Praise & Prayer Concerns

December 10, 2017

CHURCH CALENDAR
And when you pray this week: Praise our Lord and Savior; Praise God for giving you the invitation to pray. Praise God for giving you the desire to learn to pray. Ask God to strengthen your prayer life. Thank Him for His many blessings; Pray for our church and the members; for our country; and ask extra blessings and help for the following:

Tithe Counters:John & Deborah Weitzel
Worship Deacon: Cindy Summers
Elders: Mike Hamilton & Jon Justice
Worship Leader: Steve Allen
Open Building: John Gerber
Home Centered: Mike Hamilton & Jon Justice
Ushers: Steve & Rose Alice Chambers
Greeters: Shelby Evans, Mike Milich, &
Linn Wallace

**We are updating our Prayer List. Please let the Church Office know in writing of your Prayer Requests. We will keep people on the main Prayer List for 1 month. If they are in need of prayer longer than that let us know and we will move them down to PEOPLE WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER. Al-so, please let us know when a pray-er has been answered! We will, of course, still be sharing Joys and concerns during Worship!!

Dear Church Family,
    I love Advent and Christmas and all the traditions associated with both. Some traditions are purely for fun like Elf on a Shelf. Some are very interesting like the Christmas Pickle. Ever hear of that one? Google it. I'm sure your family has Christmas traditions that only your family celebrates. We have a very special ornament with a picture of an unknown baby in it that we hang on the tree in a place of honor. No one knows who the baby is. We call him Jesus (The Spanish pronunciation). We all cheer when he comes out of the ornament box every year. It's a long and a very silly story of why we hang an ornament of an unknown baby on our tree every year, but it's our tradition and it makes our hearts glad.
    I particularly like the traditions that help us to remember our Savior that started out as an unknown babe in a manger so many years ago. That's why I like the legend of the candy cane and why I thought the above cartoon was so cute. So, I'm sharing the Candy Cane poem with you. I hope it makes your heart glad. Enjoy!
 
Look at the Candy Cane What do you see?
Stripes that are red Like the blood shed for me White is for my Savior Who's sinless and pure! "J" is for Jesus My Lord, that's for sure! Turn it around And a staff you will see Jesus my shepherd Was born for Me!
Blessings,
Pastor Beth

Sunday, Dec. 10th
11:45
Lunch and Meeting for Youth and Young Adults

Tuesday, Dec. 11th
No Board Meeting
 
Wednesday, Dec. 12th
6:00pm
Special Advent Bible Study (B.Y.O.D.)
7:00pm Choir

Thursday, Dec. 14th
8:30 am
Workday
1:00 pm Prayer Group

BETTY DUNCAN, JANET 
THE CHESSON FAMILY
DAVID DELANEY, TODD OLGES 
  KIT BRUSH & FAMILY
KEVIN KILGORE, SHERRY KYTE 
ROBERT CHAMBERS 
SASHA FISHER, LUCIEN HEBERT
COMMUNITY OF SUTHER-LAND SPRINGS
ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY
FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO
FIRST RESPONDERS
OUR MILITARY

PEOPLE WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER:
Ramon Ordonez,
Mandy and Kory Gerber, Inge & Dr. Brad Black, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor,
Stephanie Cowart, Bill Cumming, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton, Debra Dunham, Linda Sue Earls, Joan Edwards, John T. Franks, Bob & Beth Gay, Marty Graham, Fay Henry, Shirley Hilton, Barbara
Huffhines, Betty McLean, Stella Melder, Cindy
Moses, Mary Weitzel, Johnny Wills, Brandi & Joe Wood, Alice Springfield, the Boswell Family, Haney Family, Melissa Hubbard, Casey Brown, Linn Wal-lace, John & Evelyn Gerber, The San Miguel Fami-ly, The Allens, AJ Arisco Family