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“The Trinity Trumpet”

“Seeking Him, Serving Him” 

Volume 50 Number 12              December 2017

Pastor's Pen - Carol's Notes - Events - Numbers - Pantry

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The Pastor's Pen!

     Merry Christmas! Thanksgiving is over, and we turn our attention to Christmas, Celebrating the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Reason for the Season! He’s the Only Reason we Celebrate Christmas. We all know the Story, how Jesus was Born in a Manger in Bethlehem, but He was Born to Die. Jesus went from The Cradle to the Cross to do His Father’s Will.
     Jesus was born in a Cradle, a manger, a feeding trough for cattle. His Birth was Promised by the Prophets over 750 years before He was born. His Birth was Pure, miraculous, born of a virgin. His Birth was Planned by God, even before the foundation of the world.
     Even before He was Born in Bethlehem, Jesus Consecrated Himself to Do His Father’s Will, He prayed, “Not My Will, but Thine be done”, He consecrated Himself to Follow God’s Way, all the way to the Cross, all part of God’s Plan. He consecrated Himself to accomplish God’s Word, “obedient to the point of death”.
     Jesus Died on the Cross to Save us from our Sins. His Death was promised by God, foretold by the prophets concerning His Suffering and Death. Hebrews gives us the purpose of His Death; “without the shedding of blood there is No forgiveness of Sin”. But it’s the power of His Death that offers Forgiveness to All. The wages of Sin is Death; the Only Way we can be Saved was for Jesus to Die.
     The Savior of the world was born as a Baby in a manger in Bethlehem. His Birth is Miraculous, His Life was Sinless, and His Death is Sacrificial. The Savior of the World was born to Die for our Sins on the Cross. The Shepherds came to see the Savior of the world; the Wise Men came to worship the King of Kings. Will You?

Vernon

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    Carol's Notes   

     As I sat in the quiet of my office a few days ago, my thoughts took me back to several instances when music at Christmas made such an impression on my life. One of those earliest memories took me back to my home church in Pensacola and a man named Sam Jordan. Every year during the Christmas season, Mr. Jordan sang a song entitled “Sweet Little Jesus Boy.” Some of the words to that song have stayed with me all these years. Let me share the lyrics with you:

Sweet little Jesus boy, they made you be born in a manger
Sweet little holy child, didn’t know who you were
Didn’t know you came to save us, Lord, to take our sins away
Our eyes were blind, we could not see, we didn’t know who you were.

Long time ago you were born, born in a manager Lord
Sweet Little Jesus boy, the world treats you mean, Lord
Treats me mean, too, But that’s how things are down here
We didn’t know who you are.

You have told us how, we are trying, Master, you have shown us how
Even when you were dying, just seems like we can’t do right
Look how we treated you, but please, sir, forgive us Lord
We didn’t know it was you.

Sweet little Jesus boy, born long time ago
Sweet little holy child, we didn’t know who you were.

     This mournful song left a lasting impression on me and I’m so grateful the “sweet little Jesus boy” I remember from this song of my childhood is now my Lord and Savior.
     It is my pleasure to invite you to journey with the choir during the month of December as we through music and spoken message move “From Prophecy to Fulfilled Promise.” Come hear some exciting new music and some old favorites as we once again tell the amazing story of Jesus’ birth.
     As the busyness of the season and all that needs to be done presses in on us, remember to keep Jesus at the center of it all and remember that He is

Jesus, Name above all names
Everlasting Father
Son of God
Undefiled High Priest
Savior

     Bill and I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season filled with plenty of delicious food and lots of Christmas goodies and lots of fun and fellowship with your family.
     KEEP SINGING! those Christmas hymns we love so well, and remember, – Jesus is the reason we celebrate!

Carol

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Events

Decorating the Church for Christmas

Saturday – December 2th, 9:00 am: Come and Join us for a lot of fun!

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WINGS Meeting

July 9th - 14th

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WINGS (Women's) Meeting

Monday, December 11h –7 PM. We ask all ladies to bring a gift to exchange and a snack.

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“From Prophecy to Fulfilled Promise”

The Choir will present the Christmas Story in music during the morning worship service each Sunday in December.

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The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will be collected during the month of December. Our Goal: $1,500

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Note Changes for the December

NO Men’s Bible Study
NO Christmas Eve Service
NO 5th Sunday Luncheon

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Christmas Blessings
Wishing you

The Gladness of Christmas, which is Hope,
The Spirit of Christmas, which is Peace,
The Essence of Christmas, which is Love.
Have a Wonderfully Blessed Christmas!

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(call the office at 586-8010 if you have questions about these events.)

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November's Numbers

Sunday School - 41 + 28 (Nursing Home)
November’s Receipts - $13,029.00 / Disbursements - $12,688.32
Building Fund - $35,829.57 / Scholarship Fund - $7,698.02
YTD Receipts - $45,920.56 / YTD Expenditures - $42,225.05

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Pantry

Please help our Pantry by donating!

We appreciate your kind & generous response to our need for more food!

Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated!

   ITEMS NEEDED:

Breakfast Foods: Cereal, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup, Jelly
Boxes of Mac & Cheese
Canned Chicken Noodle or Vegetable Soup Kids Food: Canned Ravioli, Canned Spaghetti O's or Spaghetti
Canned Chicken, Canned Pork & Beans
Canned Fruit, Applesauce
Boxes of Instant Potatoes, Boxes of Stove Top Stuffing
Canned Yams/Sweet Potatoes

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