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Church Board Meeting
Parish Hall reserved for woodcutting lunch.
Workers are needed for Woodcutting Day, Saturday, October 26, beginning at 8:00 am. Volunteers are reminded to bring their wood splitters and other appropriate tools. Good fun and fellowship, refreshments and lunch are shared by all.
To work with the woodcutting crew, or if you know of someone who may need some assistance with firewood for the winter, please call Robert Lee.
Men's Choir Practice
NEW MEMBERS DINNER
Come for the 12 noon meal in the Parish Hall after worship. Following the meal, there will be a short program with a slide presentation to highlight the individuals who have joined our congregation in 2019. We will hear about their lives, their families, and their unique interests. And we will extend a special welcome to our newest members.
Congregational Business Meeting
Our Annual Congregational Business Meeting will be held Thursday evening, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.
In remembrance of our Lord, our Fall Love Feast will be observed Sunday evening, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. We can begin by opening our hearts to the Lord, by seeking forgiveness from God and others, and by inviting others to share in the wonderful blessings that come from being obedient to Jesus’ commands and accepting His invitation to the Table.
The evening will start with a time of reflection and repentance. Then we will follow the example of Jesus by washing one another’s feet and sharing a simple meal of beef and broth and bread (with a vegetarian option available also). The service concludes with the Bread and Cup communion.
There will be child care for the youngest of our church family, but interested children of any age are welcome to come and participate in the meal and observe the feetwashing and communion.
Our church practices open communion, so baptized Christians of any tradition are welcome to join us and participate fully, regardless of where you hold your church membership.
The Love Feast is one of the most beautiful things that Brethren do. Great blessings are received by those who participate. Generations ago Brethren traveled for miles to attend Love Feast with other congregations, often held in barns. Our church records show that 139 years ago, Love Feast was held at the Grossnickle German Baptist Church on October 23, 1880 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. “Ministering Brethren present from abroad were as follows, names Solomon Stone, Pipe Creek; George A. Hoover and T.J. Kolb, Monocacy; and Samuel K. Utz, Bush Creek.” We hope that Brethren today will make such an effort so that Love Feast is a priority for this generation as well.
James Gang meeting
The Music and Worship Commission is planning an All-Church Caroling Party on Sunday, December 15. All are welcome. Participants will meet at the Parish Hall at 4:00 pm and go sing carols for shut-in members and friends of the church.
We’ll return to the Parish Hall for refreshments, including Christmas cookies! Everyone is welcome, because together, all of us can "make a joyful noise" to celebrate the birth of our Savior!
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