The First Sunday of Christmas, December 31, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148:13-14; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:21-40

Message:  "No Short Cuts" Rev. Lersch

Announcements

  • Today, December 31 is the last day to contribute to the Evangelism and Mission Committee  collection of the Christmas offering for Feedmysheep in New Castle, PA.  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. 

  • Today, December 31 is the last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of worship. 

  • The Deacons will meet this Wednesday, January 3 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Annual Calendar Planning meeting will be held this Wednesday, January 3, 6:15 pm.  All committee chairs and activity presidents are invited to attend.

  • The Session will meet this Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm.

  • The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated next Sunday, January 7.  Please prepare your hearts and minds accordingly.

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry next Sunday, January 7. 

  • We will ordain and Install church officers for 2018 during worship next Sunday, January 7.  The slate of officers for a (3 year term) is: Elders: Velvet Henry and Jim Schiffauer.  Deacons:  Dorothy Hawkins and Nancy Roberts.  Nominating Committee for 2018:  Roberta Gibson, Tina Leslie, Brad McKim, and Mickie Snyder.  Auditor:  Phyllis Penwell. 

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by next Sunday, January 7, 2018.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 10,   10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm.  We no longer meet earlier for executive board.  We just have one meeting; time for Devotions, Meeting, and Social.

  •  FD Campbell Library Movie Night will meet Saturday, January 20, 6:30 pm at our church.

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

  • The deadline to submit information for the February 2018 newsletter is Sunday, January 21.  The February 2018 newsletter will be passed out on Sunday, January 28.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • 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.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

  • 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.

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