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Soon we will hear the songs and carols of glad dings and good cheer.^ŽŽŶǁĞǁŝůůƐĞĞƚŚĞůŝŐŚƚƐ and the decoraons that break the night’s darkness.Soon we will think of gis to give to family, ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐĂŶĚŵĂLJďĞĞǀĞŶĂƐƚƌĂŶŐĞƌŽƌƚǁŽ͘dŚĞƐĞĂƌĞƚŚĞƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŚĂƚĮůůŽƵƌƚŚŽƵŐŚƚƐĂŶĚůŝǀĞƐŝŶ ƚŚĞĚĂLJƐůĞĂĚŝŶŐƵƉƚŽŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ͘dŚĞƐĞĂƌĞƚŚĞƚŚŝŶŐƐƚŚĂƚŵĂŬĞĨŽƌƚŚĞŚƵƐƚůĞĂŶĚďƵƐƚůĞŽĨƚŚŝƐ me of year.ŶĚŝŶŵŝĚƐƚŽĨĂůůǁĞĂƌĞĂďŽƵƚŝŶƚŚĞŶĞdžƚĨĞǁǁĞĞŬƐ'ŽĚŝƐŐŽŝŶŐƚŽƌĞĂĐŚŝŶƚŽŽƵƌ me and space and show up. Are we ready?  /ŶƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĨĞǁǀĞƌƐĞƐŽĨƚŚĞ'ŽƐƉĞůŽĨ:ŽŚŶ͕ŽƵƌƌĞĂĚŝŶŐĨŽƌŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐĚĂLJ͕ǁĞƌĞĂĚĂďŽƵƚ'ŽĚ͛Ɛ incarnaon, coming in me and space in the person of Jesus. We read those familiar words “The tŽƌĚďĞĐĂŵĞŇĞƐŚĂŶĚŵĂĚĞŚŝƐĚǁĞůůŝŶŐĂŵŽŶŐƵƐ͘͟,ŽǁĂǁĞƐŽŵĞŝƐƚŚĂƚ͕'ŽĚĐŚŽŽƐĞƐƚŽŵĂŬĞ his dwelling place among us, which means God is showing up in our me and space.'ŽĚŝƐŚĞƌĞŝŶ our conversaons, God is here in our workplaces, God is here in our me with family and ĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ͘'ŽĚŝƐŚĞƌĞǁŚĞŶǁĞĐŽŵĞƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌŝŶǁŽƌƐŚŝƉ͕'ŽĚŝƐŚĞƌĞŝŶŽƵƌƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ͕ĂƐǁĞůůĂƐŝŶ ŽƵƌĚĂŝůLJŚƵƐƚůĞĂŶĚďƵƐƚůĞ͘'ŽĚŝƐŚĞƌĞ͕ƚŚĞŵĞƐƐĂŐĞŽĨŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐŝƐƚŚĂƚ'ŽĚĐŚŽŽƐĞƐŚŝƐĚǁĞůůŝŶŐ  place to be among us. Have you caught a glimpse? Have you seen God at work? Are living with the expectaon of seeing 'ŽĚŝŶƚŚĞŶĞdžƚĨĞǁǁĞĞŬƐ͍   The  world is a buzz, singing our songs, bringing light to the darkness, and sharing gis with one another. We as God’s own ƉĞŽƉůĞŚĂǀĞĂǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽďƌĞĂŬŝŶƚŽƚŚĞďƵnjnjĂŶĚƉŽŝŶƚƚŽ'ŽĚǁŚŽŝƐŚĞƌĞĂŵŽŶŐƵƐ͘KŶĞŽĨƚŚĞŵŽƐƚ ƚĞƌƌŝĨLJŝŶŐƚŚŽƵŐŚƚƐŝƐǁŚĂƚŝƐƌĞĐŽƌĚĞĚďLJ:ŽŚŶũƵƐƚƉƌŝŽƌƚŽƚŚŽƐĞǁŽƌĚƐ͙͙͟dŚĞtŽƌĚďĞĐĂŵĞŇĞƐŚĂŶĚŵĂĚĞŚŝƐ ĚǁĞůůŝŶŐƉůĂĐĞĂŵŽŶŐƵƐ͘͟tĞƌĞĂĚ͞,ĞǁĂƐŝŶƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚĂŶĚƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚĚŝĚŶŽƚƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞŚŝŵ͟ĂŶĚĞǀĞŶŵŽƌĞƚĞƌƌŝĨLJŝŶŐ ͞,ĞĐĂŵĞƚŽƚŚĂƚǁŚŝĐŚǁĂƐŚŝƐŽǁŶ͕ďƵƚŚŝƐŽǁŶĚŝĚŶŽƚƌĞĐĞŝǀĞŚŝŵ͘͟dŚĞǁŽƌĚƐ͞ĚŝĚŶŽƚƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞŚŝŵ͟ĂŶĚ͞ĚŝĚŶŽƚ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞŚŝŵ͟ĂƌĞĐŚŝůůŝŶŐǁŽƌĚƐ͘/ƉƌĂLJƚŚĂƚƚŚŽƐĞǁŽƌĚƐǁŽƵůĚƐĞƚƵƐŽŶĞĚŐĞ͘&ŽƌLJŽƵƐĞĞŽƵƌŐŽĂůƐŚŽƵůĚďĞŽŶĞŽĨ taking advantage of this me to “Make God in Christ known” to a world that is struggling to recognize him. It’s so easy for us to lament and commiserate at this me of year, thus adding to the confusion. This begs me to ask the queson “Are we ŐŽŝŶŐƚŽůĞƚƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚƚĞůůƚŚĞƐƚŽƌLJŽƌĂƌĞǁĞĂƐ'ŽĚ͛ƐŽǁŶƉĞŽƉůĞŐŽŝŶŐƚŽƚĞůůƚŚĞƐƚŽƌLJ͍͟  &ŽƌǁĞŬŶŽǁƚŚĞƐƚŽƌLJƚŽůĚ͙͙͘ To a world crushed by the weight of debt and taxes, burdened by the daily grind and government regulaons (Census) ʹ 'ŽĚƐŚŽǁƐƵƉǁŝƚŚĂŵĞƐƐĂŐĞ͞ŽŶŽƚďĞĂĨƌĂŝĚ͕ĚŽŶŽƚĨĞĂƌ͕/ďƌŝŶŐLJŽƵŐŽŽĚŶĞǁƐŽĨŐƌĞĂƚũŽLJƚŚĂƚŝƐĨŽƌĂůůƉĞŽƉůĞ͘͟ dŽĂƐĐĂƌĞĚƉƌĞŐŶĂŶƚLJŽƵŶŐǁŽŵĂŶʹ'ŽĚƐŚŽǁƐƵƉwith a message of favor and grace giving her hope amidst the scruny and cricisms of others. dŽĂŵĂŶǁŚŽĮŶĚƐŚŝŵƐĞůĨŝŶĂĚŝůĞŵŵĂǁŝƚŚŚŝƐďĞůŽǀĞĚʹ'ŽĚƐŚŽǁƐƵƉǁŝƚŚĂŵĞƐƐĂŐĞŽĨƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐĂŶĚ reconciliaon with his beloved asking him to trust God’s plan for a future. To a professional, an innkeeper stressed out at work, with unrealisc expectaons Ͳ'ŽĚƐŚŽǁƐƵƉwith a message le/ng ŚŝŵŬŶŽǁƚŚĂƚĂůƚŚŽƵŐŚƚŚŝŶŐƐĂƌĞŶ͛ƚƉĞƌĨĞĐƚ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐŝŶǁŚŝĐŚŚĞŚĂƐƚŽŽīĞƌ͘ To those in the everyday walks of life, in the fields, in the trenches of life, on the highways and byways, somemes ŽďůŝǀŝŽƵƐĂƐƚŽǁŚĂƚŝƐŚĂƉƉĞŶŝŶŐŝŶƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚʹ'ŽĚƐŚŽǁƐƵƉǁŝƚŚĂŵĞƐƐĂŐĞ͕ƐŚŝŶŝŶŐďƌŝŐŚƚĞƌƚŚĂŶĂůůƚŚĞƐƚĂƌƐŝŶƚŚĞ ŚĞĂǀĞŶƐ͞dŽLJŽƵŚĂƐďĞĞŶďŽƌŶĂƐĂǀŝŽƌ͕ǁŚŽŝƐŚƌŝƐƚƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚ͘͟  This is our story which the world needs to be told from our perspecve. This is a story that needs to come from the heart, because this is the story of our Salvaon, not only for us but for the world to know.'ŽĚŝƐŚĞƌĞŝŶƚŚĞŵŝĚƐƚŽĨůŝĨĞ͕ŝŶŽƵƌ me and space bringing us hope, joy, peace and love.tĞŚĂǀĞƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐƚŽƐĂLJƚŽƚŚĞƐĐĂƌĞĚǁŽŵĂŶ͕ƚŚĞĐŽŶĨƵƐĞĚ ŚƵƐďĂŶĚ͕ƚŚĞƐƚƌĞƐƐĞĚŽƵƚƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂů͕ĂŶĚĞǀĞŶƚŽƚŚŽƐĞŽďůŝǀŝŽƵƐƚŽůŝĨĞ͘Now is the me for us to point out to those who don’t recognize God, God’s presence and acvity in the world.Now is the me for us to receive our Lord and Savior ĂƐŚĞĐŽŵĞƐƚŽƵƐŝŶǁŽƌĚĂŶĚƐĂĐƌĂŵĞŶƚ͕ŝŶǁŽƌƐŚŝƉĂŶĚĨĞůůŽǁƐŚŝƉ͘/ƉƌĂLJƚŚĂƚǁĞǁŝůůďĞĂďůĞƚŽƐĞĞĂŶĚƌĞĐĞŝǀĞŽƵƌ ^ĂǀŝŽƌŝŶƚŚĞůŝǀĞƐŽĨƚŚŽƐĞǁĞǁŝůůŵĞĞƚŝŶƚŚĞĐŽŵŝŶŐǁĞĞŬƐ͘/ƉƌĂLJƚŚĂƚǁĞĂƐ'ŽĚ͛ƐƉĞŽƉůĞŐĞƚĐĂƵŐŚƚƵƉŝŶƚŚĞƚƌƵĞ celebraon of this me by telling our story.dŚĂƚǁĞĚŽŶ͛ƚůĞƚƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ͕ǁŝƚŚŝƚƐŵĞƐƐĂŐĞŽĨĚĞƐƉĂŝƌĂŶĚĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂůŝƐŵ ŽǀĞƌƐŚĂĚŽǁǁŚĂƚǁĞŬŶŽǁƚŽďĞƚƌƵĞ͘Live your life today with the expectaon that 'ŽĚŝƐŐŽŝŶŐƚŽƐŚŽǁƵƉ͘>ŝǀĞLJŽƵƌ ůŝĨĞƚŽĚĂLJƌĞĂĚLJƚŽƉŽŝŶƚ'ŽĚŽƵƚƚŽŽƚŚĞƌƐ͘ Join the celebraon, 'ŽĚŝƐĂŵŽŶŐƵƐďƌŝŶŐŝŶŐũŽLJƚŽĂůůƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ͕ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐůĞƐƐŝŶŐƐ͕

        


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food for thought…. ….a note from your Associate Pastor

ĐŽŵĞĚŝŶ͘dŚĞƌĞͲĞŶĂĐƚŵĞŶƚĐŽŶͲ cludes with a celebraon of food ĂŶĚƵƐƵĂůůLJĂƉŝŹĂƚĂĨŽƌƚŚĞĐŚŝůͲ ĚƌĞŶ͘ Ɛ/ǁĂůŬĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŐƌŽƵƉ ƚŚĂƚĞǀĞŶŝŶŐ͕ũŽŝŶŝŶŐŝŶƐŽŶŐĂƐ/ ǁĂƐĂďůĞ͕/ǁĂƐƐƚƌƵĐŬďLJĂƚƌĞͲ ŵĞŶĚŽƵƐŝƌŽŶLJ͖ƚŚĞǁĞůĐŽŵĞŽŶůLJ ƚĂŬĞƐƉůĂĐĞŽŶĐĞƚŚĞŝŶŶŬĞĞƉĞƌ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞƐƚŚĞŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶĐĞŽĨƚŚĞ ͞ŶLJŽŶĞǁŚŽǁĞůĐŽŵĞƐLJŽƵ ǁĞůĐŽŵĞƐŵĞ͕ĂŶĚĂŶLJŽŶĞǁŚŽǁĞůĐŽŵĞƐ ƚƌĂǀĞůĞƌƐ͘ƋƵĂůůLJŝƌŽŶŝĐǁĂƐƚŚĂƚ/͕ ĂƚŽƚĂůƐƚƌĂŶŐĞƌ͕ǁĂƐďĞŝŶŐǁĞůͲ me welcomes the one who sent me. Ma ϭϬ͗ϰϬ ĐŽŵĞĚŝŶƚŽƚŚĞ͞ŚŽŵĞƐ͟ŽĨĨŽůŬƐ EŽƚƚŚĂƚůŽŶŐĂŐŽ͕/ŚĂĚ who had dirt floors, intermi$ent ƚŚĞĐŚĂŶĐĞƚŽƚƌĂǀĞůƚŽŽƐƚĂZŝĐĂ ĞůĞĐƚƌŝĐŝƚLJ͕ůĞƐƐƚŚĂŶƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJƐĂĨĞ on a mission trip/vacaon combo. ĚƌŝŶŬŝŶŐǁĂƚĞƌ͕ŝŶŽƌĚĞƌƚŽƉĂƌƚĂŬĞ tŚŝůĞƚŚĞƌĞ͕/ǁĂƐŝŶǀŝƚĞĚŝŶƚŽƚŚĞ of a feast of fruit and torllas and ůŝǀĞƐŽĨEŝĐĂƌĂŐƵĂŶƌĞĨƵŐĞĞƐǁŚŽ ďĞĂŶƐĂŶĚƌŝĐĞ͘ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌŝŶŐǁŚĂƚ had built a village of n shacks in a li$le they had, this was truly a ƉĂƌƚŽĨ^ĂŶ:ŽƐĞĐĂůůĞĚWĂǀĂƐ͘/ƚŝƐ banquet fit for celebrang and a part of the unseen populaon of ǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐƚŚĞďŝƌƚŚŽĨƚŚĞ<ŝŶŐ͘ this beauful city and locals warn ƐǁĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĞƚŽǁĞůĐŽŵĞ ǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐŶŽƚƚŽŐŽƚŚĞƌĞ͘ ŚƌŝƐƚŝŶƚŽŽƵƌǁŽƌůĚĂŐĂŝŶƚŚŝƐ /ǁĂƐƚŚĞƌĞĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ͕/ŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƚŚŝŶŬŝŶŐ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐƐĞĂƐŽŶĂŶĚĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĚ ĂďŽƵƚǁŚĂƚŝƚŵĞĂŶƐƚŽďĞĂǁĞůͲ a Hispanic tradion called “Las coming congregaon. As I have WŽƐĂĚĂƐ͘͟;>ĂƐWŽƐĂĚĂƐŵĞĂŶƐ menoned before, this is one of ͞dŚĞ/ŶŶƐ͟Žƌ͞dŚĞ^ŚĞůƚĞƌƐ͟ŝŶ the very posive things I hear freSpanish) It is a tradion that inƋƵĞŶƚůLJĨƌŽŵǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐĂŶĚŶĞǁ ǀŽůǀĞƐƚŚĞƌĞͲĞŶĂĐƚŵĞŶƚŽĨDĂƌLJ ŵĞŵďĞƌƐĂůŝŬĞĂďŽƵƚdƌŝŶŝƚLJ͘Ƶƚ/ ĂŶĚ:ŽƐĞƉŚƐĞĂƌĐŚŝŶŐĨŽƌůŽĚŐŝŶŐƐ ĂŵǁŽŶĚĞƌŝŶŐŝĨŽƵƌǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŝŶĞƚŚůĞŚĞŵ͘'ƌŽƵƉƐŽĨĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ŶĂƚƵƌĞŐŽĞƐĨĂƌĞŶŽƵŐŚ͘ŽǁĞ ĂŶĚĂĚƵůƚƐĞĂĐŚŶŝŐŚƚƉƌŽĐĞĞĚ ĞǀĞƌĨĂůůŝŶƚŽƚŚĞŚĂďŝƚŽĨŽŶůLJǁĞůͲ ĨƌŽŵŚŽƵƐĞƚŽŚŽƵƐĞƐŝŶŐŝŶŐĂƌĞͲ ĐŽŵŝŶŐƚŚŽƐĞǁĞƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞ͍ŽĞƐ ƋƵĞƐƚĨŽƌůŽĚŐŝŶŐ͘dŚĞŚŽŵĞŽǁŶͲ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞŶĞĞĚƚŽďĞĐŽŵĞĂƉĂƌƚ ĞƌƐĂĐƚĂƐƚŚĞŝŶŶŬĞĞƉĞƌƐĂŶĚƌĞͲ ŽĨŽƵƌ͞ĐůŝĐŬ͟ďĞĨŽƌĞǁĞƚƌƵůLJǁĞůͲ ĨƵƐĞƚŚĞƉŝůŐƌŝŵƐůŽĚŐŝŶŐ͕ŽŶĐĞ ĐŽŵĞƚŚĞŵ͍;ǁŚŝĐŚďĞŐƐƚŚĞ ĂŐĂŝŶ͕ďLJĂŶƐǁĞƌŝŶŐŝŶƐŽŶŐ͘tŚĞŶ queson why we would have ƚŚĞŐƌŽƵƉĂƌƌŝǀĞƐĂƚƚŚĞĚĞƐŝŐŶĂƚͲ ͞ĐůŝĐŬƐ͟ͿKƌĐĂŶǁĞǁĞůĐŽŵĞǀŝƌƚƵͲ ĞĚŚŽƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĞƉŽƐĂĚĂƉĂƌƚLJ ĂůƐƚƌĂŶŐĞƌƐŝŶƚŽŽƵƌŵŝĚƐƚŬŶŽǁͲ ;ƚLJƉŝĐĂůůLJƚŚĞƚŚŝƌĚŚŽŵĞͿ͕ƚŚĞ ŝŶŐƚŚĞLJŵĂLJŚĂǀĞĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚŝĚĞĂƐ ͞ŝŶŶŬĞĞƉĞƌƐ͟ůĞƚƚŚĞŐƌŽƵƉŝŶ͘dŚĞ ĂŶĚƚŚĞLJŵŝŐŚƚŶŽƚďĞĨĂŵŝůŝĂƌ ĐŚĂŶŐĞĐŽŵĞƐĂďŽƵƚǁŚĞŶƚŚĞ ǁŝƚŚŚŽǁǁĞĚŽƚŚŝŶŐƐĂŶĚƚŚĂƚŝƐ ƉŝůŐƌŝŵƐƐŝŶŐƚŚĞƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞŝƌƐŽŶŐ ƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůLJĮŶĞǁŝƚŚƵƐ͘ŽǁĞƐĞĞ ƚŚĂƚƚĞůůƐǁŚŽƚŚĞLJĂƌĞĂŶĚƚŚĂƚ ŶĞǁĨŽůŬƐĂƐĂŶŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJƚŽ DĂƌLJŝƐƚŽďĞƚŚĞŵŽƚŚĞƌŽĨƚŚĞ ŐƌŽǁƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůůLJĂŶĚƐƉŝƌŝƚƵĂůůLJŽƌ ĚŝǀŝŶĞ͘dŚĞ͞ŝŶŶŬĞĞƉĞƌ͟ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjͲ are we bent on assimilaon? We ĞƐƚŚĞŵĮŶĂůůLJĂŶĚƚŚĞLJĂƌĞǁĞůͲ

o*en invite others to join in minisƚƌLJ͕ďƵƚƚŚĞŶƐĞŶĚƚŚĞŵĂŶŽŶͲ ǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐŵĞƐƐĂŐĞǁŝƚŚŽƵƌƌƵůĞƐ ŽƌďŽĚLJůĂŶŐƵĂŐĞŽƌƉŽƐƐĞƐƐŝǀĞͲ ŶĞƐƐŽĨ͞ŽƵƌ͟ŵŝŶŝƐƚƌLJ͘,ŽǁĚŽǁĞ ĐŚĂŶŐĞƚŚŝƐ͍ /ŶƚŚŝƐƐĞĂƐŽŶŽĨƉƌĞƉĂƌĂͲ on and ancipaon, I invite you ƚŽĞdžĂŵŝŶĞƚŚĞŵŝŶŝƐƚƌLJĂƌĞĂƚŚĂƚ LJŽƵĂƌĞŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚŝŶĂƚdƌŝŶŝƚLJ͘ dŚĞŶ͕ǁŝƚŚĂĚŝƐĐĞƌŶŝŶŐŚĞĂƌƚ͕ĐŽŶͲ ƐŝĚĞƌŚŽǁǁĞŵŝŐŚƚďĞĐŽŵĞĞǀĞŶ ŵŽƌĞǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐ͕ŵŽƌĞŚŽƐƉŝƚĂͲ ble, more inving and more open ƐŽƚŚĂƚƚŚŝƐďŽĚLJŽĨĨĂŝƚŚŵŝŐŚƚ connue to pursue Christ’s misƐŝŽŶŽŶĞĂƌƚŚƚŽďƌŝŶŐŐŽŽĚŶĞǁƐ ƚŽĂůůƉĞŽƉůĞ͘dŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ͕ǁĞĐĂŶ ŝŶǀŝƚĞĂŶĚǁĞůĐŽŵĞŽƚŚĞƌƐŝŶƚŽ ƚŚŝƐŝŶĐƌĞĚŝďůĞŚŽƉĞƚŚĂƚŚĂƐĐĂƉͲ ƚƵƌĞĚƵƐĂŶĚƐŚĂƌĞŝŶƚŚĞũŽLJƚŚĂƚ ĐŽŵĞƐĨƌŽŵƐĞƌǀŝŶŐŝŶ'ŽĚ͛ƐŬŝŶŐͲ ĚŽŵ͘/ƉƌĂLJƚŚĂƚĂƐǁĞĚƌĂǁĐůŽƐͲ ĞƌƚŽƚŚĞŚŽůŝĞƐƚŽĨŶŝŐŚƚƐ͕ƚŚĂƚǁĞ ŵŝŐŚƚĮŶĚǀĂĐĂŶĐLJǁŝƚŚŝŶŽƵƌ ŚĞĂƌƚƐĂŶĚůŝǀĞƐƚŽǁĞůĐŽŵĞĂůů ǁŚŽƐĞĞŬƐŚĞůƚĞƌĂŶĚƚŽƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞ ƚŚĞĚŝǀŝŶĞŝŶĞĂĐŚŽŶĞ͘ WƌĞƉĂƌŝŶŐǁŝƚŚLJŽƵ͕

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giving is in our nature... 

/ŶKƵƌ&ĂŵŝůLJ

ĞĐĞŵďĞƌ/ŶKƵƌ&ĂŵŝůLJ Bapzed on October 23ƌĚǁĂƐ >ŝůůŝĂŶ:ĞĂŶƵī͕ĚĂƵŐŚƚĞƌŽĨ :ŽŚŶĂŶĚĞĐŬLJƵī͘ Bapzed November 12ƚŚǁĂƐ 'ƌĂLJƐŽŶůůĂŶDŝĞůŬĞ͕ƐŽŶŽĨ: ĂŶĚZĞďĞĐĐĂDŝĞůŬĞ͘  DĂƌƌŝĞĚǁĞƌĞĂǀŝĚ,ŽƚŽƉƉ ĂŶĚDŝĐŚĞůĞŽŽŬŽŶKĐƚŽďĞƌ ϭϱƚŚ͘  Sympathy to George Huer ĂŶĚĨĂŵŝůLJǁŚŽƐĞƐƚĞƉͲĨĂƚŚĞƌ ƉĂƐƐĞĚĂǁĂLJ͘  ^LJŵƉĂƚŚLJƚŽĂƌů&ĂŝƌďĂŶŬ ĂŶĚĨĂŵŝůLJǁŚŽƐĞĨĂƚŚĞƌ͕ůͲ ůĞŶ&ĂŝƌďĂŶŬƉĂƐƐĞĚǁĂLJ͘  ^LJŵƉĂƚŚLJƚŽƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJŽĨ ĂƌŽůLJŶ>ĞǁĞƌƚǁŚŽƉĂƐƐĞĚ ĂǁĂLJ͘

DĞŵŽƌŝĂůƐ Memorials and Gis /ŶDĞŵŽƌLJŽĨ<Ƶƌƚ&ĂŚůƐŝŶŐ for Memorial and Gis Fund ŝůůĂŶĚ>ŝŶĚĂĂŬŬĞ  /ŶDĞŵŽƌLJŽĨsŝŶĐĞŶƚ dŚŽŵƉƐŽŶĨŽƌtŽƌůĚ,ƵŶŐĞƌ ŽŶŶŝĞ>ĞƐŚ  /ŶDĞŵŽƌLJŽĨdŚĞŽĚŽƌĞƌĂŶ ĨŽƌŽŝůĞƌ&ƵŶĚ ,ĞůĞŶƌĂƵŶ



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 ŶĚůĞƐƐŝŶŐƐĂƌĞŽƵƌƐ͙͘

Ɛ Ă ŶĂƚŝŽŶ͕ ĂƐ Ă ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ ĂƐ Ă ĐŚƵƌĐŚ ĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ ĂƐ Ă ƉĞƌƐŽŶ͕ ŝƚ ŝƐ ĞĂƐLJƚŽĨŽƌŐĞƚŚŽǁďůĞƐƐĞĚ ǁĞƚƌƵůLJĂƌĞ͘ tŚĞŶdŚĂŶŬƐŐŝǀŝŶŐŝƐŽǀĞƌ ĂŶĚ ǁĞ ŚĂǀĞ ŐŽƚƚĞŶ ŽǀĞƌ ĞĂƚŝŶŐ Ăůů ŽĨ ƚŚĂƚ ĨŽŽĚ͕ ǁĞ ĂƌĞ ďŽŵďĂƌĚĞĚ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ͚ƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ͛ ŶĞǁƐ͘ tĞ ůŽŽŬ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƉĂƉĞƌ Ăƚ Ăůů ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ͚ƚŚŝŶŐƐ͛ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞ ͚ŚĂǀĞ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ͛ Žƌ ŽƵƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ Žƌ ŐƌĂŶĚĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ͚ŚĂǀĞ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞ͛͘ zĞƚ͕ ǁŚĂƚ ǁĞ ĂƌĞ ƌĞĂůůLJ ŶĞĞĚŝŶŐ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ůŽǀĞ ƚŚĂƚ 'ŽĚ ŚĂƐ ĂůƌĞĂĚLJ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƵƐ͕ ŽƵƌ ŽǁŶ ƐƉĞĐŝĂů ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ ŐŝĨƚ͘ ,Ğ ŐĂǀĞ ,ŝƐ ^ŽŶĨŽƌĞĂĐŚŽĨƵƐ͘ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐŝƐĂũŽLJĨŽƌĂůůŽĨƵƐ͕ďƵƚ ǁŚĂƚ ƉĂŝŶ ĚŝĚ 'ŽĚ ĨĞĞů ĂƐ ŚĞ ƐĞŶƚ ,ŝƐ ^ŽŶ ƚŽ ĞĂƌƚŚ͕ ŬŶŽǁŝŶŐŚĞǁŽƵůĚďĞŚĞůĚŝŶĐŽŶƚĞŵƉƚ͕ƐƉŝƚŽŶ͕ĂŶĚ ďĞĂƚĞŶ͘ ƐĂƉĂƌĞŶƚƚŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽƉĂŝŶŐƌĞĂƚĞƌƚŚĂŶƚŚĞƉĂŝŶǁĞ ĨĞĞůǁŚĞŶŽƵƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶƐƵĨĨĞƌ͘dĂŬĞĂůŽŽŬĂƌŽƵŶĚLJŽƵ ƚŚŝƐ ǁĞĞŬ Ăƚ ŽƵƌ ĐŚƵƌĐŚ ĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ ŽƵƌ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ ŽƵƌ ŶĂƚŝŽŶ͘ dŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ ŽƵƚ ƚŚĞƌĞ ŶĞĂƌ Žƌ ĨĂƌ ǁŚŽ ƌĞĂůůLJ͚ŶĞĞĚƐ͛ƚŽŬŶŽǁƚŚĂƚ'ŽĚůŽǀĞƐƚŚĞŵĞŶŽƵŐŚƚŽ ƐƵĨĨĞƌƚŚĞƉĂŝŶŽĨůŽƐŝŶŐĂƐŽŶ͘ dĂŬĞĂŵŝŶƵƚĞƚŽĨŝŶĚƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJƚŚĂƚŶĞĞĚƐĂůŝĨƚ͕ŚĞůƉ ƚŚĞŵ ƚŽ ŚĂǀĞƚŚĞ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ ŽĨ :ŽLJ ƚŚĂƚ 'ŽĚ ŐĂǀĞ ƚŽ ĞĂĐŚ ŽĨƵƐ͘dŚĞLJĂƌĞƚŚĞƌĞǁĂŝƚŝŶŐĨŽƌLJŽƵƌƐŵŝůĞ͕Žƌ LJŽƵƌ ŚĞůƉ͘͘͘ĨŝŶĚ ƚŚĞŵ ĂŶĚ LJŽƵ ƚŽŽ ǁŝůů ĨĞĞů ƚŚĂƚ ƚƌƵĞ :KzŽĨŐŝǀŝŶŐĂƐƉĞĐŝĂůŐŝĨƚ͕LJŽƵƌƚŝŵĞ͕LJŽƵƌůŽǀĞ͕LJŽƵƌ ĨĂŝƚŚ͘^,Z͘>Ks͘'/s͘Z/s͘ DĞƌƌLJŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐƚŽĂůů͘͘͘


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music... Holden Evening Prayer

A beautiful candlelight service of hope and inspiration will be held each Wednesday in Advent at 7:00pm in the sanctuary, beginning November 30. Special musical meditations will follow the services: November 30 - Classical Guitarist, Angelo Cassar will offer Carols and other beautiful meditative selections. December 7 Chancel Choir accompanied by Karen Parelius , harpist, will present Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols December 14 JuBELLation Handbell Choir Ringing Meditations for Advent and Christmas December 21 To be announced





Sunday School and Music Academy Christmas Program “Carriers of the Light” Dress Rehearsal

“Carriers of the Light” Christmas Program Sunday, December 18 8:45 and 11:15 am Services.

Saturday, December 17 9am-1pm

Will you be a Carrier of the Light?

Lunch provided Helpers are still needed!

Christmas Eve Choir and Special Music  Ifyouorafamilymemberwouldliketo singintheChristmasEveChoiratthe 6:30and10::00services,pleasecontact Dgranstra@tlcmidland.org RehearsalswillbeThursday, December8,15at7pm.AndDec.22at 6pm.  Specialpre-service music isalsoneeded forallthreeservices. Pleasecontact DianneGranstra ByDecember4ifyouareinterestedin offeringyourgifts.  Greengs from the Praise Team!  WƐĂůŵϭϬϬ͗ϭͲϮDĂŬĞĂũŽLJĨƵůŶŽŝƐĞƚŽ ƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚ͕ĂůůƚŚĞĞĂƌƚŚ͘tŽƌƐŚŝƉƚŚĞ>ŽƌĚ ǁŝƚŚŐůĂĚŶĞƐƐ͖ĐŽŵĞŝŶƚŽŚŝƐƉƌĞƐĞŶĐĞ ǁŝƚŚƐŝŶŐŝŶŐ͘ ŝĚLJŽƵŬŶŽǁƚŚĂƚǁĞĂƌĞĂůǁĂLJƐůŽŽŬŝŶŐ for talented people to par cipate in the WƌĂŝƐĞdĞĂŵ͍zĞƐ͊^ŝŶŐĞƌƐ͕ŵƵƐŝĐŝĂŶƐ͕ ĞǀĞŶƉĞŽƉůĞǁŚŽůŽǀĞĐŽŵƉƵƚĞƌƐ͕ŽƌũƵƐƚ ŝŶƚĞƌĞƐƚĞĚŝŶůŝǀĞǁŽƌƐŚŝƉ͕ĂůůŚĂǀĞĂ ƉůĂĐĞŝŶƚŚĞWƌĂŝƐĞdĞĂŵ͘ ŝĚLJŽƵŬŶŽǁƚŚĂƚƚŚĞWƌĂŝƐĞdĞĂŵƚĂŬĞƐ ƌĞƋƵĞƐƚƐ͍zŽƵďĞƚĐŚĂ͊dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞƐŽ ŵĂŶLJǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůƐŽŶŐƐ͕ǁĞĐĂŶ͛ƚŬŶŽǁ ƚŚĞŵĂůů͊&ĞĞůĨƌĞĞƚŽĚƌŽƉ:ŽŚŶŶLJ'ƵĞƐƚ ĂŶŽƚĞ͕ĞŝƚŚĞƌŝŶƚŚĞŽĸĐĞ͕ŽƌĞŵĂŝů͗ Johnny.automa cs@gmail.com  zKhd,WZ/^dD Aer several prac ces, the Youth Praise dĞĂŵǁŝůůƐŽŽŶďĞƌĞĂĚLJƚŽŵĂŬĞĂũŽLJĨƵů noise for the congrega on. We’ve been ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐŽŶƐŽŵĞĨƵŶƐŽŶŐƐ͕ĂŶĚŚŽƉĞƚŽ ŵĂŬĞŽƵƌĚĞďƵƚďĞĨŽƌĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ͘tĞ ŚĂǀĞĂĨĞǁƐŝŶŐĞƌƐ͕ďƵƚŶĞĞĚŵŽƌĞŵƵƐŝͲ ĐŝĂŶƐƚŽĮůůŽƵƚŽƵƌĞŶƐĞŵďůĞ͘tĞ͛Ě ǁĞůĐŽŵĞĂŶLJŽŶĞǁŝƚŚŵƵƐŝĐĂůĞdžƉĞƌŝͲ ĞŶĐĞ͕ŝŶŵŝĚĚůĞƐĐŚŽŽůŽƌŚŝŐŚƐĐŚŽŽů͕ ǁŝƚŚĂĚĞƐŝƌĞƚŽŚĂǀĞĨƵŶĂŶĚůĞĂƌŶ͘ DLJŐŽĂůĨŽƌƚŚĞzŽƵƚŚWƌĂŝƐĞdĞĂŵŝƐƚŽ ĐƌĞĂƚĞĂŶƵƌƚƵƌŝŶŐĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ͕ŚĂǀĞĞǀĞͲ ƌLJƉĞƌƐŽŶƚƌLJĂůůƚŚĞŝŶƐƚƌƵŵĞŶƚƐ͕ĂŶĚ ĞǀĞŶƚƵĂůůLJƐƵƉƉůĞŵĞŶƚƚŚĞWƌĂŝƐĞdĞĂŵ͕ ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐƵƉƚŽĂĐŽŵƉůĞƚĞƐĞƌǀŝĐĞ͘WĞƌͲ ŚĂƉƐLJŽƵŬŶŽǁĂĐŚŝůĚůŽŽŬŝŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĞŝƌ ƐƚĂƌƚŝŶŵƵƐŝĐ͕ŽƌLJŽƵĂƌĞĂůƌĞĂĚLJƐŬŝůůĞĚ͕ ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐƌŽŽŵĨŽƌĞǀĞƌLJŽŶĞ͊ :ŽŚŶŶLJ'ƵĞƐƚ


happenings ͞ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐdŝŵĞ/Ɛ,ĞƌĞ͊͟ĐŽŶĐĞƌƚ dŚĞDĞŶKĨDƵƐŝĐĂƌĞŐŽŝŶŐƚŽƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƚŚĞŝƌĂŶŶƵĂů ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐĐŽŶĐĞƌƚĂƚƚŚĞ&ŝƌƐƚhŶŝƚĞĚDĞƚŚŽĚŝƐƚ ŚƵƌĐŚŝŶDŝĚůĂŶĚ͘/ƚǁŝůůďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚƚǁŝĐĞŽŶ ĞĐĞŵďĞƌϰĂƚϮ͗ϬϬWDĂŶĚϳ͗ϬϬWD͘dŚĞƌĞŝƐŶŽ ĂĚŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĐŚĂƌŐĞ͕ďƵƚĂĨƌĞĞǁŝůůŽīĞƌŝŶŐǁŝůůďĞ ĐŽůůĞĐƚĞĚĂƚŝŶƚĞƌŵŝƐƐŝŽŶƚŽŚĞůƉĚĞĨƌĂLJƐŽŵĞĐŽƐƚƐ ĂŶĚϱϬйǁŝůůďĞŐŝǀĞŶƚŽƚŚĞůŽĐĂůĨŽŽĚďĂŶŬŽĨ Midland. These concerts have given to local charies over the years over ΨϵϮ͕ϬϬϬŝŶƚŚĞŝƌƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ͘ 'ƌĂĐĞDĂƌƌĂ͕ĚŝƌĞĐƚŽƌŽĨƚŚĞĐŚŽƌƵƐ͕ŚĂƐĚĞǀĞůŽƉĞĚĂǀĞƌLJĨĂŵŝůLJĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ ĐŽŶĐĞƌƚŽĨŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐŵƵƐŝĐƌĂŶŐŝŶŐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞǀĞƌLJĨĂŵŝůŝĂƌĂŶĚĞŶĚĞĂƌŝŶŐ ͞tŚŝƚĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ͟ĂŶĚ͞^ŝůĞŶƚEŝŐŚƚ͟ƚŽƚŚĞŵŽƌĞƐĞĐƵůĂƌ͞'ƌĂŶĚŵĂ'ŽƚZƵŶ KǀĞƌďLJĂZĞŝŶĚĞĞƌ͟ĂŶĚ͞ZŽĐŬŝŶ͛ZŽƵŶĚƚŚĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐdƌĞĞ͘͟'ƌĂĐĞŝƐĂǀĞƌLJ ƚĂůĞŶƚĞĚĚŝƌĞĐƚŽƌĂŶĚŵƵƐŝĐĂƌƌĂŶŐĞƌĂŶĚƐŚĞŚĂƐĂƌƌĂŶŐĞĚϱŽĨƚŚĞϭϳ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐƐŽŶŐƐƚŚĂƚĂƌĞƚŽďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ͘dŚŝƐLJĞĂƌƚŚĞǀĞƌLJĐĂƉĂďůĞŽƌŐĂŶŝƐƚ ŽĨƚŚŝƐDĞƚŚŽĚŝƐƚŚƵƌĐŚ͕:ĂŶƚnjůĂĐŬŚĂƐďĞĞŶŚŝƌĞĚƚŽƌĞƉůĂĐĞ>ĂƵƌŝĞ Habedank who rered aer being with the chorus for 11 years. She was a ƐƵƉĞƌĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝƐƚĂŶĚǁŝůůďĞŵŝƐƐĞĚ͘ KŶĞĐĞŵďĞƌϭϭĂƚϯ͗ϬϬWD͕ƚŚĞĐŚŽƌƵƐǁŝůůƉĞƌĨŽƌŵƚŚŝƐƐĂŵĞĐŽŶĐĞƌƚŝŶ Saginaw at the First Congregaonal Church in Downtown Saginaw. There will ďĞĂĨƌĞĞǁŝůůŽīĞƌŝŶŐƚĂŬĞŶĂƚƚŚŝƐĐŽŶĐĞƌƚĂůƐŽ͘ &ŝŶĂůůLJ͕ƚŚĞDĞŶŽĨDƵƐŝĐǁŝůůƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŐĂŝŶĂƚƚŚĞDŝĚůĂŶĚĞŶƚĞƌĨŽƌƚŚĞ ƌƚƐ͞ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐdžƚƌĂǀĂŐĂŶnjĂ͟ĂůŽŶŐǁŝƚŚŽƚŚĞƌD&dĐŚŽƌƵƐĞƐŽŶ ĞĐĞŵďĞƌϭϳĂƚϴ͗ϬϬWD͘dŝĐŬĞƚƐĂƌĞĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞĨŽƌƚŚŝƐĐŽŶĐĞƌƚĂƚƚŚĞD&d ĂŶĚĐŽƐƚΨϭϱ͘dŝĐŬĞƚƐŵĂLJďĞŽďƚĂŝŶĞĚĚŝƌĞĐƚůLJĨƌŽŵƚŚĞD&dďŽdžŽĸĐĞĂŶĚ h!p://www.mca.org/dŚĞDKDƐŝƚĞŝƐǁǁǁ͘ŵĞŶŽĨŵƵƐŝĐ͘ŽƌŐ͘ It is that me of year when we think of giving all we know a ǀĞƌLJDĞƌƌLJŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ͘tĞŚĂǀĞƉĞŽƉůĞŝŶŽƵƌ congregaon and community that are not able to provide Christmas gis and Christmas dinner for ƚŚĞŝƌĨĂŵŝůLJ͘/ŚĂǀĞŚĞůƉĞĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐƚŽ ĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐĨŽƌŽǀĞƌϮϱLJĞĂƌƐǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŚĞůƉŽĨ donaons from congregaon members, ƐŵĂůůŐƌŽƵƉƐ͕ŽǁŚĞŵŝĐĂůŐƌŽƵƉƐ͕ĂŶĚ ŽƚŚĞƌŐƌŽƵƉƐŝŶƚŚĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͘>ĂƐƚLJĞĂƌϭϮ ĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐǁĞƌĞĂďůĞƚŽĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ with the help of these donaons. I ĐŽŽƌĚŝŶĂƚĞǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐƚŽŵĂŬĞ sure they are ge/ng needed items ƐƵĐŚĂƐĐŽĂƚƐ͕ĐůŽƚŚŝŶŐĂŶĚƚƐĨŽƌ ǁŝŶƚĞƌǁĞĂƚŚĞƌ͘ĂĐŚĐŚŝůĚŝƐ provided gis, and a gi is ƵŶĚĞƌƚŚĞƚƌĞĞĨŽƌDŽŵĂŶĚĂĚƚŽŽ͘dŚĞĨĂŵŝůLJǁŝůůŚĂǀĞĂďĂƐŬĞƚ ǁŝƚŚĂůůƚŚĞĮdž͛ĞŶƐĨŽƌĂŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐĚŝŶŶĞƌ͘/ĨLJŽƵǁŽƵůĚůŝŬĞƚŽŚĞůƉƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ ŵŽŶĞLJƚŽǁĂƌĚƐƚŚĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐŵĂƌŬLJŽƵƌĐŚĞĐŬ͞ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐWƌŽũĞĐƚ͘͟/ ǁŝůůƐŚŽƉǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐƚŚĞǁĞĞŬŽĨĞĐĞŵďĞƌϭϴƐŽƉůĞĂƐĞƚƵƌŶŵŽŶĞLJŝŶĂƐ ƐŽŽŶĂƐLJŽƵĂƌĞĂďůĞ. Any quesons contact JoDee Hacker, 631ͲϬϲϵϮ

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WƌĞƉĂƌĂƚŝŽŶƐ ĂƌĞ ƵŶĚĞƌ ǁĂLJ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ^ŚĂƌŝŶŐ dƌĞĞ ĂŶĚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ DŝĚůĂŶĚ ŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ƚŽ ͞ƐŚĂƌĞ ƚŚĞ ƐƉŝƌŝƚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŚŽůŝĚĂLJ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ͟ ǁŝƚŚ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐŝŶŶĞĞĚ͘>ĂƐƚLJĞĂƌŽǀĞƌϭϰ͕ϱϬϬ͕ƚĂŐƐ ǁĞƌĞĚŝƐƚƌŝďƵƚĞĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚƚŚĞĐŽƵŶƚLJ͘dŚĞ ǀĂůƵĞ ŽĨ Ăůů ŐŝĨƚƐ ƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚ ǁĂƐ ŝŶ ĞdžĐĞƐƐ ŽĨ ΨϮϴϴ͕ϬϬϬ͘  DĂŬĞƐŽŵĞŽŶĞ͛ƐŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐďLJƚĂŬŝŶŐƐŽŵĞŽĨƚŚĞǁŽƌƌLJŽƵƚ͕ŽƌŐŝǀͲ ŝŶŐLJŽƵƌ͞ƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐƚŝŵĞ͘͟ŚĞĐŬŽƵƚƚŚĞƚĂŐƐĂŶĚƐĞĞŝĨLJŽƵĐĂŶĨŝŶĚ ƚŚĂƚƐƉĞĐŝĂůĐŽŶŶĞĐƚŝŽŶ͕ƚŚĞƚĂŐƚŚĂƚǁŝůůďƌŝŶŐũŽLJƚŽďŽƚŚLJŽƵĂƐƚŚĞ ŐŝǀĞƌĂŶĚƚŽƚŚĞƌĞĐĞŝǀĞƌ͘  tĞĂƌĞĂďůĞƐƐĞĚĐŽŶŐƌĞŐĂƚŝŽŶĂŶĚĐŚƵƌĐŚĂŶĚĞǀĞŶƚŚŽƵŐŚǁĞĂƌĞ ĨĞĞůŝŶŐƚŚĞƉŝŶĐŚŽĨƚŚĞƚŝŵĞƐŚĞƌĞ͕ǁĞĂƌĞĂďůĞƚŽŐŝǀĞƚŽƚŚŽƐĞǁŚŽ ĂƌĞĨĞĞůŝŶŐŝƚĞǀĞŶŵŽƌĞ͘

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Midland, MI Permit No. 173

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Advent Midweek Services Wednesdays 7:00 pm Nov 30th, Dec 7th, 14th and 21st. 

Christmas Eve Worship

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Christmas Day One Service Only 10:00 am Sunday Dec 25th

New Years Eve 5:00 pm Saturday Dec 31st

New Years Day One Service Only 10:00 am Sunday Jan 1st

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December Tidings

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