Message From Pastor Bob Huisman

This Week:
Sunday, December 22
9:30 –   “O holy night, the stars are brightly shining.”  We can’t wait to celebrate with the Shepherds the birth of our Savior from the gospel of Luke, chapter 2.  Our Advent theme is PEACE this week and you will want to arrive early in order to not miss any of the TSO (Transiberian Orchestra) prelude that will start at 9:25 AM.  Shalom – “God’s highest and most complete good be upon you and all associated with you.”

5:00 – No Evening Worship

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight at 11:00 PM.  Invite a friend to join you as we follow the glory of God’s star with the Wisemen and enter into that “Silent Night” long, long ago.

A note about Sunday, December 29 at 5:00.
At our evening worship service, there will be an opportunity to light a candle in memory or in honor of a loved one.  For example, you can simply say, “I light this candle in honor of my dad, Thomas Huisman.”
You are also welcome and encouraged to share a memory of how God has used this person to help shape and mold us into the people God wants us to be.

Prayer Items for This Weekend:
Sunday Worship at 9:30 AM
Fellowship Hour
Pray for those who are experiencing deeper grief during the holidays.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to lead us and to prepare the hearts of those that we are led to invite to worship this Sunday and to Christmas Eve.

Upcoming Worship Gatherings:
December 24 – Christmas Eve
11:00 PM – Away in a Manger Series: Wise Man, Advent Theme: Christ, “Silent Night”

December 29
9:30 – Pastor Kevin Van Wyhe
5:00 – Pastor Bob Bolt, Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.  There will be time to light a Candle in Honor of a Loved One and remember the gift that God gave you through them.

January 5
9:30 – 2020 Vision: A Community of Christ Followers Becoming Passionate Worshipers and Devoted Disciples
5:00 – Prayers for New Year in the ARK with Hot Chocolate/Donut Holes

January 12
9:30 – 50th Anniversary Celebration – Rev Jay Pruim – Open Time Capsule
5:00 – Gospel of John Series: Chapter 1

January 19
9:30 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
5:00 – Gospel of John Series: Chapter 2, Pastor Bob Bolt

January 26
9:30 – 2020 Vision: A Community of Christ Followers Becoming Generous Givers, Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
5:00 – Gospel of John Series: Chapter 3