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We believe that we are here to worship and obey God, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit so that people will come to know and trust Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, grow in obedience to Him and become involved in service to the world. Green Hill is a small loving and caring church family of active duty and retired military and non-military members from across the United States and the world. We are drawn together as one family in Christ to express the absolute joy and wonder of God’s love through worship, Christian education, fellowship activities and community outreach. We minister to our permanent members and also take great pride and pleasure in providing a spiritual home for service members and their families while they are assigned to Fort Rucker. We welcome all who wish to join our family as we seek to know Christ and make Him known.

Green Hill Good News, December 2018

Green Hill Good News Online* Edition for December 2018

*Check your e-mail and/or a printed copy for the complete newsletter.

ADVENT SEASON

On the first Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Hope. This candle is also referred to as the Prophecy Candle. It reminds us that Jesus’ coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The candle’s purple color represents Christ’s royalty as King of Kings.

On the second Sunday of Advent we light the candle of Peace. This candle is also referred to as the Bethlehem Candle. It reminds us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. It too is purple, reminding us that it was a King who was born in a manger.

On the third Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Joy. This candle is also referred to as the Shepherd’s Candle. We are reminded that God sent the angels to proclaim His arrival to common man and that He still uses ordinary people today to spread the good news of Christ. The candle is pink or rose to represent God’s faithfulness.

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we light the candle of Love. This candle is also referred to as the Angel’s Candle. As we light this flame, we are reminded of the heavenly hosts that proclaimed Christ’s arrival. This candle is also purple, reminding us that it was a King’s birth the angels were announcing.

On Christmas Eve, we light the Christ candle. We remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, which was foretold by the prophets, happened in Bethlehem, was revealed to the shepherds, and proclaimed by the angels. All month long we have been waiting and preparing. On this night we celebrate!

PRAYER LIST NAMES

Please note that on the first Sunday in January, the church office will start off the New Year with a new prayer list. We are going to remove everyone and start fresh. If you know of someone who should remain on the list, or of someone who needs to be added to the list, please contact the church office. Thank you.

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING

The purple Christmas Joy Offering envelopes are in the pew racks for anyone who feels called to make a contribution to this fund. Donations will be used to support retired ministers and their families and for racial and ethnic religious programs at colleges.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

Information for the January Green Hill Good Newsletter needs to be submitted to the church office by Monday, December 18. You can contact the office by email or by phone, or you can drop your news off in the basket on the door. Many thanks to those who contribute!

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Join us on National Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 15 at Noon. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,200 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

One ceremony will be held at Meadowlawn Cemetery, in Enterprise. If you would like to contribute to the purchase of a wreath that will be placed on the grave of a service member, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org and be sure to specify Meadowlawn Memorial Park. This location is currently at only 1% of its goal, so we have a long way to go.

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS

If you are going place a poinsettia in the Sanctuary for Christmas, Monday, December 17, is the last day to let the church office know. Please fill out one of the slips from the pew racks and drop it in the offering plate or in the basket on the office door. The names of everyone being honored/remembered will be printed in the Christmas Eve bulletin.

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Weekly Announcements, November 20, 2018

CHURCH DIRECTORY

The church office is beginning the process of creating a new church directory. If any of your contact information has changed, please let the office know. We want to get everything correct before we start printing. Thank you.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN THANK OFFERING

November 25 the last Sunday we will be accepting offerings for the annual Presbyterian Women Thank Offering. If you feel called to give to this special collection, please use one of the blue envelopes. Thank you.

ADVENT SEASON

The beginning of the Advent Season is just around the corner. During the month of December we will light the candles in the Advent Wreath, one by one, leading up to Christmas Eve. Please join us each Sunday as we prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ Child.

• December 2nd – The Candle of Hope
• December 9th – The Candle of Peace
• December 16th – The Candle of Joy
• December 23rd – The Candle of Love
• Christmas Eve – The Christ Candle

GREEN HILL GOOD NEWS

The Green Hill Good News for December 2018 has been printed and is ready to be picked up on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Please grab your copy today and save the office the cost of stamp. If the office has your correct email address on file, you should have received a copy of the newsletter already.

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Sunday Scripture Reading, November 18, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: New Things About Old Age

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Old Testament:  Isaiah 66:17-25

Gospel:  Luke 21:5-19

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Stewardship Sunday, November 18, 2018

The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday is fast approaching. At this time, we ask each member, each family, and all our regular worshipers, to prayerfully examine their resources and to pledge a portion to God’s work. On Stewardship Sunday, November 18, a special collection of the pledge cards will be held during the morning service. The cards may also be returned by mail to the church office. These pledges help the church plan our budget for the coming year. (Extra cards will be available on Sunday morning for those who may have misplaced the cards that were mailed to them.)

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Sunday Scripture Reading, November 11, 2018

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Oleksy

Sermon Title: Rich Man… Poor Man

Service begins at 11:00am * All are Welcome!

Old Testament:  Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17

Gospel:  Mark 12:38-44

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Weekly Announcements, November 8, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

There will be a congregational meeting SUNDAY, November 11, immediately following the morning worship service. The purpose of the meeting will be to elect two members of the congregation to the nominating committee for 2019. These members will be a part of selecting two new Elders for the Session as well as two new Trustees. All church members are asked to attend.

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY

The church’s annual Stewardship Sunday is fast approaching. At this time, we ask each member, each family, and all our regular worshipers, to prayerfully examine their resources and to pledge a portion to God’s work. Soon everyone will receive a pledge card in the mail. On Stewardship Sunday, November 18, a special collection of the pledge cards will be held during the morning service. The cards may also be returned by mail to the church office. These pledges help the church plan our budget for the coming year

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN THANK OFFERING

The Thank Offering has long been a tradition of Presbyterian Women. It has provided and continues to provide much-needed financial assistance to numerous worthwhile programs not included in ongoing General Assembly mission support. Each year, domestic and international projects are carefully and prayerfully selected by the Creative Ministries Offering Committee to help meet a crucial need. If you feel called to contribute to this program, please use one of the blue donation envelopes which can be found in the pew racks.

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Today is Communion Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Holy Communion at Green Hill is open to all believers, all who trust Christ as their Lord and Savior. You do not need to be a member of Green Hill to receive Communion. You are warmly invited to share the Bread and the Cup from the Lord’s Table. Communion is offered at Green Hill on the 1st Sunday of each month.

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