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Rooted In Love
It’s Not Too Late!
Haven’t sent in your pledge to the “Rooted in Love” Stewardship campaign? No problem!  
Click (here), type in the information required and hit the send button. Or you can send an email to the church office or mail your pledge form. We are also encouraging the use of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) as it helps in stabilizing the budget process.

Thank you to all that were able to send in a pledge this past Sunday. We have received 42 pledging units for a pledge total of $107,000 for fiscal year 2022. We are hoping to raise $125,000 and we would love to hear from you.  

May love be with you!  
Your Stewardship Committee!
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A Musical Note from Rich
 
This Sunday's postlude is an arrangement of the folk song, "Shenandoah." The tune evokes the quintessentially American holiday of Thanksgiving by honoring an especially beautiful region of our country immortalized in this classic American folk song arranged by the renowned pianist, Keith Jarrett. Sit back, close your eyes, and give thanks.
Missions & Outreach
Reminder:

Covenant To Care for Children
If you have gifts or gift cards for these kids, please bring them to church by December 5 - unwrapped in Gift Bags along with gift tag. Thank you so much! 
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Thank you all for donating food items and helping to make Thanksgiving dinner happen for vulnerable families in our community.
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Carol's Closet
Throughout November let’s collect items to fill their “closet”! 
Items needed include: 
Toilet Paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo, facial tissues, paper towels, deodorant and adult incontinence pads/briefs.      
Thank you for helping so our neighbors won’t go without!

Mission & Outreach Team– Andre, Bebe, Dan, Fred, Hattie, Kate, Laura, Sharon and Sherrie
November 28, 2021 Worship order

Prelude "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" with "Simple Gifts"
Welcome and Announcements
Let us worship God
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Lighting of the First Advent Candle
Reader: The star shines light years away from the magi, the manger, the shepherds, Mary, and Joseph. The light is far away, but the light shines in the darkness. The light is hope. Today, we begin our journey by the light of the star; today we light the candle of hope.
All sing verse one “Many are the Lightbeams” NCH 163
Passing the Peace
Music: Gather Us In Elizabeth Stassen 
Children’s Message

Intro to Scripture
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Matthew 2:1-2
Sermon: Light Shines…On Those Who Don’t Expect It  


Music: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Elizabeth Stassen

Prayers
Lord’s Prayer

Hymn: NCH 103 Watcher, Tell Us of the Night
Benediction
Postlude Shenandoah 
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Financial Giving
If you are able, please keep the financial needs of the church in mind as we continue to need your support caring for our community both within the church and at large. Find out ways you can give here if you are unable to join us for in person services.
Calling all KIDS! Sunday School's back!

Join us following the Children's Message during worship service for Sunday School each week! We're so happy to be "back" in person with you!
Please remember in your prayers:
Carolyn Peyrot,
Carol Robinson's brothers- Steve Monroe and Robert Powers,
Liz Bunker,
Doris Ayala,
David Moore,
Cookie Warburton,
Bob Howe, JJ Howe and family
Vicki Ekstrom,
Chris Gathers
Verse of The Week
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
John 3:16
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