This Week’s Calendar (December 16 – 22, 2018)
12:00 p.m. S.A.L.T.
5:30 p.m. “Route 66” Christmas Party
6:30 p.m. Trustee Meeting
6:45 p.m. Kid’s Action Club
7:00 p.m. Small Groups
6:00 p.m. Date Night
The Lord’s Day – December 16, 2018
Adult Bible Fellowship and
Sunday School for All Ages
Pastor Mike Hontz
Voting for Officers and 2019 Budgets – Voting will take place today in the East Foyer.
Office Hours – The church office will close at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Monday, December 24th and resume regular hours Wednesday, December 26th. The following week, the office will close at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, December 31st and resume regular hours Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.
2019 Offering Envelopes Available – Your 2019 Offering Envelopes are available in the east foyer. If you do not have offering envelopes and would like to use them see Bob Wilson or contact him at 574-306-2217.
Advent Season – This year we are celebrating Advent the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Each night of the four weeks there is a scripture reading. The third week’s theme is “joy.” Here is the third week’s scripture reading. After reading the scripture, think about “joy” and how it informs us of the reason(s) Christ came.
Day 1: Psalm 5:11-12
Day 2: Isaiah 9:1-3
Day 3: Isaiah 12
Day 4: Isaiah 55:10-13
Day 5: Luke 2:8-12
Day 6: Matthew 2:9-12
Day 7: Hebrew 12:1-2
Missions Residence – As you probably know Pleasant View has a Missions residence that we make available to our missionary families and others as an affordable place they can call home when they are here on furlough from the field. You can imagine that the upkeep is something that takes some time and commitment. Next year we would like to give our small groups, families and individuals an opportunity to help serve our missionary families and to help make the missions residence a place in which our missionaries can rest and call home. We’d like to invite small groups, families, or individuals to sign up for a month or two to care for the missions’ residence. The sponsored month’s schedule would be provided for them. A signup sheet is in the office or contact the Missions Team for more information.
New Baby – Congratulations to Chay and Kayla Bailey on the birth of their son Jett Rylen. He was born at 7:13 p.m. Thursday, December 13th. Jett weighed 8lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 ¼ long. Jett joins his sister Saylor.
Missions Christmas Projects
This year the Missions Team would like to help with several different projects for Christmas. We would like to ask you to prayfully consider how you can partner with us in supporting these.
1- The church in Bilaspur, where Prem Kumar serves, needs to raise $850 to complete more repairs to their roof and security wall. They also need to upgrade their office with bookshelves, furniture, and a new printer and computer. The estimated cost for this is $1200.
2- The Balkes are serving missionaries in Costa Rica with Life Impact Ministries. After being here in our missions residence for almost a year raising support they have made it to the field. They need to have several repairs done to make their vehicle there usable. The cost for this is approximately $1600.
3- Elizabeth Barge, serving in Romania with TeachBeyond, recently purchased a car to enable her to work more frequently at an orphanage near the school where she is serving. We would like to raise money for her to be able to continue to travel to the orphanage and to be able to purchase gifts to share with the children there. We would like to raise $500 for this.
If you would like to give to these projects, please mark your gifts “Missions Christmas”. If you have any questions about these projects or would like more information, please contact the Missions Team Chairman Mike South at 574-551-3991. While this is our Christmas project, we would like to extend this opportunity through the end of January. Thanks for your consideration.