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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of my readers in 2011. I hope to see everyone again in 2012!

Sermon: Jesus Christ is Born! (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Dec25-2011

Luke 2:7-20 (NET)

2:8 Now there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night. 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified. 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: 2:11 Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord. 2:12 This will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.” 2:13 Suddenly a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

2:14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among people with whom he is pleased!”

Prayers

Added Mary Busch (cancer)
Added Rosalyn’s sister-in-law (stroke)
Added Greg Gee and family

A few photos from the Christmas eve service.

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Christmas Cantata 2011

The choir performed the Christmas cantata very well. Below you see gift bags being put together and our group of carolers practicing before leaving to visit the shut-ins.

Prayers

Added Dawson Springs UMC

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Born This Day In The City Of David A Savior, Which Is Christ The Lord

Sermon: Considering the Christ of Christmas (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Dec11-2011

Luke 2: 1-16 (KJV)

9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.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. 12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Prayers

Added Kenneth Adams (cancer)

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Peace I Leave With You; My Peace I Give To You

Sermon: The Peace of the Puzzle (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Dec4-2011

John 14:22-27 (NET)

14:22 “Lord,” Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “what has happened that you are going to reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and take up residence with him. 14:24 The person who does not love me does not obey my words. And the word you hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.

14:25 “I have spoken these things while staying with you. 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and will cause you to remember everything I said to you.

14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.

Prayers

Added Family of Charles Johnson (Karen’s father)
Added Family of Joyce Gibson (killed in vehicle accident)
Added Bill Gibson
Added Suzanne Summit (heart surgery)
Added Friends of Art Kay

After worship, everyone was invited for a snack break.