Down in my heart.... The Third Sunday of Advent (as we wait for God's Divine Power to appear the vulnerable little body of a helpless baby), is all about J.O.Y. - the love that we have for Jesus, Others and You (ourselves). That's how Jesus Christ commanded us to live and to love: wildly open, freely flowing, never ceasing. More important than following laws, rules, and judgements, we are called to look around, see people in pain, and offer healing and wholeness through the sharing of the GOOD News, of great JOY. The Hebrew root for the word “joy,” is ranan (pronounced raw-nan), which means “to shout, to cry out, to overcome.” Why not share a shout, cry or song of overcoming triumph as we draw near to the end of 2020 and welcome Jesus into our lives?
Third Advent Worship
Unexpected Angels: Joy
Warm-Up (for the Kids)
begins at 10:15AM
Love kids, or stories? Sharon Hinton is pre-recording short Worship Warm-Up videos for the kids each week, which go live at 10:15AM Sundays. Would you like to share a craft, story or brief message? How are your angels looking, kids?
Warren Wilson is organizing our hot cider booth and giving away sleigh bells on Christmas Eve if you'd like to join him and help spread some Christmas cheer!
Lobby Drop-Off Come by Tuesday-Friday 10AM-3PM to drop-off donations for the Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, Guadalupe Center (New items and individually wrapped treats), and plastic jugs for Christmas Eve luminaries (please rinse well & remove labels). Please call or knock for financial donations (inside), or if you have any questions.
Mission Updates Thanks to your generosity, we sent 47 shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child, and 12 to the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish. Our Toys for Tots collection ends December 17. Santa's Toy Shop sponsored by the Windsor Optimist Club is underway, with several new ways to donate. We'll continue collecting for the Guadalupe Center and Cold Weather Shelter all winter - please bring new items for adults: clothing (gloves, underwear, men's jeans), hygiene (deodorant, foot powder), backpacks, snacks. Or volunteer to serve a meal. Thank you!
Celebrations this week
Happy Birthday to Marilyn Bradley (12/8) and Rob Bradley (12/18).
Anniversaries: Bo and Sandy Chapin (43 years on Dec. 7th).
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For our newest Associate Member: Bob Lauber, welcome & safe travels.
Prayers for Eric Harris, Heather & Mike Reed, Dylan and Ryan in the passing of Margaret Harris; Chris DeBey; Vera Chipman; Betty & Larry Schleiger; Mary Mumby; Steve McLaughlin; all who are Covid+; Julie's father; Tony Park; safe pregnancy (Kat Sheffield, Alexia Baca); Sgt. Lizzie Przygoda; shut-ins Bob K., Bud H., Ann G., Judy C., Eileen F., Don T., Nancy S. Click the image to add your request!