Listen Pastor Craig's new sermon series Christmas Curveballs to learn how God uses them to build his kingdom. Last week: "How Do You Respond to Curveballs?"
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6
This Sunday This week Pastor Craig will share "We have to do what?!?," the second message in our Christmas Curveballs series. Luke 2:1–5 with sermon notes here. Can't join us in person? Join us on Facebook Live Stream or YouTube Live Stream at 9:30am every Sunday. Remember, our Lord and Savior doesn't care about your worship location. He cares about your heart.
Christmas Eve We're hosting two worship services on Christmas Eve. Join us at 4pm for a family service, led primarily by the youth. They'll share the Christmas story and we'll celebrate Jesus birth! Join us at 6pm for a traditional Christmas Eve service with candlelight.
Prayer Gathering--Connect with Cathy: 319/541-3073 (email@example.com) or Jerry: 319/573-4253 to share a prayer request or join this mighty team who are praying with boldness and regularity. Every Tuesday @ PBC from 6 to 7 PM.
Podcasts Want to share a message with a friend? Or catch a message you missed? Find PBC messages on your podcast app. Here's a direct link to this week's message. New to podcasts? Check out directions here!
Invite Invite others to join us as we worship our Lord and Savior. https://www.facebook.com/CRPrairieBibleChurch/ and http://www.prairiebible.org
Worship & Covid
Here's our working plan. We pray that it brings glory God!
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19
Advent Tools—It's not too late! Advent is a time to prepare your heart and mind for the birth of our Savior. A simple way to sink into the truth of the season, Advent tools point you toward Jesus. Here's a reading plan for families that we created for PBC. It is based on the Jesus Storybook Bible. Adults: there are many great Advent tools on YouVersion, a dynamic, interactive Bible app.
Middle Youth Group Join us Sunday, Dec. 20 from 1 to 4pm at the Hughes house in Fairfax to celebrate Jesus birth and package gifts for friends around the world via Operation Christmas Child. RSVP: Megan@HughesNursery.com.
Bible 101 Classes Find links to all the Bible 101 classes on our website. Led by Pastor Craig, this 4-class series was recently presented and is an awesome intro to the Bible. Handouts and videos of the classes are online for you!
Kids Life Group! Every Sunday morning during Pastor Craig's message we'll gather to grow in Christ and community. We're walking toward the manger with our Christmas theme "Chosen Too."
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11
Need @ Prairie: Gloves + Snow Pants + Disposable Masks Our friends at Prairie schools need gloves or mittens and snow pants, sizes medium and large. Items do not need to be new, just clean. Bring donations to church and place in "Prairie" bin near the Miracle Barn. In addition to winter gear, child-size disposable masks are needed at school. Bring donations to "Prairie" bin and we'll deliver.
12.6 Congregational Meeting Wrap-Up. Watch the meeting here, and here's a link to the slide show and the written minutes. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Craig, Mark Steffens, or Tom Hughes. Contact info for all at the end of this message.
Christmas Choir We're assembling a CDC-friendly Christmas choir for the 6pm Christmas Eve service. 2 simple selections + 2 simple practices = a joyful noise to the Lord! Rehearsals are 12/20 at 11 am and 12/24. Join us! Connect with Jesse at 309/337-4649 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website + Weebly PBC friend Lianne Westcot is preparing to update our website in January. She is in search of a servant with knowledge of theme-based websites, such as Weebly, who can help her with this ministry. Can you help? Connect with Lianne at email@example.com or 319/270-7341.
Skills Survey We're building a simple database of where and how you would like to serve the Kingdom—@PBC and beyond. Here's a link to the fillable form. You are welcome to print and fill out the paper copy, submitting it at PBC in the Miracle Barn or save digital copy and send it to our coordinator Judy Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving If you are called, please remember Prairie Bible in your giving. You will find several convenient giving options on our website. Visit the Give tab.
Admin Board minutes Our Administration Board met 10.29.20. Here's a link to the minutes of that meeting.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12
EMERGENCY RESPONSE Prayer Team. A dedicated team of 9 people have committed to stop everything to immediately pray for urgent needs. Reach out for prayer—the Prayer Warriors will call on God on your behalf. Contact Pastor Craig (319/210-8316 Cpeters5750@gmail.com) or Cathy Schroeder (319/541-3073 email@example.com) with urgent needs.
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