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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday's Highlights

Things to keep  in mind this week …..

First, this Sunday is the Third Sunday!  Confirmation class meets following the second service until about 2:30 p.m. Bring your Bibles, questions, concerns, music and whatever means "faith" to you!

Please remember to keep the elected and appointed leadership of SOV in your prayers as council meets this week to attend to the business amid the busyness of being the church. Leadership is in the process of putting together a Spending Plan (Budget) that will allow us to serve the world as followers of Jesus.

Bible Study continues on Wednesday mornings at 10:00; the text for today is Matthew 25.14-30. The following week there will be no Wednesday Bible study as we will all be preparing for Thanksgiving! (If you want to read ahead the Gospel for Sunday the 26th it will be Matthew 25.31-46.)

This brings us to December 3, the season of Advent— the church's "new year" and the time of preparation to hear again the story of the God who surrounds us all coming to walk with us through a human child in Bethlehem. Sunday worships will move us toward the celebration of Christmas as will the half-hour weekly services at 6:30 on Wednesday nights, following a soup supper at 5:30.

Along the way,  Pastor Dan

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Lessons for Sunday, November 19, 2017
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Psalm 90:1-8, 12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30

THIS WEEK

Wednesday  9:00 - 12:30 pm KOK Preschool
                      10:00 am  Bible Study
                      6:30 - 8:30 pm  SOV Choir rehearsal

Thursday      9:00 - 12:30 pm KOK Preschool

Friday           6:00 pm Thanksgiving Food Basket Preparation

Saturday       8:30 am Thanksgiving Food Basket assembly and distribution

Sunday         8:30 & 11:00 am Worship services
                      12:30 pm Confirmation class
                      1:30 pm OEC

Friday and Saturday
Thanksgiving Food Basket preparation, assembly and distribution

KOK Christmas Greens
Pick up your order after worship this Sunday, November 19th or Monday, November 20th during preschool hours.

Helping Portland's Homeless
SOV is collecting New, Used or Homemade blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, jackets. Cold weather items can be brought to the church and will be delivered to Portland's Union Gospel Mission