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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:
         new life.
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

                           12:00       Fellowship

        Worship Rota
Elders: Lou Taylor

          Welcoming:  Gwen         
          Children's Church: Karen Hanson

6:00       Christmas Carol Sing-Along
Friday               1:00       Christmas Eve Service
Saturday            *****     Christmas Day
10:45       Worship: Lessons & Carols
                        12:00       Christmas Brunch

      Worship Rota
Elders: Karen Hanson, Cynthia Taylor

          Welcoming:  Gwen         
          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

Christmas OfferingChristmas Offering
Please prayerfully consider your gift to the wider church and the ministries of our Regional Church through our Special Christmas Offering

Christmas CarolingIf 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 Needs SoapHaiti 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
and Monthly Potluck on January 2

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!

at prayerCircle 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

                                                Continuing Concerns
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"