Friends in Christ,


As most of you know, during Lent we hold mid-week services with four churches involved:  Bethlehem, St. Paul, Immanuel, and Bethany.  These mid-week Lent services have been meaningful for all involved, providing worship and fellowship between our church families. It has worked so well, five years ago we held four mid-week services during Advent.  Since they went so well the first five years, we are going to join with our Lent partners for four Advent mid-week services again this year.  Advent is the time leading up to Christmas.  We will be doing a series based on the Advent hymn: "Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel".  Our first mid-week Advent service will be Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm (following the Soup Supper at the Irwin Community Building).  The schedule is:


First Week of Advent:  “Emmanuel”

Wednesday, November 27 / St. Paul in Irwin


Second Week of Advent:  “Great Lord of Might”

Wednesday, December 4 / Immanuel in Kimballton


Third Week of Advent:  “Branch of Jesse”

Wednesday, December 11 / Bethlehem in Jacksonville


Fourth Week of Advent:  “Blest Day-Spring”

Wednesday, December 18 / Bethany in Kimballton



There will be a lighting of the Advent candles, Christmas hymns and carols.  I hope during this busy time of year, you can set aside time for these special worship services. 


Your friend in Christ,


Pastor Ron


Remember a couple dates:


Sunday, December 1 – “Family Movie Night”

We will be watching the “Last Ounce of Courage”.  The fun begins at 6:00 pm, with pizza wings, pop, and popcorn.


Wednesday, December 11 – Men’s Bible Study Breakfast

We will be meeting at Bethlehem at 7:00 am.  Hopefully, I will be there and not in the hospital this time.