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Gehman Mennonite Church

Physical address: 127 Witmer Road, Reinholds, PA 17569 Mailing address: PO Box 842, Adamstown, PA 19501

717-484-4548

www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org Ministry Team Phil Horning - Lead Pastor - (church: 717-484-4548) (home:717-484-0998) Glen Martin - Associate Pastor- 717-484-2162 Steve McCosby - Deacon - 717-336-8275

Let’s walk with Jesus…personally, locally, and globally.

December 7, 2014

Prayer

8:15 AM

Sunday School

9:00 AM

Worship Service

10:00 AM

Prelude Call to Worship

Clair Mast

Hymn of Praise

John Miller

Offering

Darlene McCosby

Worship in Song

Worship Team

Message: Isaiah 40:1-11 "Prepare"

Phil Horning

Hymn of Response

John Miller

Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Benediction

Phil Horning

Today:

Greeters Sunday School Nursery Church Nursery

Carl & Sylvia Eberly Carolyn & Chrystle Cindy & Jessica

Fellowship Meal today, all are welcome! The offering for December 7 is for China Team support and budgeted items.

Offering for last week: $2,502.53 Attendance for last week: 103 Next Week:

Greeters Song Leader Offertory Scripture Reading Message Sunday School Nursery Church Nursery

Nelson & Dianne Gehman Randy Sauder Maranda Gockley Luke Horst Glen Martin Shelby & Karen Roxanne & Marlene

Dec. 7, Sun.-You are invited to attend an informal time of Christmas carol singing at Blainsport Mennonite Church this evening at 7 p.m. You are welcome to come to sing and/or to listen! Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Dec. 8, Mon.-Lancaster Area Anabaptist Relief Meeting-All are welcome to attend

the annual Lancaster Area Anabaptist Relief Meeting hosted by MCC and MDS at the MCC Material Resources Center 7 p.m. You’ll hear material resource updates from both organizations. We will also remember Peter and Elfrieda Dyck, who devoted their lives to the work of the church, on this 100th anniversary of Peter’s birth. Refreshments and a time of fellowship will follow the meeting. Please contact Ken Sensenig (717) 413-3967 with any questions. Dec. 10, Wed.-JGA, JBA and Jr. Youth will meet at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church from 7-8:30 p.m. Jr. Youth will have a gift exchange. Please bring a $5 gift. JGA will be decorating gingerbread houses. Bring one kind of candy to share with the group. JBA will be making pizza. Dec., 12, 13, 14, 19 &20-"Journey to Bethlehem" will be held at Woodcrest Retreat weekend nights. The Christmas story comes alive, in six unique scenes, as you walk by candlelight along quiet wooded trails with the Biblical characters. Dramatic actors, live nativity and real animals. Visit www.WoodcrestRetreat.org for more details. Groups, call the office for guaranteed admission details at 717-738-2233. Dec. 13, Sat.-You are invited to participate in a spontaneous singing of the Hallelujah Chorus at 11 a.m. in the food court at Park City, Lancaster. If you would like to sing, please respond by sending your name and voice part to mccl@lancastermennonite.org or by calling (717) 455-7025. An optional rehearsal will be held on Tues., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Neffsville Mennonite Church. To review your voice part, please visit www.mennonitechildrenschoir.org Dec. 14, Sun.-All are welcome to the Christmas program at the Red Run Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. This will include singing, drama, and a chimes choir. Dec. 16, Wed.-Bowmansville District Sewing Circle will meet at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church in the morning and afternoon. Everyone is welcome to help with knotting comforters, quilting, or sewing on a sewing machine. You are welcome to

come for the entire time, or just a few hours as it suits you. The project for this

month is Hygiene Kits. MCC continues to have urgent needs for hygiene kits, which

provide supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war of disaster. A Hygiene Kit contains the following new items (in packaging:1 adult-size toothbrush 1 large bar bath soap,1 good quality fingernail clipper,1 dark colored hand towel.

Items

can be brought to the church and Sewing Circle will see they are taken to

MCC

for distribution. Thank you for all of your contributions to MCC's work in the

name

of Christ!

-The order for the offerings during the month of December has changed, and will be as follows: Dec. 14- Sewing Circle, Dec. 21- Released Time Program, Dec.

28- Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services

Happy Birthday! Micah Sauder today, Ashlyn Kanagy on Mon., Ed Martin on Wed., and Matt & Shelby Kanagy on Fri.

November 2014 Offering Report -Total Offerings: $14,966.05

Designated Esther Snader Designated China trip

50.00

425.00

Designated Playground Improv

650.00

Designated Building fund

50.00

First fruits giving Budgeted funds

1,379.10 (District Bishop Fund/Lanc Menn Conf) 10,480.00 (Insurance, Ministers, Operating, Gehman Missions, Youndt property purchase, Youth)

Gehmans Missionary Support

1,931.95

The coins collected in the coin jug are used to pay for food/travel/lodging expenses

for MDS work trips. The current balance in the fund is $930.44.