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Gehman Mennonite Church Dec. 7, Sat.

Dec. 7, Sat.-All ladies are welcome to attend the Ladies Tea which will be held at 9:30 am in
Physical Address: 127 Witmer Road Reinholds, PA 17569 the fellowship hall. We will be hearing from Kim Andrew, revealing who our Secret Sisters are
Mailing Address: PO Box 842, Adamstown, PA 19501 and pulling names for the next year. There will be a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex to
717-484-4548 give us an idea of how many to set up for. Also, if you are able to provide food see the sign up
www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org for that. Any questions see Cindy.
Dec. 8, Sun.-We've been trying to encourage reading the Bible together as a church, by
Ministry Team
encouraging the reading of certain scriptures in preparation for or following the service. Let's
Phil Horning – Lead Pastor – (church: 717-484-4548) (Home: 717-208-4424)
Travis Sauder – Associate Pastor (717-271-1811) read the Bible together! Read Luke 1.
Todd Carvell – Associate Pastor (717-572-8622) Dec. 9 & 10, Mon. & Tues.-You are invited to attend an Old-Fashioned Christmas Carol
Steve McCosby – Deacon – (717-336-8275) Singing, led by Dwight Groff, Kinzers, at the 1855 Alleghany Mennonite Meetinghouse at 7
p.m. Contact Grace Sensenig (717-278-8459) to reserve free tickets.
Let's walk with Jesus...personally, locally, and globally. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21-”Journey to Bethlehem” will be held at Woodcrest Retreat. The Christmas
story will come alive as guests walk along wooded trails in 6 outdoor scenes with Biblical
Prayer 8:15 AM characters and live animals. Visit for more information.
Sunday School 9:00 AM Dec. 18, Wed.-Bowmansville District Sewing Circle will meet at the Bowmansville Mennonite
Worship Service 10:00 AM Church in the morning and afternoon. You are welcome to come for the entire time, or just a
few hours as it suits you. Work includes quilting, knotting comforters, or sewing on a sewing
December 1, 2019 machine. The project for this month is Hygiene Kits. Keeping clean is an important part of
remaining healthy, but families who have fled their homes because of disaster or war often
Prelude struggle to afford these necessary supplies. Hygiene kits also are given through schools or
Advent Candle Lighting orphanages to encourage healthy habits for children. Contents (NEW items only) 1 adult-size
Hymn of Praise Nelson Horning toothbrush(in manufacturer’s packaging), 1 large bar bath soap(leave in wrapper),1 nail clipper
Offering Darlene McCosby (good quality), 1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors), 1 wide-toothed comb (6–8
Mission Minute Darrell Gockley in). Kits can be brought to the church and Sewing Circle will see they are taken to MCC for
Worship in Song Worship Team distribution. Thank you!
Message: Isaiah 9:6-7 “For Unto Us a Child is Born” Steve McCosby
Hymn of Response Nelson Horning -Sub & Sandwich Sale. Autumn Sauder is selling subs and pretzel sandwiches to raise funds
Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Steve McCosby for her April 2020 trip to Uganda. Orders due December 6, delivery December 16. See Autumn
Benediction for details or email afsauder@gmail.com.
-Please consider supporting LMC mission and vision with an end-of-year donation. To
Today: give go to LMCchurches.org
Greeters Phil and Kelly Horning -Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster (MCCL) invites you to ring in Christmas with
Sunday School Nursery Chrystle & Heidi them and guest artist Sherrie Strange-Pratt, NYC soprano: Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m.-St.
Church Nursery Roxanne & Lucy Peter's Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Saturday, December 7 at 4 p.m.-Forest Hills Mennonite
Fellowship Meal today, all are welcome! Church, Leola, Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m.-Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster. The
mission of MCCL is "training children and youth to glorify Jesus Christ through excellent
Next Week: choral singing." This program of Lancaster Mennonite School is open to the community. For
Greeters Darrell & Loretta Gockley more information, visit www.mennonitechildrenschoir.org.
Song Leader Doug Musselman
Offertory Marlene Martin Happy Birthday! Todd Carvell today and Micah Sauder on Sat.
Message Phil Horning
Sunday School Nursery Kelly & Carolyn November 2019 Offering Report -Total offerings:$15,426.25
Church Nursery Cheyanne Designated brotherhood
Designated youth
First fruits giving 1,542.64 (District Bishop Fund/Lanc Menn Conf)
The offering for December 1st is for REAL Life Community and budgeted items. Budgeted funds 8,936.80 (Insurance, Ministers, Operating, Gehmans, Missions, Building Fund, Youth)
Last Weeks Offering: $ Last Weeks Attendance: Monthly offering: $4,946.81 for Friendship Community, Landis Homes, Philhaven

Dec. 4, Wed.- Packing Care Packages for College Students, 7 p.m.: Intergenerational event
opportunity. Come out and help the youth group by packing and/or contributing to care packages
for college students. If time allows, the evening may also include games, snacks, and table
discussion. Look for a paper with more details in your mailbox or on the back table. Find more church and ministry related info at www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org under the "Resources" tab and
labeled "Online Church Bulletin Board"