Index 2018

December Newsletter

December Calendar

 Session Notes

Financial For October 2018

Offerings                       $2841.44                      

Expenses                       $2187.88

Next Session Meeting:  December 20, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  Elder on the door in December is Pepe Martinez.

           December Birthdays

12/11    A.J. Carreon

12/14    Raul Galicia

12/15    Jenna Bunton

12/24    Lloyd Schwarz

12/25    Will Carter

12/29    Roger Hughes

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               PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Circle will meet Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. at the church.  Leader for Lesson 4 of Horizon’s study “God’s Promise: I am with you” is Mary Bunton.  Jackie Heyes is hostess for the gathering.

The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be administered during worship December 2nd and taken to shut-ins following worship.

 

ELECTION OF ELDERS

There will be a congregational meeting Sunday, Dec. 16th following worship for the purpose of electing 2 elders to serve on the session.

Christmas Cards

Christmas cards to the Church Family will again be displayed on the bulletin board for all.  Save a stamp and post your greetings here!

 HOPE – PEACE- JOY- LOVE

The season of advent begins December 2nd.  Candle-lighting litanies and readings from scripture will follow the Call to Worship on each of the four Sundays of Advent.  Come, celebrate our Lord.  Wait with hope for His coming into the world and together let us share the joy of this Advent season.

Text Box: What are Chrismons?  They are ornaments made from Christian symbols (a contraction for Christ onograms). 
They were first developed by Frances Spencer and the women of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA.  Many churches display a Chrismon tree during the Advent and Christmas season decorated with handmade ornaments.  We will be adding new ones each Sunday, courtesy of Pat Palomo.  Thank you to all who helped decorate and get the church ready for this
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Christmas Caroling
We will be caroling and visiting our shut-ins on Sunday, December 16th at 3:30.  We have several people in opposite directions, so we will meet at the church and car pool.  We will finish with cookies and hot chocolate at Dan Onderdonks.
Joy Gift
As is our custom, we will be collecting the Christmas Joy gift on the 16th and 23rd of December.  This is one of two special offerings that we take up each year.  This offering helps provide for students in need to hear and grow in faith at Presbyterian related schools and colleges.  It also helps with current and retired church workers and families in time of need.
Christmas Eve
The Christmas Eve Candle-Lighting service including the children’s program will take place December 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.  Afterwards we will gather in the fellowship hall, so bring your “signature’” holiday goodies to share as we fellowship together.
Thank you for Thanksgiving Dinners
We were once again able to provide for ten families in need of a Thanksgiving meal.  Thank you for those who donated and who delivered, and when you are at Mercedes HEB, give a “thank you” to Joe, the manager, who helped with the turkeys.
December Readings
12/2	Jer. 33:  14-16, Ps. 25 ;  1-10, Luke 21:  25-36
12/9	Mal. :  1-4, Ps. 9, Luke 3:  7-18
12/16	Zeph. :  3:  14-20, Ps. 44, Luke 3:  7-18
12/23	Micah5:  2-5a, Ps. 80: 1-7, Luke 1:  39-55