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Sunday Bulletin – December 3

PDF: Bulletin December 3, 2017

Series: Behold the King
Today’s Message
: Behold Your King
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17

WELCOME to Cleburne Bible Church. If you haven’t made a decision to trust Christ as your personal Savior, our hope and prayer for you is that you will make that decision. “And this is the testimony, that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.” (1 John 5:11-12)

OFFERING BOXES – are located at the front and side entrances to the building and just inside each door to the worship center. Online giving is also available, as is text giving.  For the phone number and/or directions, please click HERE, or you may pick up directions at the Kiosk.

BAPTISM – Will take place again on Sunday, December 10. If you desire baptism at that time, please call the church office to schedule an appointment with one of the pastors.

MEMBERSHIP – Would you like to become a member of CBC? Do you desire to serve in one of the many areas of ministry offered by CBC? If so, then we invite you to sign up for Discovery Class, which will be required should you desire to serve. Discovery Class meets for four consecutive Sundays each month at 9:00 a.m. Sign up at the kiosk for the next available class sessions.  NOTE: Discovery will not begin new sessions until January.

Children

CHILDCARE for Thanksgiving & Christmas Holidays
Family Worship Days!  Parents, prepare to have your children stay with you in service for the following Sundays:
Nov. 26 – (Thanksgiving weekend) No children’s Sunday School; nursery will be available for infants – age 3.
Dec. 24 – No children’s Sunday School; nursery will be available for infants – age 3.
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services – Family Worship for all ages, no nursery available at evening services.
Dec. 31 – (New Year’s Eve)  No children’s Sunday School; nursery will be available for infants – age 3.

We have a great team of Children’s Ministry leaders from infants through fifth grade. Some have served for years because they understand  the value and the impact they are having on the lives of families as well as children.  Join me in thanking God for them!  We are blessed by their commitment to serve.  Let them know you appreciate their service!  Vicki Neutzler, Children’s Minister

AWANA – There were 128 kids in Club last Wednesday! This week is Double Point/Section Only night. See you then, clubbers! To help in AWANA please contact Jeremy – 817-933-2578 or Vicki – 817-980-9091.

Adults

OPEN GROUP – we invite anyone who is not involved in a small group to join us THIS evening, December 3, at 6:00 PM. Open Group meets in Room 101, the large room on the north side of the Community Area. Everyone is welcome!

ALL ABOUT THAT BABY! A Christmas Musical, presented by the Children’s Ministry of CBC, will be on Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM.  Doors open at 6:45 PM.  Invite your friends and neighbors!
The ANNUAL CHURCH-WIDE CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP will be Sunday, December 10, 6:00 PM, followed by ALL ABOUT THAT BABY at 7:00 PM.  Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

ANGEL TREE – are available at the round table near the Christmas tree. Stop by and choose an angel tag or two and provide Christmas gifts for children of the East Cleburne Community Center, Johnson County Welfare, or Prison Fellowship Ministries. Please return your wrapped gifts with tag attached to the tree no later than Sunday, December 10. If you have questions, please contact Stephenie Smith (PFM) or Wendy Elliott (ECCC, JCW).

SISTERS IN SPIRIT – Wednesday December 13, 6:30 PM in Room 101. All ladies are invited to come wearing your ugliest, flashiest or most colorful Christmas sweater. Bring a wrapped ornament for the ornament exchange and chips/dip, crackers/cheese or a simple finger snack.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS – if you do any ordering from Amazon, would you consider doing it through AmazonSmile and making CBC the beneficiary of the charitable organization rebate? This is one way of giving to the ministry and mission of our church!

MENTORS NEEDED for kids in Cleburne Schools! If you would like to have a positive impact on a child in our public schools, please contact Don Hunt, Outreach Pastor – 817-933-5564.

YOUNG ADULTS – ages 18-30 are invited to join us Tuesday evening to travel to The Porch at Watermark Church Dallas for worship and the Word. Call Kevin Sale for details: 817-774-3029.

A TEN-MONTH FINANCIAL REPORT  is available at the Kiosk.  Watch for a letter this week which will detail CBC’s current financial condition.

iSERVE needs your help!! Thursday, December 21 is the next outreach and we could use your help in handing out groceries, praying for others and sharing the Gospel. So many people want and need to see God’s love and hear what Jesus did for us! Come join us and be a blessing at Harvesting International from 5:00-7:00 PM. The address is 1521 E Henderson St. See you there!!

QUILTS! There will be a silent auction of quilts designed by Sibyl Beasley December 3 through 10.  The quilts will be on display in the Community Area.  Highest bids will be contacted on December 11. All proceeds will go to the Next Generation Now building fund.

Special Prayer Need –

Landmark Religious Freedom Case: Our Religious Freedom is Threatened:
Jack Phillips, father of one of our CBC missionaries, Jennifer Phillips in Canada with Child Evangelism Fellowship, is having a court case before the 9 Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5. He is the baker who has been forced by the government of Colorado to make cakes for same-sex marriages, to reeducate his staff and file quarterly compliance reports with the government. Please stay in prayer for the Lord to work in each and every Justice’s mind so that they rule in favor of his religious rights and will deem the lower court’s decisions as unconstitutional, thus protecting and preserving all Christian business owners’ religious freedom in the workplace.

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