December 24-25 ANNOUNCEMENTS
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
HOSPITALIZED: Jeff Kline.
HOSPICE: Alfred Jones (receiving hospice care at Park Lane Assisted Living).
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Joyce McCarty, Sally Synhorst, Thurman Floyd, Myra Ockerman (Doran and Cora VanRheenen’s great granddaughter), Phyllis Barnett, Betty Tonda, Alberta McMulin, Tom Tucker, service people and families.PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRYContact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
OUR CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS
We will be tithing (10%) of 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.
CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER
The Community Christmas Dinner will take place on Sunday, December 25th at noon.
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self reliance and hope. A special collection is taken the fourth weekend of every month.
Can you imagine 97 beautifully wrapped gifts lined up on tables, ready to be sorted and delivered? Thanks to your generosity, we are making Christmas a whole lot brighter for 11 needy families this year. A special thanks to Anna Mae Vickroy, Dan and Sharon Ryan, Folmer, and Heather for all their help in making my project a lot easier. I LOVE THIS JOB. Bev Sterling
To My Church Family: Thank you so much for the cards and phone calls I received at the time of Connie Wagner Walsh’s tragic passing. Each message was truly appreciated. In Christ’s love, Rita Hayes
We would like to thank everyone for the support and prayers our family has felt following the loss of our sweet Benjamin. Brian, Bre and Brynlee Brooks
Kitchen inventory and cleaning is planned for January. If you have pans in the East Kitchen, please pick them up. Otherwise, they will be donated to the Almost Free Shop. Thank you. Dorothy Danner
MALAWI MOTORCYCLE PROJECT
The goal is to raise $3500. To date we have $1785. Please consider donating to this project.
LECTIONARY: December 31-January 1
Isa. 60:1-6 Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14 Eph. 3:1-12 Matt. 2:1-12
Worship attendance: 214Giving: $18,136.50
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 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!
Sunday Dec. 25, 2011
No Sunday School
Noon Community Christmas Dinner - WFH
Monday Dec. 26, 2011
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:00a-Noon Almost Free
Wednesday Dec. 28, 2011
Noon Wings – Conf 1:00-3:00p NHN—Act Cntr
7:00p Jr. Optimists – YR
Thursday Dec. 29, 2011
8:00a Late Birds— Mr.
Friday Dec. 30, 2011
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free
Saturday Dec. 31, 2011
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday January 1, 2012
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL