Over the Coffee - December 2018

We have arrived at the last month of 2018! The year has gone by quickly! Here are

the Common Lectionary readings for the month of December – which includes Advent

and the movement into year C – the third year in the cycle – the year for Luke’s gospel.

Dec. 2 Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thess. 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Message – “A Righteous Branch” – Jeremiah 33:14-16

Dec. 9 Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

Message – “Preparing the Way” – Luke 3:1-6

Dec. 16 Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18

Message – “What Should We Do?” – Luke 3:7-18

Dec. 23 Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:47-55; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55

Message – “Christmas Mothers” – Luke 1:39-55

Dec. 30 1 Samuel 2:18-20,26; Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

Message – “Astonishment” – Luke 2:41-52

For the rest of December we have these activities and programs going on:

Dec. 1 – Darst Christmas Party for Adults

Sundays of Advent – Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23

Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering

Bible Study – Wednesdays, December 5 and 19

Christmas Craft and Breakfast – 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 9

Annual Business Meeting for Budget and Election of Council – December 9

Christmas Caroling to Home Bound – December 12, 11:00 a.m., meet at church

Let’s make the most of this last month of 2018 and prepare ourselves to welcome in

2019. Thanks to all who have done so much to make our services, studies, and

ministries so wonderful. We collected 16 turkeys for CRC and I delivered them on

Monday, November 19.

Pastor Cy