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December 26, 2008

Join us this Sunday as we continue our Christmas celebration!  Tom Sooy is on vacation this week.  Dot Ryon will be playing the organ and Grades 1-6 will provide special music.  Pastor will be speaking from Luke 2:22-40

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All weekly church activities (choir rehearsals, Bible studies, youth programs, etc.) will not be meeting this week.  We’ll be back on schedule beginning January 5.

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Sunday is your last chance to purchase tickets for the mission team’s steak dinner on January 3.  A concert featuring The Seasoned Singers will follow dinner.  See Alice Smith or Loretta Metz. 

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Our Sunday School is looking for donations of books for all ages for their January 4 mission project.  Books will be sorted and distributed to local nursing homes, schools, etc.  All donations are welcome.

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New Year’s Thanksgiving

"I don't do any housework on New Year's Day," my aunt said, "because what you do on New Year's Day, you'll do all year." When I was young, I thought my aunt had the right idea. I didn't like housework, and so on January 1st I tried to do only the things I enjoyed.

Over the years, as I cared for my family and began to cultivate a more grateful attitude, I decided that doing some housework on New Year's Day would be a good way to begin the year. Washing dishes reminds me to be thankful for the food God has provided in the preceding year and to anticipate all that God will provide in the future. When I do the laundry, I remember to give thanks for warm clothes in the winter. Cleaning house helps me to be grateful for the shelter of a home and reminds me to give thanks for family and friends who are welcome visitors. With each of my New Year's Day chores, I find reason to give thanks.

When I pray on New Year's Day, expressing thanks for all that God provides, I hope the saying is true: What you do on New Year's Day, you'll do all year.

Lin Tranter (Ohio) from Upper Room, January 1, 1999

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                       

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

Monday           Good News Deadline

Tuesday              

Wednesday    

Thursday         Happy New Year!

            Office Closed

Friday

Saturday         

 

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