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Last Weeks News – Our fellowship hall was full for the annual neighborhood Christmas dinner and for this we thank our good God for abundance of food and Christian fellowship.

Many prayer requests were shared and praises given as we began our service on the Lord’s Day.  LeaAnn Crum prayed this prayer.

Judy Wilson reported her mother, Anita Smith, and mother-in-law, Chloe Wilson, are doing better.  We stood to read our devotion from Ephesians 3 followed by singing.

Pastor Neal reported about the churches we have lost in the Philippines.  We received an offering to be sent to Sam and Sherry Evans to help with the great need there.

Pastor Neal read from Luke 23 and Philippians and shared about the jail ministry in which he is involved.  He read from John 18, is Jesus King?  We were dismissed by Paul Duckworth.

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. we have special prayer meeting and every Wednesday we have Bible study at 7 p.m.  Come and be with us.  You are welcome.

Sunday the 16th we will be caroling and delivering fruit baskets to the shut-ins in our community.

Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on the 19th we will have our Christmas party at Neal and LeaAnn Crum’s.

Sunday, the 23rd, will be our program and gifts for the kids.  We pray God’s blessings in all we do celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

This Weeks News – Brad Siler, our Sunday School Superintendent, began by greetings to all as we stood to read our devotional from Romans 12.

We sang Happy Birthday to Peggy Miller.  We hope she has many more.

Aaron Humbyrd prayed the offertory prayer as he and Stan Humbyrd received our Lord’s tithes and offerings with LeaAnn Crum at the piano.

Stan Humbyrd led us in song.

Pastor Neal asked for testimonies and some were given and praises were shared about our Good Lord.

Pastor Neal said though we live in a troubled, dark world, we have hope.  Jesus said in Matthew 24, and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold, but he who shall endure unto the end the same shall be saved.  He also shared from John 10:10 and Ephesians 6, our spiritual welfare.  He said, “If we could understand the spiritual darkness, our prayers would change”.  Dear Lord, help us to learn to pray as we should.

After church, several stayed, had sandwiches in the fellowship hall and then traveled in the area to shut-ins delivering fruit baskets and caroling.  They also took gifts to the Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center for the Christmas party on Thursday, December 20th.  We will be going there on Sunday, December 23 at 2 p.m. to do a service there.

Sunday the 23rd our kids will be given gifts from the church and their prayer partners, fruit baskets will be given following a program.  Let us always remember Jesus is the reason for the season and all others.  Let us never take our eyes off Jesus and his finished work on the cross because for this He came as a babe in the manger.

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