Dec 30 2018 Thought for The Week

“No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. ” -- Anon.

Dec 30 2018 Announcements

IT’S HERE!!! Today!! CHRISTMAS PRAISE AND TESTIMONY SERVICE. This is a chance for each of us to share with our church family some of the joys we experienced during this Christmas season, and to encourage each other in the hope that Christ brought for all of our futures. Have you prayed about it? Do you have an idea of what God wants you to share this morning?

“On behalf of Susan and I, we would like to express our prayerful desire to all of you that God will make this coming New Year the most special year of walking with Jesus each of us has ever had. We do look forward to His coming glorious works, don’t we? And is it possible that this will be the year that we get to see Jesus face-to-face? It really could be an exciting time, couldn’t it?” -- Pastor Jim (and Susan).

A bless-ed Happy New Year to you,
With peace and joy all year through?
What a wonderful time that would be,
But a time like that we will not see
Until Jesus returns and brings along
His long-awaited “I’m here” song.
Then is when our great joy starts
And fills our ever-waiting hearts,
So we will eagerly wait and prepare
For His return, and we will share
The message of His great salvation
That’s open to every person and every nation
Thank you Jesus for your fabulous plan
To reach out to the heart of man
To make us over, to make us new
So we will be more like You. ,

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.2018 General Funds Monthly Budget…12,733.00
General Funds for December 2018…...7,286.00

Dec @# 2018 Thought for the week

“Christmas is based on an exchange of gifts: the gift of God to man, His Son, and the gift of man to God, when we give ourselves to God.”
-- Anon.

Dec 23 2018 Announcements

COMING SOON!! Next Sunday, Dec. 30, CHRISTMAS PRAISE AND TESTIMONY SERVICE. This will be a chance for each of us to share with our church family some of the joys we experienced during this Christmas season, and to encourage each other in the hope that Christ brought for all of our futures. Pray about it and see what God may prompt you to share on this special Sunday.

F.Y.I. – There will be
no SO/SEW TOGETHER time this month due to the many commitments to family and other such celebrations. Plan now, however, to come in January. We
will be busy bees again!

SPECIAL THANKS to all of our decorating “team” who all worked together to make the church look so festive this year! Great job!!!

“On behalf of Susan and I, we would like to express our prayerful desire to all of you that God will make this the most special celebration of what God has given us in Jesus, the Christmas Child, that may have ever blessed your heart. You are a very special church family, and we are so glad to be serving Christ with you.” -- Pastor Jim (and Susan).

We celebrate the Holy One, the very Son of God,
We bring our hearts to offer Him, with praise, glory and laud .
Thank you Jesus for the love You give to each and every one;
We praise You and we worship You, God’s one and only Son.

Prayer Family of the Week: Diane, Janna, Basanti, & Scott
Johnson
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.2018 General Funds Monthly Budget…………………12,733.00
General Funds for December 2018….……… .………...3,381.00

Dec 16 2018 Thought for the week

“Christmas is not about presents but His presence.”
-- Tony Abrams

Dec !6, 2018 Annpuncements

COMING SOON!! Sunday, Dec. 30, CHRISTMAS PRAISE
AND TESTIMONY SERVICE.
This will be a chance for each
of us to share with our church family some of the joys we experienced during this Christmas season, and to encourage each other in the hope that Christ brought for all of our futures.
Pray about it and see what God may prompt you to share on this special Sunday.

F. Y. I. – There will be
no SO/SEW TOGETHER time this month due to the many commitments to family and other such celebrations. Plan now to come in January. We will be busy bees again!

DRIVE CONTINUES: We will wait to take the food donations to “Nourish Pierce County” until the week of Dec. 16th. This is a year-round project but we would like to have a good number of items donated before Christmas. Thanks.

Prayer Family of the Week: Pastor Jim and Susan Isaacson. .
In the midst of celebrating our Glorious Savior’s birth,
We are constantly reminded of the realities of earth.
God formed, shaped each one of us before our birth you see For His Divine purposes, what He planned for us to be
Because God is so far beyond us we sometimes fail to see
The outcome of His amazing plans for you and me.
There are decisions we must make, and often we are torn
By this fleshly self we wear from the time that we are born
The pull of all these earthly things can be very strong,
And sometimes blurs the line between what is right and wrong
But we know the end from the beginning so it helps us choose
The path that leads to heaven which we do not want to loose,
So we’ll accept the loving sacrifice of our Heavenly King
Who in His wisdom, power and love created everything.

2018 General Funds Monthly Budget………12,733.00
General Funds for December 2018….……..2,186.00