Posted by: deercreekcharge | December 17, 2011

16 & Pregnant (Sunday, 18 December 2011)

Thanks for stopping by the Deer Creek Charge! We’re so glad you are here! This week is all about Mary…how would you feel if you were 12 years old and pregnant? How would you feel if you were an ordinary kid and you “found favor” with God? Is God still working in our lives today? Does God still care about us today? Is God even there? These are some of the big questions we are going to chatting about on Sunday. So if you’ve ever wondered about these things, come out and join us as we explore them together. Our Scripture for this Sunday is Luke 1:26-38 (the “annunciation” or announcement of being pregnant) and Luke 1:46-55 (the “magnificant” or Song of Mary). Join us as we finish our last Sunday of preparation before the arrival of Christ! You are ALWAYS welcome.

Announcements:

Christmas Caroling! TODAY join us at 2:45 (start walking at 3) for some caroling. Start at Deer Creek, go as far as we can. We’ll finish up back at church for some hot drinks to celebrate! ALL are invited (please invite friends/family!)—even if you didn’t sign up. Baked goods DUE TODAY. Questions/want to help? See Tammy.

DEADLINE TODAY: Please bring in new winter clothing itemsfor the Hat and Mitten Tree, sponsored by Deborah Circle. Items such as winter hats, mittens, gloves, scarfs, winter socks and long underwear are needed. These items will go to needy adults and children in the area. Location: Mt. Tabor.

3rd Sunday Fellowship CANCELLED due to the funeral tomorrow. Please bring a dish to share for the meal after the funeral. 3rd Sunday Fellowship will resume in January.

Ushers, Greeters, and Liturgists needed for Christmas Eve (DC is covered/MT—needs greeters and ushers), Christmas Day (DC), and New Year’s Day (MT). If you will be in town and can help out, please see Bonnie TODAY. Thanks!

We need your help! The New HopeChristianFellowshipOutreachCenter(sponsored by a local UnitedMethodistChurch) provides services and meals to homeless individuals. The Deborah Circlewill be making food and taking it to serve on December 29th. Serving begins at 12noon. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nancy Duffy.

ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS that you would like in the bulletin from now until Jan 15 MUST be to Bonnie NO LATER THAN Wednesday at 12noon. ALL the bulletins will be run on Thursday. Thank you for your help.

 Join us for our worship services this holiday season!

-Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship: Saturday, Dec. 24, 3pm. (MT)
-Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship/Family Service: Saturday, Dec. 24, 7pm. (DC)
-Christmas Day COMBINED Worship: Sunday, Dec. 25, 10am, (DC). Communion. WEAR YOUR PJS AND BRING YOUR FAVORITE GIFT (from this or another year).
-New Year’s Day COMBINED Worship: Sunday, Jan. 1, 10am, (MT). (NO Communion)
**“Regular” worship at 9am (DC) and 11am (MT) will resume on Sunday, Jan. 8.**

Don’t forget the on-going food drives at both Deer Creek and Mt. Tabor!

Worship Fun Fact! Our “Christmas Tree” in the sanctuary is covered in Chrismons—symbols of Christ. Can you identify each of them and what they mean?

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