Category Archives: Announcements

Children and Youth Christmas Pageant

This Sunday (December 9, 2018), the children and youth will be presenting the Get the Story Straight Christmas Pageant at both worship services. 

The cast and crew are as follows:

Mary — Emily Vinduska
Sheep — Carson Woodworth and Cameron Vinduska
Narrator — Jensen Woodworth
Joseph — Jackson Green
Angels — Liz Collins, Audrey Unruh, Yui Nishimura, Anna Holt, Cora Vinduska
Shepherds — Hailey Vinduska and Ethan Gonzales
Magi — Eyler Holt, Jack Hunter, Braden Adams
King Herod — Miller Unruh
Slides — Tyler Green

Hope to see you there.

Voices: Open Our Eyes

This prayer from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals is well worth making our own.

Open our eyes to see you where we have failed to see you before. Amen. [1]

It’s worth making our own because if only we could see Christ in every person who stands before us, the world would quickly become a better place.


[1] Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hargrove, and Enuma Okoro, Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2010), Kindle, 365.

Hanging of the Greens

Because of the weather last Sunday we canceled the hanging of the greens, but this coming Sunday is still the First Sunday of Advent. For that reason, we’ve rescheduled the hanging of the greens for tomorrow (Wednesday, November 28, 2018) at 5:30 p.m. If enough people show up and are interested, we can all pitch in and order pizza. We’ll pause for the regular, brief communion service at 6:00 p.m.

There’s A Storm Coming!

According to both the weather radar and the wind, there is a storm coming. But it’s hard to cancel something as important as worship when it’s not here yet. As of now (6:14 a.m., Sunday, November 25, 2018) both worship services and Sunday School are on. However, Jenny and I are canceling the potluck and hanging of the greens following the 10:30 service. We will find another time to get the greens hung.

Christmas Poinsettias

This year we’re doing something different for Poinsettias. In the past, we’ve encouraged everyone to bring a poinsettia, but this year the church has placed an order for 30 white* poinsettias from the Abilene High School (AHS) Horticulture Club. You can sponsor one (or more) in memory or honor of someone for just $10.00. Just make the check payable to the church and write “Poinsettias” in the memo line. We’ll have a sign-up sheet in the narthex so that you can let us know of whom your poinsettia is in memory or honor.

This project is a great way to remember or honor a loved one while supporting AHS students in the first year of a new endeavor. They also have poinsettia’s available to purchase. There is a poster in the narthex with further details.

*We’ve gone with white to match the sanctuary decorations.