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SUNDAY, December 10 – Second Sunday of Advent

9:00am                  Musical Rehearsal

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Congregational Budget Meeting

                                Sunday School for children and youth

1:30pm                  Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship (sanctuary)

3:30-5:00pm        Girl Scout meetings

6:00pm                  Harp/Piano Recital (sanctuary)


TUESDAY, December 12

7:00-9:00pm        Girl Scout Service Unit Meeting (narthex)


WEDNESDAY, December 13

11:00am                Bible Study

5:00pm                  Trevose (Room B)

7:15pm                  Bell Choir

7:30pm                  Sung-Chi Prayer Meeting (Room B)


THURSDAY, December 14

6:30-7:30pm        Girl Scouts (Daisies)

7:30pm                  Presence (church)


FRIDAY, December 15

10:00am                 MOMS Club (Graceland)


SATURDAY, December 16

9:30am-12:00pm    Musical Rehearsal

4:00pm                  Student Piano Recital (sanctuary)


SUNDAY, December 17

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                Service of Worship

                                Cantata Presentation

12:00pm                Reception

4:00pm                  Family Program & Dinner


Volunteers for Sunday, December 17:

Greeter(s)                               Linda Lin

Welcome Center                  Joe Gallagher

Worship Leader                   Casey Brookes

Advent Candle Lighting     Mike & Jackie Light

Sound                                    Ken Green (Lila Homa)

Nursery                                  Barbara Longenberger

Toddlers                               Casey Brookes, Mary Kate Boggs

Graceland 2nd Hour             Linda Allmond, Isabeau Martin




NEWS & NOTES – December 10, 2017


Greeter(s)                              Ken Green

Welcome Center                   Casey Brookes

Worship Leader                    Pat Mathues

Advent Candle                      Jackie Longo & Luke Douglas

Sound                                   Daniel Beaty (Audrey Paluszka)

Nursery                                 Barbara Longenberger

Toddlers                               Monét Dobrovolec

Graceland 2nd Hour               Kathy Gallagher


THE FLOWERS TODAY are given by Kathleen Viall in honor of Joe and Kathy Gallagher’s 40th wedding anniversary.


PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THE Congregational Budget Meeting this morning during the 9:30 A.M. Sunday School hour to approve the 2018 proposed ministry budget.  Another agenda item is discussing and voting on the plan to sell the church property between the cleared church grounds and Lewis Lane.  Proceeds from such a sale would support necessary repairs to the church roof and façade.  Regular Sunday School classes will be held for children and youth at 9:30 A.M.


THE DIACONATE has provided two free Advent devotional booklets, “Christ is the Heart of Christmas” and “Jesus: God’s Promise”.  Please take either booklet from the Welcome Center this morning to help you and your family in your meditations as you prepare for Christmas.


A NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL ADULT ELECTIVE has begun.  The Rev. Dr. Douglas Hargis is leading a continuation of the New Testament Survey, beginning where the class left off previously.  Throughout the Advent season we will lift up Advent themes from 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians and Philippians.  Join us in Room B as we grow our faith in the knowledge of the Word of God.

ALL ANGEL TREE GIFTS should be returned today, unwrapped with the gift tag attached.  Thanks to everyone who has provided gifts for our Inter-Faith Housing Alliance family.


PASTOR GEORGE will be on vacation Dec. 11-16.


WE EXTEND CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to Larry Davis, Harriet Rintz and family on the death of Janet on December 4 at Spring House Estates.  Janet used her musical gifts by singing in the choir, playing the piano, and leading the children’s singing in Sunday School for many years.  A graveside service was held on Friday at George Washington Memorial Park.


BOXES OF 2018 OFFERING ENVELOPES are in church mailboxes this morning.  Envelopes will be mailed to those without a church mailbox.  A few of you will find that your envelope number is different than last year’s.  Don Helpa, financial secretary, has reorganized the envelopes, enabling the church to order fewer unneeded envelopes and thus save money.


“REBUILDING, RESTORING, RENEWING PUERTO RICO” seeks to raise $1 million within the next 3-6 months through One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) to support rebuilding the homes, churches and lives of our brothers and sister in Christ.  Please give generously.  Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a big difference for our Puerto Rican American Baptist family.  Donations may be made via your church or via credit card online at abhms.org.  If donating by check, please make checks payable to American Baptist Home Mission Societies and put OGHS-PR and Grace Baptist of Blue Bell on the memo line.  Send to: ABHMS, Attn: Kim Wilkins, Puerto Rico Rebuild, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.  One hundred percent of donations go to relief efforts; no dollars are retained for administrative costs.


PRESENCE TO MEET AT THE CHURCH IN DECEMBER – Would you like to celebrate the Advent season with the Presence small group?  We will meet at the church on December 14 and 21 to share dessert, prayer concerns, and Bible study.


THE WINTER “SECRET PLACE” (December, January, February) is still available at the Welcome Center.  Copies of the daily devotional booklet are $.50 each.  Please place your payment in the display container.


      • TO GIVE FLOWERS FOR A SUNDAY SERVICE, please contact Trish Simpson in the church office.  The current cost of an arrangement is $35.
      • CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE with your prayer requests.  Names can only be placed on the Prayer Concerns with that person’s permission because of privacy concerns.
      • CCLI#509706, CVLI#50057890


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