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Bulletin for Sunday, November 24, 2019

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James 1:1-5, 12
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are scattered throughout the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

12 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

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Leader: The word of the Lord.
Congregation: Thanks be to God.

Loving Kindness Meditation / Prayer

This meditation / prayer is practiced by millions of Christians and non-Christians the world over. For each step below, change the wording and pronouns as needed. Pray for:

  1. yourself
  2. a dear friend
  3. a neutral person
  4. a difficult person
  5. the whole world

May you dwell in safety.
May you experience joy and health.
May you be protected through afflictions.
May you be at peace.

This week’s worship.

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      Packing and Delivering Thanksgiving Meals

      Every year we serve families in need at ADHS by providing Thanksgiving Meals. Today after worship, our children’s ministry will be leading us in packing meal kits. Afterward, families can deliver them on the way home. Be sure to join us for a fun and important act of service!

      2nd Annual Christmas Store

      On Sunday afternoon, December 15, at our annual Athens Drive Christmas Celebration, we will be hosting our second annual low-cost Christmas Store. Our Angel Tree will be going up this weekend with gift ideas, and our Amazon wishlist is live here. Please join us in serving families in our community. Grab an ornament on Sunday or grab a gift from the wish list!

      If you have questions or would like to volunteer in the store, please contact Cynthia Wilson.

      Enneagram Sunday School Class

      Thanks to everyone who has joined us for the Enneagram Sunday School Class! There is one class left: 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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