Praise & Thanksgiving
Hebrews 13:15, 20 – “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased…Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Ladies Christmas Teas by Regions
Ladies, please RSVP by November 30 to attend one of our nine regional Christmas teas. Check out the bulletin insert and RSVP to the hostess for your LIFE group OR for the host home nearest to your house. Start the Christmas season with your Blue Ridge sisters in Christ!
New Bible Class Quarter Begins December 7
A new class called “Living in Triumph in Troubled Times”, going through Acts 1-12 begins December 7. The bulletin flyer has a full class description, and the list of winter quarter teachers and helpers in the children’s classes and needs.
Did You Know…
…that some men in our church serve on Sunday mornings to keep us safe and to serve those who come through our doors for each worship service? Our Security Team is in need of more (not few) good men (18 years & older). It’s a great way to serve the church at a time when you are already going to be here. The more men on the team, the less frequent the assigned time to serve. Contact Mark Dillmuth ([email protected]) to sign up.
Our first week in the new series “Christmas in the Psalms” began with Psalm 40 as David reminded himself to be obediently thankful to God for all of His provisions. Download Obedient One. Also, Pastor Jack encouraged us to go on The City and share our reasons to be thankful. See his entry in News called “Psalm 40 applied…Our stories of God’s faithfulness”. Before you enter your own, read the others and be encouraged by all God is doing in our church family.
Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget – $18,573.00
Total giving to budget for week of 11/23/14 – $8,881.32
November 30 – Communion: As a courtesy to those with allergies, our communion crackers are gluten free rice crackers.
December 2, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
December 6, 10:00am-Noon – Ladies Christmas Teas by Regions
December 24, 7:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 25-26 – Christmas (church office closed)
December 28 – 11:00 a.m. worship service only (childcare up to 3rd grade)
December 31, 7:00pm – Youth Group All-Night Party
January 1 & 2 – Church office closed for New Year’s holiday
Week of January 4 – First week of LIFE group winter session
February 8 – Newcomers Lunch
March 14 – Church work day
March 20-21 – Women’s Retreat