Howard-Miami Mennonite Church

Kokomo, Indiana

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Howard-Miami Mennonite Church exists to love, glorify and worship God, to love and serve others, to share the Gospel, and to encourage each other to become fully devoted followers of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit.

 

December 16, 2018 -3rd Sunday of Advent

9:30 a.m. Education Hour: Children (age 3 through grade 5) meet in the J.A.M. area (basement) for Sunday school. Grades 6 through 12 meet upstairs with the Cornerstone class.

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

            Gathering

            Gathering song

            Announcements, sharing time, & congregational prayer

            Call to worship & Advent candle lighting

            Praising

            Songs of praise

            Offering        

            (Children ages 4 through 2rd Grade are dismissed for children’s church. Nursery care is available at the back of the sanctuary.)

            Proclaiming God’s Word

            Scripture: John 9: 1-12

            Message: What did you expect?

            Responding & Sending

            Song of response

            Sending blessing

            Doxology

           

            Practice for Christmas Eve Service, 3 p.m.

 

           

            Worship Leader: Jeff Cranor

            Music: Deb Statton, Karen Kendall

            Message: Pastor Ben Schlegel

 

Announcements

Next Sunday, December 23, 2018 Pastors Ben & Sarah will bring the morning message.  Scripture:  John 10:1-21 4th Sunday of Advent.

For the Christmas Eve service, many characters from the Christmas story will be joining us – shepherds and angels, Mary and Joseph, and others! Our Christmas Eve service will be held on Monday evening, December 24, at 7:00 p.m.  Kids and adults will portray the Nativity scene. Come to sing your favorite carols and soak in the story of our Savior!  Invite your extended family, neighbors and friends to join us.

Sunday, December 30, at 9:30 a.m. is a carry-in breakfast during the Sunday school hour.

Kokomo Urban Outreach has been chosen for the Meijer Simply Give match, taking place now until December 29. This money supports the Buddy Bag program. If you would like to support Buddy Bags, you can write a check to our church and put Buddy Bags in the memo line. This money will support Maconaquah schools, unless you designate it for Kokomo Buddy Bags. Either way, your money will be matched so kids will have food to eat on the weekend! This school year it costs $140 per student.

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 The Encounter Tour featuring Lysa Terkeurst, Levi Lusko, and worship leader Mack Brock is coming to Oakbrook Community Church. Tickets can be purchased online.  VIP Doors: 5:15p.m.  Early Entry: 6:15pm.  General Admission Doors: 6:30pm.  Further information is on Eventbrite.com

 

Prayer and Praise

Remember in Prayer:

o  Leonard & Marilyn Mast

o  Clarence & Beulah Cobb

 

Prayers for Healing:

o  Martha Miller –was transferred to Wellbrooke in Kokomo, 2200 S. Dixon Rd. Kokomo, IN  46902 Room 119 as of Wednesday afternoon.

 

o  Stanley Miller – Is recovering from back surgery.

 

Prayers for Missionaries:

o  Pray for Justin & Hannah Mast as they serve in Slovenia with CRU. (Crusade for Christ)

o  Pray for Jon & Lindsay Birkey as they serve in Arizona with

“World Gospel Missions”. This past week Lindsay’s grandfather passed away, so keep her family in your prayers.

 

Prayers for Community and Beyond:

·      Pray that the Lord would provide the needed volunteers for the Buddy Bags program at Maconaquah schools.

·      Pray for the families who receive Buddy Bags each week.

·      Thursday is a special day of prayer for our congregation

Pray for our pastors and each other.

·      Remember to pray for the Leaders of our Country.

·      Pray for the persecuted Church in all countries.

Prayer requests from Mennonite Mission Network:

Mennonite Mission Network requests prayer for Mark and Mary Hurst as they prepare to move to a new area west of Sydney. Pray for them as they settle in and continue their ministry of teaching, peacemaking and hospitality with the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand.

 

Calendar of Activities

Next Week & Beyond:  

12/24  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 7 p.m.

12/30  Carry-in Breakfast 9:30 a.m.

 

1/3/19 Women’s Sewing & Fellowship 9 am – 3 pm

1/8/19 Church Council 7 p.m.

 

Anniversary:

12/22 Keith & Linda Hullinger

 

Attendance and Offering

December 9, 2018 Worship attendance: 71

December 9, 2018 offering: $3,656.00

Year-to-date offerings: $177,134.52

Average weekly offering to date: $3,614.99

Office Schedule December 17 – December 21, 2018

Ben: Mon 9-12, Tues 9 -12, Wed 9-12, Thurs 9-12

Sarah: Tues 9-12, Wed 9-12

Church Office hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur.