O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Take 5 and enjoy the Piano Guys. An inspiring Christmas song in the setting of Jerusalem.

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Church Attendance Time Off

Ran across this great illustration submitted by Tony Fox. Since we are teaching on BEING PLANTED in the local church, I thought I’d share it.

Dear Pastor:

You often stress attendance at worship as being very important for a Christian, but I think a person has a right to miss now and then. I think every person ought to be excused for the following reasons and the number of times indicated.

Christmas Holidays (the Sunday before & after) 2
New Years (the party lasted too long) 1
Easter (get away for the holidays) 2
July 4th (national holidays) 1
Labor Day (need to get away) 2
Memorial Day (visit hometown folk) 1
School closing (kids need a break) 1
School reopens (one last fling) 1
Family reunions (mine & wife’s) 3
Sleep late (stayed up too long Saturday night) 9
Deaths in family 2
Anniversary (second honeymoon) 1
Sickness (one per family member) 5
Business trip (a must) 1
Vacation (three to four weeks) 6
Bad weather (ice, snow, rain, clouds) 2
Ball games 2
Races 2
Unexpected company (can’t walk out) 2
Time changes (spring & fall) 2
Special on TV (superbowl, etc) 3

Pastor, that leaves two Sundays per year. So, you can count on us to be in church on the 4th Sunday in February and the 3rd Sunday in August unless we are providentially hindered.

Sincerely,

A Faithful Member

Billy Graham Quote on Christmas

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The very purpose of Christ’s coming into the world was that He might offer up His life as a sacrifice for the sins of men. He came to die. This is the heart of Christmas. -Rev. Billy Graham

Randy Stonehill in Concert — THIS SUNDAY, December 23

Christmas Family Fireside Service
with RANDY STONEHILL

 

Central Assembly
570 Appian Way (at Argyle Rd)
El Sobrante, CA 94803 — 510.223.2240
http://RestoringHope.com

Public always welcome!
We meet each Sunday at 10:30 AM
with a live band and lots of
REAL PEOPLE just like Y-O-U!

 

Randy Stonehill will make a very
special appearance this Sunday, December 23!

He will bring Christmas classics as well as some
all-time favorites with his unique acoustic style.

Join us for refreshments, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider,
and a Cafe’ Hope style that will bring special warmth for the season.

Randy Stonehill

Dessert by Candlelight

Dessert by Candlelight The 2008 Dessert by Candlelight was a great success with the jazz band, LOGIC, Christmas music, and lots of chocolate and gourmet desserts.

This was the most successful event in the DBC’s history.

What a great night of fun, fellowship, and ladies getting celebrating CHRISTmas time!