Deer Creek Church Mission Statement
God calls us
to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow
as a community of grace, joy and peace, so that God’s salvation message,
healing and hope flow through us to the world.
December 14, 2003 NO 50
8:15 AM Prayer Time in Room 303
9:00 AM Sunday School
10:00 AM Worship
Worship Leader: Daniel
Song Leader: Lynette
Voice and lighting of the
PRAISING AND ADORING
Leader: Sing to the Lord! Shout the good news!
Left: The Lord is near!
Right: The Lord rejoices over us in gladness!
Leader: The Lord sets us free and renews us in love!
: Come, Lord of life, we gather to
celebrate the gift of our salvation, to proclaim your peace, and to worship you
with thankful hearts, for you are great in our midst.
OFFERING OURSELVES TO GOD
Sharing Time/ Congregational Prayer
Offering our confession: Prayer
Offering our talents: Children's Time -
Offering our voices: Music
Proclaiming the word: Scripture- Zephaniah 3:14-20
Proclaiming the word:
Sermon – “God is on the Move – A Song for the Road”
Pastor Don Patterson
Hymns of Response
Leader: May the joy of the Lord guide you on your way.
ALL: May the peace of God
that surpasses all understanding guard our hearts and minds through Christ
Nursery Schedule for
Today - Lorene Bender
Next Sunday – Evie Bender
Our sympathy goes to the
family of Lottie Marner who died Tuesday.
The funeral service was held here Saturday.
AT LDC THIS WEEK:
- Ladies Tuesday morning prayer time
at 7:30 at the church.
- Men’s Wednesday morning prayer time
at 6:00 at the church.
Sunday’s message will be “A Baby Is Born!” from Micah 5:2-5a by Pastor Don.
Christmas eve service at
Sunday AM Communion Service
REMINDER: Today is the deadline to turn in your yellow
sheets ordering the materials from Herald Press.
– CHATHAM OAKS PEN PALS AND OTHERS
We won’t be going to
Chatham Oaks now for a Christmas party.
We will be going at a later date.
However, we want to remember our friends at Christmas time with a
monetary gift of $3.00 in a Christmas card.
43 ladies at Chatham Oaks would appreciate a gift. Our Pen Pals group consists of 15
ladies. Would other ladies from our
church be willing to give a one-time gift?
If so, please come to the library today following the worship service to
obtain the name of a friend. Bring your
gifts next Sunday, December 21st.
There will be a collection box in the foyer.
Due to the projected length of the worship service, there will not be Sunday
School on December 28. A fellowship
time will start at 9:00, with the worship service starting at 9:30 am. Communion and foot-washing will be part of
the morning service.
Plan to attend the
Christmas Eve service to be held here at
PM. There will be time for
congregational singing and a drama.
Bring your family with you for this special service.
Sunday School Offerings have been down this last Quarter and Mennonite
Publishing Network prices have increased 25% in an effort to retire debt as
part of the restructuring. If everyone
would increase their Sunday School giving by 50-75 cents per Sunday this
account should then be fully funded. Thank you.
for December 7, 2003
Sunday School Attendance
Sunday School Offering $ 147.12
Offering last Sunday Pleasantview Home $4,768.62 $4,000.00
Offering today IMS $5,699.00
Offering next Sund
December 14, 2003
Parkview Manor Chaplain Beth Miller will be ordained to the
ministry by the Central Plains Mennonite Conference, today, at Kalona Mennonite
Church at 1:30 PM.
The Hillcrest Community Singers, under the direction of Bradley
Kauffman, will present Nine Lessons and Carols today at 3:00 PM in the IMS
chapel. There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be received.
Weldon Nisly, pastor of the Seattle Mennonite Church will be speaking on
Monday, December 15th, at 7:00 p.m. at Kalona Mennonite Church. Weldon
will share about his travels to Baghdad, what he learned while there.
The Andy Wilcom
Trio will be featured at the annual Pleasant Hill Church Christmas Service in
Joetown, Sunday evening December 21st at 7:00 PM. The trio, Sam Williams, Atlee Yoder and Carolyn Yoder, will be
joined in this musical service by Bradley Kauffman, Mary Forney and Tony Brenneman. The entire group is well known for their
vocal and instrumental talent. The voices of the musicians and the congregation
will come together in Christmas hymns as well.
Pleasant Hill, which will be decorated for Christmas, is a century old
church of which has provided cherished memories for many. All are welcome to attend.
Winter youth camps
Creek Christian Camp will soon be here! Join us for this time of worship,
play, conversation, reflection, hot cocoa – and maybe even some snow!
Junior High camp (grades 6-8) will be January 23-25 and Senior High camp will
be January 30-February 1. Early registrations are due December 31.
Please register with your youth group if possible. See your youth leader
or call the camp for more information and registration details. Space is
limited, registrations will be taken on first come, first serve basis.
Hope to see you there!!
Change in email address: James
Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org
You are encouraged to hang this sheet listing
prayer needs in an area where you will see it often in the following week.
for those with health needs:
- Pray for Pastor Don
- Pray for our Elder
Board: Jim Hochstetler, Ray Bender, and
- Pray for Judy Gingerich, our Women’s
- Pray for John and Mary Cranston and
family who are serving in the Philippines.
Pray for Natalie Marner who is
on a mission assignment in Arizona.
Mission Network -
Network workers Steve and Betsy Dintaman ask for prayer for fruitful
initiatives to recruit more students for Lithuania Christian College from
countries of Eastern Europe. Steve and
Betsy teach at LCC and serve in various capacities.
Bulletin Insert 12-14-2003