Time to Serve!

Hi, Guys–Image result for thankful

We have SO MUCH to be thankful for!

Like going back to school today… = )

And food and oxygen to inhale. All good stuff!

Let’s start the Advent Season off right with serving others in our community!

This Week…

  • Wednesday, November 30th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Youth HouseImage result for reverse advent calendar

    • It’s a night of serving!

    • Pizza + Salad; please bring $3

    • Making Reverse Advent Calendars

    • Serving our neighborhood in a fun way

  • Sunday, December 4

    • Confirmation Class at 10:00 in the balcony

    • Advent Fair following Worship

      • YOUTH, Please come help at the Fair! 11:30-1:00

For the Month…

  • Image result for date change!December 8 THURSDAY NIGHT -Youth Group, 6:00-
    9:15 pm. This is a change!!!

 

  • December 10 – Cookie Tray assembly from Noon to 2:00 pm (after Pageant rehearsal)–all youth + parents

    • Christmas Cookie Trays is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Every dollar brought in will go to Youth Mission projects and trips…we need your help!
    • –we need youthImage result for cookie tray and parents to help us assemble thousands of Christmas cookies on trays. (No Martha Stewart skills necessary!!) Please bring your favorite Christmas music to share on the gym speakers! (church-appropriate music, please)
  • December 11 – Worship + Pageant of the Holy Nativity

    • We will sell our cookie trays today…our biggest fundraiser of the year!!!! Please text/email me if you are coming!
  • December 14 -NO YOUTH GROUP because of the upcoming Youth Christmas Party!

  • December 16-17:  22-hour YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!!youth

    • Meet at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 16 in the Youth House; party is over Saturday, Dec 17 at 5:00 pm. 

    • Bring: $15, sleeping bag/pillow/air mattress, co-ed friendly pajamas, and wear your favorite Ugly Christmas sweater (or anything festive/red/green).

    • Pizza dinner and snacks on Friday night, plus breakfast and lunch on Saturday all included!

    • Scavenger Hunt and Surprise fun for 22 hours!!! (Yes, you can sleep some, too.) We will eat, have fun, play games, carol, serve, play with kids, earn some money for our mission trips, explore, and do a lot of other fun things that are a surprise.  = )

    • Friends are welcome, but I need a final headcount by Wednesday, December 14!!!!) This will be the most fun we’ve had all year…!

Let’s all remember to give thanks to a God who loves you no matter what. I’m loving this Psalm right now, which is shortened, below. It talks about pirates.  = )

Psalm 107

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Many Troubles

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble
and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west,
    from the north and from the south.

Some wandered in desert wastes,
    finding no way to an inhabited town;
hungry and thirsty,
    their soul fainted within them.
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress;
he led them by a straight way,
    until they reached an inhabited town.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
For he satisfies the thirsty,
    and the hungry he fills with good things.

15 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. 
16 For he shatters the doors of bronze, and cuts in two the bars of iron.

23 Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the mighty waters;
24 they saw the deeds of the Lordhis wondrous works in the deep.
25 For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
26 They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their calamity; 27 they reeled and staggered like drunkards,
    and were at their wits’ end.
28 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he brought them out from their distress;
29 he made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed.
30 Then they were glad because they had quiet,
    and he brought them to their desired haven.
31 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
    for his wonderful works to humankind.
32 Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,
    and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

43 Let those who are wise give heed to these things,
    and consider the steadfast love of the Lord.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Laurel

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