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Third Sunday of Advent

The term "Advent" derives from the Latin "adventus," meaning "coming." It is meant to be a time of fasting, prayer and quiet reflection on the incarnation of Christ.


December 17, 2017

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         December 17, 2017

Please give the Christmas Eve flier in the bulletin today to a friend or neighbor!

Christmas Joy Offering. It is our privilege to participate in this PCUSA offering that celebrates the indescribable gift of our Lord Jesus. Our offerings support students at racial and ethnic schools who are preparing for ministry. Our offerings also assist current and retired church workers who find themselves in crisis or financial need. Please use the special envelopes today and next Sunday to make a contribution to these worthy causes.

Give a gift to bless the world. You can make a life changing difference by giving gifts of animals, clean water, medical care and more to many throughout the world from the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. If you are interested in giving this kind of gift, please take a catalog from the table in the fellowship hall. Or talk with Pastor Nancy for more information.

Poinsettias for the Holidays! Poinsettias are welcome to brighten the sanctuary for Advent and Christmas. Please purchase a plant and set it at the front of the sanctuary. After Christmas you may take it home.

Care and Share especially needs pasta, noodles and rice. Thank you for donating for local needy families.

Stewardship We continue to receive faith pledges from our members and friends towards our 2018 budget. If you would like to make a financial commitment for the coming year, please find a pledge card in the pew pocket and place it in the offering plate. We appreciate your faithful giving.

2017 Tax Reminder. All contributions to the church that you wish to deduct on your 2017 income tax must be received or postmarked by December 31. If you would like to make a year-end gift to the church, that would be appreciated. Thank you!

Martha Circle: The next meeting will be January 11. Martha Circle was cancelled on Dec. 14 and 28. Please study the same chapters, “Jacob’s Ladder”, Home Schooling” and Mild in the Wrong”. Contact Sonya Swatsley at 435-590-1432 for more information.

Help with Coffee Fellowship? If you’d like to provide refreshments, set up and clean up on a specific Sunday, please sign up! Thank you!

Abigail Circle will meet January 10 at 6 pm This year they are studying Philippians, "Run The Race" by Bill Hybels. Call Jeanine Howells at 590-1934 for more information.

Bible and Brew. Come on Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. to explore a Bible

passage and talk about what it means for our lives. Bring your Bible & your coffee.

Prayer Shawl Ministry Has New Winter hours! They will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9:45-10:45 am in the library to knit or crochet prayer shawls. Next meeting is Tuesday, December 19. All are welcome!

DVD copies of the Sunday Services are also available to check out from the church office, check it out!

Treasures Community Thrift Store. Volunteers are needed! The store is open Thursday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm with prep days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The phone number at the store is (435) 865-5972 and the address is 1093 S. Main Street. Please pick up applications to volunteer in the church office. If you have furniture that needs to be picked up, please call the Thrift Store at (435) 865-5972 or Fred Hite at 435-559-0065. Treasures will be closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Have you discovered our “online giving?” This is an easy way for you to make contributions to the church. Go to the church website and click on “Give Now.” You’ll see that you can make a contribution to the general fund as well as to designated projects. Another great thing about online giving is that if you set up a recurring donation, it will be contributed regularly and so will continue when you are not here on Sundays. Thanks for keeping your giving up to date.

Community Presbyterian Financial Update

2017 Budget $253,518.00

Income: (11/30/17) $156,419.40
Expenses: (11/30/17) $179,496.94
Balance (11/30/17) -$23,077.54

Thank you for your stewardship of God's good gifts and for your support of Community Presbyterian's ministries.

Iron County Care and Share. Please leave your food donations in the shopping cart in the Narthex. For more information, go to http://www.careandshare-ut.org.  Thanks for the support!

Please Pray.

Elaine Moores; Kim Fiero; Steve Covey; Valerie Orlemann; Patt Behrens; Lee DeFever; Charlie Brazier; Alex Mansour’s family; Joyce Vandever (bereaved for son Champ); Ruth Kinney & family (bereaved for brother in law Ralph) Jane McCoy; (bereaved for mother).

Friendship Registers. Whether you are a visitor or member or regular attendee, please remember to sign the blue friendship register each Sunday and pass it along your row to your neighbors. Visitors, please supply full contact information so that we can be in touch with you.

Bibles are available in the narthex. If you do not have a Bible at home and would like to begin reading, please take one! We love to put the Word of God into your hands.

Name Tags Please wear your name tags every Sunday. If your tag is missing, please write your name on the request sheet located on the name tag stand and we will make you a new tag.

Today's Worship Leaders and Fellowship Hosts

Accompanist: Harry Taylor

Praise Band Director: Linda Johnson

Liturgist: Jeff McCoy

Children's Message:

Communion Coordinator: Ann Johnson

Fellowship: Neal and Joyce

Church Calendar December 17-December 24, 2017

17 Sunday Third Sunday of Advent

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

10:00 am Worship & Communion

10:15 am Sunday School for children

11:15 am Coffee Fellowship

Noon Great World Religions Class

19 Tuesday

8:30 am Bible & Brew

9:45 am Prayer Shawl Ministry

11:30 am Greeters Meeting

21 Thursday

7:00 pm Praise Band Rehearsal

24 Sunday Fourth Sunday of Advent

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

10:00 am Worship

11:15 am Coffee Fellowship

Noon Great World Religions Class

5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service

7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service


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November 26, 2017

 

December Birthday Sunday

 

Children's pageant, 2017

     Community Presbyterian Session

Class of 2018  Janet Ackart, Rick Osborn, Klaus Stetzenbach

Class of 2019  Lynne Brown, Dianne Morrison, Rita Osborn

Class of 2020  Mary Belle Royer

     Community Presbyterian Board of Deacons

          Class of 2018 Jan Hite, Peggy Dahl, Linda Stetzenbach

          Class of 2019 Steve Covey, Amarante Vasquez, Martha Bayer

          Class of 2020 Debbie Vogel, Ann Johnson, Les and Elaine Holland


 Community Presbyterian Church

2279 North Wedgewood Lane

Cedar City, Utah 84721

435-586-8891

Office Hours M-F, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pastor Nancy Pearson pastor@cedarpres.org

Admin Assistant Marci Beck mbeck@cedarpres.org

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