Announcements for December 26

Altar flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of the birth of our Savior and in honor of Judy Truax always willing to help when we need her by Don Alcorn.

Thank you, children, youth, and grown-ups for your time and effort in a wonderful presentation of the Nativity last Sunday afternoon. It was a wonderful presentation!

We have all seen pictures and newscasts on the devastation in southern Kentucky. The ELCA has set up a special disaster relief fund. Should you want to continue to contribute, please mark your contribution as such when you put it in the Offering Plate. Thank You!

There are many unfortunate people who need our help during this Christmas Season. Please help out with your donations to Sharing God’s Love. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Please make sure that when you are the last person to leave our facilities, that all doors are locked! Your help in this will be greatly appreciated.

I want to thank you for your most generous gift last Sunday afternoon! You folks have become a family for me and I love each and everyone of you. It is a pleasure to minister to God’s people at St. John’s as you minister to me! You make it a joy to be God’s servant. I wish for you a very merry, loving, and meaningful Christmas! May God be with you during this season of joy!

Quote of the Week

“While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. – Luke 2:6-7

Serving this week:

Serving on December 26

Worship Leader

Rev. John C. Derrick

Organist

Don Alcorn

Flowers

Don Alcorn

Altar Guild (white paraments)

Nancy Bradshaw

Church Cleaning

Jan Samson

Ushers/Greeters

John-Mark Bell, Steve Kesler

Children's Church

Denise and Howard Henry

Lector

Jimmy Snyder

Communion Assistant

Charles Eleazer

Serving next week:

Serving on January 2

Worship Leader

Rev. John C. Derrick

Organist

Don Alcorn

Flowers

PJ and Julia Ann Derrick

Altar Guild

Jan Samson

Church Cleaning

TBD

Ushers/Greeters

Jeff Bradshaw, Charles Eleazer

Children's Church

Denise and Howard Henry

Lector

Barbara Hiller

Communion Assistant

Nancy Bradshaw

Daily readings for this week:

Weekday Readings 


Monday

1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

Tuesday

Revelation 12:1-12

Wednesday

Luke 24:1-12

Thursday

Acts 5:12-16

Friday


Acts 5:17-26

Saturday

Luke 24:36-40

Readings for next Sunday:

Next Sunday's Readings

Acts 5:27-32

Psalm 118:14-29

Revelation 1:4-8

John 20:19-31

No flower says Christmas like the beautiful Poinsettia. The flower gets its name from Joel Roberts Poinsett, a South Carolinian who served in the state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also a physician and the first U.S. Minister to Mexico. A native of Mexico, the flower is actually a perennial shrub that will grow 10-15 feet tall. The plant is known in Mexico as “La Flor de la Nochebuena”, or Flower of the Holy Night, or Christmas Eve. In Spain the Poinsettia has a different holiday attribution. It is known there is “Flor de Pascua”, or Easter flower. No doubt it is one of the most decorative flowers for Christmas.

The Poinsettias are given to the glory of God in celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus, the Christ!

2021 Christmas Poinsettia Dedications

Given by Don Alcorn
In Memory of Walter Alcorn
In Memory of Nina Alcorn
In Memory of Olive Dailey
In Honor of Pastor John

Given by Judy Hrinda
In Memory of her husband, Richard Hrinda
In memory her parents, Willard & Elizabeth Fallaw

Given by Doug and Judy Truax
In Honor of Colin & Jeannie Dailey for all their hard work on the beautiful prayer garden
In Honor of all the volunteers at St. John’s for their generosity of time and talents

Given by Darla and Brooke
In Honor of Judy & Doug Truax

Given by LaRue & Jimmy Snyder
In Honor of Mackenzie, Regan, Avery, Tucker, and Palmer Thompson
In Honor of Nickolas, Zoe, and Jack Bell
In Honor of Carlos, Amy, Coleen, Homer, Hedda, and John Mark

Given by Sam & Jan Samson
In Honor of Denise and Howard Henry for their dedicated service to the children of St. John’s
In Honor of Jimmy and LaRue Snyder for their leadership of our Fellowship Team
In Honor of all the Children of St. John’s

Given by Norma & Orvis Chapman
In honor of the Chapman Family

Given by Julia Ann and Pastor John
In Honor of all the folks who make up the St. John’s community