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Christmas Service

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White Christmas

Worship services were cut short today due to snow. Hopkinsville received at least three inches on Christmas eve and Christmas day.

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Rev. Marion and Makayla

The small group that braved the snow and bad roads met for an abbreviated worship service. Toward the end Rev. Marion opened the floor to sing whatever Christmas songs we wanted before ending worship. Makayla picked Frosty the snowman as the first song.

Christmas Eve

Christmas eve service
Christmas eve service
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Advent: Christ candle
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Advent: Willis family

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

“10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” –Announcement to the Shepherds. (Luke 2:10-11)

Prayers

Added Brandon and Melanie Burke
Added Shelia Cavanah family
Added Potter family in Indiana
Added Jean Bick (fall, broken hip)
Added Eva Joyce Humes (sick)
Added Tommy Bruce (sick)

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Christmas Contata

There was no sermon today so this week’s post will be a little different.

Poinsettia donations

Bobby Rogers – In memory of Beverly Chilton Rogers

Greg, Sherry, Michelle, and Dudley – In memory of Margaret and Ken Litchfield

Sarah Belle and Ed Lawrence – In honor of CHUMC members

The Birdsong family – In memory Mr. & Mrs. Henry Cain and Mr. & Mrs. Corbitt Birdsong

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Poinsettia donations

The choir performed the annual Christmas contata.

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Christmas contata begins

Prayers

Added Michelle’s family (death in the family)
Added Leanna Mitchell (may need surgery)

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He Intended to Divorce Her Privately

MP3: 5minute-m.brown-Dec12-2010

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Sermon: People of Advent – Joseph the father (Marion Brown)

Matthew 1:18-25 (NET)

1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened this way. While his mother Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 1:19 Because Joseph, her husband to be, was a righteous man, and because he did not want to disgrace her, he intended to divorce her privately. 1:20 When he had contemplated this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 1:21 She will give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 1:22 This all happened so that what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet would be fulfilled: 1:23 “Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.” 1:24 When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the Lord told him. He took his wife, 1:25 but did not have marital relations with her until she gave birth to a son, whom he named Jesus.

Prayers

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The Child to be born will be Holy

MP3: 5minute-m.brown-Dec5-2010

Sermon: People of Advent: Gabriel the Angel (Marion Brown)

Luke 1:26-38 (NET)

1:26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, 1:27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. 1:28 The angel came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one, the Lord is with you!” 1:29 But she was greatly troubled by his words and began to wonder about the meaning of this greeting. 1:30 So the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God! 1:31 Listen: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 1:32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. 1:33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end.” 1:34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I have not had sexual relations with a man?” 1:35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called the Son of God.

1:36 “And look, your relative Elizabeth has also become pregnant with a son in her old age – although she was called barren, she is now in her sixth month! 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 1:38 So Mary said, “Yes, I am a servant of the Lord; let this happen to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

Prayers

Added Ruby L Night (hand surgery, rehab)

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