Updated – December 2018 Announcements

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship with Holy Communion

Monday, December 24, 9:00 PM


WE WELCOME THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS THIS SUNDAY, 23: Karissa Hendrick, Karen Sumner, Janet & Dan Richardson. Please take time to welcome them.

OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY to the family of Nat & Andrea Little. Nat’s father, John Little, went home to be with the Lord last Tuesday. Please keep the family in your prayers.

DOROTHY SEVERTSON has moved to Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny. She would enjoy your visit.

ALL 2018 CONTRIBUTIONS must be turned in by noon on Monday, December 31, 2018.

ANNUAL REPORTS are due January 13. If you’re the chairman of a board or committee, please be busy preparing your report at soon as possible.

WANTED: MUSICIANS – We’re looking for people of all ages who are interested in learning to play the guitar. Guitar and lessons will be provided. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you’re interested.

OUR DAILY BREAD devotional booklets for December-February are available on the table in the narthex.

THERE IS NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY OR NEXT SUNDAY. Sunday School will resume on January 6.

JANUARY FELLOWSHIP DINNER will be held on Sunday, January 6. Free will offering will go toward the Tartu Academy Home of Hope.

PORTALS OF PRAYER for January-March 2019 are available on the table in the narthex.

DAYCARE ITEMS NEEDED: The daycare is looking for donations of a variety of items. There is a complete list in the December New Light and also posted on the bulletin board in the upper hallway.

Donations may be brought to the church and placed in the tub at the top of the steps outside the church office.

WORSHIP SERVICE DVD’S from the previous week are available on the table in the narthex for anyone who was unable to be here last week and would like to watch the service.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY has begun a new study based on John Ortberg’s book, If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. All women in the congregation are invited to join us at 10:00 on Thursday morning.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTERS will gather in the Fellowship Room for a time of prayer following our worship service this morning. If you are presently involved in our prayer ministry, or if you would like to be, join us. Anyone in need of prayer is encouraged to come and receive.

“LOOSE CHANGE TO LOOSEN CHAINS: Our 7th grade confirmands are collecting loose change to benefit victims of human trafficking. All proceeds go toward the work of the International Justice Mission. They have set a goal of $3000.00. So far they have collected $1,768.83.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $2,865.00.

ALUMINUM CAN TABS continue to be collected. Tabs go to the Rochester, Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, where they benefit the families of seriously ill children hospitalized at Mayo.