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From Pastor Al - December 6, 2017

12.06.17 | Newsletters | by Al Hester | Series From Pastor Al

    Christmas Is About JOY”Fear not, for behold, I bring you news of great JOY” Luke 2:10

    Jesus – knowing Him, loving Him, serving Him

    Others – knowing them, loving them, serving them

    You – knowing yourself and growing in Him

    Top items…

    • Lakeside Helps Center TOY DRIVE! Please don’t forget bring a new unwrapped toy to church…
    • For infants through Jr. High. $5-$20, unwrapped
    • For High School kids gift cards $5-20 for major stores.
    • Also small inexpensive stocking stuffers
    • This Saturday…
      • Men’s Breakfast at the Hatch’s home, 8:00am – who will you invite?
      • All church hike, meet at the Mission Trails Dam Parking lot at 10:30am
      • 1:00pm – The baby shower for Matthew & Jessica

    From the Word… Join me in reading through the Christmas Story this year!

    Merry Christmas! And by that, I mean that if we SHARE the good news this Christmas, if we CARE for others in need, and if we CONTEMPLATE the events of the Christmas story – well we will truly have a very merry Christmas. To help us all contemplate here is a list of readings for this Christmas season…




    Monday, Dec. 4

    Luke 1:5-17

    The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

    Tuesday, Dec. 5

    Luke 1:18-25

    Zechariah Made Speechless

    Wednesday, Dec. 6

    Luke 1:26-38

    Mary visited by an Angel

    Thursday, Dec. 7

    Luke 1:39-45

    Mary visits Elizabeth

    Friday, Dec. 8

    Luke 1:46-56

    Mary praises God

    Saturday, Dec. 9

    Luke 1:57-66

    John the Baptist is Born

    Monday, Dec. 11

    Luke 1:67-80

    Zechariah Prophesies

    Tuesday, Dec. 12

    Matthew 1:18-25

    Joseph told of Conception

    Wednesday, Dec. 13

    Luke 2:1-7

    Jesus Christ is Born

    Thursday, Dec. 14

    Luke 2:8-14

    Angels Proclaim His Birth

    Friday, Dec. 15

    Luke 2:15-20

    Shepherds Visit Jesus

    Saturday, Dec. 16

    Matthew 1:25 / Luke 2:21

    Jesus Circumcised and Named

    Monday, Dec. 18

    Luke 2:22-24

    Jesus Presented in the Temple

    Tuesday, Dec. 19

    Luke 2:25-38

    Simeon and Anna the Prophetess

    Wednesday, Dec. 20

    Matthew 2:1-8

    Wise Men Seek Jesus

    Thursday, Dec. 21

    Matthew 2:9-12

    Wise Men Visit Jesus

    Friday, Dec. 22

    Matthew 2:13-15

    Escape to Egypt

    Saturday, Dec. 23

    Matthew 2:16-18

    Herod Orders Slaughter of Children

    Monday, Dec. 25

    Matthew 2:19-23 / Luke 2:39-40

    Return to Nazareth

    This Sunday… We begin our Advent Christmas Sermon Series – Jesus is…

    • SERMON: Jesus: One with Us! John 1:14 – The Word because Flesh – That makes all the difference!
    • No EQUIP CLASSES until January 14th

    Praise & Prayer…

    • Pray for a new home for Matt & Alicia Mello.
    • Pray for Rolando to get a work permit this week.
    • Continue to pray for Patty Schiano over the loss of her husband
    • Never forget to pray for those with physical illness: Nel, Sarolly, Nancy, and others.
    • Pray for Sarah Hardin as they are expecting their first little one.
    • Our missionaries… Dave and Patsy Alfors / Dave and Janet Miles / Dan and Kathy Stowell / Randy & Adena Wildman / Dr Sam with Hopegivers / Tom & Pam Wolski / Rhett & Stacy Stous / Matthew & Jessica Preece.


    In His Grace, 

    Pastor Al