Advent Week 3 Candle of Joy
Christmas Eve Service
A Note from Pastor Jerry!
Merry second week of Advent! Hope you are Rediscovering Christmas, and letting the Peace of His presence be central to your life. This next Sunday, Dec. 13, we'll be looking at Rediscovering Joy!
One of the things that spins up joy in my life without fail is seeing the devotion of those who serve Jesus by serving his church. It doesn't always come with glory, praise, or position. Sometimes the only grace is knowing that what you're doing needs to be done and you do it for the One who gave His best for you.
I invite you to consider being a blessing, not only to Jesus, His church, but to two people who have selflessly given where nobody recognizes the benefit we all receive from their ministry. The effort in keeping things neat and tidy, ready for you and other guests at NHCC, has been handled for many many years by Denise & Phil Moffitt.
They'd like to train some others to do what they've been doing for so long. Helping them, is where serving Him, may start. Would you consider giving a little of your time to take on part of the effort? I'm hoping to hear from some big hearted people who want to be a blessing.
Make His joy complete by making their joy "spin up!" Give me a shout or talk to Rusty Wellman, our new "Buildings & Grounds " Deacon so we can help you, help them, and Rediscover Joy (in serving).
Are you with me?
Blessings to you~
OPEN FOR WORSHIP IN-PERSON & ONLINE!
We want to assure you that we are remaining open for in-person worship, taking precautions and making sure the facility continues to be sanitized after our Sunday worship. We want to remind all who would attend of these important guidelines:
1. Attend ONLY if you are NOT experiencing signs of illness-
(i.e. - fever, persistent/active cough, unusual tiredness or fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headache)
2. If you've been directly exposed to someone within the last 48 hrs who has tested Covid positive, have had a recent loss of taste, or just not sure you should be around others, please follow the CDC's guidelines for self-quarentining. You may not have it, but we'd rather you miss a Sunday than to cause someone else to become ill.
3. Minimize your risk by using hand sanitizer, being contientious of the space you give others and yourself, wear a mask, limit touching your eyes and nose, or simply stay at home. You can watch the Sunday message on FB Live by going to New Horizons Community Church's Facebook page.
We want to be sure to remind our church family to be diligent in their self-protection & others-protection. We want to encourage folks to spread out in our large worship area and know that you won't be crowded. If it is too uncomfortable or the risk is too high for you to be around others for worship who may not be wearing a face covering, we understand. We love you and want to see you stay healthy so we can see you again at New Horizons when this crazy season of life is done.
Be in prayer about testimonies of Gods Faithfulness in 2020 that you can share with your Church Family .
Praises & Prayers
Dora Capello - Dora was diagnosed with colon cancer. Please be in prayer for healing and strength for Dora.
Bilby's son Mike and Daughter Deidra-Their Aunt Janet passed away.
Mary Hall's Friends Dad-has Covid and is in the hospital with Pneumonia.
Pastor Phil-Had Surgery 12-10 pray for healing and strength.
Guy Wertz-Has health problems on top of a cold. Pray for health.
Sandie Hendrick - Pray for her knees to regain strength and stability as she walks.
Chuck Taylor's Brother and Sister in Law- Pray for Scott and Shirley they have Covid. Pray for healing.
Sara Anderson's Kids and family members - For them to get saved.
Laura Denny-Has Covid and is unable to work.
Betty Gauze's Friend- Has cancer, pray for healing and strength
Cindy Curl - Pray for a quick surgery date for her gall bladder
Jeff Sayles - Two of his friends have lost their lives. Pray for the families and friends of them.
Cheryl Whitney - PTL Cheryl will be able to have surgery on her shoulder in December! Pray for favor. Her surgery date is Dec 15th
Guy & Dee Wertz Sons - Ryan has COVID and Wade has shingles. Pray for healing and protection.
Sharon Ransom's Grandson & Cindy Curl's son, Chad - He's having medical issues with his pancreas and liver. Pray for healing and peace for him, and strength for Mom and Grandma.
Franco's - Cynthia has Covid, Pray that Ed and Karlo don't get it. Pray for Ed as he has cancer.
Wohlgemuth / Eddy - Covid has hit their entire household Pray for healing. Also Brenda Fell and has a broken patella. This is a four week healing process. Pray for our Sister.
Terry McClintic and her Family - Her mother passed away. Pray for comfort and strength
Walters - PRAISE GOD!!!! Edna is home and doing therapy everyday! Continue to pray for healing and strength.
Jeff Salisbury's cousin, Courtney Wilson's Husband- Chad passed away. Please keep this family in your prayers for strength and healing.
Paul Darling - Knee is getting worse, getting a Laparoscopic Surgery on 12/1. Pray for strength for him.
Penny Darling - Waiting for P. T., pray for quick healing
Art Holdridge's Grandson, Ryan (31) - Ryan is losing weight and they can't figure out why. Pray for wisdom for his doctors.
Carol Sercombe's boyfriend, Phil Rowlson- Has cancer. Pray for healing and strength and for God to soften his heart.
Betty Curry's friends, Norma and Sharon - Both have cancer. Pray for healing and strength.
Charlie Barnum - Dianne Barnum passed away September 13th. Be in prayer for her family, especially Charlie, in his loss.
Brandon & Branda Grobaski - Pray for a healthy pregnancy and blessings on their marriage.
Jeff Whitney -Pray for good health and strength. Pray especially for night time.
Jackie Arnold - Please be in prayer for Dick's wife/Sonya's mom. She has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Pray for comfort for Jackie and strength for her family. (Seeking non-chemo treatments).
Greg Walker - Many health concerns, but his faith sustains him!
Please be in prayer for our Church leadership as they seek God's will for His Church as we move forward in, "Helping People Find Their Way [Back] to God!" on in to 2021!
NHCC Weekly Ministries
Caring Through Prayer- 9:30 am Sunday Mornings -Please join us in the Gathering room as we make calls and pray for our Church family.
Bible Study with Rick Tripp - 3pm Sundays online on our Facebook page.
Devoted Prayer - 7pm on Saturdays In person prayer @ NHCC. Join the prayer team as we pray for our Church family, leaders, and Gods will in our Church.
NHCC Special Events
-Men's Breakfast - Saturday, December 12th at 8:30 am
-Ladies Night Out - Friday, December 18th at 7:00 pm
Ladies, we will be having a craft time. If you could donate $5 toward supplies that would be appreciated but not required.
-Christmas Eve Service - Thursday, December 24th at 5pm
-Women's Breakfast - Saturday, December 26th at 9:30 am
-Blessing Service - Sunday, January 3rd at 10:45 am
Start your 2020 Advent devotional
It can be found in PDF form to read or print on our website at:
We also will have some copies printed out on the table outside the Office.
Ushers and Greeters
If you would like to volunteer as a Greeter please contact Carl Price.
If you could help out in the Nursery contact Wendy Bilby and let her know.
NHCC Life Groups currently meeting -
6pm Sundays - Bible Study with Rick Tripp, on Facebook Live and Zoom.
6 pm Wednesdays - Moffitt Life group at Phil & Denise Moffitt's Home
10 am Thursdays - Ladies Study, Wendy Bilby leading @ NHCC
8 pm Thursday - Ladies Study, Andrea Roberts leading @ Alex Wellman's Home
See you This Sunday, December 13th at 10:45 am to Worship!