Sunday, December 9, 2018 – 9 AM

This week we continue our study of Genesis, returning to Joseph’s exploits after being sold into slavery.  This week’s chapter is quite a bit better-known than last week’s.  Even though you may have had this as one of your Sunday School lessons as a child, there are still lessons that we can learn as adults.  AND, there’s a connection to our continuation of Advent, the time when we await Christ’s coming to earth.  Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 in the Ballard Middle School s we continue our study of the book of Genesis.

Sue is going to bring treats this week, but we still need a lector.  Any volunteers?  Our readings for this week are:

Genesis 39

Psalm 16

Hebrews 12:1-17

Matthew 26:26-36


Calendar items:

December 8 – 4:00 – 7:00 pm – Live Nativity at Bethany (Come, join in the fun!!)

December 18 – 6:30 pm – Blue Christmas @ Fjeldberg

December 23 – 9:00 am worship – No Christmas Eve Eve (evening) this year

 In your prayers this week:

The Tjernagels in Spain; Pastors Duggi, Swen, David, Dake, Moksha, Peter, Jonathan, and Jayasingh as they minister in India

Janis and Ieva Diekonts, Don Richman, and David Breidenbach as they conduct mission work in Latvia and other parts of eastern Europe.
The people of South Sudan and Ethiopia as civil war continues to rage – and for the South Sudanese Christians who have been forced to flee to Ethiopia

The children and staff at the Bethany-Good Shepherd Orphanage in Tanuku.  PLEASE prayerfully consider whether you could help out with a donation to help out the orphanage.

The members of the Lutheran Church in Gudipadu, Andhra Pradesh, as they rebuild their church.  Pastor Duggi is beginning a ministry to help aging women in their village.  Support of all kinds is needed.

Our nation and its leaders – for a return to God and the values on which this country was built

I pray that the rest of your week goes well, and I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday at 9:00 am.



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