We gladly welcome all worshipers on this third Sunday of Advent. May we all prepare for the joyous celebration of the coming of our Lord, Jesus the Christ.
Message: Grace Alone
Scripture: Romans 11:1-6
Offering: General Fund
December 11, 2016
This week we are asked to pray for Dan Grover, Jerry and Faye Hop, Mark Ireland, Jr. Johnson, Victor Johnson, Jay and Avis Kaemingk. Suggestions for prayers would be for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday life, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them.
Thanks to all of you for your cards, meals, prayers, and words of encouragement. Words cannot express how grateful we are for the loving care you’ve showered on us these last several weeks. Don and I truly are not walking this road alone. Connie and Don Knutson
Tena started her first Immunotherapy Thursday as her cancer treatment, and she asks that you pray it goes well without any severe side effects.
The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service. The bread we use is allergen free and contains no wheat, dairy, nuts or soy. However, it may contain egg.
Our offering this morning is for the Outreach Fund. The Deacons request that you designate on the memo line of your check if your donation is for the outreach or the general fund. All lose money will be placed in the outreach fund and undesignated checks will go to the general fund.
Our sermon next Sunday will be “Christ Alone” based on Acts 4:8-12. Everyone is encouraged to prepare their heart for the message.
Today is the last official day to participate in the Giving Tree. Thank you for blessing men at the Lighthouse Mission with a Christmas gift, it will definitely brighten this often lonely season. If you are not able to return your gift by Dec. 18, please talk with Christine Speyer.
Join the Friendship students and their teachers tomorrow, Monday, at 7pm for their annual Christmas pageant. The teachers will be serving refreshments following the program.
The Council is looking for volunteers to be on the Admin. Bldg. remodeling project steering committee. This committee will help plan, estimate and organize the project. Please contact Michael Boer for more information and to join the team.
Servants Next Sunday, Dec. 18: Greeters: Lou and Ev Kooistra; Snacks: Lisa Oppenhuizen and Deloris Perry; Serving Assistants: Michal, Grace, Clara, Caleb; Ushers: Don Knutson and Joe Pruitt; Prayer Room: Herm Laninga; Sunday school: Darlys Recker and Ida Richards; Children and Worship: Diane Button and Mairi Bravener.
We are always looking for volunteers to greet, usher or be in the prayer room on a Sunday morning. Let the church secretary know if you would like to be added to the list. This is a rotating schedule, so the more volunteers there are, the less times you will be asked to help out in one of these duties.
The men’s Thursday evening study group and their wives will be having a potluck get together on Dec. 15 at 6pm at the clubhouse where the Perry’s reside. Contact Terry Vander Woude to sign up to bring something for the meal.
Should you spill your coffee the custodians request that you immediately spray it with a vinegar solution that can be found on the shelf above the coat rack; just spray the stain and let it go and it should vacuum up when the custodians clean on Wednesday. Don Recker
Have you checked out the “lost and found” items located under the coat rack? Items not taken will soon be donated to charity.
The seventh annual Lynden Christmas Church Choir Cantata will be held today, Dec. 11, at 4 and 6 p.m. at Third CRC. Joseph Martin’s “Journey of Promises” will be performed with full orchestra. The offering will be for the Christian Hope Association Food Bank.
Join us on December 25 for our Christmas service, which will be held at the normal time of 9:30 am. There will be no Sunday school or Children and Worship that morning; we also will not be serving coffee and snacks after the service.
Coming in January for the 30th year, Calvin College presents the 2017 January Series – the award-winning free liberal arts education delivered in 15 weekday sessions. This year the series begins on Jan. 4 and continues through Jan. 24 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. PST with topics ranging from re-imagining healthcare, closing the gender gap in technology, global poverty and violence, vocation and calling, race and reconciliation, and so much more by top experts in their fields. Join the conversation by watching the live feed at Lynden Third CRC Youth House. For more information about the speakers, topics, remote sites and listening options, visit the website at www.calvin.edu/january.