OUR PURPOSE To be gathered by the Spirit as a community of faith, to grow into the likeness of Christ, and to glorify God every day in all we do. OUR CORE VALUES Bible Centered We will pattern our actions and attitudes after Jesus Christ and biblical values. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12) Prayer We will root our life together deeply in the practice of prayer, knowing that God is present and able. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:18; Romans 12:12) Missional We will reach out to our neighbors, locally and globally, offering living proof of a loving God through our actions and words. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Hebrews 13:16) Empathy We will share one another’s joys and pain, throughout our church family, our community, and in the world. (John 15:12; Galatians 6:2; Ephesians 4:32) Hospitality We will welcome those who walk through our doors and treat them as family. (1 Peter 4:8-10; Romans 12:13; Genesis 18:1-8) Generosity Together we will give our abilities, time and resources; and we will welcome the gifts of others with gratitude. (1 Peter 4:10-11; Proverbs 22:9) Wholeness We will hear, understand and respect those with whom we disagree. When relationships are broken, we will actively seek reconciliation. (Romans 15:5-7; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 18:1520) Sabbath We will practice God’s rhythm of work and rest, doing and being, seeking balanced lives. (Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2:27-78) Thanks to Our Volunteers! Today Worship Leader: Eddie Mensinger Ushers: Dick & Joann Devlin Coffee Hosts: Shannon Teel Next Week Oak Hills Presbyterian Church 5101 SE Thiessen Road, Milwaukie OR 97267 www.oakhillspres.org Gather … Grow … Glorify Announcements - December 21, 2014 Christmas week at Oak Hills TONIGHT, 6pm, Carols & Cocoa. Come for Caroling, Cookies & Hot Cocoa, and a Christmas Sweater Contest. You are invited to bring cookies. ~Susann Smith, 503.786.3710 December 24, 11pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion service. December 28, 10am, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” ONE Service; children remain in the service (a nursery is available for 3 and under).. Linda Mensinger Dick & Joann Devlin Val Brown & Deb McGowan Interim Pastor Rev. Brian Craker Worship Director Tanya Raudszus; Choir Director Gary Miille; Organist Linda Kranovich; Nursery, Lynette Teel; Children’s Director Christy Polk; Youth Director Kevin Krieger; Chaplain, Rev. Stasia Van Buskirk; Admin. Assistant Valerie Brumbelow Congratulations to parents Jonathan & Raven Scheuermann, sisters Isabella and Francis, and Grandmother Sue, upon the birth of Elijah Jon, December 18, 2014, 11:06pm, 8 lbs., 1 oz., 21 inches. Upper Room devotionals and Pockets for January/February are available in the rack in fellowship hall. Please note your presence today on the Communication Card. CLASSES TODAY CHILDREN (3yrs—5th grade) in the CE building: 9:30am, Sacred Story; 11am, Kid Connection ~Christy Polk YOUTH—11am, “What do you know about Jesus?” 6pm, Christmas Party & Christmas Sweater Contest along with Carols & Cocoa event. ~Cris Wright ADULTS—The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton; “Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth.” ~Susann Smith Adult Spiritual Nurture class at 9:30 and 11am, today in the Latté Room. Our DVD series, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton, was filmed on location in the Holy Land. Join us as we retrace Joseph and Mary’s trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem. ~Susann Smith, Jim Anderson, and Eddie Mensinger, teachers December 24, 11pm, you are invited to our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion service. We will be led in Scripture readings and Christmas Carols to worship our Savior, born in Bethlehem so many years ago. Next Sunday, December 28, we will have one combined worship service at 10am. There will be no Sunday school classes; the children will have opportunity to join Pastor Brian for the sermon time about “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Opportunities to serve at Oak Hills are listed on the bulletin board in the hallway. If you can help as second-service usher, please take a notecard with instructions and let Carrie Walker know; or you can sign up to be coffee host in January. Please pray for ... The family of Debby Boos, the family of Debra Hall, Connie Franz, Beverly Nasholm, Larry & Pat O’Brien, Sonja & Lowell Pauli, Sherry Wortman. ~Joann Devlin or Betty Wagne This Week: December 21—27 Sunday 5—6am 9:30 & 11am 2—5pm 6—8pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 6—9pm 6:45pm 7am 6:30—9:30pm Iglesia Shalom prayer time Worship services & Sunday classes Iglesia Shalom worship service Carols & Cocoa & Christmas Sweater Office Closed Iglesia Shalom worship team rehearsal PNC meeting Men’s Bible study & breakfast Iglesia Shalom in CE building Christmas Eve 6:30—9pm 7:30pm 11pm Christmas Day Iglesia Shalom youth in CE building AA meeting Candlelight & Communion Service Office Closed 6:30—9:30pm 7—10pm Office Closed Iglesia Shalom worship Iglesia Shalom Youth meeting Please submit bulletin announcements by Wednesday each week. January/February newsletter articles due December 23. The office is closed this Thursday and Friday, December 25-26. Normal office hours are Tues-Fri, 9am-2pm. Notes of Thanks! Thanks to all who helped make our Children’s Christmas Pageant successful last Sunday; and a special thanks to Gretchen Buskirk for mending some costumes. ~Christy Polk, Children’s Ministry Director Thanks to all who helped serve Christmas dinner at Clackamas Services Center. ~Cathy Hanson, Susann Smith and the Missions Team Please lock ALL outside doors if you are last to leave. If in doubt, please LOCK THEM anyway (and inside doors, too)!
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