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28026 275th Street, Bloomfield, IA 52537 | email: | 641-675-3845
December 20, 2009 PDF Print E-mail

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: Advent # 4                                                                10:30 AM
Nativity: The Manger, Stable & Infant-Primary Sunday School Students
"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" –HWB # 196 (Vs. 1,2,3& 6)

Hearing the Word
Old Testament: Psalm 80:1-7
New Testament: Luke 1:39-56
Children’s Story
Message: "Mary Mother of Jesus and Herod The King"
              The Story Behind the Christmas Story, Part # 4

Response to the Word
Singing: "What Child is This?" –HWB # 215
Pastoral Prayers
Offering: Missionary Bucket for service projects/Offertory

Sending Blessing
Singing: "O Come, All Ye Faithful" –HWB # 212

Offerings on December 27 will support our missionary families in Indonesia and Asia—see the Mission Bulletin Board for more details.

Thank-you for your recent offerings of $653 for the Central Plains Mennonite Conference and of $1,611.28 to help provide for a Hispanic Ministries Coordinator in our area. –Monica Clem, Central Plains Office

This Week:
Today: Noon Potato Bar Meal for Library
Today: 1:00 Travis Martin Pictures/MCC Meat Canner
Today: 2:00 Worship Service at Davis Center (Country)
Today: 5:00 Christmas Caroling/Meet at the Church
Monday-Tuesday: 5:00 AM Working at MCC Meat Canner/Cantril
Tuesday: Youth Christmas Vacation Event/Overnighter
Thursday: 6:00 PM Christmas Eve Service/Carols Alive!

Looking Ahead:
December 27: Parent/Child Dedication/Dani, Regan & Luke
January 3: Communion elements in AM Worship Service
January 11: Youth Council/Volunteers Meal and Planning

Welcome! Today we welcome Travis Martin and family and the Mennonite Central Committee Meat Canning Crew. And, we welcome family and friends from ‘afar off’ who are gathering with family for Christmas. May God bless our time together and grant safety in our travels.

Roger Wyse passed away on Wednesday. He is a past member of PMC and a dear friend to church and community. Memorial services will be on December 30 in Wayland, IA. Cards may be sent to Rachel at Silver Pond Assisted Living, 1400 6th Ave. North, Apt #108, Wellman, IA 52536.

The Christmas Eve Service is at 6:00 on Thursday featuring kids music specials, Christmas Scripture, ‘Carols Alive’ and candle lighting. Besides readings from Isaiah, Matthew and Luke, we’ll see how two Christmas Carol favorites, Joy to the World and Silent Night came to be.

The Mennonite Central Committee Meat Canner will be at Cantril on Monday and Tuesday at the Clair Zimmerman farm at 17260 260th St, rural Cantril. Volunteers from PMC are encouraged to work the ‘early shift’ beginning at 5:00 AM. PMC is asked to supply seven gallon of orange juice for breakfast—see the bulletin board to sign-up.

A Mitten Tree will warm the hands of Davis County kids! Bring along mittens or gloves for the mitten tree in the church foyer. Thanks!

Scripture Reader Sign-up: To help lead worship by reading scripture in 2010, sign-up and take a ‘Reader Orientation Sheet.’ Current readers may continue by signing-up or take a year off by not signing. Thanks to readers!

Food contributions for AWANA meals have been amazing! Thank-you! See the new sign-up sheet for Jan-Feb-March. –The Kitchen Crew

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