THIS WEEK @ MC3
December 7, 2020
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A word from Art
Discover the hope found in God's amazing grace
Sermon Title: Hope of Grace
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20

This Sunday, we will unpack the hope that we have in God's amazing grace. I love how John describes Jesus' coming into our world. He says in John 1:14 that Jesus came "full of grace and truth." It was through God's grace that He would send His one and only Son. It was through God's grace that Jesus willingly went to the cross. What an incredible gift! Join us Sunday as we discover the hope that His grace brings to us.
Servants needed - Join us for Worship Ministry School
MC3 Church is working hard to expand our technology ministry to meet the church’s increasing needs for online worship. Our weekly online worship services are seeing significant increases in viewers and we want to put our best foot forward to meet the needs of this ministry.

If you would like to be part of the ministry, please contact by email either Keri Duncan or Jim Barber. No experience is needed; we will provide the necessary training.

One good opportunity will take place this Friday (Dec. 11) at 3 p.m., as we kick off the initial session of our Worship Ministry School. Here is the Zoom link you can use to access the meeting:


If you would like to participate, please create your account using this link: https://worshipministryschool.com/register/online-course-lifetime-group-access/?ca=08c6e17bc33665ebcaf6a4bc002c6195
And the Lord added . . .
Please join us in welcoming Taliq Grant to the family of Christ.

He was baptized earlier today by Art Stansberry.
Joseph and Mary’s Trip to Bethlehem
Luke 2:1-7

Traditionally, December Sundays focus on the following:

Sunday 1 – Dec. 6 - Angel’s Announcements to Mary and Joseph
Sunday 2 – Dec. 13 - Mary and Joseph’s Trip to Bethlehem where Jesus Is Born
Sunday 3 – Dec. 20 - Jesus’ Birth Announced to the Shepherds 
Sunday 4 – Dec. 27 - Wise Men (Kings) from the East

The lessons are designed to review and build on the previous week’s lessons, adding the additional parts each week. Since children love to role-play, these are good lessons to do that. Costumes can easily be used with simple scarves, towels, bathrobes, etc. Let your imagination go wild!

Like most families, we have a Christmas tree decorated to the max. Since having grandchildren, I have also built a Nativity scene by using wooden pallets to frame a stable, a doll bed for a manger, and household items such as a brass candlestick, perfume and spices for gold, frankincense and myrrh. A blue or navy sheet makes a great sky background, stuffed animals serve as stable animals, tinsel garland makes halos, and, of course, I have costumes. This usually takes me about one hour to put up compared to days and nights with the tree. It takes up one corner of the family room. My grandchildren (even as teenagers) dress and trade around the costumes from angels to shepherds to kings. And what do these magnificent grandchildren talk about the most? The Nativity scene! It is so much fun and etched forever in their hearts! It is not that hard—I promise.

Helping your children give and receive

We celebrate gifts at Christmas because God gave us the very best gift of Jesus. The wise men and/or kings brought three gifts to the Christ child. Gifts are a huge part of Christmas. This week, you will receive an email that you can download for your darling children. It consists of 10 craft-type (but paper) items they can make for themselves and some they can give to their family and friends as gifts. They are so easy and cute!
Watch this week's 2-Minute Devotion with Keri Duncan
Join us for tonight and Tuesday night prayer services
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec. 7 - 7 p.m. - Monday Night Building Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Dec. 8 - 7 p.m. - Tuesday Night Prayer Service (Via Zoom)
Dec. 8 - 7 p.m. - YAMs (Young Adult Ministry) C-Group (Via Zoom)
Dec. 9 - 7 p.m. - 9:37 C-Group hosted by Art Stansberry (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 833 2222 7797; passcode: 108463)
Dec. 9 - 7 p.m. - Middle and High School Student Gathering (Via Zoom - Email Will Tyler for link)
Dec. 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Family C-Group hosted by Jim and Becky Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 863 5258 5691; passcode: 743351)
Dec. 13 - 9 a.m. - Adult Sunday C-Group taught by Donna Dukett and David McGaughey (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 740 5138 4581; passcode 5eJ6Lz)
Dec. 13 - 9 a.m. - New Testament Journeys C-Group hosted by Jim Barber (Via Zoom - Meeting ID: 893 5645 1134; passcode: 591300) (Read Ephesians 1-2 this week)
Dec. 13 - 10:30 a.m. - Online Sunday Worship Service (Access through MC3.Life, Facebook, YouTube or the MC3 Church app)
Dec. 13 - 10:30 a.m. - In-Person Worship Service - 2150 Paxton Dr., Lilburn, Ga., 30047
Dec. 13 - Noon-1 p.m. - Student Ministry Meeting - Immediately following Sunday's in-person worship
Dec. 20 - 5 p.m. - Christmas Candlelight Service in the Park - J.B. Williams Park, 4935 Five Forks Trickum Rd., Lilburn, GA 30047. (BYOC - Bring Your Own Candle)
Attendance and Giving
Sunday's Attendance
(Online and in person)
279
Sunday Offerings
$5,770
2020 YTD Offerings
$271,712
Or mail your offering to:
MC3 Church
1227 Rockbridge Rd., SW Ste 208-251
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
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