PRAISE & PRAYER CONCERNS

December 16, 2018

CHURCH CALENDAR
And when you pray this week: Praise our Lord and Savior; Praise God for giving you the invitation to pray. Praise God for giving you the desire to learn to pray. Ask God to strengthen your prayer life. Thank Him for His many blessings; Pray for our church and the members; for our country; and ask extra blessings and help for the following:

Dear Church Family,

    Happy second week of Advent! Advent is sure flying by! I'm excited that my family from Austin will be here this weekend to see Andrea in Scrooge and to celebrate an early Christmas with us!
I was just reading my Advent Devotional put out by the Coastal Plains
Area. Today's Scripture is Amos 6:1-8. This is a strange text for Advent. The text talks about how Israel is criticizing other nations, but not looking at their own faults. Hmmm. Sounds familiar. I think our whole nation is caught up in blaming and criticizing others while not seeking to work on ourselves first. And like the cartoon above, I'm not sure there is much room in America's heart for God either. 

    So, what do we do? We consciously look for ways to make room in our heart for God. During this Advent season we need to try and focus on preparing our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ-child, not just on decorating our houses and buying presents. We need to focus on our own faults before we point out the real or perceived faults of others. Let us all make room for the Christ-child in our hearts by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
See ya Sunday!
Blessings,
Pastor Beth

Birthdays
December 16th
Sally Milich
December 21st
Kelli Frederick
Anniversaries
December 21st
Nancy & Norman
Carlisle

Sunday, December 16th
*9:15am Sunday School
*10:30am Sunday Worship
*Dinner after Service
 
Tuesday, December 18th
6:00 Make A Wish Party
hosted by JLB (
Fellowship Hall)
6:30 Board Meeting (Golden Circle Classroom)
 
Sunday, December 23rd
*9:15am Sunday School
*10:30am Sunday Worship

Tithe Counters: Donna & Roger
Dillon
Worship Deacon: Jim Purkey
Elders: Stephen Edwards & Jan Beenan
Worship Leader: Roger Dillon
Open Building: Mike Hamilton
Home Centered: Stephen Edwards 
Ushers: Marty & Andrea Graham &
Greeters: Shelby Evans, Mike Milich, &
Linn Wallace

DUKE BONURA
JOHN & EVELYN GERBER
RICHARD CAMP, Sr.
AMY OLSTAD
BRIDGETTE SAUCER
AUBREY AND PHILLIP GROSS
STEVE DALTON
PATSY & THURMAN
BOBO
LINDA DALLAS
THE BAXTER FAMILY
RITA & MAX LAPRE
JOHNNY KOCH
MIC COWART
DAVID DELANEY
CELESTE, STELLA, & COOPER JR STEPHENSON
THE DIXON FAMILY
YOLANDA LAPRE
WILLY KOCH
FREEMAN FAMILY
ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY FIRST RESPONDERS & OUR MILITARY
THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE MICHAEL
WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER:
Beth Gay, The Allens, Robert Chambers, Layla Grace, Ashlynne, Mabel Ferrell, David Delaney, Sasha Fisher, Ramon Or-donez, Mandy and Kory Gerber, Inge & Dr. Brad Black, Gary Bruce, The Carlisles, Kenneth Connor, Stephanie Cowart, Bill
Cumming, Linda Dallas, Mary Dalton, Debra
Dunham, Linda Sue Earls, John T. Franks, Mark Severns, Fay Henry, Shirley Hilton,
Barbara Huffhines, Betty McLean, Stella Melder, Cindy Moses, Mary Weitzel, Johnny Wills, Brandi & Joe Wood, Alice Springfield, The Haney Family, Melissa Hubbard, Casey Brown, Linn Wallace, The San Miguel
Family, AJ Arisco Family