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Bulletin for Sunday, November 17, 2019

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Matthew 20:1-15
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard.

3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went.

“He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’

7 “‘Because no one has hired us,’ they answered.
“He said to them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard.’

8 “When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first.’

9 “The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. 10 So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius. 11 When they received it, they began to grumble against the landowner. 12 ‘These who were hired last worked only one hour,’ they said, ‘and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the work and the heat of the day.’

13 “But he answered one of them, ‘I am not being unfair to you, friend. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? 14 Take your pay and go. I want to give the one who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’

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Congregation: Thanks be to God.

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Our elected board of elders meets on a monthly basis to work in partnership with our pastors to help lead and guide our church.

This month (November 2019), three board members are at the end of their term, and will be replaced by newly elected members.

The list of names below represents the most-nominated persons in our church community who also allowed their names to stand for election. In alphabetical order by first name, here are the 4 nominees. Please select THREE. For gender equity, of the 5 on the board at least 2 must be female and 2 must be male. To stay within our 3-2 gender equity ratio, at least two of the three new board members must be male. The third nominee can be either male or female.

Amy Freeman
Brent Woodcox
Cynthia Wilson
Mick Schulte
Patrick Torres
Wes Saunders

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Enneagram Sunday School Class

Thanks to everyone who has joined us for the Enneagram Sunday School Class! There are two classes left: 11/24 and 12/8 at 10am. If you missed a week, contact CJ and he will send you any class materials you missed so you can catch up!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & Potluck

Mark your calendars for Friday night, December 6th, 6-10pm at the home of the Babcocks. Doors will open at 6pm. Potluck starts at 6:30pm. The Ugly Christmas Sweater contest will be happening all evening long by secret ballot.

This is a family-friendly event where everyone is welcome! If you have young kids, we will have a baby-sitter (or two) on hand with games and crafts for the kids downstairs. The evening will be a great opportunity to gather, eat, laugh, and get to know each other beyond worship on Sunday morning.

And remember: this is POTLUCK-style, and so please bring a dish to share! Click here for more details.

Ornament Exchange 12/8

Ladies, mark your calendars for Sunday night, December 8th, 5-8pm at the Stephens’ home for our annual Ornament Exchange. Bring a wrapped ornament and a dish to share! Click here for more information.

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