December 1, 2021
Dear Oak Hills Family –
Happy December! Here is your weekly update…
Tomorrow Night, 7pm – All women invited to our annual Women’s Christmas Gathering. Come enjoy a candlelight evening of carols and messages that inspire and uplift! In order to stay COVID – safe, desserts will be taken to-go. PLEASE BRING a dessert item to share – each guest will choose a selection of treats to take home at the end of the evening. Questions contact Sue Munn email@example.com.
This Sunday, we’ll continue our journey through Advent with a look at the prophet Micah. Come share in carols and praise, prayer and fellowship, and a deeper understanding of the story we celebrate at Christmas, as Pastor Christy teaches us! Worship at 9:15 and 11am, with livestream at 9:15 here. Adult Bible Study meets both hours in the Fireside Room, all are welcome!
Reminder: No first-Saturday Men’s Breakfast this week: we’ll see you in January!
Youth Group this Sunday at 6, plan to pitch in and help pack for our Backpack Buddies Program!
THANK YOU! to all who have returned pledge commitments for 2022. If you intend to pledge and have not done so, you can still return your pledge in-person, by mail, or online.
Dec 12th, 6:30-8 – Cocoa and Carols, Sweater Contest, Carols by-request, Christmas Talent Show (songs, poems, stories, gift-wrapping skills… All talents welcome!), Hot-Cocoa in the parking lot!
Dec 19th – Children’s Pageant, Sunday worship (one service at 10am).
Dec 24th – Candlelight Christmas Eve at 7 & 11pm.
Dec 26th – Christmastide Worship, (one service at 10am).
Prayer Chain Reminder: All prayer requests can be shared with our church prayer chain via email. Simply send your request to moderator Joann Devlin (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is a dedicated group of prayer warriors who lift up the needs of our fellowship and its people. If you would like to join the prayer chain and commit to praying for the needs of our faith family, contact Joann and ask to be added to the list.
Here is your scripture for today – a great summary of the Christmas story! “Have in you the same mind which was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was God, did not think of equality with God as something to cling to, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names,that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:5-11
Thanks be to God!