Pigeon River Church December 20, 2020
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Call to Worship

Advent 4

Welcome & Prayer

 

Advent Candle Lighting

 

Songs of Worship

 

Advent Story

 

Scripture Reading–

Luke 2:1-20

 

Message—Pastor Dave

“What Could Go Wrong? Joy”

 

Hymns of Worship

 

Sharing & Pastoral Prayer

 

Benediction

 

Enrichment Opportunities

11 am  Children’s Sunday School in person &  

               on zoom. Contact Kim Good for the link.

         

               Youth Sunday school in person

              Contact Pastor Bill if you would like to

              join via zoom.

 

               Adults will meet in person & zoom for the    

               study led by the Ackermans from the

               Leadership Bible-meeting id: 73192256066

               Passcode:  itD6fp               

 

This Week

This Week

 

Monday     7 pm MIP—all ages

Tuesday    2 pm Grief Share on Zoom

Thursday  7 pm Drive-in Christmas Eve Service (See

announcement below for details)

Friday         Merry Christmas

Sunday      Pastor Dave will continue the Series—

                    Christmas Sunday ”What Could Go

                     Wrong? Salvation” In Person worship

                    

                   

                  

                    

 

Announcements

Announcements…

· Christmas packs are ready for pick up in the fellowship hall. Bags are labeled with names for children ages 2 through 5th grade. Please feel free to take a friend or neighbor's bag to them that may not be here to pick those up.

 

On Christmas Eve, come to Pigeon River for a Drive-in worship service at 7PM. Bring your own lights to shine and your smart phone to download a song lyric sheet. When you arrive, you will be directed to a parking spot, turn off your car lights and tune your radio to a specific frequency number. (to be determined)  Join us in welcoming the coming of our Savior from the comfort of your car. We will conclude the service by shining our lights; and weather permitting, launching several lit lanterns into the nighttime sky. For updated details, go to our website.


In 2020, we have watched the family become more important in many aspects of our children's lives at all stages of the journey. As we walk into 2021, gain encouragement for your children's spiritual growth with Pastor Bill whether you are soon to be a parent for the first time, in the thick of it now, or coming alongside your adult children. Join us for a six-week small group to discuss ways of helping our children grow in their faith, as we come alongside each other to learn from and support one another on the road of faith. Watch for additional details in the coming weeks and contact Pastor Bill with questions or to sign up.  

 

Annual Report Alert! If you are the chairperson of a committee and responsible for an annual report, please submit it to Emily by no later than January 3 to be included in the Annual Business Meeting Book. Your prompt attention will be appreciated.

 

If you were a part of the caroling group, please return the song books to the office.

Make plans now to join the Menno Knights in 2021. This accountability group will help you focus on your exercise and weight loss goals and is open to everyone. In a time that everything is changing, this will be the same as in the past years. For 2021 we will tour the Great Lakes and visit some lighthouses on our way to better health. You can sign up now at the Welcome Center or contact Marie.

Pastor Dave will be offering a four week membership class on Sunday afternoons at 1PM beginning January 10th. If you would like to participate, please contact Pastor Dave by January 3rd.

 

Thank you for all of the prayers and cards sent during Esther's illness and recent passing. This has been very difficult and your connections meant so much to me.  ~Bob Bedford

Our Harvest Offering continues through Jan. 3rd. Please take the time to review the additional sheet for your giving opportunities at the global level.

 

December MDS, “On the Level” is available here.


Apply now for a 2021-22 scholarship. Our church’s faith-based partner, Everence, wants to help people nurture their talents. If you or your parents are or become Everence members and you will be enrolled in a college or trade school next fall, apply for an Everence College Scholarship of up to $3,000 before March 10. Visit everence.com/college-scholarships for guidelines and an application.

 Share your heart. Now is a special time to make your generosity shine even brighter. Everence, a faith-based partner of our church, can help you simplify your year-end giving. Visit everence.com/giveback to learn about two ways to maximize your charitable gifts.

 

 

Prayer concerns

Prayer for the local church

· Acts 1:8 vision

Health Concerns/Situations

· Fred & Lois Wilson

· Robert Hartz’s coworker’s son w/ leukemia

· YFC worker Jason Gaffke’s son, Emmitt

· Dana Reiter—healing for cancer

· Marie Quinn—recent diagnosis w/ cancer

· David & Judy Carlson

· Brenda Maust—healing of double vision

· Darci’s mother w/ Covid

Missions/Organizations

· Harvest Offering recipients

· Aaron & AmyLou Shupe in Africa

US/World

· Joy that we can offer to our world in this Christmas season

· Missing kidnapped students in Nigeria

 

Prayer Chain: Email Emily Maust, secretary@pigeon riverchurch.com, or call/text her at 989-550-9625

 

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