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SERMON SNAPSHOT - December 28, 2014

Let us remember an important point in the scripture lesson that undergirds today's sermon: "Paul planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase." Apollos was a young, dynamic witness for Christ who came on the scene as the Apostle Paul was "planting" churches in a variety of places. There were those who attracted to Apollos because of his appeal as an orator. Paul could have been jealous of him, but he was so committed to His Lord that he refused to succumb to such immaturity. In verses 8 and 9, Paul stressed unity in fellowship and service: "Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building." Verse 11 sums up the basic truth regarding the church: "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ."

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

This Christmas Eve will be a Candlelight Communion Service beginning at 7:00 P.M. Join us for congregational singing of Christmas hymns and carols with the evening message "Looking for Jesus" by Pastor Bruce Galloway.

SERMON SNAPSHOT - December 21, 2014

"Love came down at Christmas" is one of our shortest and- as far as I can tell- unsung hymns. We make excuses for not singing such songs. That's sad, because many unfamiliar hymns are the most profound. Written by Christina Rossetti in 1885, It has been set to music as a Christmas carol by many composers, including Leo Sowerby and John Rutter. It is also sung to the traditional Irish melody, "Garton." More recently, the poem was given a modern treatment by Christian band "Jars of Clay" on their 2007 album, "Christmas Songs." Ms. Rossetti was inspired to write "Love came down at Christmas, love all lovely, love divine; love was born at Christmas, star and angel gave the sign. Worship we the God-head, love incarnate, love divine; worship we our Jesus, but wherewith for sacred sign? Love shall be our token, love be yours and love be mine; love to God and all men, love for plea and gift and sign."

Church Calendar

Tue Jan 27 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
T'ai Ch'i
Wed Jan 28 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Upper Room Study & Prayer
Wed Jan 28 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM
ZUMBA
Thu Jan 29 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Choir Practice
Sun Feb 01 @ 8:45AM - 09:45AM
Praise Team Practice
Sun Feb 01 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Sunday School
Sun Feb 01 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Awesome Worship
Tue Feb 03 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
United Methodist Women
Fri Feb 06 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Wing & A Prayer

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