December 1 No Adult Forum or Sunday School
December 8 To Hear, to See and to Know What’s Happening at Good Sam
Come hear about our communication planning at Good Sam. We invite conversation about how to involve our members in making strides forward that are good for everyone. Come learn about this digital By The Way, our new sign for Great Mills Road (lighted with LCD messages), and many other forms of communication aimed at getting the word out.
December 15 Outreach from Two Different Perspectives
Join us for this interesting panel discussion between leaders of Good Sam and leaders of Dominion Apostolic (the congregation worshiping at our facility on Sunday afternoons). We will talk about each of our approaches to new members, connecting with the community around us, and what activities and approaches each of our congregations take to carry the Gospel to our world. You will enjoy meeting Pastor Michael Barber and some of his elders, along with leaders from Good Sam. Please join us for this cross-cultural time of discovery in shared purpose.
December 22 Christmas Hymn Sing
We will gather in the sanctuary and pull out some favorite Christmas songs and sing along. We will also reflect a little on the coming of Christmas and how the season is carried in our music and tradition. Join us for this easygoing Yuletide cheer.
December 29 No Adult Forum or Sunday School
…from Sunday Nov. 24th, 2013
Christ the King Sunday is the final day of the church year. We hear about the unique claim to authority that is Jesus’ resume: the one who did not avoid the humiliation, injustice and suffering of the cross for each of us. Perhaps it is from that moment on the cross that Jesus gains access to the role established by God that Jesus accomplishes wining a people who are righteous in God’s eyes. Yes indeed our King has become our righteousness.
Message at Good Sam on Nov. 24th, 2013 for Christ the King Sunday.
We ended the day singing “Soon and Very Soon” for we anticipate the full and complete rule of the one chosen by God to judge heaven and earth. How nicely this flows right into the first Sunday of Advent (Dec. 1 – next week) where we will again sing “Soon and Very Soon” to open the service and proclaim the coming again of our Savior and Lord: Jesus himself.
…from Sunday Nov. 17, 2013
November brings us into the final Sunday’s of the Church Year. The Sunday readings draw us into the big picture images of God’s ultimate rule in the world. They imagine what will happen and what will need to change when God’s rule is finally complete. In worship on November 17 (2013) We hear the story from Luke Chapter 21 in which the disciples try to imaging a world without the Temple – a world where the Temple is torn down. What will that mean for them and for their sense of God in their midst? Jesus tries to help them see into the decades ahead and give them direction for how to think about those days. He also begins to imply how God will be in their lives in those days, ( vs 14 “So make up your minds not to prepare your defense in advance;”).
Message at Good Sam on Nov. 17th, 2013
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Needed: One gently-used vacuum to replace a church vacuum that bit the dust.
If you are upgrading to something newer, we could sure use the vacuum you are replacing if it is in serviceable condition. Bring it in at your earliest convenience and we will put it to good use. If you have spare bags for it, please bring those along also. Many thanks.