Loving and Learning in Lodi December 31 2017
Brrrrr! I hope everyone is keeping safe and warm this week! Thank you to all who helped to make our worship services on Sunday so special and beautiful! What a blessed time!
A thank you to all of you for the Christmas present of a ‘Time Away in Amish Country.’ I’ll probably take my sister, Carol, with me for the two-night’s stay at the Berlin Grande Hotel. AND…to help me spend the gift cards from Dutchman Hospitality and Walnut Creek Cheese! What fun! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
This coming Sunday is a ‘pondering’ Sunday…Are you wondering what that means? Good! See you Sunday, and we’ll ponder together!!
~Pat Geissman is turning 78 this week – she hopes to be blessed with continued good health.
~Mary Casto turned 64 and feels blessed with good health, as well.
~Tom and Grace Harvey are celebrating 58 years together! Lots of love, good health and laughter.
~Mary Jane Rice’s sister’s hip surgery went well!
~Lisa Tozser – Lisa’s back surgery went well!
~Chris Sparr is at home, recuperating and is grateful for all the prayers and cards.
~Neal and Pat McLoda’s daughter and son-in-law are with them from Arkansas today.
~Boyd Lance apologized about his report last week from Mickey. Mickey’s new pastor is just like our Rev. Diane, not named Diane 😊
~Dee Heitkamp thanked Missy for such beautiful music, Boyd and Donna lighting the candle, Boyd singing and Hattie’s indominable spirit! We are blessed!
~Prayers for the Mexico Missions Team as they leave Christmas morning.
~Grace Harvey’s niece’s husband, Bill is in the hospital.
~Jeff VanLoon has a friend whose two year old daughter was killed in the driveway. The family really needs our prayers.
~Cindy Namerow has a friend that has been having test and the diagnose is cancer.
~Lee Geissman was in the hospital with A-fib. While there, the doctors discovered some kidney issues.
~Dave Anderson is under the weather.
~Harry and Janet Baker are now home from Medina Hospital, but still sick.
~Hattie Ziegler shared that a lady that sits at her table at Feed My Sheep, has fallen and broken her hip.
~Rev. Donna’s friend, Paulette, is in Palestine. Prayers for her safety.
~Always remember all the unspoken prayers and our military service people.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom & Lu Repp, Leonard Barnhart, Mac McCrary,
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Juanita Lockard, Delbert Miller, Rev. Doug Lewis,
Families Grieving: The Baker Family, The Geissman Family, Grandma “Margaret” House family, The Mabel Damas family, The Max Yergin family, The Marge Lance Burton family, The Irene Warner family, The Donna Grimm Family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Jean Parker family, The Acey Baker family
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Liturgist: Patti Graves Greeter: Ruth Hebble
Advent Candle Lighter: Hattie Ziegler
Hymns: Angels from the Realms of Glory verses 1 – 4 #220
What Child Is This? verses 1 – 3 #219
Good Christian Friends Rejoice verses 1 – 3 #224
Scripture Luke 2:15 - 19 New Revised Standard Version
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
You may take your poinsettias and Giving Tree ornaments home.
The Finance Committee will meet this Thursday at 7pm.
Offering envelopes for 2018 are at the back of the sanctuary for you to pick up. Please use the sign out sheet to record what number envelope is yours.
Mark your calendar…Trustee Work Day – Saturday, January 13th the Trustees will have a work day. The main project will be finishing trim work around the church and other projects that are unfinished. If you have questions, talk to Donny Graves.