Luke 3:4 – “As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.’” God makes long-range plans: Isaiah lived more than 700 years before St. John the Baptist preached by the Jordan River. Obviously, God sees farther into the future than we do. That’s yet another reason to trust Him when it comes to how He tells us to live our lives. He knows what’s coming, and we don’t.
You Are Invited To A Fish Fry, In Celebration Of Melissa Potts & Ezra Hein’s Upcoming Marriage! It will be this afternoon, after Worship, at Donna & Paul Kangas’ home, 110 Lakeside Place, Avinger, TX (former home of Phil & Margaret Ball). Please join us in celebrating Melissa & Ezra's upcoming marriage. Feel free to give a gift in your own way, but your attendance is the best gift of all. (Melissa & Ezra are registered at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond).
You are invited to attend our Wednesday Advent Meals at 5:30 p.m. before our Wednesday Advent Worship Services. This week's meal will be Hamburgers and Chips. You may bring a dessert, if you like.This Wednesday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m., we will have our second Evening Advent Worship Service. Under the overall theme of “God with Us,” this week we will consider “Our Shepherd.” Please plan to attend, and receive physical food (5:30 p.m., see previous announcement) and spiritual food (6:30 p.m.), and share in Christian fellowship, that will help all of us to prepare for a blessed Christmas!
Members and friends (invited by our members, outreach opportunity) are invited to our Congregational Christmas Dinner, sponsored by our Board of Evangelism, on Sunday, December 16, immediately after Worship, in our Fellowship Hall, for a nice catered dinner and Christmas fellowship. There is a sign-up list on the kitchen counter in the Fellowship Hall, so we have an accurate count to give the caterer. Please plan to join us, and sign-up today!
Christmas Poinsettias – Now is the time to place your order for poinsettias, to decorate our sanctuary for Christmas. Plants will be $10 each, and may be given in memory of, or in honor of, family or friends. (Forms for indicating this are available in the narthex.) Karen Lindenmuth needs to know how many plants you want to purchase. Deadline for orders, and payment, is Sunday, December 16. If you pay by check, please make it payable to Karen.
You Are Invited To A Baby Shower For Sarah (Guillory) & Sam Weinberg! It will be on Saturday, December 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Guillory's, 2206 Balsam St, Longview. It's a come and go baby shower. Please come join us in celebrating baby boy Weinberg! (Sarah is registered at Target and BuyBuyBaby.)
Information On Our Prayer Chain – Our Redeemer has a Prayer Chain via email. Members and friends are invited to submit prayer requests by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (just prayer requests to this address, please, no jokes or pictures), and this request will then be emailed out to all those on the email Prayer Chain. If you would like to be included in the email Prayer Chain, please fill out one of the Prayer Email Sign-Up slips, found in the mailbox labeled Prayer Email Sign-Up, and place it in the mailbox for Donna Kangas, or send an email request to email@example.com.
The Board of Evangelism would like to thank those that have faithfully continued to serve as Greeters. If you would like to join them in taking a Sunday morning now and then, please call Christine Jaynes, (903) 315-8097.
Our daytime Women’s Bible Study meets each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to Noon. We have an eight lesson study on “God Is In The Laundry Room.” Please come out and join us
Pastor’s Schedule – Tuesday Evening thru Sunday – end of activities. Office Hours: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday mornings, 9:00 am to Noon. Pastor’s telephones: Church (903) 758-2019; Home (903) 309-0144; Cell (979) 966-2242. If you are in need of Pastoral care at a time when Pastor Bragdon is not available, please contact an Elder: Buzz Comfort (903-315-6668), or Stan Waldow (903-237-8088).