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This week at Ebenezer UMC

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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

 

Week Two: Light

Christmastime is a time of gifts. More than just the boxes we open, scripture shows us the real gifts of Christmas: the ones that come through Jesus Christ. Join us, and unwrap gifts that can’t be contained in a box, gift bag, or envelope. Gifts that will change your life.

Scripture for the Week: John 1:4-14
Psalm for the Day: Luke 1:68-79

PRAYER FOR THE WEEK

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

EVENTS

12/13 Church Christmas Party
Mark your Calendars for December 13! We will meet at 3pm to go caroling, then have a chili and soup meal at 5p. Following supper, we will have a white elephant gift exchange. No need to buy a gift, just bring something silly that's wrapped. Kids can expect a special visit from Santa.

12/20 Open Door Food Kitchen
Ebenezer will be serving at the Open Door Food Kitchen by preparing sack lunches after church on Sunday, December 20th.

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE

 
Christmas Adopt-A-Family
This Christmas, we are helping the AFL-CIO by sponsoring families who need help during the holidays. Please select a person to buy a gift for by picking up a slip of paper. The slip of paper will tell you who you are buying a gift for, and what gift to buy. Then, bring the gift back to church, wrapped and with the slip of paper by next Sunday, December 13th.

MWSU Food Drive
The MWSU Campus has a food pantry to help students in need be able to eat. Many times just paying tuition and rent uses up most of their income. There are times when the cafeteria is not open and a student cannot afford to eat out. Your donation of any of the following items will support students in their education and help the graduate with less debt: canned meats (tuna and salmon), crackers, peanut butter, canned ravioli, tuna helper, evaporated milk, canned fruit, pre-made jello/pudding/etc., cereal/oatmeal, pasta/sauce, shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, deodorant, body wash, razors, diapers, baby food. 

New Vine Campus Ministry
New Vine meets weekly at 7pm on the MWSU Campus, Murphy building, room 109. We are always looking for volunteers. Contact Tom Keller if interested.

UP NEXT

 

December 2015

Christmastime is a time of gifts. More than just the boxes we open, scripture shows us the real gifts of Christmas: the ones that come through Jesus Christ. Join us, and unwrap gifts that can’t be contained in a box, gift bag, or envelope. Gifts that will change your life.

December 13th: Joy & Hope

 

CALENDAR at-a-glance


TODAY - Calvin Center Food Collection
12/10 - New Vine Campus Ministry
12/13 - Church Christmas Party
12/14 - Church Board Meeting
12/17 - Night Crew Women's Meeting
12/17 - New Vine Campus Ministry
12/20 - Open Door Food Kitchen
12/24 - UMW
12/24 - Christmas Eve Service
12/31 - New Vine Campus Ministry
1/2 - Men's Breakfast
1/3 - Calvin Center Food Collection

EBENEZER FAMILY


Birthdays
November 27 - Alex Archdekin
November 27 - Kenny Pike
November 27 - John  Carr
December 7 - Carol Matt
December 28 - Helen Keiser
January 2 - Laurie Dunlap
January 4 - Sidnee Carr, Carroll Fisher


Prayer Requests
Mary Arnold, The Class Family, Mallory Davis, Dana Destain, James Fisher, Gregg, Rhett Hall, Bryan Haynes, Andrea Hughes, Wyndol Johson, Cliff Kerns, Ken Leland, Max Lockhard, Brenda Major, Bev Manring, John Powell, Dustin Michael Robertson, Eldon Shipps, Sam Still, Bryson, Gina Fox, Robert, Billy Sollars, Jerry Steele, Robert Brown, Fred Ritter, Randy & Brenda Miller, Diane Faris, David Guy, Carlene & Jim Key, John Hunter


Quilt Blocks for Anniversary Quilt
Quilt blocks for the anniversary quilt are due back to Phyllis Fisher no later than mid January 2016. Any questions? Please see Phyllis or any member of the anniversary committee.

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Pastor Ben Mulford is available by appointment. Contact him at 816.689.8885 or bcmulford@gmail.com.
Tom Keller, Director of College-Age Ministries. Contact him at  816-752-1075 or thomaskellermusic@gmail.com.

If you have anything for the bulletin, please contact Pastor Ben by phone or preferably email. Bulletins are prepared on Thursdays, so please make contact by end of day on Wednesday.

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