Next Sunday we have the opportunity to celebrate Communion or the Lord’s Supper. Take this week to prepare by examining your walk with the Lord and with others and if there are areas of your life that you need to align with God’s will for your life take the opportunity to do so before taking communion. If you have questions, please talk with Pastor Dave before next Sunday.
All church potluck lunch following the service next Sunday. Bring your favorite dish to pass and stay to enjoy the fellowship.
A huge “Thank You” to all those who helped redecorate the church on Friday. It is estimated that it took roughly 70 hours of labor to make it look like it does this morning. Thank you for making our worship more blessed today.
There is one Sunday open for participating in the Advent readings. There is a sign-up sheet on the back-information table to check for the open Sunday and the reading for that Sunday.
Pastor Dave will be undergoing vein surgery this Tuesday and will be recovering this coming week. Commissioned Pastor Bruce McMurry from Faith Community Church will be giving the message. Pastor Dave is planning on being here to provide communion and be here for potluck.
The Giving Tree is up and ready to receive small gifts to give to P.A.V.E (people against a violent environment). If you can donate hats, gloves, mittens, socks or other small items for women and children that are forced to leave their homes during this time.
If anyone would like to join a short-term team to consider our Christmas activities for the congregation and community. Here are some of the ideas that have been presented so far.
(Cookie Walk, Cookie decorating, Caroling, Christmas tea for women, Giving Tree, Christmas party for community with snippets of what Christmas is all about, a Christmas meal.) If you think these or some additional ideas are great ideas to flesh out and put together then we need to organize and promote these activities fairly soon. Please talk with Pastor Dave if interested.
Today we have available Children’s Advent Calendars for the children of the church, but we have extras to be able to give to a grandchild or a child in your neighborhood. Christmas is a time to invite people to attend church. Many people are open to attending a service if invited and what better time than Christmas. The bible tells us take every opportunity, in season and out of season, to share the hope that we have with those around us. What better season than Christmas.
Women’s day out information: We will be meeting at Our House 2 (400 South Center St) Beaver Dam for breakfast at 8 for a fun time of fellowship. If you would like bring an ornament (one you have, purchased or made) and attach your favorite Bible verse, to share for a gift exchange. Following breakfast some of us will be going to a Holiday Craft Fair at a local church and then to the art center in Beaver Dam (Mari Lynne has some of her paintings there). Our House 2 would like to know how many will be coming for breakfast so please sign up at church or let Darlene know at 920-960-2000 if you will be joining us.
This week at MarshView:
Tuesday: Prayer Group meets at 6 pm at church, New Directions support group meets at church at 7 pm
Thursday: Women’s Bible Study at 6 pm
Saturday: Men in the Morning breakfast and Bible study at 8 am. Women’s outing at 8 am with breakfast at Our House 2.