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GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING EVENT:  This Sunday is the last chance to get your Gingerbread house for the Gingerbread House Decorating event.  There are only a few left and they are going fast!  There are 3 ways to get your tickets:  1) Sunday morning at our eKids Check-In station 2) At our Gingerbread House event table located outside after our 9:30 a.m. service 3) At our eKids Check-Out station over in our Kids' Church building on the 2nd floor.  The event will be on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m..  Space is limited so please get your tickets as soon as possible.
CHRISTMAS CONCERTS:   The annual Emmanuel Church Christmas concerts are Friday, December 15 at 7 p.m., Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., and Monday, December 18 at 7 p.m. (note: no Saturday concert as we have added back Friday.)  We hope you will join us for one of these concerts and invite friends to this very special outreach event.  Tickets are available before and after the Sunday service and are $5.00 for Emmanuel Church attendees but are free for your guests, so feel free to invite and pick up tickets for as many people as you wish, at no cost to you!

THANKGIVING OFFERING:  This year our special Thanksgiving offering is for the Hope Again ministry to the homeless in Hollywood, led by Emmanuel Church members Ross and Vickie Lokken. If you would like to donate to this special offering you can do so on our web site (CLICK HERE) during our Sunday offerings or mailing your donation to the church office.

SUNDAY - FAMILY PROMISE SIGN-UPS:  Everyone is invited to come and serve as we host temporarily homeless families for Family Promise of the Verdugos from December 17-December 23. Sign-ups will be held at the tables outside near the church entrance on December 3 and 10.  We need: Dinner Hosts, Overnight Hosts and Stagers.

LORD'S KITCHEN DEC 2:   The Lord's Kitchen ministry is looking for volunteers for December 2nd.  Please come help this amazing ministry on their special Christmas celebration.   If interested please contact Jatinder Sehmi at Jatinder@emmanuelburbank.org.


HOLIDAY CALENDAR
Please note: classes continue for Children at all 9:30 a.m. services unlike previously posted
 
Gingerbread House Decorating ------ Saturday, December 9
 
Christmas Concert ------ Friday, Dec 15, 7 p.m.
 
Christmas Concert ------ Sunday, Dec 17, 3 & 6 p.m.
 
Christmas Concert ------ Monday, Dec 18, 7 p.m.
 
* Christmas Eve Morning Service ------ December 24, 9:30 a.m.
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service ------ December 24, 11 p.m.
 
* New Years Eve Service ------ December 31, 9:30 a.m.
 
*Children's programs continue at 9:30, however
 there are no 11:00 activities (no nursery, children's, youth or adult programming.)
Adults
Koinonia: Garden Room A - Rene Bancroft teaching
Bereans: Garden Room B - Praise and Prayer Breakfast
Legacy Builders: Garden Room C - "Advent is Here!" - discussion and teaching led by Rick Durrance
Cleavers: Garden Room D - "A Chronology of the Last Days" - Mel Loucks teaching

Children  - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School:  JAV Room - Sunday School Teachers Teaching

Other Adult Discipleship Classes:

The Group : 25-35ish: Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Family Room.
Leaders: Bob and Kathy Drummond. For details contact Bob at
  bob@emmanuelburbank.org. 
 
Roots: Post-High School - 24ish:   Meets Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Youth Center. Leaders:  Andrea and Amy DiFrancia. Contact Andrea at   andrea@emmanuelburbank.org . 

THIS WEEK'S SERMON 
"The Wonderful Christ"
Isaiah 9:1-7
Rev. Ross Lokken