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December 26, 2021 – Christmas Sunday
Midweek Schedule from Epiphany to Holy Week
Wednesdays at 7 pm – in-person and on Zoom
Jan 5 Eve of Epiphany Prayer Feb 23 no meeting
Jan 12 no meeting Mar 2 Ash Wednesday Prayer
Jan 19 no meeting Mar 9 Study and Prayer
Jan 26 Prayer for Annual Meeting Mar 16 Study and Prayer
Feb 2 Study and Prayer (Candlemas) Mar 23 Study and Prayer
Feb 9 Study and Prayer Mar 30 no meeting
Feb 16 Study and Prayer Apr 6 Study and Prayer
Feb 23 no meeting Apr 10-16 – HOLY WEEK – TBA
Midweek Meeting for Study and Prayer – Resumes Feb. 2
We will resume studying David Teague’s Godly Servants: Discipleship and Spiritual Formation for Missionaries on Wednesday, February 2.
Lord’s Day Schedule–Next Sunday, January 2
8 am – Online Service (Facebook Live)
10 am – In-Person Service
11 am – Christian Education and Fellowship
Upcoming Lord’s Days * includes celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Jan 2 Epiphany Sunday* Feb 27 Transfiguration Sunday
Jan 9 Baptism of Christ Sunday Mar 6 Lent I*
Jan 16 2 Epiphany* (MLKing Jr) Mar 13 Lent II
Jan 23 3 Epiphany (Sanctity of Human Life) Mar 20 Lent III*
Jan 30 4 Epiphany (Church Covenant) Mar 27 Lent IV
Feb 6 5 Epiphany* Apr 3 Lent V*
Feb 13 6 Epiphany Apr 10 Palm Sunday
Feb 20 7 Epiphany* Apr 17 Easter Sunday
Church Calendar & Lectionary
Season: Christmas – 12 days from Dec 25 to January 5
Color: White – for the holy infancy and childhood of Christ
This Sunday: 1st Sunday in Christmastide – Christmas Sunday
Next Sunday: 2nd Sunday in Christmastide – Epiphany Sunday
Lectionary: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
Hymns: 346 – Hail to the Brightness of Zion’s Glad Morning;
206 – Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning;
228 – Saw You Never in the Twilight;
226 – As with Gladness Men of Old
Monthly Prayer Focus for December
Local Church Focus: King of Grace Church, Bradford – Paul Buckley, pastor
Missions Focus: Pregnancy Care Center of Merrimack Valley and Southern NH
Community Resources – Food, Clothing, Shelter, & Other Help
www.communityactioninc.org/phocadownload/resource_guide_english_october_2017.pdf National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Refugee Ministries: Interserve USA (interserveusa.com); Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Greater Boston Refugee Ministry (http://www.egc.org/refugee)
Global Crisis Help: World Relief – worldrelief.org
Information on Persecuted Christians: Open Doors USA – opendoorsusa.org
Monthly Scripture Memory for December
John 3:16,17 (ESV) – 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
Catechism: An Outline of the Faith
Q. What response did God require from the chosen people?
A. God required the chosen people to be faithful; to love justice, to do mercy, and to walk humbly with their God.
Q. Where is this Old Covenant to be found?
A. The covenant with the Hebrew people is to be found in the books which we call the Old Testament.
Q. Where in the Old Testament is God’s will for us shown most clearly?
A. God’s will for us is shown most clearly in the Ten Commandments.