The Third Sunday of Advent
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SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SUNDAY, December 15, 2019
The Third Sunday of Advent
But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
when she who is in labor has brought forth;
then the rest of his kindred shall return
to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth;
and he shall be the one of peace.
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
Sermon: “Manger Tales” Children's Christmas Pageant
Advent Devotional Book: The Advent devotional book this year is “Straw for the Manger”. The books are available at the Welcome Center desk.
Poinsettias to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas can be brought to the office anytime following the Christmas pageant on Dec 15. Please write your name on the bottom of your plant so that you can take it home after the services on Christmas Eve.
New at CPC, assistive listening receivers provide a direct connection from the pastor’s microphone to your ear with crystal clear clarity. Available at the Welcome Center desk.
Faith Commitment Thank you for your pledges that we have dedicated! We continue to receive pledges for 2020, and there are extra pledge cards in the pew pocket and in the Welcome Center. Thank you for your commitment to God through the ministry of this church.
Care and Share The December donation for Care and Share is: Canned Hams!
CPC Moms! We're getting together for coffee, chat and prayer on a monthly basis! And we've started a Facebook group to help us moms connect and find times to get together. We'd love to have you be a part of this private group! find Penny Yardley or Robyn Eddy on FB and send us a friend request, or just let us know how to find you and we'll send you a request!
And if anyone knows what happened to the kids worship activity bags that we had this fall, please bring them back (they all disappeared!).
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Bible and Brew Meet at 9:00am on Tuesday mornings in thechurch conference room. Bring your Bible and a cup of coffee. There will be NO B&B on Dec 24 or Dec 31. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Martha Circle next meeting is December 19, at 1pm. Contact Sonya Swatsley at 435-590-1432 for more information.
Abigail Circle “refresh..renew..reinvent”-will meet every Wednesday, 4-5pm, from January 15-February 19 at the Cedar City library. Questions? Call Jane 702-375-5813 or Gen 435-559-6822.
Prayers of Intercession: Jan Hite, Kathie Duca, Beverly Dressen, Tim Ebersole, David Price, Patt Behrens, Rev Jeri Lee Harrell-Leeper, Tyler Ballou, Greg Gonzalez, Brad Phelps, Jackie Jackson, Klaus Stetzenbach, Dick Reed, Audrey Starks (Jane McCoy’s aunt), Marci Beck, Dee Thorpe, Claire Whipple, Bob Beatty (Phyllis Beatty’s husband)
Prayers for Bereavement: Fish family, Audrey Lebbon, Des and Sara Penny
9:30am Coffee Fellowship
10:00am Worship/Christmas Joy Offering/Children’s Pageant
11:15am Christmas Cookie “Potluck”
11:45am Youth Group
11:45am Great Courses class
3:00pm Women’s Ensemble party
6:00pm Session at Pastor Nancy’s
9:00am Bible and Brew
7:00 pm Red Rock Concert, Thorley Hall, SUU
3:00pm Romans Bible Study
4:30pm Finance Committee meeting
7:00pm Praise Band rehearsal
7:00pm Village Voices and Southern Utah Children’s Choir concert, CPC Sanctuary
9:30am Coffee Fellowship
10:00am Worship/Christmas Joy Offering
10:15am Sunday school
Community Presbyterian Session
Class of 2020 Mary Belle Royer
Class of 2021 Linda Stetzenbach, Brad Phelps, Dana Covey
Class of 2022 Jeff Smith, Jane McCoy, Rich Bontadelli
Community Presbyterian Board of Deacons
Deacons: Debbie Vogel, Ann Johnson, Rita Osborn
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