November 19, 2017


Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.  Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me (Ps. 51:1-2, 10).  May you experience God’s grace and restoration as you worship with us this morning.  Open your heart to God and he will meet you on your journey.  We believe that Jesus has restored us to God and invite you to join us in following Him.

Worship Service 9:30 a.m.


Announcements – Brad Baer


Worship – Stephanie and Worship Team

Message – Pastor Phil Martin


Adult Bible Study 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Nursery Care through age 3 is provided throughout the worship service if you would like to make use of it.  The nursery is located in room 3, adjacent to the foyer.

Children’s Church is provided for ages 3 to 6th grade and begins after our worship time just before the sermon.  Parents of children 3rd grade and under should pick up their children directly from their classroom.

Week in Brief

Sunday, 6:00 PM – Kevin Kipfer’s Care Group

Tuesday, 6:30 PM – Kid’s Klub & Youth Group

Wednesday, 7:00 PM – Thanksgiving Service – Grace in Community

Thursday – Happy Thanksgiving

Future Dates to Remember

December 2 – Group Game Night at AMC

December 9 – Youth Group Boys Night at AMC

December 16 – Youth Group Girls Night at Schmidts

December 17 – Christmas Program

June 28 – July 1 – Beaver Camp Retreat


The Care Group led by Kevin Kipfer will meet this evening.

The Greeter and Flower Schedule needs to be filled in for the remainder of the year.  Please sign up in the foyer.

You are invited to join Grace in Community Church for their Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00.

Operation Christmas Child:  One church, 6 years, 1,724 shoeboxes packed.  Over 1,724 lives changed because of your generosity.  This year we packed 378 at the packing party and 11 boxes were packed individually making our grand total 389 shoeboxes.  This is fewer boxes than last year, but they were much better quality.  Thanks to those who donated empty bottles and cans we raised $185 that went towards purchasing items for the shoeboxes.  Thank you so much for another great year.  – Emma Kipfer

Our Christmas Program will be held on Sunday evening, December 17 at 6:30 PM.  We do not have a children’s program this year but all children, youth and adults are invited to participate by singing or playing a song, performing a skit, reading a poem, performing a dance, etc. to give honor and praise to the newborn King.  Let Pastor Phil know or mark your bulletin tab if you would like to present something that evening.  Each family, please bring a plate of Christmas Cookies to share following the program.

Prayer on Sundays:  Brad Baer and I would like to remind you that we get together to pray each Sunday morning before the Worship Service.  You are always invited to join us.  For the next several weeks we are going to meet at 8:45 AM rather than 9:00 AM.  We would love to have you praying with us.  Please come and join us.

Jonathan and Allison O’Connor/Guatemala:  Jon and Allison’s email address is jdoalo@msn.com or you can call, text, or video message them on WhatsApp on WiFi for free.  Use the same cell phone numbers as when they were in the states.  They would love to hear from you!

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