The Third Sunday of Advent-December 17, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 52:1-10; Hebrews 10:32-11:2; Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-25

Message:  "Believe It" Rev. Leslie


  • Cookie Sunday is today, December 17, after church.  Boxes containing cookies will be filled so that we can share them with others, bringing hope and joy to others this Advent/Christmas season. 

  • Beginning today, December 17 through the end of the year the Evangelism and Mission Committee will collect the Christmas offering for Feedmysheep in New Castle, PA. This local organization works within Lawrence County as well as the New Castle community to provide food, clothing, and household items to those in need. They also have several services during the week for their community followers to grow spiritually and emotionally.  FeedMysheep is housed in an old church and their utility bills for the winter tend to be very high and difficult to pay. We are supporting a collection to help relieve some this financial stress for this coming winter. Please consider supporting this organization, which we have partnered with for the last 5 years.

  • Join us this evening, December 17 at 4 pm for “A Night in Bethlehem” an event for the whole family to experience the bustling Bethlehem marketplace during the birth of Jesus.  Hosted by Bessemer Presbyterian Click.

  • Midweek Advent Coloring has been moved to Pastor Nathan’s home on Wednesday, December 20 from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.  If you would like to color another day or time just call Mary Kay 724-730-2186 to make sure she will be home.  Everyone of any age is welcome. 

  • The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • A former member of our congregation, Dorothy Nord will be 102 years old on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  If anyone would like to send her a Christmas card or after the first of year would like to send her a birthday card her address is:  Mrs. Dorothy J. Nord, Carillon Assisted Living-Rm. 17, 1165 Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC  27012.

  • The last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of our 10:45 am worship on Sunday, December 31.  If you are mailing your gift to the church, please have it here by Friday, December 29.

    The address is:

    Bessemer Presbyterian Church

    P.O. Box 42, Bessemer, PA  16112

Thank You

A big Thank You to the Ladies and Gentlemen who helped spread love and joy at Feed My Sheep this past week.  The work crew from Bessemer Church organized clothing, toys and other gifts for the Annual Christmas Give Away on Saturday, December 16.  They helped supervise the giveaway and handed out hot dogs.  The clients as well all the staff at Feed My Sheep really did appreciate all the volunteer help. Merry Christmas from Feed My Sheep!  See the Mission Bulletin Board for pictures.

Local Happenings

  • Poland Presbyterian Church will present A Musical Celebration of Christmas entitled: “O Come, All Ye Faithful on Sunday, December 17, 6:30 pm at Poland Presbyterian Church in Poland, OH.  Refreshments will follow.  All donations to benefit the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.


Holiday Hours

The Church Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and also Friday, December 29, 2017.

 The church offices will be open

on Thursday, December 28, 2017,

9 am-12 noon!

Regular Office Hours will resume

Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


Christmas Eve Services

 9:30 am Sunday Light

10:45 am Morning Worship Service

10:45 pm Candle Light Service



Important Information for 2018

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by Sunday, January 7, 2018.
  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.



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