Hi Friends,
I love the tradition of giving thanks for something on Thanksgiving.  What did you give thanks for this year?  We can be thankful for all kinds of things, but something that I think we don’t always think about is; who is it that we are giving thanks to? Giving thanks means that there is someone who is the recipient of that thanks.  It makes no sense to be thankful if what we receive is just random chance.  Thankfulness in life implies that there is a Giver of the good gifts of life.  And so the appropriate response to Thanksgiving is worship.  The best way to follow Thanksgiving Thursday is gathering to worship on Sunday.
Hope to see you on the best day of the week!
Pastor Jeff
Pre-service prayer meeting in church office (9am
 
Light Breakfast and Fellowship 9:30am
Call to Worship 10am

The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt. Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved. Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting. The floods have lifted up, O LORD, the floods have lifted up their voice; the floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty! Your decrees are very trustworthy; holiness befits your house, O LORD, forevermore. (Psa 93:1-5 ESV)

Celebrating God in Song (Playlist)

  1. He is Our God

  2. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

  3. This I believe

Welcome

Offering

Advent Celebration

Dismiss Children to Christ Church Kids

Announcements

Small Groups –

Our small groups are this week! These groups are a vital part of our community life where we gather in smaller numbers to eat together, study the Bible and pray. You can find out more by grabbing a Small Group Info Card at our Info Table.

Christmas Caroling –

On Thursday, December 12th, come out to have fun together and bless our neighbors! We will be going out from 6:30-7:30pm and singing Christmas Carols and then coming back for hot chocolate and cookies.  No singing experience necessary, just a festive spirit. 

Christmas Eve Service –

Our Christmas Eve Service will be held on Tuesday, December 24th at 4pm. This will be a family integrated service, so our children will remain with us the whole time as we hear our kid’s choir, sing Christmas Carols, and listen to a short sermon by Pastor Jeff called “Coming Home”.  We are excited for this service and the opportunity it gives us to invite our neighbors.

TTR End of Year Donation –

At our Christmas Eve Service we will be taking a special offering for our faith based recovery community center, Transformation to Recovery.  This ministry seeks to reach men and women who are in the darkness of addiction with the light of the love of Jesus. TTR is in support, so please consider giving an end of the year gift to help us continue this vital work.

 

December Gift Collection – 

Who is Covenant Mercies?: 

Covenant Mercies is an organization that exists to serve orphans in collaboration with indigenous local churches in the developing world. Through Covenant Mercies’ indigenous partnerships and years of ministry experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, they have learned that effectively breaking cycles of poverty means a significant and intentional investment in the education of children. This year, Covenant Mercies broke ground on a new school in Kiburara, Uganda called Hope Community Primary School which will provide education for children in grades Pre-K to Grade 7.

How we can help: 

We have the opportunity to help stock their classrooms with supplies and to build their classroom libraries for the upcoming school year which starts in February. 

  • Please consider visiting the table in the auditorium to select a gift tag for an item to donate. 

  • Collections of purchased items will take place every Sunday in December. 

  • For more information on Covenant Mercies visit: https://covenantmercies.org/why-covenant-mercies/

Church Luncheon –

After our Sunday Service on December 8th we will be having a church luncheon.  This is a great opportunity for us to continue to build relationships together as a church community.  Also, Pastor Jeff will be giving some updates about various things going on with our church. Food will be provided.  If you are able, we ask for a $5 donation per person of $10 per family to help us offset the cost. 

Sermon: Get Rich

Text:   Luke 12:21-31

Speaker: Pastor Jeff Boettcher 

Personal Reflection

Sharing the Lord’s Supper

Responding to God’s word in Song

  1. My Wealth is in The Cross

  2. Jesus is Better

Benediction

that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith– that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God (Eph 3:16-19 ESV)