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Luke 2:1-20 

(KJV)

  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

 

 

See You Sunday

 

Oren

 

Donna and I would like to wish each and everyone of you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

 

 

 

 

     

 December 2018

Nursery And Ushers Schedule
 
 

Nursery

 

8:30am                             Sunday School                          10:45am________
02 – Helen Hoogendoorn     02 – Heather Dias                            02 – Alisha Jones
09 – Denise Reese               09 – Carla Denton                           09 – Nance Swofford
16 – Helen Hoogendoorn     16 – Helen Hoogendoorn                16 – Helen Hoogendoorn
23 – Cindy Wilson                23 – Millie Pellham                           23 – Micca Sims
30 – Kristen Fleetwood        30 – Helen Hoogendoorn                 30 – Regina Hampton

Users

8:30am Service                                                            10:45am Service________     
02 – Bud Everett                                                                   02 – Jackie Holman
       Rick Miller                                                                             Ray Reynolds
       Kenny Wilson                                                                       Dave Harper
       Paul Kester                                                                           David Denton
09 – Dean Downs                                                                 09 – Brent Lakey
       Denny Roberts                                                                     Eugene Jones
       Jim Voyles                                                                            Jr. Heriford
       Dale Davis                                                                            Dale Davis
16 – Jon Schaff                                                                     16 – James Alcorn
       Keith Pellham                                                                       Leonard Thompson
       Burrely Loftin                                                                        Jim Billingsley
       Paul Kester                                                                           Chris Sims
23 – Bud Everett                                                                    23 – Jackie Holman
       Rick Miller                                                                              Ray Reynolds
       Kenny Wilson                                                                         Dave Harper
       Pual Kester                                                                             David Denton
30 – Dean Downs                                                                   30 – Brent Lakey
       Denny Roberts                                                                       Eugene Jones
       Jim Voyles                                                                             Jr. Heriford
       Dale Davis                                                                             Dale Davis
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Ringers List
December 11th
 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Jerry & Jena Moyer
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Sue Downs
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Jon & Linda Schaff
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Larry Warrick
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Oren Alcorn
3 p.m. – 4.p.m. – Dale Davis                 
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Pauline Okhuysen
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Ashlin & Abby
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Timber and Elsie Jones
 
December 18th
 
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Connie Bacorn
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Sandy Murrill/Tinsie Barlett
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Sue Downs
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Jon & Linda Schaff
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Tammy Gilbert
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Anaya & Grampy
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Bryce, Kay & John
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Terri Tabor
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Burrely & Penny
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Letter From Tim

   

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.”    Galatians 4:4-5 NIV Merry Christmas! Are you ready to celebrate? Some of you just rolled your eyes or groaned because of the stress or sadness of this time of year. Maybe you don’t have all your shopping done. Or maybe you don’t have the money to buy what you want to for those you love. Maybe this is your first (or another) Christmas without a loved one. Maybe your family dynamics changed over this last year because of a disagreement or other circumstance. Whatever the reason for the eye roll or groan, I want to Encourage you to focus and pray through the above verse this month.   At the right time set by God He CAME to this earth for you and me to be forgiven. He LEFT the glory and splendor of heaven for a humble life in this fallen, sin cursed world. He would walk with us as He walked with Adam and Eve but separated from us by the sin that still clung to us. He would be accepted by a few but rejected by many. Sound familiar? He was born like you and I but conceived supernaturally. This is all for you and I to be redeemed and to be received as adopted sons and daughters!  That’s worth celebrating! That’s worth praising God for! That’s worth focusing on when we are sad or stressed or angry.   This month, we will have our holiday supper December 9th at 6pm which is a good time for us all to share a meal and stories as we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. Then we are ringing the bell for the Salvation Army December 11th & 18th. This will help those struggling in our community. Then we get to hear/participate in our annual Choir Special celebrating the birth of our Savior. And then the most beautiful communion service comes up: Candlelight Communion. Be in preparation to receive communion and be ready to remember why our Savior came: as THE LAST sacrifice for our sins.   As you can see, December will be a packed month, but a great month of opportunity for you to invite someone who doesn’t regularly worship with other believers or who doesn’t worship God at all to come join us. Be observant of where God is working around you. Be in prayer for the lost. Be planting and watering the seeds of the Good News of Jesus Christ! Don’t forget to ENCOURAGE one another all the more as we are come closer to the Day of Christ’s return. EQUIP yourself and those around you with the Word of God for the work of God.  And ENCOUNTER those far from God with the message of forgiveness through Jesus.  

Tim

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