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28026 275th Street, Bloomfield, IA 52537 | email: | 641-675-3845
November 25, 2018 PDF Print E-mail

November 25, 2018

Music Group Meeting/Sanctuary                                               8:45 AM
Prayer Meeting/Pastor’s Office                                                 9:10 AM

Christian Education Classes                                                     9:30 AM
Youth and Children’s classes meet in the basement classrooms. For adults, The Wired Word meets in the East Library Wing and The Parables of Jesus a DVD-based study of Jesus as Storyteller, meets in the basement.

Worship Service                                                                       10:30 AM
Singing: Music Group & Congregation
Scripture: Psalm 95:1-7a by Chris Payne  
Scripture: Hebrews 6:13-20 by Bryan Amstutz
Children’s Story  
Singing: For the Beauty of the Earth –Red Book # 1
Message: ‘God’s Promises to You’ –Hebrews 6:13-7:10
Singing: There is a Redeemer –Piano/Power Point
Pastoral Prayer
Offering: Mennonite Central Committee Relief Kits/Offertory-Jennifer Ball
Blessing & Sending: To God be the Glory –Blue Book # 102

Preparation for Advent/Christmas with the symbols of Advent and Christmas will be placed after the service today.  Helpers are invited!

Offerings on December 2 will support the Church General Fund.

Wednesday: 5:30 Meal/6:00-7:15 Pioneer Club
Dec 2: Advent & The New Christian Year begins
Dec 16: 4:00 Community Christmas Caroling
Dec 24: 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Program/Candle lighting
Jan 6: Communion in Worship Service
Jan 13: Emma & Jared Redding Commissioning/Noon Potluck Meal
Jan 19: 1:30 Annual Membership Business Meeting
Jan 26-27: Meetings with Brian Hershberger of the CMC Conference

Brenda Henderson passed away Friday morning, November 23 at her home in the care of her family.  A gathering of remembrance will be at a later time.

Belva Unruh, wife of Verney Unruh, passed away this past week.  Belva’s husband Verney was the pastor at Pulaski Mennonite from 1948 to 1951.

Richard Friend, pastor of Bethlehem Christian Church in Davis County, passed away Friday, November 23 in Ottumwa.  Memorial services will be at Wagler Funeral Home on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 AM.

Children’s Christmas Eve Rehearsal is Sunday, December 9 with a lunch for the cast at Noon and dismissal about 1:30-1:45.  Other rehearsal times are Sunday December 23 at Noon and on the 24th ahead of the 6:00 service.  If you have questions about details, contact Kari Jones.

Update on Conference Affiliation: The Executive Board of CMC has approved the application of Pulaski Mennonite Church for membership.  The remaining steps include ratification at the February Minister’s Business Meeting and then a six-month period when PMC will be received as an official member of CMC.  Brian Hershberger of CMC will be our guest speaker on January 26 and 27, 2019.

The Church Library is going through some changes with the ‘Reading Table’ going away and preview books now on the library shelf ledges.  Watch for more children and young readers selections coming soon.

A ‘Building Use Calendar’ is becoming more helpful as there are activities beyond regular church programs.  Be sure to consult the calendar on the Church Bulletin Board before planning an event.  Piano lessons, family gatherings and blood drives are examples of ‘extra’ activities.  Writing in your event makes a reservation—remembering that funerals or other unforeseen church activities will have priority.

Birthdays & Anniversaries November 26 thru December 2:
Luke & Regan Piper-Dec 2; Chad & Meleia Wuthrich-Dec 2;

Messages of Advent:
December 2: Original Songs of Christmas: Zechariah’s Song
December 9: Original Songs of Christmas: The Angel’s Song
December 16: Original Songs of Christmas: Mary’s Song
December 23: Original Songs of Christmas: Simeon’s Song

Read Ahead for Advent # 1: Zechariah’s Song
Luke 1:67-80 is the song that came from Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, after months of being unable to speak.  ‘His tongue was loosed’ and he sang! The passage is written in poetic or song form in most New Testament versions and is the message text for December 2, Advent # 1.

Adult Sunday School Offerings:
December 2-23: Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado
Dec 30-Jan 27: Be Anxious for Nothing, passages from Philippians
Feb 3-March 10: Life of Jesus from the Deeper Connections Series
>Wired Word and other selections will continue through these dates.
>Coming this Spring: Is Genesis History? Documentary & DVD Study

Churches Discuss Response to Lethal Threats, How Bible Study Fellowship Saved Sandi Patty and What Evangelicals Need Most to Read Revelation Well are featured items on The Pastor’s Plank of the church bulletin board.

Road to Bethlehem is a live outdoor Nativity on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at the First Baptist Church of Farmington.  Visitors will be taken on a 15 minute outdoor tour while experiencing the scenes of the Christmas story and the death and resurrection of Jesus.  If you’d like more information you may contact the church at 319-878-3735.

Our Daily Bread devotional guides for December-January-February may be found in the foyer hallway and on the The Welcome Table.


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