CURRENT OFFICERS AND CONSISTORY MEMBERS

President
Sandy Kleger
Vice President
Jim Stewart
Secretary
Diana Decker
Trustees
Allen Dennis
Lisa Ceaser
Butch Peters
Treasurer
Chris Dietrich

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Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!

The year 2016 is rushing past! Summer is long gone – the first snow has been “weathered” – the Thanksgiving feast has been enjoyed! And now, it’s on to Christmas! The stores have been decorated for months (it seems). We are now bombarded with ads on a daily basis – through all forms of media […]

Gift Card Fundraiser

We have Gift Card Fundraiser through Great Lakes Scrip Center and includes tons of cards – from Advance Auto Parts to Wet Seal (young women’s clothing). By purchasing the gift card through Great Lake Scrip, our church earns a percentage of the sale price. With this newsletter is a copy of the list and more […]

Mile-marker Birthday

ESTHER HELLER will celebrate her 92 nd birthday on December 2, 2016. Let’s all wish her a happy birthday by giving her a card shower! Look! It’s raining birthday cards!

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held on Sunday, December 4, after our Worship Service. The proposed 2017 Budget was approved by the Consistory for distribution in the weekly bulletins and extra copies are available on the table in the Narthex. NOTICE TO ALL COMMITEES, TEAMS AND ASSOCIATIONS: In accordance with our Constitution […]

CHRISTMAS CAROLING

We will meet after Worship on December 4 for caroling. We’ll raise our voices and spirits as we sing songs of the season to residents of our local nursing homes and to our homebound. Come with us and sing glory to the newborn king!

Christmas Cards For Vets

There is a box in the bell tower for Christmas Cards for our local veterans who are residents at the VA Hospital. The last day to put cards in the box is December 18. Thank you for remembering those men and women who served our country.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Our program will be presented on Sunday, December 18, during our worship service. Christmas in Song and Scripture, We all know the story of how our Savior was born in a lowly manger in a small town. It seems like every year the scripture passages reporting the events surrounding Jesus’ birth are repeated. But do […]

Special Music – Christmas Eve

Anyone wishing to present music prior to the Christmas Eve Service is asked to see Denise Dean. We will begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm. If you are more inclined to read a poem or selection, that would be very welcome also.

Sunday School News

THANKSGIVING DINNERS – Thank you for being so generous. We again were able to provide meals for ten families thanks to you.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – DECEMBER 17

Our Christmas Party will be held on December 17 from 10 am to 12 pm. We are asking all the kids to bring a couple pieces of fruit for the baskets for our shut-ins and a new or “gently used” stuffed animal or toy to be wrapped for the children of the McKinney Clinic. We […]

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree has been set up in the Narthex. Just take an ornament, purchase the item listed on it, wrap it, tape the ornament to the package and place it under the tree. You may also include a card from you and your family.

CHRISTMAS OFFERING ENVELOPE

Please be generous in giving to our church ministries supported by this offering:

Phoebe Devitt Home Bethany Children’s Home Lancaster Theological Seminary

These organizations sincerely need and appreciate your support. Every penny counts with today’s expenses, so please give generously. The “Christmas Offering” is a benevolence offering and is not used to build up the […]

Bethany Christmas List

Copies of the 2017 Christmas Wish List are on the table in the Narthex. Please note that the children at Bethany are teenagers. Specific gift items are included on the Christmas Wish List or if you prefer, the children love to receive gift cards to department stores, craft stores, area malls, etc. Please choose age-appropriate […]

Flower Sign-Ups

POINSETTIA SIGN-UP SHEETS There are sign-up sheets on the tables in the Narthex and next to the fellowship hall doorway for you to purchase poinsettias to decorate our sanctuary. The last day to sign up is December 18.

ALTAR FLOWER CHART The 2017 chart for the altar flowers is on the table in the Narthex. […]

Thank You!

The following letters are posted on the bulletin board in the bell tower: A thank you letter from Phoebe Ministries for our 2016 Benevolence donation of $500. Your generosity provides programs and activities for their residents. A thank you letter from CWS for our CROP Hunger Walk Donation of $594.00. With your help, vulnerable children […]

[On Not Loving the World] Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. — 1 John 2:15-16 (NIV)