Helping you prepare for our time of worship together this Sunday.
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Summary Thought
"The Infinite became finite. The Invisible became tangible. The Transcendent became imminent. That which was far off drew nigh. That which was beyond the reach of the human mind became that which could be beholden within the realm of human life. Here we are permitted to see through a veil that, which unveiled, would have blinded us."
A.W. Pink

Scripture Text for Sunday Morning

John 1:14–18

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.  (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’ ”)  For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.

Discussion Questions
What does the word “incarnate” mean?

What is the significance of John saying that the Word “dwelt among us?”

How are we able to see the glory of God in Jesus Christ?

Why is it important that we learn to walk in grace and truth?
Songs for Sunday's Service
# 288 "We Three Kings"

# 278 "Angels We Have Heard on High"

# 262 "Away in a Manger"

# 812 "Glory Be to the Father"

The Exchange - With a busy schedule for this coming week at the Ebenezer, here is the revised schedule for The Exchange Food Pantry
Sunday (12-22) - Closed
Monday (12-23) - Closed for a Funeral
Tuesday (12-24) - Open 3:30-4:30
Wednesday (12-25) - Closed for Christmas Eve
Thursday (12-26) - Closed
Friday (12-27) - Closed 
Saturday (12-28) - Open 9:00-10:00
** The regular schedule resumes for the next week, except that The Exchange will be closed on Wednesday (1-1-20) for New Year's Day.

Christmas Eve Service  Please be sure to join us for our special Christmas Eve worship service at 7:00pm on December 24th.  We will sing several carols, hear the conclusion of the series on "Christmas in the Gospel of John," and finish the service singing Silent Night by candlelight.
There will be a special offering taken up for the PCA Ministerial Relief Fund Christmas Offering.  This fund is used to assist needy PCA retired or disabled pastors and missionaries, their widows and dependent children. 

January newsletter… will be printed on December 26th. If you have something to include, please have it in the office by tomorrow. 

Attention Treasurers… In preparation for the annual congregational report, please have your reports in the office by the end of the first week of January.

Love Gift for the Union Gospel Mission… for January is #10 cans of fruit. Due to the large size of the cans, we are instead collecting donations to purchase the fruit. Please place your donation in the box on the table in the narthex by January 15th.

Mental Health Ministry Class… Judy De Wit will be leading a discussion on how to provide ministry for those who are affected by mental health issues beginning Sunday, January 5th, at 11:00 am, in the Library room. By under-standing depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental diagnoses, we will learn what best to say and not say when others seek our help and support. This class is for adults and will maintain confidentiality, be a safe place to share, and be a source of encouragement for one another. Questions and concerns may be directed to Judy. Watch upcoming bulletins for more details.

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Lennox Ebenezer Presbyterian Church · 305 W 1st Ave · PO Box 632 · Lennox, SD 57039 · USA

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