Greetings from Church of Peace!
Feeling a bit stressed by the holiday preparations and expectations? Missing someone you love? Is your soul weary? Tonight’s Service of Remembrance and Hope offers just what your spirit needs. Join us at 7:00 p.m. for a time of quietness and healing in our candle-lit sanctuary. If you have a grieving friend, invite them to join you. A social hour will follow.
The trees are up and decorated. The Love Candle is ready to be lit. Inge and Roger have rehearsed the special music. We’re just about ready for Sunday’s service which will be uplifting and joyful. The service will begin at 8:45.
Please include in your prayers these four people from our church family who are hospitalized: Don Kremer, Jim Mitchell, Carol Moon, and Glenn Van Norman.
Attention parents! Please have your child at the church at 9:00 on Saturday morning for the Christmas Program practice. Sunday morning the program will begin at 10:15. It will be followed by a social hour hosted by our middle-schoolers.
There’s still time to sign up for the Caroling Party on Sunday. We’ll meet at the church for pizza at 5:00 p.m. and then head out in the bus to bring some Christmas cheer.
Christmas Eve Schedule
4:00 p.m. Family Service. Special music by TJ Schultz and Pastor Jim. Holy Communion will be served. Bring a bell if you have one.
7:00 p.m. Candle-lit Service. Special music by the pastors’ family. Holy Communion will be served. Bring a bell if you have one.
11:00 p.m. Candle-lit Service. Special music by the Chapel Choir. Holy Communion will be served. Bring a bell if you have one.
That’s the news from Church of Peace.
We’ll see you in church! Pastors Jenny and Jim
A prayer for today (from a prayer by Ruth Duck): O God, you know this is a season of hopes and anxiety for me. I get caught up in the excitement and plans of the holidays. I worry about whether everything will get done and whether my relationships will blossom, bend, or break in the stress of the season. Bring me near to your side and help me to place my hope in you. Be my calm center so I may be a channel of peace to the people around me. I pray that your healing light will shine on Don Kremer, Jim Mitchell, Carol Moon, and Glenn Van Norman; hold them in your gentle hands. These things I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.