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December 24, 2017 PDF Print E-mail

December 24, 2017

Coffee is On (No Sunday School classes today)                                    9:00 AM
If your Early-Sunday-Morning-Church-Habit is hard to break, you are welcome to bring cookies etc. and enjoy the visit with others until 10:15!

Worship: Together in Advent-Wrap in Love 10:30 AM
Singing by The Christmas Carol Choir-Jingle Bells & Away in a Manger  
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34 by Debbie Knapp
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 by Chris Payne
Singing Special/Candle of Love: O Come, O Come, Emanuel
Children’s Story  
Christmas Favorites from Hymnbooks & Christmas Specials
Message: ‘Wrapped in Love’
Singing Special: O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Offering: Harkers & Kirksville Church Plant 
Announcements & Blessing   
Sending Song-We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas Eve Rehearsal                                                       4:00 PM
Cast and Helpers will meet for final rehearsal and remain for the program. 
Thank-you for your time and perseverance.

Christmas Eve Program/Candle Lighting                             6:00 PM
The Children’s Sunday School department presents the program followed by the annual candle lighting.  Be sure to welcome community guests.

Free Books . . . on the table at the back of the sanctuary.  Most are non-fiction, Bible study and some Bibles.  The table goes away later today.

Today: 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Program rehearsal
Today: 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Program/Candle lighting
Dec 31: Last day to turn in Deacon nominations/Tim Friesen speaking
January 7: Communion in Worship Service
January 12-14: WinterFest for 6th to 8th graders at Crooked Creek Camp
January 20: 1:30 PM Annual Membership Business Meeting

The December 31 offering supports the Church General Fund.

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.

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.  Montie & Amy Wuthrich continue with two years remaining of a four-year term.  Until December 31, nominations may be left in the foyer or with Montie Wuthrich or Bryan Amstutz.

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.

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

The Virgin Birth: What’s the Problem Exactly, Workers Build Peace in South Korea, In Christ’s Birthplace Olive Wood Artisans Carry on a Holy Land Tradition & How Conservative Denominations Actually Fare Better on Diversity are featured on The Pastor’s Plank of the bulletin board.

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

Birthdays and Anniversaries December 25 through December 31:
Alexis Knapp-December 29

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