All Ready for Christmas Eve Services...


And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:12-13

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Fr. Scott's sermon for Christmas Eve focused on the Gospel lesson from Luke 2. He discussed why this strange mix of people were all together in the middle of the night in a stable. In particular, why the shepherds were present. Please find his complete sermon at the 26:00 mark at the following link:


https://www.facebook.com/121741377904800/videos/1148310395708760


Thank you Fr. Scott for the lovely sermon.

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Daryl took all these beautiful pictures of the service!

Mike served during this beautiful service!



Rose Marie and Rosalind ran the music machine as Ming was ill and couldn't join us! Lots of prayers for a very speedy and complete recovery!


A contemplative moment!


Merry Christmas to a beautiful family!


Diane and Daryl showing off the newest must have accessory!


Thank you, Daryl for all the lovely pictures!

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This Sunday we celebrated both the First Sunday After Christmas and St. Stephen's Day.


And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21

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Fr. Scott's sermon for Christmas focused on the Gospel lesson from the first chapter of Matthew. He discussed how each of the Gospel writers emphasized a different aspect of Jesus's life. Matthew told the story from Joseph's perspective to a Jewish audience. Fr. Scott also emphasized the importance of the family unit and Jesus's choice to enter our world as a baby. Please find his complete sermon at the 22:00 mark at the following link:


https://www.facebook.com/121741377904800/videos/1242866019528835


Thank you, Fr. Scott, for an insightful sermon!

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After services Lynn and Claudia provided refreshments including cheese, fruit, veggies, dips, crackers, lemon pound cake and brownies! Thank you both so much for all the tasty food!





Rose Marie and Lynn looked wonderful!







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Wonderful news from Laurel and Dan visiting family in California - they have a new grandchild - a beautiful 8 pound baby boy! Congratulations!








Scott and Sue are also visiting family in California and sent these beautiful beach pictures!



Thank you all so much for all the updates!

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Lots of "Thank You's" to all the people who helped get the church ready for Christmas Eve . . .







Rose Marie did the altar guild work including arranging all the poinsettias...













Lynn and Claudia deep cleaned the kitchen, nursery, and fellowship hall . . .













Garon and Mike provided much appreciated man power to the cleaning efforts . . .












Diane and Rosalind finished up the decorations.









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Sue is on vacation this week and is unable to host our weekly prayer group. The next prayer group meeting will be on Tuesday, January 4 at 11:30 am.

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December Activities


Tues., Dec. 28 Online Prayer Group is not meeting



January Activities


Sun., Jan. 2 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., Jan 4 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Thur., Jan. 6 4 pm Epiphany, Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Sun., Jan. 9 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

noon - pot luck lunch

1 pm - Mission Committee Meeting


Tues., Jan 11 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 16 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott

(cash plate to Fr. Scott's Discretionary Fund)


Tues., Jan 18 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 23 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott


Tues., Jan 25 11:30 Online Prayer Group


Sun., Jan. 30 10 am Christian Education, Fr. Scott

11 am Holy Communion, Fr. Scott