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Gehman Mennonite Church Dec. 11, Wed.-Club 26 will meet at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church from 7-8:30 p.m.

Physical Address: 127 Witmer Road Reinholds, PA 17569 Boys and girls in grades 2-6 are welcome to attend. This month the group will be celebrating
Mailing Address: PO Box 842, Adamstown, PA 19501 Christmas! Please bring a $5 gift for a gift exchange.
717-484-4548 Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21-”Journey to Bethlehem” will be held at Woodcrest Retreat. The Christmas
www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org story will come alive as guests walk along wooded trails in 6 outdoor scenes with Biblical
characters and live animals. Visit for more information.
Ministry Team
Dec. 15, Sun.- All are invited to participate in our annual Christmas caroling. We will meet
Phil Horning – Lead Pastor – (church: 717-484-4548) (Home: 717-208-4424)
in the fellowship hall at 3 p.m. Further information is on the narthex table and was also
Travis Sauder – Associate Pastor (717-271-1811)
Todd Carvell – Associate Pastor (717-572-8622) distributed recently in your church mailbox. Please see Darlene if you have questions.
Steve McCosby – Deacon – (717-336-8275) Dec. 18, Wed.-Bowmansville District Sewing Circle will meet at the Bowmansville Mennonite
Church in the morning and afternoon. You are welcome to come for the entire time, or just a
Let's walk with Jesus...personally, locally, and globally. few hours as it suits you. Work includes quilting, knotting comforters, or sewing on a sewing
machine. The project for this month is Hygiene Kits. Keeping clean is an important part of
Prayer 8:15 AM remaining healthy, but families who have fled their homes because of disaster or war often
Sunday School 9:00 AM struggle to afford these necessary supplies. Hygiene kits also are given through schools or
Worship Service 10:00 AM orphanages to encourage healthy habits for children. Contents (NEW items only) 1 adult-size
toothbrush(in manufacturer’s packaging), 1 large bar bath soap(leave in wrapper),1 nail clipper
December 8, 2019 (good quality), 1 hand towel (medium weight, dark or bright colors), 1 wide-toothed comb (6–8
in). Kits can be brought to the church and Sewing Circle will see they are taken to MCC for
Prelude distribution. Thank you!
Advent Candle Lighting Jan. 5, Sun.-This fellowship meal will be a fundraiser meal to support persecuted Christians
Hymn of Praise Doug Musselman around the world.
Offering Marlene Martin
Worship in Song Worship Team -Looking for a part time job? Want to be part of a ministry team? Woodcrest Retreat is
Message: Luke 1 “Remember to Prepare” Phil Horning looking for a person who loves Jesus to fill a part time Reception/Registrar position. This
Hymn of Response Doug Musselman position offers a flexible schedule, during peak season additional hours available. Download a
Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Phil Horning complete job description at www.woodcrestretreat.org or call Bill at 717-738-2233 with
Benediction questions or interest.

Today:
Greeters Darrell & Loretta Gockley Happy Birthday! Ashlyn Kanagy today, Ed Martin on Tues., Matt & Shelby Kanagy on Thurs.
Sunday School Nursery Kelly & Carolyn and Marlene Martin on Sat.
Church Nursery Cheyanne

Next Week:
Greeters Tony & Ruthie Kulp Find more church and ministry related info at www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org under the "Resources" tab and
labeled "Online Church Bulletin Board"
Song Leader Darlene McCosby
Offertory Karen & Autumn Sauder
Message Bishop Carl Sensenig
Sunday School Nursery Shelby & Karen
Church Nursery Steve & Darlene

The offering for December 8th is for Sewing Circle and budgeted items.
Last Weeks Offering: $ Last Weeks Attendance:

Dec. 9 & 10, Mon. & Tues.-You are invited to attend an Old-Fashioned Christmas Carol 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.