Lifeline Online- weekly e-news of Lebanon Christian Church 12-4-2019
REFLECTIONS- "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.” -Matthew 1:21
THE PASTOR'S PERSPECTIVE
We have entered the Christmas season. We will be singing, “ Joy To The World” & “Silent Night.” We will be wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas”, sending Christmas Cards and
exchanging gifts. All because we are celebrating the birth of our Savior. Each Sunday & on Christmas Eve we will be looking at the Colors of Christmas & what they tell us about the Christmas story. If
you want to get into the spirit, wear something that corresponds to that service’s color:
This Sunday-A Blue Christmas
Dec. 15th- A Gold Christmas
Dec. 22nd- A White Christmas
Christmas Eve- A Red Christmas
Celebrating Christ at Christmas,
Children's Ministry on Sundays- 9:30 a.m.- Promised Land 10:30 a.m.- Jr. Church & Youth Group Awana Bible Clubs, pre-school-6th grade, 4:00 -5:30 pm
December 12th- Ladies Missionary Circle, lunch at Anderson's Showplace, 11:30 a.m. RSVP by December 10th to Dot Hall, 757-872-9224.
December 14th- All Church Christmas Caroling- we will visit Mennowood Retirement Community and The Gardens/Warwick Forest. Leaving the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Bring money for lunch at a local restaurant.
THRIVE PENINSULA FOOD PANTRY DRIVE- please bring breakfast food items this Sunday. Thank you for your support!
RESULTS OF ANNUAL MEETING-all those nominated for elder & deacon were overwhelmingly approved as was the 2020 Budget (95% approval).
CHRISTMAS CARD MAILBOX available in the front foyer to give & receive Christmas cards. Please consider donating what postage money you save. Please put your donation in the designated box next to the mailbox. All money will go to the Senior Adult mission project.
TEDDY BEAR PROJECT-you will see Teddy Bears sitting in the pews. Take one to someone who is sick, in the hospital, nursing home or shut-in at home as a way of cheering them up. This ministry is being sponsored by the Ladies Missionary Circle.
THANKSGIVING OFFERING-the Thanksgiving offering goes towards our Building Fund to help make our mortgage payments. You can give to the Thanksgiving Offering/Building Fund throughout the year.
PRAYER FOCUS FOR THE WEEK-OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Boldness to share our faith
God's leading for our church
Heart for One-invite one individual, one couple, one family
Dot Boniville, cracked ribs, The Gardens at Warwick Forest, physical therapy.
Katherine Bosdell, growth on pancreas, awaiting test results.
Teresa Geisler, Chris MacMullin's sister, hospitalized; leukemia has returned.
Moody Harp recovering from elbow surgery
Carl Shelton, Hospice Care
Charlie Shelton, Riverside Hospital, recovering from surgery to repair femur bone broken from when he fell
Emily Turner, Mary Immaculate Hospital, recovering from surgery
Death- Dave Oberg, Betty Oberg’s husband, Dec. 1st.
LAST SUNDAY'S OFFERING
General Fund- $5,194.00
Build Up the Walls- $1,105.00
Thanksgiving Offering/Building Fund- $270.00
Thanksgiving Offering/Building Fund Total to Date- $2,320.00
Online giving available using EasyTithe on the church website: www.lcc-va.org