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December 31, 2010

“You are my strength when I am weak, you are the Treasure that I seek, you are my All in All. Seeking you as a precious jewel, Lord, to give up I’d be a fool. You are my All in All! Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is your name. Jesus, Lamb of God, Worthy is your name.” ~ “You Are My All in All” by Dennis L. Jernigan (Hymn #427)

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Begin the New Year at our Lord’s Table.  Pastor will be speaking from Ecclesiastes 3:1-14.

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Sunday will be our first Agape Lunch of the new year.  Jason Arrom and Steve Irish are preparing pork loin with chicken nuggets for the kids.  Cost is still $5.  Come hear our plans for 2011.

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End of year reports from all committee chairs and group leaders are due in the office by 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 10. 

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Tickets go on sale Sunday for our Men’s Fellowship annual Winter Wonderland steak dinner on January 22 at 6:00 p.m.  Ticket cost is still only $10.00.  The Albert Hall folks will provide entertainment.

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Pastor and Mrs. Cobb will be leaving on vacation  next week.  We wish them safe travel and a time of refreshment.

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Your church mailboxes will be packed away after January 9.  Be sure to empty them.  Any cards left over will be disposed of – we do not deliver!

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry is looking for more members.  The next meeting is Saturday, January 8, at 9:30 a.m.

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The office will be closed Monday for the holiday.  We wish you a Blessed New Year!

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Please remember in prayer ~

Eddie Haldeman

Pat Castle

Jim Maurer – bereavement                                                                                                                                     

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Seven Resolutions

I like a list of resolutions prepared by the Rev. Walter Schoedel. He
calls them ‘7-UPS for the New Year.’ No, this has nothing to do with the
soft drink. These 7-UPS fall under the heading of attitudes and actions.

The first is WAKE UP--Begin the day with the Lord. It is His day. Rejoice
iin it.

The second is DRESS-UP--Put on a smile. It improves your looks. It says
something about your attitude.

The third is SHUT-UP--Watch your tongue. Don't gossip. Say nice things.
Learn to listen.

The fourth is STAND-UP--Take a stand for what you believe. Resist evil. Do
good.

Five, LOOK-UP--Open your eyes to the Lord. After all, He is your only Savior.

Six, REACH-UP--Spend time in prayer with your adorations, confessions,
thanksgivings and supplications to the Lord.

And finally, LIFT-UP--Be available to help those in need--serving,
supporting, and sharing.

If you're going to make New Year's resolutions this year, let me suggest
Rev. Schoedel's list.

Why do we bother to make New Year's resolutions in the first place? Why do
we feel this need each January 1 to set new goals? Maybe it is because
resolutions help us to identify our priorities. They answer the Question:
how do I want to invest my time, energy, money, and talents in this New
Year? The New Year reminds us that time is passing. It is up to each of us
to maximize the potential of every moment.

Walter Schoedel

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This Week in Our Church . . .

Sunday                        Communion    

              8:45 Breakfast

              9:30 Sunday School & Worship

            10:45 Refreshments

            11:00 Worship

           Lions & Lambs & A2J

            12:15 Agape Lunch

Monday           Office Closed

              1:30 Bible Study

              6:00 Senior Youth 

Tuesday

            11:30 Lunch Bunch to Red Lobster

            Pastor leaves on vacation        

Wednesday     

              7:00 Sarah Circle           

Thursday         Epiphany

              8:00 Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday

              1:00 Ruth Circle at Betsy Cunius’

Saturday

              9:30 Prayer Shawl Ministry

              6:00 Prime-Timers

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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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