December 7, 2014
SPECIAL CHURCH-WIDE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION – SUNDAY, 6:00 P.M. (note the time), on December 14th. You’re the host; we provide coffee, tea and soft drinks. You bring special cookies, cakes, and finger sandwiches. SONG FEST, SPECIAL MUSIC, AND A GOSPEL MESSAGE.
MEN’S DISCIPLESHIP BREAKFAST – Saturday, December 13th, at 8:30 a.m. We will gather for fellowship, to worship the Lord in song, and to have a time in the Word. A full breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE AND CANTATA – December 24th at 7:00 p.m. Bring the entire family to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.
NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE – Dr. Tom Wallace will be our guest speaker, December 31st from 9:00 p.m. till Midnight. Great preaching, music, and a buffet fellowship. All are welcome!
R.I.C.A. TREATS – Cookies, candies, and sweet breads are needed by SUNDAY MORNING, December 14th, to fill Christmas Goodie Boxes. RICA Ministry leaders John & Brenda K. thank you for your contributions.
AWANA CLUBS will meet tomorrow evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The next Awana meeting will be held after the holidays on January 5, 2015.
ANGEL TREE GIFTS – Please bring all gifts to the church by next Sunday, December 14th.
CONDOLENCES to Dane P. and family upon the recent loss of his brother, Sherland B., in Jamaica.
PRAYER LIST – Mike H., Karen W., Rita S., Michael K., George C., Tim B., Anthony S., Skip H., Ron & Betty H., Luke H., Judy A., Gene H., Bob H. & Audrey P. – cancer. Audrey M. & Anne H. - recent surgeries. Sheree G. (Bristols’ niece), Margaret M., Delores H., Lloyd R., Cierstan R., Irene G., Bruce L., Glen C., Juanita B., Dick S., Gertrude B., Carol A., Edna T., Nancy S., Kimberly W., Betty B., Linda H., Mae S., Betty C., Angela W., Kevin S., Pat B., Dee H., Glendel M., Charlene F., Sarah P., Mr. R. & Helen T. - health concerns.
MISSIONARY NEWS – THE PISARCIKS – Our Mission works with nationals in many countries that would be dangerous for American missionaries to work in or be allowed to enter. Since my last prayer letter, we’ve been privileged to work with 3 pastors from 3 different countries. Brother Phillip from Kenya, Africa, has been successful in planting 5 churches in a country that is full of Islamic terrorism and religious confusion. We at IPM believe that Light must penetrate the darkness in Kenya. Brother Glen from Mindanao, Philippines, works amongst the poorest of the poor in a place that an American Missionary went to many years ago who had a great influence on him. Brother Miguel from Argentina, South America, couldn’t speak English and we were limited in our Spanish language. We used “Google Translate” on our phones and computers to communicate back and forth. I’m scheduling meetings with 3 national pastors who will be coming over with me. I’m praying that pastors will invite us to bring them to their churches to share with folks what God is doing in countries where the nationals are assuming the works that have been planted by our foreign missionaries. We are on deputation to do this work, but we are on the job at the same time.