Word, a class with scripture and current events, meets in the East Wing and a Bible Study, Jesus the Messiah meets in The Outback.
Announcements & Church Life Notes                                              10:20 AM
Worship Service: Epiphany (Revealed)                                           10:30 AM

Epiphany Sunday: Bring Gifts of Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh
Singing: “We Three Kings” –Power Point/Piano (Verses 1, 2 & 5)

Hearing the Word    
Old Testament: Isaiah 60:1-6 by Kathy Schooley
New Testament: Matthew 2:1-12 by Dave Schooley
Children’s Story-Susan Knapp
Child/Parent Dedication: Dani, Regan & Luke
Singing: “Children of the Heavenly Father” –HWB # 616
Message: “What the Wise Men Saw In Jesus”  -Matthew 2:1-12

Response to the Word
Singing: “What Child is This?” –HWB # 215
Pastoral Prayers
Offerings: Church General Fund/Offertory by Jen Hopwood

Sending: “Go Tell It On the Mountain” –Power Point/Piano
Potluck/Fellowship Meal                                                              Noon

You are invited to the noon meal in the church basement with Dani and her family as special guests . . . and congratulations to Dani’s mother, Regan Roberts on her graduation from Iowa State University.
Scripture Reader Sign-up: To help lead worship by reading scripture in 2010, sign-up and take a ‘Reader Orientation Sheet.’
This Week:
Tuesday: 7:30 Deacon’s Monthly Meeting
Wednesday: 5:30 Sloppy Joes/6:00 AWANA-Jesus as a Boy
Friday/Saturday: Central Plains Conference Meeting in Des Moines
Saturday: Financial Peace University begins at Bloomfield UMC
Looking Ahead:
January 10: Communion Elements in AM Worship Service
January 11: Youth Council/Volunteers Meal and Look-ahead for 2010
January 12: Monthly Church Council Meeting
January 16: 1:00 Annual Church Members Business Meeting
January 31: 2:00 Worship Service at Davis Center (Country)
Financial Peace University begins on Saturday, January 9 at the Bloomfield United Methodist Church.  This FPU course will be led by Kevin Gingerich with an assist by Darrell Zook.  Course cost is $100.   To reserve a spot call the Bloomfield UMC office at 664-3206.
We share the communion
elements in the worship service on Sunday January 10 as we remember the mercy, love and sacrifice of Christ.
Winter Small Groups provide an opportunity for deeper Bible study and/or learning to know others in an informal setting.  Here are groups thus far:
Ladies Tuesday morning Bible Study: Contact Carol Baughman
Dinner Group Taking a Turn Hosting: Contact Audrey Amstutz
Bible Book Study: Leader and Subject pending
Good & Evil, or, How King Herod Affects Your Bible: Darrell Zook
See the bulletin board for more description of these groups and to check in case other groups have been organized.  –Education Commission
Attention All 6-8th Graders: Crooked Creek Christian Camp is getting ready for Junior High WinterFest on January 15-17.  The Iowa Mennonite School Praise Band and pastor Pam Gerig Unruh will lead the sessions.  WinterFest kids will need to practice Carpet Ball, 4-Square and Dutch Blitz skills to be ready!  Contact Chris Payne for more information.
Food contributions for AWANA meals have been amazing!  Thank-you!  See the new sign-up sheets for Jan-Feb-March.  –The Kitchen Crew
January 10 offerings will support Central Plains Mennonite Conference and the work of our 50 sister congregations in Iowa (19), Nebraska (9), South Dakota (9), Minnesota (8), Montana (3), Colorado (1), Illinois (1) and Wisconsin (1).

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