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December 21, 2017
  

Last Sunday's sermon again looked at the story of John the Baptist. The week before we had looked at the environment in which John ministered. This week we looked at the person of John the Baptist. We acknowledged that many of us would feel threatened if we were sought after the way he was and then suddenly a cousin comes along and steals the show. The Pharisees and Sadducees felt threatened and eventually had Jesus killed because of that. But John showed no signs of feeling threatened. In fact he told his disciples to go listen to Jesus. He must increase and I must decrease. We learned about the meaning of humility, that you can be sure of yourself and even outspoken and yet still be humble. We heard that often that sense of threat comes from feelings of inadequacy and can lead to bragging about oneself and belittling others in a sad attempt to feel better about ourselves. Humility frees us from the frantic state of trying to build ourselves up. Rather than feel threatened by the light we see in someone else, we enjoy and celebrate the light of God we see in them. Like John we can say to others, I'm not the light I'm just here to tell you about it!

With much love,
Mo. Lyn+

 
 
 

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In Thanksgiving for the  Life of Lee Phillips

I am so sorry to share with you that our dear friend Lee Phillips died Friday December 9th. Lee had been in the hospital for a number of days suffering from pneumonia. She leaves behind her husband Phil and three children. She was preceded in death by a daughter. Her service was held in the chapel at Memory Gardens Memorial Park in Brea the following Wednesday with Mother Lyn presiding. She is buried in the Military section of the cemetery there. Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing but life everlasting. Amen.
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. Movie Night This Friday  December 22 
at  6:30 pm in the SHACK room.

Come join us for this month's movie, Come to the Stable with Lorretta Young and Celeste Holm in a story about 2 French nuns who come to America to fulfill a vow to the Lord.

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Join Us For Christmas!
It will be a very busy Christmas Eve at Emmanuel this year. As happens once every 7 years, the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve. So, we will have a single service on Christmas Eve morning at 9 am to recognize Advent IV. Then in the evening at 5pm we will have the family Christmas service with the children's pageant and a birthday party for Jesus. At 10 pm we will have a Christmas service with candlelight and choir. Christmas Day the service will be at 10 am with a special mini concert of classical music by Sarah Yim on piano and Daniel Yim on cello. We look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord together. See you then!

Christmas Eve 2013  ______________________________________
Single Service (no BBQ) the first Sunday after Christmas!
The first Sunday after Christmas lands on New Year's Eve, so we will have a single service without BBQ on December 31 at 9 am. Come join us as we prepare to usher in a new year._
 
 
 
PHOTO OF THE WEEK

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. No it's not Jesus it's Magnus, the new grandson of Ronnie and Val Moore! Magnus is a Latin baby name meaning great/greatest. It was a popular name in Scandinavia during the Viking period. A number of Norse kings bore this name. Welcome little Magnus. We are sure your grandparents think you are the most beautiful and intelligent baby in the whole world!!!

CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE
Sundays 12noon to 1 pm until Christmas 

TUESDAY MORNINGS
10am: Prayer & Thanks
10:30am: Bible Study
11am: Communion

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS
7am  Prayers and Communion
8am Breakfast afterwards 

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Saturdays at 9am in
Havermale Hall

SUNDAY SERVICES
8:15am
10am

TAIZE
First Wednesday/Month
7pm in the Church

PLANT SALES
Third Saturday/Month
9am to Noon
Under the Pergola



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