Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon
Christian Church for December 12, 2018
Reflections- "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman,
born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship." - Galatians 4:4-5
THE PASTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
There are a number of wonderful
events and services that will add to our celebration of the birth of Jesus this Christmas. There is Christmas Caroling....Handbell Choir playing....The Worship Choir's Christmas Cantata and our
Candlelight Christmas Eve service. More information on each event is listed below.
Each of us was born with a sinful
nature. We each have a propensity to sin. As Max Lucado wrote- "The sinful nature is all about self: pleasing self, promoting self, preserving self. The heart of the human
problem is the problem of the human heart."
Christmas celebrates the birth of
our Savior who would save us from ourselves, our sinful nature and our sins. In speaking to Joseph, an angel said this in Matthew 1:21- "She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him
the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Celebrating Christ at Christmas,
Children's Ministry on Sundays:
9:30 a.m.- Promised Land 10:30 a.m.- Jr. Church Awana Bible
Clubs- 4:00 p.m.
NT 260-Bible reading for this week is John chapters 8-12 & the Bible Reading for next week is
John chapters 13-17.
Tuesdays- Handbell Choir Rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow- Ladies Missionary Circle Christmas Outing, 11:30 a.m., Nick's Seafood/Spaghetti House, Gloucester Point. Lunch is Dutch Treat. All ladies, men of the church and friends are
Saturday- All-Church Christmas Caroling-leaving the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Please bring money for lunch. Everyone is welcome to join us as we go Christmas Caroling at two local nursing
Sunday- Handbell Choir Christmas Program, 10:45
Sunday- Carry-in Dinner in celebration of Charlie Shelton's 100th
birthday!Immediately following the morning worship service. Fried chicken will be provided. Please bring a couple of side dishes to share and
bring a cherry pie (Charlie's favorite) for dessert.
December 23rd- Worship Choir Christmas Cantata, "Christmas Presence-A Gathering
of Hope, Peace and love", 10:45 a.m.
December 24th- Christmas Eve Candlelight
Service, 6:00 p.m. A family friendly service designed to help us all focus on and celebrate the birth of our Savior. The service will last less
than one hour and will conclude with our candle lighting ceremony and singing of Silent Night.
THRIVE Peninsula Food Pantry
Drive-please bring cookies and crackers this Sunday. Thank
you for continuing to bring food each
THANKSGIVING OFFERINGS for the Building Fund can still be given at any time. Please designate "Thanksgiving
Offering" on your check or use one of the special offering envelopes in the pew racks.
CHRISTMAS CARD MAILBOX will be available
this Sunday to give & receive Christmas cards. Please consider donating what postage money you save to the Senior Adult Class mission project.
VA PRE-TEEN CONVENTION- March 1 &
2, 2019 at Fairmount Christian Church in Mechanicsville. 4th & 5th grade students, registration forms are available in the foyer. Return completed form with payment to Barbara West
by January 6, 2019.
Boldness to share our faith
God's leading for our church
Heart for One-invite one individual, one couple, one family
Lacey Allen, spots on front of brain, met with neurologist, re-check in a
Art Booth, cancer, Mary Immaculate Hospital
Sandra Bray, Karen Barnett's sister, mobility following accident
Raelynn Crucian, 9-month cousin of Amelia Trask, recovering from open heart surgery,
Jake Lambert, Linda Lambert's husband, post-op complications, Duke University Medical
Paul Moore, Naomi Terrell's brother, hospital, on ventilator
Linda Slaughter, congestive heart failure, home
*A list of ongoing prayer needs is available in the foyer and is published in the church
bulletin on the first Sunday of the month
LAST SUNDAY'S OFFERING
Build Up The Walls- $545.00
Thanksgiving Offering/Building Fund- $143.00
Thanksgiving Offering/Building Fund Total to Date-
Given Last Sunday- $143.00
Total Given to Date- $16,709.00
Online Giving available using EASY TITHE on the church website at www.lcc-va.org