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28026 275th Street, Bloomfield, IA 52537 | email: | 641-675-3845
December 23, 2018 PDF Print E-mail

December 23, 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 Library Wing while Because of Bethlehem, an Advent Bible Study, meets in the basement.

Worship Service                                                                       10:30 AM
Lighting the Candle of Peace
Singing: Music Group & Congregation
Scripture: Malachi 4: 1-6 by Pat Zook
Scripture: Luke 2:21-35 by Keith Amstutz
Children’s Story by Debbie Knapp
Singing: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus –Blue Book # 178
Message: ‘An Original Christmas Song: Simeon’s Song” Luke 2:25-35
Singing: O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem by Men’s Group
Pastoral Prayer
Offering: Pioneer Club/Offertory-Jennifer Ball
Blessing & Sending: Good Christian Friends, Rejoice –Blue Book # 210

Offerings on December 30 will be for the Missionary Support Fund.

A final Christmas Eve Rehearsal is at 4:00 on Monday before the 6:00 Christmas Eve program.  Cast will be provided a light meal before the program. Thanks to all the households for your effort!

Monday: 4:00 PM Cast gathering & rehearsal
Monday: 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: Brian Hershberger of the CMC Conference Speaking
Jan 27: Brian Hershberger speaking/Noon Potluck Meal

If you are a committee or program chair, your short report for the Annual Meeting booklet will be greatly appreciated.  Direct reports to Nora Knapp or the church office.  Thanks!

The Annual Sign-Up Season is here! The Bulletin Board has sign-up sheets for 2019 Greeters, Readers, Funeral Committee, Kitchen Committee, Children’s Story and more.  Your time and service is appreciated!

A ‘Building Use Calendar’ is becoming more helpful as there are activities beyond regular church programs. Piano lessons, family gatherings and blood drives are examples of extra activities.  Writing in your event makes a reservation—remembering funerals and other church activities have priority.

The 10th Annual Keosauqua New Year’s Eve Gospel Sing organized by The Kelly Sisters begins at 5:00 PM, December 31 at the Roberts Memorial Building.  Soups and drink are furnished bring a covered dish and enjoy the music from the Kelly Sisters and eight other Gospel Music groups.  If you’d like more information call Connie Heiser at 641-675-3294.

Birthdays & Anniversaries December 24 thru December 30:
Alexis Knapp-December 20

Sunday Mornings Through January:
December 30: Looking Back & Looking Ahead-Deacons
January 6: Wait! Christmas Has 12 Days? & Communion
January 13: Ruth-Part One: The Road Trip/Emma & Jared Commissioning
January 20: Ruth-Part Two: Girl Meets Boy
January 27: Brian Hershberger of CMC as Guest Speaker

Adult Sunday School Offerings:
Dec 30-Jan 27: Be Anxious for Nothing, passages from Philippians
Feb 3-March 10: Life of Jesus from the Deeper Connections Series
March 17-April 21: Last Days of Jesus/Deeper Connections Series
April 28-June 2: Is Genesis History (Documentary preview required)
>Wired Word and other selections will continue through these dates.


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