DECEMBER 9, 2018
Good morning and welcome to Trace Church. Today we are going to highlight the peace that Christ’s coming delivers to all believers. God often chooses small, humble things to make His glory known! He chose the little town of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Savior of the world. This morning, we will unpack the history and context of this beautiful, 150-year-old song and examine Luke 2:25-32 to highlight that those who are looking for Jesus will surely find Him and His peace. We’re glad that you’re here!
MINISTRY & MISSION SUNDAY TODAY…
Today is our annual Ministry & Mission Sunday. The Elders & Finance Committee put before us a very challenging goal of $200,000 a few weeks ago. We are a family and so we are approaching this challenge together. Everyone doing what they can to resource the ministry effort of spreading the Good News in 2019. Note: we will only have one offering today at the conclusion of our service. Thanks in advance for your generosity.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is having their annual Christmas distribution for the Food Bank on Thursday, Dec 20th. The Trace & St. Mary’s are collecting gently used/new toys for families to pick out a few items per child. Toys are needed for ages 12 & under (price ranging $20 and below). Toys needed by Sunday, Dec 16th.
DECEMBER AT A GLANCE…
December 9 Teen Christmas Party @ the O’Rear’s house 5-8pm
December 16 Children’s Christmas Play & Church Christmas Party 5pm
December 23 Worship service 11:00AM-12:00PM – candle light service
* Pancake Breakfast 10:00AM-11:00AM
* no Bible classes and evening service
* Trace Kids & Teens Nursing Home singing 9:45AM
T.R. SIMMONS PROGRAM…
If you are interested in being a part of the mentorship program with TR Simons volunteers are still needed. Contact Summer Bush for information.
We are collecting items for our T.R. Simmons Pantry Drive. Items listed at the collection table in the foyer and online.