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 “THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS”

“THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT”

(Advent - a season of expectation of the birth of Jesus Christ)

 “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”  Isaiah 7:14

Lord God we praise you blessing all of our Worship Services last Sunday and we praise you for the Season of Christmas.

♦Today we pray your blessings upon Rev. John Brown as he ministers at Kirkbride and upon Pastor Carpenter as he ministers here.

Also our Winter Gear and Toy Drive for the Families Forward Shelter, collecting from Oct 21 until Dec. 9th.

 Family Bible Study Night every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Classes for everyone. Doors open at 5:00 PM.  Prayer and Meditation in the Sanctuary before classes. - 2 Tim. 2:15 - “Study to show thyself approved unto GOD, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Biblical Counseling by appointment, call the church at (215) 472-9551.

♦A praying church is a powerful church - 1 Thess. 5:17. In addition to your personal time of prayer and meditation, there is prayer in the Sanctuary on Wednesdays at 5 PM; Thursdays from morning until 1 PM and Fridays for at least one hour as your schedule permits.

Young Adult Prayer Line: 515-739-1537 ext. 8046 Journeytoabetteryou.info@gmail.com

DECEMBER 2018 SERVICE & ACTIVITY CALENDAR

Sun. Dec 16th - 10:00 AM - Worship Services at 51st St, & Kirkbride Center Ministry

Sun. Dec 23rd- 10:00 AM - Christmas Worship Services at 51st St., Young Adult Ministry serving & Kirkbride Center Ministry

Tues. Dec 25th - Christmas - Happy Birthday Jesus!

Wed. Dec. 26th - No Bible Study

Sun. Dec 30th - 10:00 AM – Sunday Worship Service at 51st St., Young Believers Ministry serving & Kirkbride Center Ministry

Mon. Dec 31st - 9:00 PM - New Year Eve’s Celebration Service

Tues. Jan 1, 2019 - Happy Blessed New Year!

Wed. Jan 2nd - No Bible Study

Regular Church Services & Activities Resume the Week of January 6th

Daily Bible Devotional Readings (from Our Daily Bread) - Start your day with prayer and scripture and devotion - Mon. - Luke 1:18-25; Tues. - Deut. 34:1-8; Wed. - John 1:1-14; Thurs. - Luke 9:21-24; Fri. - Luke 2:42-52Let’s continue to pray between 6 PM & Midnight on Friday. Spend an additional hour in prayer and meditation. Sat. - Micah 7:1-7; Sun. - Job 1:13-22

Sunday School Lesson Scripture for 12/23 - Jesus: God’s Loving Promise - Luke 1:26-31, 2:22, 25-35

OUR CHURCH SERVICES

 (Church will be open at 8:00 AM)

 Leadership Prayer                                                8:30 AM

 Sunday School Teachers’ Prayer                         8:55 AM

 Sunday School & Biblical Foundation Class      9:00 - 9:40 AM      

 Seven (7) Steps To Joy                                           9:00 - 9:40 AM

 Sunday Worship                                                    10:00 AM

 Holy Communion - 2nd Sunday of the Month

 Kirkbride Outreach Ministry Service - Sunday Service 9:30 AM and Holy Communion served 2nd Sunday of the Month

   WEDNESDAY

 (Church will be open at 5:00 PM)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Prayer in the Sanctuary

6:30 PM - Bible Study (Psalms), Orientation Class 

THURSDAY

Church Family Fasting and Praying until 1:00 PM

Outreach Ministry at Kirkbride 6:30 - 7:30 PM

Families Forward Shelter Ministry at Kirkbride 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

MEETINGS 

 Every 1st Saturday - 9:30 AM - Diaconate Meeting  (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov)

 Every 1st Saturday - 11:00 AM - Pastoral Support Meeting (Jan, April, May, June, Sept, Dec)

 Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday - 7:00 PM - Divine Glory YA Choir Rehearsal

 Every 2nd & 4th Friday - 7:00 PM Testimony Dance Rehearsal

 Every 2nd Friday - 7:00 PM - Rainbow of Praise Dance Rehearsal

 Every 2nd Saturday - 12:30 PM - Combined Choir Rehearsal

 3rd Saturday - 10:00 AM Youth Ministry Leaders Meeting (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)

 3rd Saturday - 11:00 AM - Praise Team Ministry (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)

 3rd Saturday - 12:00 PM - Adam to Adam Men’s Ministry (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)

 Every 4th Saturday - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Raindrops of Praise Dance Rehearsal

 Every 4th Saturday - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Rainbow of Praise Choir Rehearsal

 Every 4th Saturday - 12:00 PM - Combined Choir Rehearsal

 Last Thursday of the Month - 6:30 PM - Young Adult Ministry Meeting

 TBA - Sunday School - March and September

 As needed - 12:00 PM - Ushers Meeting

 As needed - 12:00 PM - Community Resource Ministry Meeting

 As needed - 10:00 AM - God’s House Ministry Meeting

 As needed - 11:00 AM - Hospitality Meeting

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: “As a mirror reflects our image, the Bible reflects our inner being.” - James 1:16-27, Our Daily Bread (12/16/18) 

CHURCH MOTTO: Lifting Up Jesus - Preaching & Teaching “THE WORD”

                                             John 12:32              Mark 16:15             Matt. 28:19,20