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December 24, 2017


We are a group of believers who simply try to follow the Bible as a guide for all we do. Everything done in our worship service is something for which we have a Bible basis. You are welcome to participate as much or as little as you wish. We will sing hymns together and we will observe the Lord's Supper or Communion together. We will also have an opportunity to give to the work of God in this area. This collection is for the members here, and if you are visiting you should not feel and pressure to give. Our lesson time will be divided into two groups. The young children will go to our classroom area in the basement where they will be taught the Bible at a level they can understand. The adults will stay in the auditorium for a lesson at an adult level. We do try to serve the community, and if you have some needs that we can help you with, mention it to one of the members. Thank you for worshipping with us.


NO SERVICES TONIGHT: Christmas Eve is a family time for many of us, and people will be out of town or having family get togethers, so our class that is usually held at 6:00 P.M. will be canceled for tonight.

DECEMBER 31: Next Sunday evening we will have our normal class with some singing. This will be followed by refreshments, some game playing, and fellowship as we celebrate New Year's Eve with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Bring some finger food, etc., and plan to stay and join us in welcoming in the new year!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING JANUARY 7: It has been a long time since we have had a congregational meeting. We need each to know where we are financially, what is being done with our money, how those ministries are doing and whether we want to continue them. We have a proposal to make to the congregation about a special event to be held in June to reach out to our neighborhood and to the community of Dowagiac. Please plan to be here for the potluck that will be held that day, and then plan to stay over for the congregational meeting. It will not last too long, because we also go to Timbers that day.



John Clayton

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A. Join us as we celebrate Christ.
B. This is an hour of praise and thanksgiving.
SONG: “O Come, All Ye Faithful
A. What a blessing to be able to be here this morning.
B. Luke 2:10
SONG: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
A. Look at the punctuation of verse 1 — hark, listen.
B. Look at the second stanza.
1. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – 19 — We are reconciled.
2. John 3:3 — Understand eternal life
3. 1 Corinthians 11:25 — Incarnate — Communion
SONG: “Joy to the World
Look at third stanza.
1. Genesis 3:17 – 19 — Thorns and sorrows — the curse — the promise of the future
2. Revelation 21:3 and 22:3, 7
SONG: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Look at third stanza — Matthew 24:3 – 13
SONG: “Silent Night” — The answer to all of this.
SONG: “O Little Town of Bethlehem” — Matthew 19:24 — The rich struggle with the Kingdom
SONG: Read the song: “To Us a Child of Hope Is Born.”
A. Christianity is a religion of hope.
B. Titus 1:2; 2:13; and 3:7
SONG: “Be With Me Lord
A. The first 3 stanzas describe the Christian life.
1. We need God's strength to keep going.
2. In stress, God helps us. We do not need to fear.
3. God is always an abiding presence.
4. At the end of life, God will be with us.
B. Is God with you?
1. That is your choice.
2. Acts 2:37 — “What shall we do?”



From the church which meets
on M 51 S in Dowagiac, Michigan

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