|This Week and beyond. . .||December 19, 2010|
What Do Want for Christmas?
What do I want for Christmas?
I want to kneel in Bethlehem,
the air thick with alleluias,
the angels singing
that God is born among us.
In the light of the Star,
I want to see them come,
the wise ones and the humble.
I want to see them come
bearing whatever they treasure
to lay at the feet
of him who gives his life.
What do I want for Christmas?
To see in that stable
the whole world kneeling in thanks
for a promise kept:
For in his nativity
we find ours.
Kneeling in Bethlehem ~Joyce Rupp
|This Week. . . and next|
Sunday 9:30 Adult Education
10:45 Worship: Advent Four - Love
Elders: Lou Taylor
Children's Church: Karen Hanson
Wednesday 6:00 Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Friday 1:00 Christmas Eve Service
Saturday ***** Christmas Day
Sunday 10:45 Worship: Lessons & Carols
12:00 Christmas Brunch
Elders: Karen Hanson, Cynthia Taylor
Children's Church: Mark Barrett
Friday December 24 at 1:00 pm Christmas Eve Service We're trying a different time this year in the hope that more people can join us as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.
Sunday December 26 Lessons and Carols and Christmas Brunch
Please prayerfully consider your gift to the wider church and the ministries of our Regional Church through our Special Christmas Offering
|If you're like most of us and just love to sing Christmas carols and holiday songs, then do we have a treat for you. This Wednesday, December 22, at 6:00 pm will be our first annual (hopefully) Christmas Carol-Sing-along, Soup Supper and Dessert Potluck in our Sanctuary. We hope everyone can come as we share some wonderful singing and fun together and please don't let night driving keep you away. Let us know and we just may be able to provide a ride for you.|
Spend Christmas Eve afternoon
with your church family
as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child
at 1:00 pm in our sanctuary
|Haiti Still Needs Soap
Remember to bring SOAP to worship this Sunday and next and we'll make sure it gets to Haiti.
|White Elephant Gift Exchange
On the first Sunday of 2011 you'll have the opportunity to pass along some of your "prized possessions" - or at least those wonderful items that are still in great shape but you just no longer need (or want!) them. That's right, in honor of the gifts that the Magi brought to the baby Jesus, we're going to have a "White Elephant" gift exchange during our potluck lunch. It will be a lot of fun, and who knows what new "prized possession" you'll come home with!
and Monthly Potluck on January 2
|Circle of Prayer|
Please hold in prayer. . .
Harvey March, in UCSF for an infection
Linda Rice, recuperating in her new home in Millbrae
Family & friends of the sister-in-law, sister-in-law of Ed Acarela, Cynthia Taylor's co-worker
Alberta Siverand, health concerns
Mildred Burrell, declining health and her family caring for her
Barbara Duckett, health concerns
Lana Duarte, struggling with MS
Mercedes Williams, daughter of Cynthia Taylor's friend
Jack Hirsch, Ellen's friend, leukemia
Blondell, sister of Lou Taylor
Joan, Barbara Huckins' friend, cancer
Dolor Disbarro, Vangie's friend, breast cancer
Ethelyn, mother of Chenetta Jackson, friend of Lillian Dixon
Eric Peterson, Karen's nephew, multiple congenital health issues
Chester Hurdle, Bonnie Hawley's uncle
Fred Trapkin, Ellen's friend, health concerns
Church in our Region to hold in prayer this week, for vitality, spiritual and numerical growth, commitment to serving their neighborhood and openness to the Mighty Spirit of God calling them into Ministry: Christian Church of Woodland, Greater Sacramento Area; Pastor Larry Love
Andrew Allagree; Joe Bluford; Gary Counsil; Ray Elizondo; Nancy Jenkins; Marilyn March; Dominick Mott; Gloria Quinn; Allen and Elaine Steinmetz; Juli Brooks-Tarry
Forest Hill Christian Church
"To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ from our doorsteps to the ends of the world"