December 15, 2019 "Everlasting
Father" 3rd Sunday in Advent (a series from Isaiah 9:6-7)
Preparing our hearts fro Christmas
Pastor Herb Bowers
You can listen to or download the sermons
from this web site. Click on the "Sermons" link at the top of the page. If you would like a CD of any of the
sermons, contact Bob Sturm.
Sunday Evening Bible
The Sunday evening bible study on
the book of Acts, lead by Pastor Bowers, will resume in January 2020
Thursday Night Prayer
Every Thursday at 6 PM, is an all church prayer meeting to
pray for our church, our congregation and for the new pastor that God has for us. Please join us...Prayer
18:20 : "Forwhere two
orthree gather together as my followers, I am there among
sharpens iron,and one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 )
⇒ Normally, on the fourth Saturday of each month we meet at 9 AM at the church for a breakfast, fellowship,
and a study discussion. Our meetings are open to all men, young and old. Invite a friend or
Due to Holidays, we will not meet in
Experience great fellowship with like-minded men,
and interesting discussions about how to live a more Christlike life. You can also look forward to
exciting group outings several times a year.
***All men welcome: Teens through
⇒Our 'wood carving club' meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at noon
(at the church building). Beginning and experienced wood carvers are welcome and there is even some
equipment and projects for beginners. If you have questions or need more information -- talk with Wade
Davis, Steve Detmer, or Dave Dewar.
Note: The carving club will not meet for the remainder of the Summer.
Calling all crafters:
The craft group “Faith Works” will meet on thesecond and fourth Wednesdays
from 9 am to approximately noon to create crafts for charity. Everyone is welcome. If you’re a sewist,
bring your machine and sewing supplies. We will have an iron and ironing board and cutting mats. We’ll
be working on drawstring bags and pillowcase dresses. For those of you who don’t sew, bring your favorite craft and
an idea for a charity item. Example: if you knit or crochet, there are soap bags and washcloth patterns; if you
make jewelry then bracelets or jewelry kits are a good craft for the shoeboxes. And if you feel that you’re not
‘crafty’ come anyway to learn something new. You can always string a ribbon through the top of a drawstring bag, or
braid jump ropes from t-shirt strips!
If you have questions contact Deb Watts, Nancy Wells, or Alice Sturm
The women's study group meets on the second Saturday of the
month. For information, contact Shirley Schmoock.
We as a church believe in the power of prayer.
If you have a need that you would like us to join you in praying for, or if you have a praise report that we can
celebrate with you, please let us know. The Elders feel that it is a great privilege to pray for the needs of
the congregation and have extended that privilege to the church body through the use of the Prayer
Request Form. It allows you to choose to have just the Elders pray for you, or to have your prayer
request shared with the congregation through the email newsletter. Here's what you need to
Fill out a Prayer Request Form (found in
the prayer request basket), indicating whether it is a private (Elders only) or public request. Public
prayer requests should be for you or for a close family member, again to protect
If you choose to email a prayer request, send
it to Pastor Dave at (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating if it is a private or public
request.For public prayer requests that occur after
Sunday let the church office know by Thursday noon if you want it included in the Friday
newsletter. If you want the pastor to call you please
indicate that and include your phone number.
Public prayer requests will appear in Friday's newsletter for one week,
unless you indicate otherwise.
Remember that praise reports are
encouraging to the church, so be sure to tell us about how God is working in your