The Bel-Mar Campus of Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church will have a Christmas Sing-a-Long for children and adults and showing of Charlie Brown Christmas on Saturday December 14, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The movie will be shown outside by a firepit with hot dogs and s'mores at 5:30. The children's sing-a-long is at 5:00 PM in the sanctuary, with singing led by pastors Mike and John. The Sing-A-Long features Kenny Haelsig on the piano, and Doug Bagge on the harmonic and rick McClintock on the guitar. All ages are invited to attend. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Bel Mar is located across from the Jan Platt Library on 4003 Manhattan Ave.
Project Christmas – “Rise Against Hunger” Sunday, Dec. 15th from 12-2pm Fellowship Hall - All Ages!
Project Christmas is an event designed to refocus our attention during the season of Christmas. During this time of year, we are reminded that there was no place for Mary and Joseph in the inn. Jesus was born in humble surroundings, and spent the majority of his life speaking up for the voices that weren’t being heard.
3.1 million children die each year due to poor nutrition, which is nearly half of the deaths in children under five. That is why we feel called to provide opportunities of education and service, which benefit the voiceless children in poverty. The non-profit organization Rise Against Hunger will join us to pack 10,152 meals to fill the empty stomachs of children of God around the world and to use for disaster assistance in the Bahamas. On December 15th at 12:00 pm we will have a simple lunch of beans and rice in the Fellowship Hall before we begin packaging meals until 2:00 pm. Rise Against Hunger provides a fun, fast, and exciting method for filling packaged meals. This event is a great opportunity for children and families to engage in service together, and it’s open to all ages and stages of life! If you have any questions, please email Kelly McCord firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to see you there!
-Be patient -Quit grumbling -Strengthen your hearts The Epistle Reading for this coming Sunday: Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors! As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. James 5: 7-10
Come, Jesus Christ, our Savior— teach us your way, lead us to freedom, grow in our lives, open our minds, shine in our actions, rule in our hearts, lead us today, tomorrow, always. Come Lord Jesus. We are waiting and looking for you.
Holy One, be the light in our darkness tonight. As we have prepare to light the candle of hope, we pray for Your Church around the world, we pray for those who make worship preparations, we pray for those who feel hopeless. Come Lord Jesus. We look for signs of your hope. Amen.
Lord, I have more to do today than I have time in which to do it. So I am going to have to make some choices about what I won't do, as well as what I will do. Grant me wisdom please in how I use the minutes of the hours of this day. May Your Spirit guide my choices to Your good purposes, and pull my actions back to Your path when I start to wander away. And Lord, please open my heart and mind to discern the things You place before me today that aren't on my "to do" list at all, but may indeed be Your priorities, or Your simple moments of beauty. For I pray remembering Jesus who always found time to pray, welcome children, consider the birds of the air, and walked in Your will with each day. Amen