December 15, 2022

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December 15, 2022

Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.Proverbs 19: 20-21

Prayer List

New: Week of 12/11/2022
Stacia Childress
Jill & Greg Garrett & family
Barbara Lloyd
Mark & Kathy Nodine
Patsy
Charles Staten

Recovering from recent illness/surgery

Ruth Heusel

In the Hospital

Baby Barrett Mateo Smith, Erlanger NICU

Prayer requests:
If you would like to be added to this prayer list, please contact the church office at
706-896-2281, or email your request to Chris at: [email protected].

Sympathy

Kingdom Prayer Focus

Father, we are thankful that you gave us one another to love, honor and serve. We ask that you show us the areas in our lives that we struggle with unforgiveness and bitterness. If our actions have wounded others, show us or how to make amends. Help us to surround ourselves with positive encouragers who will hold us accountable and who will speak the truth in love. Lord, root out the darkness and light up our lives with Your holy presence. Fill our soul with joy and peace that surpasses all understanding. You created us in Your own image, Lord. You know our thoughts before we speak them. You examine our hearts and see through our excuses and intentions. So today we are confessing our desperate need for You. But we need Your help. Just as You created the world out of nothing, Lord, create a clean heart out of our “nothingness.” May your restoration include new boundaries around our lives. With Your restoration, Lord, perhaps we can help others find their way back to You again. Thank You, Jesus, for Your sweet forgiveness and promised restoration. Amen.

Reminders/Announcements

CHRISTMAS CANTATA - LOVE WAS BORN A KING | 12/18
Love was Born a King poignantly and sensitively deals with the plight of the homeless, drawing on the responsibility of God's people to minister and care for those in need. And, in the course of helping others, we just might find ourselves being ministered to in the process! Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 18 in the Worship Center. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Red Cross Blood Drive | 12/20
There will be a blood drive on Tuesday, December 20th from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm,  in the Family Life Center. There’s currently an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types.  Our annual Christmas blood drive helps ensure that blood products are readily available for patients in need at a time when the need is critical.  Please visit www.redcross.org to make an appointment to donate.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE | 12/24
Join us in the Worship Center on Christmas Eve at 6:00 pm for a special candlelight service and observance of the Lord’s Supper. A benevolence offering will be taken. Nursery provided for birth to 2 years old only.

CHRISTMAS DAY | 12/25
Join us online only for our special Home for Christmas morning worship service. This service will be broadcast at our usual time, 10:15 am, on both Facebook & You Tube. There will be NO services at the church on Christmas day. Enjoy being home with your family & loved ones.

CHURCH CLOSINGS | 12/23 - 1/3
The Church Office will be closed 12/23 through 1/2 and will reopen on Tuesday, 1/3.  All regularly scheduled weekday services and activities during this time have been cancelled.   This includes ALL Wednesday Night Activities, ESL, Hope Room, Library, and all Prayer Teams.

FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Your year-end financial contributions may be given any time in December. Mailed or online financial contributions must be postmarked or given online through our website on or before Saturday, 12/31/2022, to be included with your 2022 contributions. You may give online at: https://mcconnellchurch.org/give/

NEW! BOOK STUDY | 1/19
A new book study, Escape the Coming Night (The Book of Revelation) by Dr. David Jeremiah is coming in January!  This study, facilitated by Ed Dearborn, will meet on Thursdays, beginning on January 19, 2023, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm in the Choir Suite LL-042. This class is open to co-ed adults & teens.  Call or text Ed at (863) 610-8155 or email [email protected]. Deadline is January 8th. There will be an informational meeting on Sunday, January 8th, immediately following the morning service in the cry room.

12/11/2022

Budget

Moving Mountains

Weekly

YTD

Weekly

Since last pmt.

Required

$27,535.19

$1,376,759.50

$7,286.43

$14,572.86

 

 To Date

Received

$23,343.00

$1,571,534.11

$8,976.00

$526,795.70

Attendance for 12/11/2022

In Church
Attendance

SS Attendance

424

253