01/01/2017 Thought for the week

Thought for the Week
“Change hurts, but staying the same can hurt even more.”
-- Dave Ramsey

01/01/2017 Announcements

Thank you for joining us as we worship God this morning. Our goal is that you will discover the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of
both Jesus and His Body, the Church.

On behalf of Susan and I (and our excellent family) I want to
express our prayerful desire that this will be a joy-filled and Chrispt-honoring New Year for all of us. We do look forward to what God is going to continue working through us in 2017. We love you all.” -- Pastor

Still collecting old pairs of glasses for
Vista Missions. Box is on the table in the foyer. Or for more information talk to Susan I.

The New Year
When a new year comes we need not fear;
Our Heavenly Father is always here.
We prepare our hearts for what’s ahead,
Whether what we’ve planned or what comes instead.
We look at the past, see what’s been done
And what has only just begun.
We seek His guidance and wisdom too.
We’ll need them both to see us through.
God’s plans for us are full of surprises,
Also guesses and surmises.
We cannot know all He has planned,
The gifts that will come from His hand,
But we know that this life will be
Preparation for eternity.
Jesus, you came to show us the way,
To prepare us for that wonderful day
When we shall see the Father’s face,
Full of glory and loving grace.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
2016 General Funds Budget………………………………..…….…11,042.99
Total Funds for December, 2016…………………… …..…………10.592.76
Missions news for January on the back

12/25/2016 thought for the week

Thought for the Week
“The fact of Jesus’ birth is the final and immeasurable proof that
God cares.”
-- William Barclay

12/25/2016 Announcements

“On behalf of Susan and I (and our excellent family) I want to express our prayerful desire that this will be a joy-filled and Christ-honoring Christmas season for all of you. We are so thankful to be part of such a special church family. We also look forward to what God is going to continue to work through us in 2017. We love you all.”
-- Pastor

Please Note: As you are making plans for your holiday celebra-
tions, please note that our schedule for next week
New Year’s Day Sunday will be the same as it was for Christmas Day Sunday There will be No Sunday School, and 10:00 A.M. – Worship Service. Thanks.

Still collecting old pairs of glasses for
Vista Missions. Box is on the table in the foyer. Or for more information talk to Susan I.

F.Y.I. – Pastor Jim will be out of the office this week until Thursday morning. If you have any concerns or need spiritual counsel or prayer, please feel free to contact one of our elders: Mark (539-3629), Al (360-893-3670), or Blake (677-7898) or talk to Kay in the church office. They are all very willing to help you. Thanks.

Also, F.Y.I. – Kay will also be out of the office on Tuesday, December 27th.

This season reminds us that we have received the greatest gift of all from our Heavenly Father, Jesus. Let us be sure to thank Him for His kindness and goodness in giving us such a “good and perfect gift”.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
2016 General Funds Budget………………………………..…….…11,042.99
Funds for December 2016……….…………………… ……………. 5,020.88

12/18/2016 Thouhgt for the week

Thought for the Week
“Christmas is the end of thinking you are better than someone else, because Christmas is telling you that you could never get to heaven on your own. God had to come to you.” -- Tim Keller

12/18/2016 Announcements

Please Note: As you are making plans for your holiday celebra-
tions, please note that our schedule for
both Christmas Day Sunday (next week) and New Year’s Day Sunday (Jan. 1) will be different from our normal times. Our schedule for those two days will be No Sunday School, and 10:00 A.M. – Worship Service. Thanks.

Attention church family and friends!!! Our
Christmas Potluck Luncheon is today, December 18th, following the service. If you were not aware and did not bring food? Come anyway!!! Didn’t God promise that we would be fed? There is always enough..

Still collecting old pairs of glasses for
Vista Missions. Box is on the table in the foyer. Or for more information talk to Susan I.

Jesus, thanks for coming here
To live upon this earth,
To be born in a stable,
A very humble birth.
Thank you for the life you lived,
The example that you set.
Your obedience to your father, let us never forget.
Savior, come and live with me,
I need you by my side.
I need your help and guidance.
Lord, please with me abide.
Jesus. come and live in me;
I want to be like you.
I want your joy and peace and love
To be constantly in view.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
2016 General Funds Budget………………………………..…….…11,042.99
Funds for December 2016……….…………………… ……………. 2,907.88

12-11-2016 Thought for the week

Thought for the Week
“When the grass is greener on the other side, it is the Holy Spirit telling you to water the grass you are standing on.” --Eugene Cho

12-11-2016 Announcements

Please Note: As you are making plans for your holiday celebra-
tions, please note that our schedule for
both Christmas Day Sunday (the 25th) and New Year’s Day Sunday (Jan. 1) will be different from our normal times. Our schedule for those two days will be No Sunday School, and 10:00 A.M. – Worship Service. Please pass this news along to others since some (especially older ones) may have a little bit of a difficulty adjusting to the change. Thanks.

ALL LADIES’ REMINDER – You are cordially invited to join the Helping Hands ladies on this Tuesday, December 13th, starting at 11:00 A.M. for our Christmas Potluck. It is a great time of fellowship during the holidays. We have Linda Sauke and her friend as our guest speakers. Come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship. See you there!

Attention church family and friends!!! Our
Christmas Potluck Luncheon will be December 18th following the service. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer, so prepare to break out those favorite special recipes. Also, be sure to save the date.

Still collecting old pairs of glasses for
Vista Missions. Box is on the table in the foyer. Or for more information talk to Susan I.

You gave to us your only Son
The lived and died and rose again One.
He takes our burdens and our sin
And makes us new if we trust in Him
So let us prepare to give Him laud,
The one and only Son of God. .

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
2016 General Funds Budget………………………………..…….…11,042.99
Funds for November 2016……….…………………… …………….1,320.00

12-05-2016 Thought for the week

Thought for the Week
“What if instead of believing in and hoping for a big miracle out there, you looked at the miracle that’s already happening inside you?” -- Chris Tomlin

12-05-2016 Announcements

Please Note: As you are making plans for your holiday celebra-
tions, please note that our schedule for
both Christmas Day Sunday (the 25th) and New Year’s Day Sunday (Jan. 1) will be different from our normal times. Our schedule for those two days will be No Sunday School, and 10:00 A.M. – Worship Service. Please pass this news along to others since some (especially older ones) may have a little bit of a difficulty adjusting to the change. Thanks.

ALL LADIES’ REMINDER – You are cordially invited to join the Helping Hands ladies on Tuesday, December 13th starting at 11:00 A.M. for our Christmas Potluck. It is a great time of fellowship during the holidays. We have Linda Sauke as our guest speaker. Come join us for a wonderful time of fellowship. See you there!

Attention church family and friends!!! Our
Christmas Potluck Luncheon will be December 18th following the service. There will
be a sign-up sheet in the foyer after the service today, so prepare to break out those favorite special recipes. Also, be sure to save the date.

Many thanks to those who brought clothing for the Mongolia project.
We are no longer collecting clothing, however anyone interested in making a donation to help pay the shipping costs to send the container of clothing to Mongolia can mail your donations to EFCA Donor Dept. 901 E. 78th St., Minneapolis, MN 55420, checks payable to EFCA, and note on memo section – “For Mongolia project #6606.”

Still collecting old pairs of glasses for
Vista Missions. Box is on the table in the foyer. Or for more information talk to Susan I.

Remember why we celebrate this season, that Jesus’ birth is the real reason.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION
2016 General Funds Budget………………………………..…….…11,042.99
Total Funds for November 2016……….…………………… ……..12,917.57
Missions news for December on the back