Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day with your friends and family! As we look forward to the year ahead, take time to think about the many ways God has provided during the past year. That is a good reminder of God’s constant love and presence in our lives.
Sunday is New Year’s Day! Start the year with your church family with worship at 10:00. Communion will also be offered this Sunday. Nursery Care will be provided during Pastor Kevin’s message only. Coloring packs are available at the back of the church for all kids. Coffee time in Veno Hall follows worship.
We recently received another letter from Kevin, our Compassion Child in Ecuador. Cindy Rudolph and Yuniya Simms are writing to him regularly. Compassion has done some updates to the system so we are able to send/receive letters much more regularly. Thank you Yuniya and Cindy for being willing to take care of this. This is probably the only correspondence Kevin receives so I am sure he looks forward to those encouraging words!
For those of you who packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child…if you paid for your shipping online and printed out your label online, you should now be able to check and see where your box was delivered. I learned that my box was delivered to Burundi in Africa! Let me know where your box landed!
The Christmas Eve offering received was $407.00. We typically do not receive an offering on Christmas Eve but this year there was an opportunity for people to make a special contribution for our Open Door ministry. We are grateful for the generosity that was shown.
Please note that our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 29th following worship. Please have all reports to the church office no later than January 22. If you are unsure if you need to prepare a report, please see Barbara Sweeny.
***Following worship on Sunday there will be an important meeting for all those involved with the Open Door AND also for the Building Stewards. Get your coffee and head to the Welcome Center. IMPORTANT MEETING!***
MOMS & TOTS group will meet on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00 downstairs in the Nursery space.
Offering envelopes for 2017 will be available on Sunday, January 8. For this Sunday, please use a pew envelope or any that you may have left from last year. Be sure and mark your name on the envelope!
Pastor Kevin will be continuing his series from “The Story” next Sunday, January 8th – picking up with the Old Testament prophet, Samuel.