SUNDAY MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS JANUARY 6, 2019
Epiphany (Recalling the Visit of the Wise Men) concludes the season of Christmas, celebrating Jesus’ birth! Through Advent, we have prepared our hearts for Christ’s coming to our world with salvation, and for His return! Now He comes! There’s room in MY heart for Thee. Is there room in YOUR heart for Jesus? Soon He will come again! May we join the Wise Men from the East, worshipping Him!
And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh (Mtt. 2:11).
The Mid-Week Bible Study Group WILL Meet This Wed., Jan. 9th, at 11:00 am, for prayer and conversation around the Word of God, informal over coffee!
The Youth Group and Awana Club meet Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Youth Group for kids in grades 6 – 12, Awana Club for grades K – 5, and children, age 3 or older. Food, friendship, Bible lessons, games and more for the children!!
Welcome Wayne Robert Mooney, born Sat., Dec. 29th, (5 lbs 6 ozs, 18 in.), to his parents, Shawn and Nichole (Calaman) Mooney, at Harrisburg Hospital. A rose on the communion table, placed by his Grandparents, Leon & Pauline, announces Wayne’s arrival. Congratulations to this family, with our love and prayers for ALL!
Prayer Shawls, and Lap Robes are being knitted, crocheted or loomed for members in the hospital or nursing homes, and for shut-ins from the congregation, or persons needing a special touch! Meeting at Alicia Navratil’s home the 3rd Sat. of each month, next meeting Jan. 19th, 10 am to Noon.
There Will Be No Women’s Ministry Meeting in January! Look for information about next events coming soon in upcoming bulletins, or see Vesta Bear (717) 243-6050 with questions about Women’s Ministry!
Church of the Cross Commits to Reach Spiritually Lost People in our zip codes by: (1) intentionally praying for the people in our zip codes, (2) generously giving for outreach and ministry to people in our zip codes, and (3) by becoming a “sending church” by 2020—sending out workers to do God’s work! Help us think & pray about what this should look like.
Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, January 12th, 8:00 AM, Fairground Restaurant – Order from menu, Dutch treat. All are welcome!
Church Board Meeting (LBA), Monday, January 21st, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Thank you for your prayers for the work we share, serving Jesus Christ!
Pray for the Nation of Israel! I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed (Genesis 12:3). Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces” (Psalm 122).
Women’s Prayer & Bible Study—WILL NOT meet in January or February. Otherwise, the group meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm, & is open to any ladies who would enjoy the opportunity for informal conversation and prayer, and time in the Word of God. Next meeting—March 14th, “after the cold and snow!”
Excel – Northeast District’s Fitness Church Conference is announced for Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, PA. Cost for the conference, incl. lunch just $25, if registered by Feb. 18th. For more information, or go to www.northeastdistrict.org. To register, see Alicia Navratil.
SouperBowl of Caring is a nation-wide fundraiser for hunger that leads to the Super Bowl football game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. Please join our Youth Group in raising funds as a partner in this effort to benefit our neighbors in need of food! The offering will be collected Feb. 3rd. Thanks for sharing!
O Jesus, ever with us stay;
Make all our moments calm and bright;
Chase the dark night of sin away;
Shed o’er the world Thy holy light.
—From “Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts”
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