** ANNOUNCEMENTS **
The Board of Education and the Board of Youth & Family will be hosting this year's annual Christmas Caroling this evening. We will begin the evening at 5:15 for some hot soup before caroling. Weather permitting, we plan to have some carolers sing here in Lexington to our shut-ins while others carpool to Meadows Nursing Home to spread the Christmas spirit. After caroling, everyone is invited back to the church for hot chocolate and cookies!
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Do you like to sing? We are forming a choir of youth and adults to sing a beautiful song during our Christmas Eve services. We will meet after the Advent services on Wednesday evenings to rehearse. Please join us. Contact Ruth Colclasure with questions.
The time has arrived... anticipation is in the air! Yes, it is UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER TIME!!! Sunday December 16th let us all wear something Christmassy. It can be beautiful or ugly (beauty is in the eye of the beholder)! Just a reminder to turn off (if it lights up) for the church service. Let us rejoice as we wait for the coming of our Savior.
Plan to Attend: Plan to attend one of the two Christmas Program performances. There will be a performance at 5:00pm on Saturday, December 15th and another on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00pm.
New upcoming Bible Class --- “How We Got the Bible”. It is a five part series that describes the process, human and divine that yielded what we call the Bible today.
Camp CILCA is in the process of raising capital funds for improving the facilities at Camp CILCA. They are looking for two individuals in each congregation to be a contact point for Camp CILCA. One person to be a prayer warrior for the camp. This person would be responsible for praying for the camp and especially the capital campaign at this time and helping the congregation know about the prayer opportunities for the camp. The second contact person would be an information contact point for the camp. Information from the camp about the capital campaign would come to this person and they would be responsible to disseminate the information to the congregation, either directly or through the church.
If you are interested, please email your contact information to Rich Harkins @ email@example.com. For the complete email from Rich, please see the bulletin board under District News.
Dec. 9 (Advent II)
Luke 3:4 – “As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ ” God makes long-range plans: Isaiah lived more than 700 years before St. John the Baptist preached by the Jordan River. Obviously, God sees farther into the future than we do. That’s yet another reason to trust Him when it comes to how He tells us to live our lives. He knows what’s coming, and we don’t.