IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
HOSPITALIZED: Vivian Nash, Paul Umble, and Chuck Walter
RECOVERING AT HOME: Lela Todd and Ruth Willis
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Rita Hayes, Thurman Floyd, Maxine Harrison, Betty McLaughlin, Dorothy Porter, Mary Durham, and our service people and their families.
CONDOLENCES to the family of Bob Jahner who passed away on Tuesday, December 7.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
SUNDAY - SPECIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
There will be a special church council meeting on Sunday, December 12th at 11:50a following second church service to take action on the 2011 budget.
SUNDAY at 5:00 p.m. will be the Children and Youth Christmas Program with potluck dinner immediately following in West Fellowship Hall. Please bring a covered dish for the potluck. Drinks and table service will be provided.
SUNDAY is Cinnamon Roll Sunday.
THIS WEEKEND is Food Donation weekend. Please be a part of this wonderful ministry by dropping off your canned goods and/or other nonperishable items in the basket in the Narthex.
Thanks to everyone who delivered poinsettias to our shut-ins.
Thank you to our worship planning team that has helped generate the Advent themes this season. A special thanks to those who have crafted the banners that are appearing weekly in Advent. The makers of the banners are: Merna Furney, Mary Hanna, Janna Kassel, and Lori Pearson.
Heifer International gratefully recognizes Knoxville First United Methodist Church with a certificate for participating in the Animal Crackers program. Because of your contributions, families struggling with hunger and poverty will receive the gift of healthy animals and training in their care. Thanks for making a meaningful difference in the world. The thank you certificate is on the bulletin board outside the main office.
CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE
Gifts for the giving tree need to be returned to the church office by December 15 with the tags attached. Contact Beverly Sterling if you have questions at 842-5286. Your generosity has been greatly appreciated.
DECEMBER 24TH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
7:00 P.M. service will be a dramatic presentation of the birth of Jesus as experienced by the eyewitness. 11:00 P.M. service will be the traditional service of lesson, carols, and Holy Communion. Both services will conclude with lighting of the Advent candles and singing of Silent Night.
LECTIONARY: December 18-19Isa. 7:10-16 Ps. 80:1-7, 17-19 Rom. 1:1-7 Matt. 1:18-25
December 4-5, 2010
Worship attendance: 205
The annual MSPS Christmas Program will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 9:00 am. A short reception will follow the program at 10:00am in WFH.
Come sing with the MSPS students on Sunday, December 19th at either the 8:30 or 10:45 service. Students will be in attendance on this morning and will sing a couple of their Christmas songs.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER
The Community Christmas Potluck Dinner will take place on December 25th at noon. This year we are asking for cook helpers, servers, and cleanup. Food supplies are needed to feed 100 guests. Cash donations would be appreciated. If you would like to donate, mark a “Love” offering envelope Christmas Potluck.
Sunday December 12, 2010
FOOD DONATION WEEKEND
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
9:30-10:30a Cinnamon Roll 9:45-10:30a New Member
11:50a Special Church
Council Mtg –
12:30-2:00p 4-H – 3L
5:00-6:00p Children’s Christmas
Program – Sanctuary
6:00-7:00p Potluck - WFH Monday December 13, 2010
1:00-3:00p KAMA—Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
6:00-7:30p Free Clinic – Act Cntr
Tuesday December 14, 2010
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-8:00p Boy Scouts
7:00p Junior Optimists – YR
Wednesday December 15, 2010
Noon Wings – Conf Rm
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act Cntr
4:30-5:30p Girl Scouts – WFH
5:45p Bell Choir Practice
Thursday December 16, 2010
8:00a Late Birds – Mr. C’s
8:00-11:00a MSPS Reception - WFH
9:00-10:00a MSPS Christmas Program
10:00a Ministerial Cluster Mtg – Library
11:30a Homebuilders Together - Godfathers
7:15p Leadership Development Mtg – Conf Rm
Friday December 17, 2010
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday December 18, 2010
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday December 19, 2010
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
6:30-8:00p Confirmation Class – EFH
We welcome you and invite you to participate in all activities of the church. Listed are all of the events taking place in our church this week. We realize that newcomers may not be familiar with all the programs or people of the church so for explanations and more complete descriptions we encourage you to visit our website at, www.kifumc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 641-842-3712.
We are family friendly with a well equipped nursery, a full play room, and bathroom for your use. Please feel free to use our family oriented nursery. These areas are sound proof from the sanctuary, but you can turn on the speakers and hear the service if you would like. Large print bulletins are available for the 8:30 service.
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH:
Saturday – Dorothy and Mike Larson
8:30 – Susan and Marion Friday
10:45 – Barb, Joel, and Bailey Johnson
Assisting with Services: Liturgist: Katie Bishop & Praise Band
Saturday - Brenton and Shirley Trabert & Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Jim Butler, Jacob DeGeest, Dave Johnson, Dan Russell, John Scott, Jim Young, and Dave Roby
10:45 – Don and Cinda Synhorst ad Park Woodle
8:30 – Sam and Cora Rathmel
10:45 – Phil and Jackie Bauer
8:30 – Raymond and Wilma Fisher
10:45 – Linda O’Dell
8:30 – Pat and John Haney
8:30 – F.U.N. Group