PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING DAY
By Rev. Dr. Loretta Bjorn – UMC of Spring Valley in
Spring Valley, NY
How can we thank you enough for all you have given us, Lord? We have so much, more than enough to supply all our needs. Make us mindful of the people, especially the children, whose earthly needs we are called to supply. In deepest gratitude, we offer ourselves back to you, for your service and your will. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
LITURGICAL COLOR: WHITE
The paraments – the cloths on the cross and pulpit – are white in celebration of Christ the King Sunday. On this Sunday we remember that we are under the Lordship of Christ. On this Sunday we celebrate that his Kingdom is unlike what we see in the world and is everything our world needs to become. This is an especially hope-filled and transformative message for our brothers and sisters around the world that are persecuted daily because of their faith.
MANNA BAGS AVAILABLE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
Visit the Welcome Center to pick up a Manna Bag to share with a person in need in our community.
WEDNESDAY WORD ADVENT STUDY
During the Season of Advent, join Pastor Sarah at 11:30am via South Shore’s Facebook Live for a 30 minute devotional based on the book Almost Christmas. Pastor Sarah will present the major themes from the chapters each week and leave you with questions to consider as you prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. Wednesday Word Livefeeds will also be viewable through South Shore’s Facebook Page after the gathering ends if you are not able to join the broadcast in real time.
UMW CHRISTMAS GOODIES SALE DEC. 15
As you enjoy the SSUMC choir's Christmas Cantata at both services, UMW will be selling home -baked/prepared Christmas cookies, and other holiday treats before and after each service. The hospitality table will provide samples. Cookies and candies may be purchased by the half dozen, while snacks, etc... Will be sold in quart-size bags. Each 1/2 doz. cookies, candies or snacks may be purchased for $4.00. Crafts for gift-giving will also be available. All proceeds go to the SSUMC kitchen refurbish project.
SAVE THE DATES
Sunday, December 15
Youth Christmas Party – 5:00pm-7:00pm Pastor Sarah’s House
Saturday, December 21
Service of Longest Night – 7:00pm – Worship Center
Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Services
3pm – SS Family Worship 5pm – Traditional 7pm – Contemporary
All Services will be in the Worship Center and celebrate with candlelight
Sunday, December 29
ONE Service – 9:30am – Worship Center
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
SSUMC welcomes children to participate in our entire worship services today through December 29, 2019. Children’s Church will resume January 5, 2020. SS Worship Mates are available in the Welcome Center or from a Worship Support Team Member and will be updated weekly for children to engage while in worship. Thank you, SSUMC Family, for welcoming and encouraging our youngest worshippers as they grow up in knowledge and love of God alongside you.
SS Worship Mates Available For Children In The Welcome Center