Worship This Weekend
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Let's focus on the new year!    Rev. Jim Warren will preach on a familiar passage, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, and the name of his sermon is, "What Time Is It?"  You may hear the message in both the 9:00 a.m. traditional service and the 10:15 a.m. progressive
One and All service.     
Our Chancel choir will lead us in hymns appropriate to the theme of a new year, and we will receive a gift of music from Holly Irvin on flute, all at the 9:00 a.m. service.  At 10:15 the One and All band will lead us in some upbeat and prayerful tunes.  As always, you can be sure delicious breakfast treats and hot coffee will greet you in this service in Fellowship Hall.     
A New Month for Gifts for Another Table:
This month we are collecting for Ministry and More.  Items needed include canned fruits and vegetables, boxed meals (macaroni & cheese, Hamburger Helper), canned soup with pull-top lids, cereal, crackers, cookies, and peanut butter & jelly.  This is a fantastic food pantry that helps a lot of people! 
Don't Miss It

Activities/Events at Our Church THIS Weekend


9:00 a.m.        Worship in Sanctuary                  
                        Worship and Wonder will  
                              meet directly after Time for
10:15 am.        Sunday School for Adults
10:15 a.m.       One and All service in  
                              Fellowship Hall 
No Youth Group  
Prayer Concerns

CARD SHOWER:  Phyllis M. Miller     
PRAYER FOCUS:  Renewed Energy for the New Year  



HOSPICE: Harold Goyen, Marilyn Thompson, Virginia Warren




SYMPATHY to Barb (Tom) Dixon on the December 29 death of her sister, Maggie Janssen

Serving this Sunday 

Please note:  This is current data as of Friday Email publishing date.  If you know of changes to your own duties, please continue as you have planned.   Thank you!

Acolytes:  Ellie Chapman, Maddie Chapman                           
Child Care:  Trish Logan, Naomi Kosier 
Deacons: 9:00 Stacey Erickson, Brian Metz
10:15 Peg Larson, Valerie Fisher
Jr. Deacons:  Mason Janvrin, Logan Janvrin
Drivers:  Rich Crusius, Gary Thompson
Elders:   Al Leight, Marla McElroy
Homebound Elders:  Art & Camille Taylor
Fellowship Host:  Nancy Guither           
Fill Candles:  Mark Gramley
Greeters:  Shirley Wotherspoon, Rick Erickson, May Jackson
Information Center Host:  Susan Chaney 
Scripture:   Susan Cleaver                     
Time for Children:  Linda Lehmann
Sound Tech:   James Nussbaum                         
Video Tech:  Nate Damery
Pulpit:   Jim Warren, What Time Is It?, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Things to Do While
You Are at Church

Check In on Facebook while you are at church.  And at the One and All service feel free to use your device for social media, to share photos and thoughts about your worship experience as it happens.  

Make a new friend!  Greet a visitor.  Show folks around and help them with questions they might have.  Invite them to worship and/or to share fellowship over a cup of coffee or breakfast treat.  The bulletin is a great source of information for visitors, as is the Information Center.  Let's be a welcoming church!   
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Youth News

Please see Holly Irvin to sign up for the January 20-21 Youth Mid-Winter Retreat by January 6.  See The Messenger for details. 

Children/Youth Sunday School and Youth Group meetings resume next Sunday, January 14. 

Regarding Youth Group:  Please note that there will only be a meal at Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month. 

Brown Bag Bible Bunch meets at noon on Wednesdays. The group is studying II Timothy.  Bring a lunch to the conference room and join the study!

Undecorating the Sanctuary January 8, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Please come when you can to help take down our Christmas decorations and return our Sanctuary to its everyday beauty.
Board Meeting January 8  at 6:00 p.m.  
Wednesday Supper Club  will be meeting at Applebee's on January 17 at 5:30 p.m.  
Congregational Meeting January 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary to approve the 2018 Budget

Sharing FAITH beyond the FCC walls.  Opportunities to be involved in our community...
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