8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child,
18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
If you would like to sign up to decorate the church for Christmas, please see
Sue Itterly after church
NEXT SUNDAY IS CHRISTMAS EVE!
We will still hold our weekly 10 a.m. services, and will be hosting a SPECIAL Christmas Eve service @ 7 p.m.! We cannot wait to share this Christmas with our friends and family! Bring a friend, it will be a night to remember!
Hey Ignite .
Sunday night at Ignite! White Elephant Christmas! Just wrap something up from your home or $ Tree! Bring some food to share and games to play and friends!! @ Celebration 5-8 NOTE TIME CHANGE
Ignite leadership is excited to announce “Ablaze” Sunday morning student ministry! A time to dig deeper, connect more and grow together! Starting on January 14, right after worship, just head for the youth room. NOTE-It will always be the 2nd Sunday of every month.
It’s been 2 years since our last out-of-state mission trip, and we can’t wait for the opportunity to be God’s hands and feet in Henderson, Kty!
Dates: June 25-30, 2018
Total cost per student is $280. (usually covered by fundraisers) There are only 25 spots open! Claim yours with a $50. deposit no later than January 10, to any Ignite leaders!! Thank you!
Celebrate Kids—This week in Celebrate Kids! Jesus the Messiah is born! Luke 2:1-20 Also want to thank some more amazing people who love on our kids! Student helpers: Jacob, Gabi and Faith Kowalczyk! Teachers: Matt Cole and Aaron Belmer! Worship leaders: Meghan James and Sierra Houston! Thank you!!
Secret Sisters December scripture:
Romans 12:8 “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.
And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”
Ladies please make sure you are giving your secret sister an item once a month. So we need to be encouraging and uplifting to each other. If you have any questions please contact Stacie Stacy
Please be sure you put last names on gifts to avoid confusion.
This year we will be collecting items for
New or new made blankets and items for
teenager (example: CD's,headphones/earbuds,
cologne/perfume gift sets, makeup, etc). We
will have wrapped boxes located in the café
and will be collecting until December 10.
Any questions Contact Tommy or Stacie Stacy
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Welcome twin girls
Daryl & Beth Hartzler have welcomed their twin girls into the world! The girls are tiny and will remain hospitalized in Columbus for a while so we want to shower them with gift cards for restaurants and gas. Please give your gift cards to Sue Itterly.
Want to hear what we've talked about in the past? Check out our podcast archive. Coming New ! In
2017, ministry videos
will be added.
CHANGE YOUR STORY. CHANGE THE WORLD!
WE LIVE BY FAITH AND ALWAYS WILL.
WE ARE ALL ABOUT CHANGING LIVES.
WE ARE ALL ABOUT TEAM MINISTRY.
WE ARE AN ORANGE CHURCH.
WE ARE A MULTI-GENERATIONAL CHURCH AND WE LOVE IT!
WE LOVE MISSIONS. WE REALLY, REALLY LOVE MISSIONS!
WE BELIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH TODAY.
WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED AND INFALLIBLE WORD OF GOD.
Welcome! Celebration is a safe place where you can worship, learn, and grow into the disciple God is calling each of us to be in Jesus Christ.