ADVENT SERVICE TONIGHT…………..Advent is the special time in the church year that we prepare for Jesus’ coming.  The word Advent comes from the common Latin verb “venite”, which means to come.  As we wait for Jesus’ coming, there are some helpful activities that we can do.  I will be sharing devotional thoughts on these activities during our Wednesday night Advent services leading up to Christmas Eve and Christmas.  See the schedule below and plan to come, the services are short in length and are a nice way to conclude the day.  The order of worship will be Marty Haugen’s Holden Evening Prayer, which is a service sung between pastor and congregation.

Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 pm  “Waiting with Prayer” Isaiah 64:1-9

Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm  “Waiting with Comfort”  Isaiah 40:1-11

Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm  “Waiting with Joy”  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

ADULT BIBLE STUDY…………..Be sure to give special thanks to Oscar for leading discussion last week on worship.  This week we will be taking a look at chapter 12 of Believe and the topic of Prayer.  Here is a helpful word of encouragement as you think about prayer, “With God, you never need to fear rejection if you approach him with a repentant heart.  He’s your loving heavenly Father who wants nothing more than to be in a relationship with you, to hear your requests, and to grant the desires of your heart.  The chances of reconciliation with God are one hundred percent.”

VINA MOSES TREE.………..We are off to a fantastic start with our Vina Moses Tree.  It looks like we have eight tags left.  How can you help us finish off our collective goal?  Select a tag from the tree.  Purchase a gift (gift ideas are listed on the sheet of paper in the tree).  Place the gift unwrapped under the Giving Tree no later than December 13th.

HOLIDAY CHEER……………It looks like we are doing really well on our goal to complete two hygiene baskets for Philomath Community Services.  We still have until December 5th to purchase and bring in these items listed below:

1–sturdy laundry basket                            1–liquid laundry detergent

1–dish soap (sink not machine)               2–hand soap (bar)

1–hair shampoo                                           1–hair conditioner

1–hand lotion                                               1–tooth paste

1–dental floss                                               4–toothbrushes

2–men’s deodorant                                    2–women’s deordorant

1–pack of razors (dozen)                           1–pack toilet paper (6 rolls)

2–roll paper towels

BEAUTY and the BEAST.………..Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be performed at Philomath High School December 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 7 PM to 9 PM.