Happening This Sunday
Any children interested in playing an angklung at the 5 pm serviceDec 24 should see Mugs Mast in the BES Room after the service this Sunday.
Prelude Musicians Wanted! If you would like to provide Christmas music by singing or playing an instrument during our 5 PM Christmas Eve service prelude, please sign up on the sheet in the café area or email email@example.com.
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Next Wednesday6:30-8pm WNL Christmas Party!Yule love it!
Reminder: Sunday school classes and Youth Group will NOT meet Dec. 23-30. See you next year!
Save the date! Save January 5,
Calling all storytellers
The Thursday Bible study will not meet this week.
1088…that’s the number of neighbors who have walked through our Friendship ESL door, September -November. Imagine the interactions, language learning, and prayers offered (by our prayer team) for these people, most of whom do not know what churches look like inside (ours being the exception). Two new registrants recently from Myanmar– a young husband, wife and baby, Rohingya refugees. We hope they have a long, helpful, and joyous time at COS. All COS members are invited
COS 2018 New Psalm Contest – We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Psalm Contest is Noah McLaren, with his setting of Psalm 71, “All My Life.” Thank you to the judges for their hours of work listening to and singing through all the Psalm entries. The judging panel is made up of mostly COS members, all of whom have some combination of musical, theological, and literary training. We will welcome Noah to our worship service on Sunday, January 27, 2019, when we premier his winning Psalm setting.
To hear his Psalm, and other top choices from this year’s contest, as well as past year’s winners, visit the worship page on the COS website (www.churchoftheservantcrc.org/newpsalmcontest). If you are interested in donating to the New Psalm Contest, contact Maria Stapert (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kids Club helpers needed for our Kids Club Christmas party this Wednesday, Dec. 19th from 6:30– 8 pm. Snacks, Christmas crafts, a movie, and some fun-loving
The Council is pleased t
The Living Water Stewardship Campaign
The Stewardship Team is pleased to give a positive progress report on our 2019 Campaign. To-date we have received170 pledges totaling $808,000!–Last year we ended the entire campaign with 173 pledges totaling $747,697. We thank those who have responded to the campaign.
Finance Committee report on the first quarter of the fiscal year
Estimated Receipts $257,789
Estimated Expenses $319,330
Even with Council approved budget reductions in place our giving is 20% below expenses. Further reductions will necessarily affect program and/or staff.
Advent Worship Schedule
December 16, Advent III
10am SES, large sanctuary Rev. Karen Campbell
10am Basic English Service, Fellowship Room #4 Rev. Andrew Mead
December 23, Advent IV
10am SES, large sanctuary Rev. Andrew Mead
10am Basic English Service, Fellowship Room #4 Rev. Karen Campbell
December 24, Christmas Eve
5pm family friendly worship time
11pm, worship, large sanctuary Rev. Jack Roeda
Carols with communion & candlelight
December 25, Christmas Day
2019 ARTery Update: Exciting things are in store for the COS ARTery in 2019! We plan to do six Artery shows throughout the year: three featuring COS members & three highlighting artists in the community and beyond.
Starting January, shows will take place every two months with an evening gallery opening event on the second Monday of the month the show is installed. This will be an opportunity to hear from the artist and spend time experiencing the installation over wine and music.
Mark your calendars for Monday, January 14 at
We are also taking submissions for the2019 ARTery season. If you are an artist and a COS member or have a favorite from outside our church family that you’d like to recommend, we want to hear from you! Please email Lauren Figueroa (Lauren@LFdesigns.co) for additional information.