Sunday Morning Services -- Traditional Service 8:15 -- Sunday School 9:30 -- Contemporary Service 10:45

Welcome

It’s Christmas time… holiday songs are on the radio, leaves have fallen and cold weather is on it’s way! In our church family, Christmas marks the season of Advent. The word "advent" is derived from the Latin word, "adventus", which means “coming". We believe that one day, Jesus will return to claim back His creation. And so we wait, patiently and with anticipation, as the ancients long ago waited for a messiah to come. But we do not wait, wasting our time, sitting around… we are on the move while we wait! We celebrate God’s love for us, we tell the stories of His goodness and faithfulness and we serve our community to extend God’s love to others. Our theme for Advent this year, “Come let us adore Him… with good gifts!” Through the life of God’s Son, Jesus, He brought hope, peace, joy and love into the world. We believe these are some of the greatest gifts ever given to us. James 1:17, 18 from the New Testament of the Bible reminds us of this promise, “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.” Join with is in celebrating these great gifts and find out why you are God’s greatest treasure. It is our prayer that you experience the true meaning of Christmas this year. From our church family to you and yours... Have a very Merry Christmas and blessings for a joyous and prosperous New Year!

Tim Bistline, Pastor
717-898-8144         Email:- coglandisville@coglandisville.org

   


3rd CANDLE – (pink)
THE SHEPHERD CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF JOY –
The angels sang a message of JOY! “…and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.’ When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
(Luke 2:7-15)

Upcoming Special Events
 


  November 27, 2016
1st Sunday in Advent __ The Call of Christmas
Zechariah  -- Pastor Tim Bistline

December 4 2016
2nd Sunday in Advent __ The Call of Christmas
Joseph: A call to protect  --  Pastor Tim Bistline
Combined Service at 9:30 __ No Sunday School

December 11 2016
3rd Sunday in Advent __ The Call of Christmas
Mary : A call to provide  --  Pastor Tim Bistline 

December 18 2016
4th Sunday in Advent __ The Call of Christmas
Shepards: A call to praise  --  Pastor John Yoder

December 24 2016
Christmas Eve Services
1:30pm  Roger and Lynda Fry
7:00pm Candlelight Service

December 25 2016 __ No Sunday Services
Enjoy the day with family & friends giving praise to God for the gift of His Son 
 
January 1 2017 __ Combined Service 9:30am
No Sunday School or other activities.

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