Pigeon River Church December 25, 2022
We express our love for God by worshipping Him together, introducing people to Jesus, nurturing God's family, and serving in obedience to Christ.

We are glad you are here, and we hope you enjoy this opportunity to worship God with us.

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Christmas Sunday (10 am)

Welcome & Prayer

Advent Candle Lighting - Kevin & Kathy Gnagey

Hymns of Worship

Scripture Reading: Matt 2:1-23       

Message: Pastor Dave Maurer

  “The King Gift”        

Offertory

Songs of Worship

Live stream sign-off

Sharing and Pastoral Prayer

Closing Hymn

Benediction


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There will not be Sunday School classes today. We wish you a Merry Christmas and special times with family & friends.


Announcements

Today... join us for lunch in the Fellowship Hall as we celebrate the birth of our Savior together.


Please enjoy the special Christmas & New Year services with your young children in the Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall. There will not be a volunteer in the nursery for those services.


Plan now to join the Faithfully Fit for 2023. This group will help you stay accountable with your exercise, weight loss, and spiritual goals. You can sign up for one, two, or three areas. This year teams will compete to claim the title. Complete a goals sheet and sign up at the Welcome Center or with Marie. 


Mom’s in Prayer that meets on Monday night is moving to conference calls for the winter months. All moms are welcome to join in to pray for their children, grandchildren and their schools on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. Contact Marie or Peggy to participate. 


For those signed up or interested in reading the book, Living the Cross Centered Life, this winter, the books are at the Welcome Center. There is a suggested donation of $10. A discussion time will be held on Saturday, January 28 at 4 pm in the Youth room.


Please mark your calendar for January 22nd for our Annual Celebration. That means that its report time. If you were a ministry chair or a committee leader please submit your summary report of this past year to Emily by January 8th.


The church office will be closed on December 29-January 2. Please have your bulletin announcements for next Sunday by Wed @ 9 am. Thank you.


The Ladies Sewing will meet Wednesday, December 28 at the regular time. Starting in January (winter months) they will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 -4:30 pm.


You are invited to the Todos Amigos event here on January 8 @ 5 pm. Bring a dish to pass, we are hoping for a good variety of Hispanic food and Michigan food. Drinks will be provided. There will be bilingual Biblical discussion, homework help for kids, & English classes.


TTLM is looking for summer helpers. This is a paid position for anyone high school age and beyond. Contact Barry Maust for more details.


2023 Offering Schedule: As was noted in the Elders Quarterly report, the leadership team is developing a spending plan proposal for 2023. More details about that will be shared at the annual celebration on January 22nd. Because of this, we will not be publishing a first of the month offering schedule at this time. For the month of January, unless designated otherwise, all offerings will be for Pigeon River Ministries and beyond Pigeon River ministries will be included in the spending plan proposal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the elders or Pastor Dave.


Offering Today:  PR Ministries (or Harvest offering by designation) - You can mail in your donation. Our online giving portal is on our website You can also check out how easy it is to set up giving through the Faithlife app or text. Simply text the word “GIVE” to (989)217-8181. We appreciate your generosity and flexibility.

Schedules

Offering next week: PR Ministries & Harvest offering by designation

Worship Leader this week: Marie Maust

Worship Leader next week: Barry Maust

Fellowship Greeter this week: Lynn & Brenda Maust

Fellowship Greeter next week: Bill & Leslie Eberly

Pastoral Care this week: Tom & Karen Beachy

Pastoral Care next week: Brenda Maust

Nursery this week: No Nursery

Nursery next week: No Nursery

Prayer Needs

Prayers for the local church

· Our members serving in new positions starting January 1st

· Those in our community in difficult relationships

· Health Concerns/Situations

· Frank Deming - more testing & diagnosis for his health concerns

· Sage Ackerman - friend in prison

· Pastor Bill - death of his father

· Leslie Eberly's sister in law, Gretchen & babies

· Suzanne Gascho - knee replacement surgery recovery

· Sarah Kurtz - cancer diagnosis

Missions/Organization

· RI - workers - In this holiday season, ask that God would provide opportunities for RI workers to share the true meaning of Christmas with local friends and neighbors. Pray for open hearts to hear the good news.

US/World

· Pray for world peace in the midst of terror & chaos

· Ukraine & Russia suffering due to war & with winter dynamics

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