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Weekly Contact– November 29, 2018

Hello there,

‘Tis the season for helping out and feeling good.  You can get into that spirit by showing up on Saturday morning, December 2nd at 9:00 when we decorate the sanctuary.  It is not hard and really doesn’t take too long if we have enough volunteers.  And it really can get you into the Christmas spirit.  Donuts and coffee will be provided.  So please come, because we could use your help.

If you want to add to the seasonal feelings, the Rockwell Collins Chorus will be having their Christmas Concert in our sanctuary at 1:00 that same afternoon, December 2nd.

There will be two services this week, our traditional service at 9:00 and the Synergy service at 11:00. It is the first Sunday of Advent and we have some wonderful things planned for the first worship service.  Bob Roussell has arranged for a brass ensemble consisting of three trumpets, a french horn, a trombone, a euphonium, and a tuba.  They will be playing Christmas carols as an extended prelude so come early.  Then we have a beautiful choir anthem augmented with some singers from the Midwest Chorale and a cellist, Katie Peake Callen.  So the music will be absolutely fantastic!!  I will be preaching on Jeremiah 33:14-16 and my sermon title will be “Getting Us Through.”  In addition to all this, we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper at both services.

I know there has been some confusion about the number of services and at what time. So I will remind you each week.  There will be two services this week, the 2nd.  Then there will be one service on the 9th at 10:00.  This will be a wonderful children’s program, that the children and youth have been working on.  There will be two services at 9:00 and 11:00 the following week on December 16th.  There will be one service at 10:00 on December 23rd.  On Christmas Eve there will be two services.  The family service will be at 5:00 and the Communion service at 7:00.  If you have any questions, give us a call.

We have three slots left for people to light the Advent candles; on December 16th at the 11:00 service, on December 23rd at the one service at 10:00 and on Christmas Eve at the 5:00 service.  If you are interested contact one of the pastors or call the church office.

Finally, the December First Press is available at various spots around the church building.  Or you can download it by clicking here.

Stay in One Peace,

Howard

 

 

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