#277          Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

#269          How Great our Joy

#282          O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR TODAY  are  in loving memory of Everett Jantz.  We, his family, are celebrating his life and the gift he was to us.  His roots run deep — our hearts are grateful!”

THE CHURCH OFFICE will close at noon on Monday, December 31st and remain closed through Tuesday, January 1st.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYER & COMMUNION: Begin the New Year with prayer! The Worship Center will be open between 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st. You may come and go any time in between. Communion will be available at the altar for those who desire. No childcare is provided.

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 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 site 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!

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!

REMINDER: If you have offerings to the church that you would like to have included in your 2018 contribution statement for tax purposes, according to IRS rules they need to either be received by the church or be postmarked by December 31st.  You can drop off contributions at the church office by noon tomorrow, put them in the mail tomorrow, or make an online contribution through our church website before midnight on the 31st.  Thank you for your faithful support of the ministries of our church!

PLEASE PRAY for the adults and students who are at the Summit conference in Colorado Springs for the next few days: Kristin Baker, Molly Black, Courtney Brown, Jacy Brown, Josiah Brown, David Byrne, Cindy Dawson, Cooper Dawson, Amanda Dudley, Abby Dundee, Bobby Kirkpatrick, Jacob Newton, Katie Newton, Leah Newton, Katelyn Sanders and Ellie Wilber.