Posted by: deercreekcharge | December 4, 2010

Get Ready! Sunday, 5 December 2010

Good to see you back at the Deer Creek Charge! This Sunday we are celebrating the second Sunday in Advent–the time of waiting and preparation before we rejoice at the birth of the Christ-child…the Messiah…the Savior of the World! Great things are coming up at the DCC, and we’d LOVE to have you be part of them! Be sure to check out our announcements section below for the latest updates!

This Sunday, we are looking at another Isaiah prophecy–Isaiah 11:1-9 in connection with John the Baptist’s proclaimation in Matthew 3:1-12. The title of the sermon is “Get Ready!” and will be told in the first person…from the perspective of John the Baptist! You won’t want to miss this! Costumes will be worn…come find out what a 21st century camel-hair coat looks like…taste a locust…and walk barefoot with our nararator for the day who will help us to “Get Ready!” for the birth of Christ! Intrigued? You are always welcome to join us…our hearts, minds and doors are always open.

As we continue into this busy season of shopping, family time, parties, church busy-ness, final exams and stress, know that we at the Deer Creek Charge are praying for you. God loves you and desires to be in a relationship with you. Come take an hour out of your busy week (yup, when we say an hour, we really mean an hour!) and find rest, solace, renewal, peace and a message that will equip you for the week ahead. If we don’t do this, we haven’t done our job…what we have been called by God to do; and we want to hear about it, and what we could do better to make this a better experience for you so that you can reach out and find God in the midst of life…the God who is already there, waiting for you. May you feel blessed this Advent season!

Announcements:

Mt. Tabor’s Finance Committee will be meeting TOMMOROW at 7pm to work on the 2011 Budget. All committee chairs need to attend to request money. LOCATION CHANGE: WE WILL BE MEETING AT TRACY’S HOUSE.

An Advent Celebration will be held NEXT SUNDAY at 5pm. The Women’s Circle will provide hors d’oeuvres and beverages.  Please bring a dessert.  If you would like to participate in a gift exchange, please bring a wrapped gift costing $5 or less.  A hymn sing is planned.  Come one and all and make merry (please invite family and friends)! Location: Deer Creek.

The Deborah Circle of the UMW is requesting donations to the Magic Jar on December 5, 12 and 19th. The donations will be used to purchase clothes for the school nurses at both Hickory and Forest Hill Elementary Schools. Please contact Pat or Nancy with questions. Location: Mt. Tabor.

Mark your calendars! A combined Christmas Eve Worship service will be held on Friday, December 24th at 7pm at Deer Creek. This will be a candlelight family service and will include a children’s message. There will not be Sunday School for the children, but the service has been designed with them in mind. Bring your family and join us for a celebration! (“Regular” worship will resume at both churches on Sunday, December 26th).

Worship Fun Fact! Today is the second Sunday in Advent, The color for Advent is now blue. (You might remember purple from a while back). Blue is a color of joy. We used to use purple when we interpreted Advent to be like a mini Lent—a time of penitence. The color has been blue since the late 1960s. Check your announcements during Advent for a weekly “Worship Fun Fact.”

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