Centering Words for December 16: God of life and love, whose good news often comes in strange packages, open our eyes and ears to see and hear your message. Open our hearts to embrace one anther in our caring. Help us to share generously and to receive graciously the gifts we have received from your hand. Guide us to honest, peaceful, joyous relationships, that your will may be done among us. Amen.
Sunday, December 16–Worship service with the cantata, “The Glory of Christmas”, presented by St. John’s choir. Please join us for this third Sunday in Advent which is Joy.
Following the service a luncheon will take place in Oppermann Hall. The Bluffton University students who have honored us by singing in our choir will be our special guests. All are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, December 18–Ladies meet at LuLu’s, 9 am.; TOPS, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19–Men meet at Arby’s, 8:30 a.m.; NO choir practice; Excellence in Ministry in the parlor from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20–St. John’s is responsible for preparing the community meal at the Senior Center, 6 p.m.
Monday, December 24–Christmas Eve Service, 4 p.m.