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This Week at First Reformed ~ 12/3/2017


Good afternoon everyone! This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Today is the First Sunday of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of Jesus Christ. Rev. Christopher Wolf's message was "For Those Who Wait For Him".


Today, we lit the first Advent candle. It is the candle of expectation and hope. God makes promises and fulfills them. We light the candle of hope with confidence that its light, as Christ does, overcomes the deepest darkness in this world and in our lives. We light the candle of hope believing that no darkness in this world can extinguish the light of God's promises in Christ.

Today's message was "For Those Who Wait For Him". The source of all true hope - is God. When we wait on, and trust in Him - grace, forgiveness, promises, things beyond expectation - all are possible.

Christopher's Chat, Pastor Christopher's weekly messages, discusses the true source of hope.


OTHER CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday School Christmas Play/Vesper's Dinner

The Sunday School Christmas Play and Vesper's Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 10th at 4pm. A sign up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board. You may also CLICK HERE to sign up online. We are in need of desserts.

Church Directory

A new directory is being planned for the year of 2018. The current directory information is displayed on the bulletin board by the Ackerman Avenue entrance. Please check your information and that of family members to make sure all is correct. Please make any changes, additions or deletions as necessary. If your information is missing, please add your name to the listing. We appreciate your help in creating an up-to-date directory.

2018 Flower Chart

The 2018 flower chart is on the bulletin board located by the upstairs kitchen. The flower cost is $20.00, and you are invited to take the flowers home after service. This is a wonderful way to honor someone who has passed or celebrate a special person or occasion. Please sign up to reserve the date(s) of your choice.

Christmas Poinsettias and Book of Remembrance

Christmas Poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary for Christmas Eve. Forms and donations may be placed in the offering plate. CLICK HERE to download/print a form and/or to view information. Additional forms are available on the table at the back of the Sanctuary. If you have any questions, please speak with Evelyn Leseberg, Vice President of Consistory.

Cookbooks and Ornaments

Cookbooks and ornaments are available on the table in the back of the Overflow Room. Help yourself to an ornament and a copy of the cookbook!

Envelope of the Month

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