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December 9, 2018

All Church Christmas Potluck today following the Children’s Christmas Program. Everyone is invited. If you didn’t bring a dish to share, please come anyway! There’s always enough food for all!

Today our Mission Committee is hosting an Alternative Gift Market using the Presbyterian Giving Catalog. We hope that you will consider giving “a gift to the world” in honor of loved ones this Christmas. Catalogs are available this week in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Advent Devotions. “God with Us” devotional booklets are available today in the Narthex. Pick one up today to use at home.

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.

Stewardship for 2019. We continue to receive faith pledges for the 2019 budget. If you would like to make a financial commitment to the church, you can find a pledge card in the pew pockets. Thank you for your generous giving in response to God’s grace in your life.

Looking for a new nursery caregiver. Our Sunday nursery caregiver has moved away and we are again without a regular person to care for our youngest children. We are looking to hire a person for this position, but until we do, we need adult volunteers to help. If you’d be willing to care for children in the church nursery one Sunday a month, please contact Mary Belle Royer 435-590-7000.

All Church Christmas Caroling! Saturday, December 15, 4:30-5:30. Meet at the church and then we’ll go to a home or two and then to Stonehenge. Contact Pastor Robyn for more info.

Iron County Acoustic Music Association presents A Holiday of Songwriters: Songs of the Season, Friday, December 14, at 7 PM in the CPC Fellowship Hall. Performing are Steve Swift, April McPherson, Kaitlin Sevy, Robyn Eddy, and Rhett Boswell in a songwriters “in the round” format. Songs, carols, and not-so- carols. $5 suggested donation.

Care and Share. Needed donations include the following items: peanut butter, cereal, tuna, beans, rice, mac and cheese, chili, canned stews, canned soups, canned lunchmeats, full meals in boxes or cans, canned fruit, pop top food items. Also needed are blankets and sweaters You can bring your donations to church and place them in the food cart in the narthex, or take them directly to Care and Share. Thank you!

A Women’s Ensemble, is meeting weekly on Mondays at 4:00 pm. If you’re interested in singing with a women’s ensemble, please let the office, or Dana Covey or Ruth Fotheringham know of your interest in singing. All Women are welcome!

Abigail Circle will now meet on the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting will be December 12 at 6:00 pm. They are studying: Titus: Spiritual Influence (New Community Bible Study Series) Call Jody Nowak at(435) 238-3886 for more information.

Martha Circle will meet Thursday, December 13 at 1:00 pm . They are studying Life Lessons with Max Lucado, Book of Psalms. Contact Sonya Swatsley at 435-590-1432 for more information

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.

Treasures Thrift Store. We continue to encourage more CPC people to volunteer at Treasures! The store is open for business Thursday, Friday and Saturday and prep day is Wednesday from 9 am-3 pm. Volunteer once a week or a couple of times a month! Pick up a volunteer application in the church office. WE NEED YOU! If you have large items to donate that need to be picked up, please call Treasures at 865-5972.

Please Pray. Christine Wnterrose, Linda Ahlstrom, Harry Taylor; Tim Ebersole; Debbie Vogel; Jerry Russell; Patt Behrens; Elaine Moores; (bereaved for her brother) Harry and Lynne Brown; (bereaved for son David) Diane & Peter Pasternak; (bereaved for brother Jay) Chris & Letha Houts; (bereaved for father Robert)

Church Calendar

December 9,—December 16, 2018

9 Sunday Second Sunday of Advent

10:00 am Worship & Children’s Christmas Pageant

10:15 am NO Sunday School

11:15 am Christmas Potluck Lunch & Alternative Gift Market

11:45 am Youth Group

11:45 am Great Courses Class

10 Monday

4:00 pm Women’s Ensemble Rehearsal

11 Tuesday

8:30 am Bible and Brew

5:15 pm Finance Committee Meeting

12 Wednesday

4:00 pm Girl Scouts Meeting

6:00 pm Abigail Circle

13 Thursday

1:00 pm Martha Circle

14 Friday

7:00 pm ICAMA Concert

15 Saturday

4:30 pm Church Caroling

16 Sunday Third Sunday of Advent

10:00 am Worship & Communion

10:15 am Sunday School

11:15 am Coffee Fellowship

11:45 am Youth Group

11:45 am Great Courses Class

Today’s Worship Leaders and Fellowship Hosts

10:00 am

Praise Team Director Linda Johnson

Accompanist Beth Gaines

Liturgist Jeanine Howells

Christmas Potluck Church Life


     Community Presbyterian Session

Class of 2019  Lynne Brown, Dianne Morrison, Rita Osborn

Class of 2020  Mary Belle Royer

Class of 2021  Linda Stetzenbach, Brad Phelps, Dana Covey

     Community Presbyterian Board of Deacons

          Deacons:  Debbie Vogel, Ann Johnson,

Shepherds: Kathie Duca, Carla Spaulding, Les & Elaine Holland, Sonya & John Swatsley, Gen Phelps, Dennis Gregz, Mary Shurtleff, Audrey Lebbon, Laura Cotts, Peggy Dahl

 Community Presbyterian Church

2279 North Wedgewood Lane

Cedar City, Utah 84721


Office Hours M-F, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Pastor Nancy Pearson pastor@cedarpres.org

Associate Pastor Robyn Eddy pastorrobyn@cedarpres.org

Admin Assistant Marci Beck mbeck@cedarpres.org

Website www.cedarpres.org

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