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December 31, 2017 PDF Print E-mail

December 31, 2017

Prayer Meeting/Library                                                        9:00 AM

Christian Education Classes                                              9:30 AM
Children & Youth meet in the basement classrooms.  Adult classes include the Life & Ministry of Jesus meeting in the south basement classroom while Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph concludes today in the East Library Wing. The Case for Christ begins on January 7 in the East Library Wing.

Worship Service 10:30 AM
Singing: What Child is This –Red Book # 180
We Three Kings –Red Book # 206
Scripture: Psalm 8:1-9 by Dan Payne
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 by Chris Payne
Children’s Story-Tim Friesen
Singing: Jesus Loves Me –Piano/Power Point
Message by Tim Friesen, Director of Crooked Creek Christian Camp
Singing: Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness –Piano/Power Point
Congregational Prayers-Montie Wuthrich
Offering: Church General Fund –Offertory by Jennifer Ball  
Sending Song: LORD, Prepare Me to be a Sanctuary

The January 7 offering supports the Church General Fund.

Find sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for:
Scripture Reading; Children’s Story; Sunday Greeters; Funeral Meals  Kitchen Committee; Communion Preparation;

Today: Last day to turn in Deacon nominations
Wednesday: 5:30 Meal/6:00 Pioneer Club/7:30 Deacon’s Meeting
Saturday: Rachel Wyse memorial service at Wayland Mennonite Church
January 7: Communion in Worship Service/
January 7: 2:00 Bloomfield Care Ctr/3:00 Davis Center Worship & Bingo
January 12-14: WinterFest for 6th to 8th graders at Crooked Creek Camp
January 14: 6:00 Education Commission/Sunday School & VBS Planning
January 20: 1:30 PM Annual Membership Business Meeting
January 26: Youth at Winter Jam concert
February 4: Noon Potato Bar for Library Fundraiser

Bingo! PMC is responsible for worship at Bloomfield Care Center (town) on January 7 at 2:00 and at Davis Center (Country) at 3:00.  Following the 3:00 worship at Davis Center the annual Bingo Game with residents is scheduled.  The folks love that visit and your presence!  Talk with Barbara Baughman if you’d like to know more about Bingo Day.

Scripture Reader Sign-up is on the bulletin board . . . current readers must sign for 2018—or not sign-up if you’d like a year off.  New readers are invited.  If you are new to the reading list, ask for an orientation sheet.

Thank-you for year-end reports already submitted . . . if you are the chair or leader of a ministry or program group at PMC, I’m happy to have your report right away as we compile the Annual Book the next few days. You may leave reports with me or the church office.  Thanks!  -Nora Knapp

Everyone in the congregation is invited to nominate deacon candidates for the members meeting on January 20.  Three nominees most noted will be asked to stand for election.  Dan & Chris Payne are concluding a four year term and are eligible for renewal.  Today is the last day to submit names.

Creating Worship Songs for a Welcoming Community, Puerto Rico is Not Forgotten, Magi-Wise Men-Kings: It’s Complicated, and, Recent Scholar-ship Dating Herod’s Death Matches Christian Texts about Jesus’ Birth are featured articles on The Pastor’s Plank of the Church Bulletin Board.

WinterFest at Crooked Creek Camp for 6th to 8th Graders is January 12-14.  Register as a youth group or go to

Birthdays and Anniversaries January 1 through January 7:
Kyle Payne-January 1; Aaron Amstutz-January 3;
Brian Knapp-January 4; Maxine Roulet-January 6

Building Use Calendar for 2018 may be found on the Bulletin Board panel beside the church mailboxes.  The calendar may be used to reserve space for family and small group gatherings.

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