DECEMBER 17-18 ANNOUNCEMENTS
HOSPITALIZED: Joyce McCarty and Sally Synhorst.
HOSPICE: Alfred Jones (receiving hospice care at Park Lane Assisted Living).
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Thurman Floyd, Myra Ockerman (Doran and Cora VanRheenen’s great granddaughter), Phyllis Barnett, Betty Tonda, Alberta McMulin, Tom Tucker, service people and families.
CONDOLENCES: Condolences to the family of Nancy Park on her passing.
CONTINUAL PRAYERS: Bishop Julius Trimble, District Superintendent Reverend Bill Poland, District Outreach Minister Paul Smith, 1st Church pastors, and church family.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
If you would like to sign up for the e-prayer chain to receive an e-mail any time a request is made for a prayer, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-842-3712 with your name and e-mail information.
YOUTH GROUP ON SUNDAY 4-6P IN WFH/YOUTH ROOM
Thank you to everyone at the Methodist Church for their prayers and support when our brother, Loren Jay Rankin, passed away on December 3. Lori, Lynette, and Lana Rankin and Lauretta Utterback
Thanks to all who served coffee and furnished cookies for the first service. The Hospitality Committee
Perfect for Christmas giving…Fair Trade Equal Exchange products. Excellent quality. UMCOR receives financial support from our sales. Check out the new inventory just received of chocolate bars, cocoa, coffee, and teas!
END OF YEAR
FYI: With the end of the year fast approaching, please remember to have any year end donations in the office by January 1, 2012. Checks that are mailed must be postmarked on or before December 31st. Please note…a gift is deductible in the year in which it was made. Thank you. Sharon
OUR CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS
We will be tithing our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings this year to Neighbor Helping Neighbor. As Christians we have a need to give and to share our resources and blessings with others.
PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
The annual MSPS Christmas Program will be held on Tuesday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m. A short reception will follow in WFH.
Our next Sermon Series begins on January 22 going through the Lent season is based on the book Crazy Love. To assist you in your journey to grow closer in your relationships with God and others, we will have corresponding small group curriculum and a reading schedule for the book, Crazy Love. A limited number of discounted books are available for $11 in the church office. They would make great Christmas gifts!
Salvation Army Bell Ringers are still needed. Please contact Merna if you are interested in ringing.
Two very special candlelight services will be held on Saturday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
On Christmas day, one combined service will be held on Sunday, December 25 at 10:45 a.m.
CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER
The Community Christmas 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 Dinner.
LECTIONARY: Isa. 52:7-10 Ps. 98 Heb.1:1-4 John 1:1-14
Worship attendance: 211
Sunday December 18, 2011
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
11:00a-3:00p WFH Reserved
4:00-6:00p Youth Group – WFH/Youth Room
Monday December 19, 2011
1:00-3:00p NHN – Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
5:00-7:00p Cub Scouts – WFH
Tuesday December 20, 2011
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
9:00a MSPS Christmas Program
Wednesday December 21, 2011
Noon-1:00p WINGS – Conf Room
1:00-3:00p NHN—Act Cntr
4:30p Girl Scouts – Preschool Rm
5:30p Bell Choir Practice – Bell Room
7:00p Jr. Optimists – YR
Thursday December 22, 2011
8:00a Late Birds – Mr. C’s
6:30-8:00p Girl Scouts – EFH
Friday December 23, 2011
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday December 24, 2011
7:00p Candlelight Service
11:00p Candlelight Service
Sunday December 25, 2011
No Sunday School
10:45a Worship Services
Noon Community Christmas Dinner - WFH
Assisting with Services:
8:30 - Liturgist: Katie Bishop
10:45 - Praise Band
Saturday - Dawn Allspach and Larry Kline
8:30 – Jim Butler, Jacob DeGeest, Dave
Johnson, Dan Russell, John Scott, & Jim Young
10:45 – Don and Cinda Synhorst; Park Woodle
8:30 – Sam and Cora Rathmel
10:45 – Betty McRoberts
8:30 – Edna Poortinga
10:45 – Sharon Fisk and Paul Huyck
8:30 – Pat and John Haning
8:30 – Jim and Sharon Young
8:30 – Vicki King