November 29, 2020

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First Sunday of Advent, November 29

 

WATCHWORD FOR THE WEEK:

“And then they will see the son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory." Mark 13:26

 

WEEKLY INVOCATION:

Almighty God, who came to us long ago in the birth of Jesus Christ, be born anew today by the power of your Holy Spirit. We offer our lives as home to you and ask for grace and strength to live as your faithful, joyful children always through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen."

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR:

Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

 

November 29 First Sunday of Advent

10:00 a.m. 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 (Indoors & Online)

 

December 1 Coaches Book Discussion

6:00 a.m. Village Inn

 

December 6 Second Sunday of Advent

10:00 a.m.​​​​​​ 2 Peter 3:8-15

 

December Birthdays & Anniversaries

Char Happ     12.3

Rich Smith     12.5

Candi Kamm     12.9

Ron and Rose Brass     12.16

Rose Brass     12.17

Eden Sun     12.17

Rod and Denise Matthews     12.19

Matt Edwards     12.29

Bella Quintana     12.31

 

Our Budget:

Received: $92,972.57

Needed for Budget: $88,240.00

Difference: +$4,732.57

 

PRAYER UPDATES FROM BANGKOK

 

Praises

  • Thank God for the launch of the new website [nightlifecollection.com]
  • Thank God for the product orders that keep the women occupied and employed.

Prayer requests:

  • Pray for the atmosphere in the production room. There is a lot of spirit activity there and the staff are tired. Pray for breakthroughs for these women and that the team will find themselves refreshed in God.
  • Pray for the Central Asians in our care. Pray they will find Jesus and have new hope as they wait to go home.
  • Pray for the staff and volunteers who feel weary from caring for women who are discouraged.

 

Operation Christmas Child

 

This past Monday, November 23, closed out a busy collection week! I want to thank Kylie, Ty, Emmie, Hector Jesus, Bella, Christine, Candi, Mark, Matt, Olivia, Linda, Hank, Peggy for greeting people and collecting shoe boxes. This year was different with greeting people outside and taking down information and packing boxes. The payoff for all the effort was 1,342 boxes! 1,342 children will be reached with love, care and the gospel! They were taken to Waterloo where the region's count was over 13, 000! PTL!

 

 

Westminster Hunger Outreach

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2155 University Ave at Loras Blvd. will be conducting a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, December 19th in partnership with the St. Stephen's Branch of River Bend Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to: greet car occupants as they arrive and direct them to the proper areas [they do not get out of their cars] and/or carry food boxes that are already packed to the car trunks. Food boxes have been prepacked by St Stephens. If you would like to help with this food outreach activity or have any questions, please email Linda at lindalouise63@yahoo.com.

Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering

During the month of December we will be collecting for our denomination's Retired Ministers and Missionaries. This offering assists retired missionaries and ministers. Many of these people need help and your gift can make a difference. Our goal for this year is $750.

 

New Daily Breads Available

The new daily breads are available in the foyer. If you are unable to pick one but would like one mailed to you, please let Linda know. lindalouise63@yahoo.com

 

Advent Readings

 

Week 1: A time for thanksgiving

Sunday              1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Monday              2 Corinthians 1:8-11

Tuesday             2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Wednesday       Colossians 1:9-14

Thursday           1 Timothy 4:1-5

Friday                Hebrews 12:25-29

Saturday           Revelation 4:6-11

Sunday             2 Peter 3:8-15

 

 

Advent Study

Our virtual Advent study begins this Sunday with the readings. To have an optimal experience it is suggested that the readings be done on a daily basis with time given to think about what you read. It could help to jot down your thoughts, questions, insights in a journal. Our first meeting will be on Sunday evening, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. I will be sending out an invitation to join sometime next week.

 

Advent Preaching Series

Over the coming weeks the sermons will come from selected apostolic texts as printed in the lectionary and N.T. Wright's book: "Advent for Everyone: A Journey with the Apostles." The Sunday selections are as follows:

November 29          1 Corinthians 1:3-9

December 6             2 Peter 3:8-15

December 13           John 1:6-8, 19-28

December 20          Romans 16:25-27

 

 

 

 
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