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December 4, 2013
Attached is the December edition of our monthly newsletter, The Lebanon Light.
Joe Adam, friend of Ron and Lois Graham, cancer
Tiffany Galons, co-worker of Ashley Shanks, chemotherapy
Faye Hudnall, Sam and Barbara Sampson's daughter, white blood cells down, has stopped chemotherapy
Wayne Smith, Sue Smith's father, hospitalized, pneumonia and possibly mercer
Ken Woolard, Irene Dethlefs' father, hospitalized, heart condition
Orpha Wright, Riverside West Point Rehabilitation Center
We express our sympathy to the family of Larry Gunn. Larry, a long-time member of Lebanon, passed away on November 24th and his memorial service was held on Friday evening, November 29th.
Nov. 24th- General Fund- $2,582.00; Build Up The Walls- $487.00
Dec. 1st- General Fund- $3,661; Build Up The Walls- $462.00
Thanksgiving Offering Totaled- $4,317.00! Thank you for your generosity
Build Up The Walls Capital Campaign 3: committed to date- $2,528.00/month. Commitments to date: 36. We are only $558/month from reaching our commitment goal. You can still make a pledge. If you need a pledge card, please let me know. Even a small pledge of $20-$25/month will help. If 23 more individuals or families would pledge $25/month, we will reach our pledge goal. Thank you for considering this. The pledge box is still in the foyer.
Sunday- Annual Congregational Meeting immediately following the Morning Worship Service. We will vote on the 2014 budget and the men nominated to serve as elders and deacons. Copies of the sample ballot and budget are available in the foyer.
Sunday- The Christmas Card Mailbox will be out this Sunday. Give cards to others in the church family and receive cards as well. Please place what postage money you would save in the designated box. The donated monies goes to the Senior Adult Bible Class mission project.
Dec. 10th- Church Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 12th- Ladies Missionary Circle lunch at Steve and John's, 11:30 a.m. If you plan to attend, please call Dot Hall @872-9227.
Dec. 14th is Alene Wallace's 80th birthday. You can send her a card to 120 Wallace Lane, Washington, NC 27889
Dec. 14th- Christmas Caroling to 2 nursing homes at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We will eat lunch at a nearby restaurant in between. Meet in the church parking lot at 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 15th- The Music Makers will present their Christmas program during the Bible School hour @ 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 21st- Christmas Cantata Dress Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 22nd- Christmas Cantata- "The heart of Christmas" during the Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery and pre-school classes will meet but Children's Church will be dismissed.
Dec. 24th- Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends who don't attend church to join you for this most meaningful celebration of the birth of Christ.
Reflections- "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him, 'Immanuel', which means, "God with us." - Matthew 1:23
The Pastor's Perspective- Can I be the first person to wish you a "Merry Christmas!" I truly love everything about Christmas. I love driving through the Celebration of Lights in Newport News Park. I love Christmas shopping. I love giving gifts and I don't even mind receiving gifts. I love the church building all decorated for Christmas. I love singing Christmas Carols. I love going Christmas Caroling. I love our Christmas Eve service and singing Silent Night with our candles lit. I love Christmas get-togethers and the fun white elephant gift exchanges. About the only thing I don't like about Christmas is fruitcake!
I love sitting in the house at night with the house lights off and the Christmas tree lights on. In the quiet of those moments, I reflect on what Christmas is truly all about. All of the things about Christmas that we love would not mean a thing without Christ. But since Christ was born, we have the hope of heaven and every reason to celebrate.
This Sunday I will begin my Christmas sermon series, "Immanuel-God with Us". This Sunday, we will look at what lengths God went to be with us. We will look at why God chose to become one of us and what that means for you and me.
Lebanon Christian Church
409 Yorktown Road
Newport News (Lee Hall), VA 23603
Phone: 757 887-5536
Nursery - High School
|Adult Bible Fellowships||Sunday||9:30 AM|
|Morning Worship Service||Sunday||10:45 AM|