VICTORY BYTES OF BREAD

DECEMBER 13TH 2015

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - REJOICE ALWAYS!—December 13, 2015

The historic name for this day in the Church Year is Gaudete, which is Latin for “Rejoice,” the first word in today’s Epistle. In this season, all the hectic preparations that society and our own families might expect can stress us out and make rejoicing seem impossible. Nevertheless, Zephaniah reminds us that we rejoice because our Lord Jesus came and is in our midst. The prophet also promises that God “will rejoice over you with gladness.” Our heavenly Father does that when He calls us His sons and daughters. There our Lord again comes, even present physically, in our midst. Sunday, we echo Paul’s words: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice!”


NOTA BENE: 8:30AM SERVICE IS REGULAR SERVICE

10:30AM SERVICE WILL BE THE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE


See You Sunday! Pastor Phil

SNL (Saturday Night Lutherans) CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 7pm

6143 Winding Bridge Drive

Jacksonville, FL

KEN AND HEATHER KRULL’S RSVP @ 708-207-8483—BRING WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

PRAYER REQUESTS


Joshua Shilling:

Son of David and Laura Shilling, is in the Children’s Wolfson Hospital recovering from removal of a brain tumor on Friday.


Helen Piellusch:

recovering at Baptist South from infection.


Suzanne Chappell:

Diagnosed with B cell follicular lymphoma this Thanksgiving week. She will undergo a PET scan to find where the cancer is located and then begin therapy.


Vaughn Evans:

Son-in-law of the Abrilz. Recovering from major stroke at Brooks Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital.


Jackie:

Our mystery guest has left two notes at the church door. Continue to bring her name to the Lord Jesus to remain faithful to Him.


Call upon me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you and you will honor me

SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY

DECEMBER 13th—CORE VALUES STUDY FOR

ENTIRE CONGREGATION!