Advent Week 2: Jesus Christ and Isaiah: The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all the earth shall see it.
O give thanks to the Lord; make known his deeds among the peoples (Psalm 105:1).
On this 5th Anniversary of our first service at Stone Hill, consider this Pastor to People answered prayers and grateful reflections from the opening days of Stone Hill Church. Give thanks, pray, and enjoy!
O Lord, as beautiful as the new sanctuary was, it was bare without the praise of your people.
O Lord, as beautiful as the new sanctuary is, it is bare if we forget the many sacrifices of your people. Jim Erickson, our Facilities Director, writes: We thank the many people who made this building possible. Although we cannot recognize everyone, one of the key teams was the Relocation Team. Following are the members: Pastor John Beeson and Ed Nyce were the Project Managers; Mary Ellen Meeks, Brenda Nyce-Taylor, and Pat Bocarsly were central in interior design and creating “warm spaces”; George Tilton and Gene McDonald with their management and engineering backgrounds assisted with general oversight; Curt Richmond handled fundraising; Brian Dorini and Andy Bocarsly worked on loan procurement; Rajan Mathews served as the Elder liason; and Lara Holt oversaw office setup.
21 Days of Prayer Project: As announced at the Town Hall Meeting, you are encouraged to participate in the all-church daily prayer initiative starting December 11 and running through New Year’s Eve. You can sign up on our website or by calling the church office.
Christmas Choir Concert | A Service of Lessons and Carols: This evening at 6:30 p.m. everyone is invited to come and be led by the Stone Hill adult choir in wonderful expression of the Advent Season! This is an event appropriate for all ages.
Youth Christmas Party: On Friday, December 14, will be the Stone Hill Youth Christmas Party. Come on by the youth room at 6:30 p.m. in your best ugly Christmas sweater and join in on a night of pizza, cookies, karaoke, games, crafts, and generally high levels of Christmas cheer. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a gift for the white elephant gift exchange! Hope to see you there!
Stone Hill’s All-Church Christmas Party: Sunday, December 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The party begins with our children’s Christmas pageant, followed by a simple dinner, and ends with gingerbread house decorating in the atrium. All are welcome to a very fun event!
Church Symphony: Do you or your children play any instruments? In addition to the pageant, our novice symphony will perform at the all-church Christmas party. All children, teens, and adults who play an instrument are invited to join us for four well-known Christmas carols. Group rehearsal is Sunday, December 16 at 10:45 a.m. in the 2nd Grade Classroom. Contact Fred Achenbach to get a copy of our music: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling All Bakers: December 16 is our next Sunday to serve sweet/ savory breads in the Cafe. Can you help by baking a loaf or two? We need about 30 loaves to feed our church family. Please email your availability and number of loaves to Grace Henrie at email@example.com. Thank you!
Haiti Trip 2019: Ready for a meaningful adventure? Go to Haiti and make a difference in the lives of others! Trip dates are March 9-16, 2019. Today is the last day to apply: https://tinyurl.com/HaitiTrip2019
Financial Update: December is a hugely important month for Stone Hill Church in terms of ministry and giving! We have a goal of receiving $625,000 dollars during this month to ensure that we meet our ministry and budget obligations. Through December 4th, we have collected $48,000. Stone Hillers have always been a generous group of givers. We’re counting on your prayers, support and the Lord’s help to meet this important goal…