Sermon: David Bridges
TODAY’S WORSHIP SONGS
#259 Angels from the Realms of Glory
#265 The First Noel vs. 1,2,3,5,6
#244 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
ADVENT READING AND CANDLE LIGHTING: Molly Black
ADVENT TESTIMONY: Stephen Skeeter
THE ALTAR FLOWERS: Glory to God in the highest! On earth, peace and good will toward all men.
THE CHURCH OFFICE will close at noon on December 24th and remain closed through December 26th for Christmas. The office will also close at noon on Monday, December 31st and remain closed through Tuesday, January 1st.
COMING SOON: Beginning on January 6th, our missions team will be taking orders for T-shirts with our church logo. The money raised through this sale will benefit our missions fund. Adults’ and children’s sizes will be available in both short sleeve and long sleeve styles as well as hoodies, in several color choices. Samples will be available for viewing in the Coffee Café. Online ordering will also be available soon – watch for more details!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for January 13th – 20th, 2019 which will be our next time to host Family Promise. We can always use more volunteers for everything from bringing food to helping with set up or tear down, or spending one night at the church.
READ THROUGH THE BIBLE – You are invited to join with others in our church in reading through the entire Bible during the coming year. Pick up a reading plan from the kiosk for a list of readings which contain scripture selections for each day as well as a daily Psalm to pray through. This year we are using a plan from The Bible Project. Along with the schedule of readings, the website https://thebibleproject.com/ has other resources such as videos with background information on each book of the Bible. For 2019, Pastor David Bridges will host a monthly gathering for questions and reflections on the readings of the previous month. These will take place in the Coffee Café on the second Sunday of every month right after the worship service, beginning on January 13th. Everyone is welcome – mark your calendar!
MOST OF US WANT TO BE MORE LIKE JESUS. In fact, being like Jesus is one way to define the Christian life. But most of us could use some help and guidance while we actually try to become like Jesus. Dallas Willard’s and Jan Johnson’s “training manual,” titled, “Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice” provides just such help and guidance. You’re invited to learn from this manual early next year by joining a group led by Jon Kerr. More information about the group’s starting time and requirements are coming soon.
THE FLOWER CHART for 2019 has been posted in the foyer. You are invited to sign up for a date to provide the altar flowers in honor of a loved one or a special occasion in your family. Just sign your name by the date you have chosen – you’ll get a reminder card in the mail shortly before your chosen date.
LADIES – ONLINE REGISTRATION for our 2019 Women’s Retreat “Craving Connection” is now open. We will be returning to Camp Tejas from February 1st – 3rd, 2019; make plans now to join us! Register at https://tithe.ly/event-registration/#/491538 . If you have any questions please email Kody Shepherd!