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December 3, 2010

“Jesus, name above all names, beautiful Savior, glorious Lord. Emmanuel, God is with us, blessed Redeemer, Living Word.” ~ “Jesus, Name Above All Names” by Naida Hearn

Let us meet at our Lord’s Table Sunday as we continue to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child.  Pastor will be speaking from Matthew 3:1-12

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Decorations will be pulled out of the attic next week.  Help is always appreciated when getting our church ready for the holidays.  If you are available please come on out!

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The Angel Tree has only 4 tags left!  Many thanks to all who are helping to bring a special Christmas memory to a child in need.

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The December 18 dinner concert is sold out, but Joanie is keeping a waitlist.  Call her at 641-1839 if you would like to be added.  Also, if you have tickets and find you are unable to attend please call her up until noon the day of the concert.

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Holiday cards for Jean Delesantro may be mailed to the following address:

Jean Delesantro

C/o Pat Fagon

PO Box 13605

Ft. Pierce, FL 34979

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Please remember in prayer ~

Marjorie Hamer

Eddie Haldeman

Norman Johnson

Pat Castle

Jill & Harry Williamson – traveling mercies and loss of Harry’s brother

Eleanor Elbertson

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Eat This Bread

Christmas isn’t the time of year when our thoughts naturally turn to the Last Supper—or what the Jews called Passover. But that particular Passover is critical to Christmas. After breaking bread and giving it to His disciples, Jesus said, “Take, eat; this is My body” (Matt. 26:26). Breaking bread was a traditional part of Passover, but adding “this is my body” was a striking departure from the familiar liturgy. The disciples must have been bewildered.

Later the meaning became clear. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which means “house of Bread.” He was laid in a manger—a feeding trough. He once said, “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh” (John 6:51).

The prophet Micah indicated that One born in Bethlehem would rule over Israel (5:2). But not until Jesus came did anyone realize the uniqueness of this Kingdom. Christ’s rule would not be imposed upon anyone; it would be imparted to those who accepted this new citizenship.

As we sing of Bethlehem’s manger, let’s remember that the heaven-sent infant King came so that we might “eat this bread” and partake of His divine nature.

by Julie Ackerman Link from Our Daily Bread, December 7, 2008

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This Week in Our Church . . .

 

Sunday                        Communion - Second Sunday of Advent

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship, Lions & Lambs, A2J

              7:00 Pastors’ Study

Monday

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth

Tuesday

              7:00 Session           

Wednesday     

              6:30 Weeknight Bible Study            

Thursday

              9:00 PB & J

            10:00 Martha Circle at Carol Thomas’

            12:00 Serve at Sister Jean’s

              6:30 Handbell Choir Rehearsal         

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

Saturday

              7:30 Trip to Hershey, PA

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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. - I Corinthians 13:7
 
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