Running Update

The weather has been so nice today.  It is in the high 50’s with very little wind.  That meant I absolutely had to get a run in today.  We’ve had too much food.  I could feel my belt much tighter than usual, so it was good to get back into running.

I ran 4 miles in 47:57 which is still under a 12 minute mile.  My legs are out of shape, but with the weather forecast, it looks like I’ll get back to regular exercise this week.  Pressing On!

Sunday Set List

Sunday, December 26, 2010

First Sunday After Christmas

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship and Invocation

Isaiah 63:7

Songs of Worship

Angels from the Realms of Glory

O Come All Ye Faithful

Connecting Through Prayer

Silent Night, Holy Night

Giving Back to God

Special Music

Worship Through God’s Word

How to Grow In God’s Word

James 1:19-27

Song of Commitment

Wonderful Words of Life


In Mercy He Redeemed Them

First Sunday After Christmas
December 26, 2010

Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23

Isaiah 63:7-9

Praise for Deliverance

7 I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love.
I will praise the Lord for all he has done.
I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel,
which he has granted according to his mercy and love.
8 He said, “They are my very own people.
Surely they will not betray me again.”
And he became their Savior.
9 In all their suffering he also suffered,
and he personally rescued them.
In his love and mercy he redeemed them.
He lifted them up and carried them
through all the years.


The Good News of Peace and Salvation

Nativity of the Lord – Proper III (December 25, 2010)

Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14

Isaiah 52:7-10

7 How beautiful on the mountains

are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation,
the news that the God of Israel reigns!
8 The watchmen shout and sing with joy,
for before their very eyes
they see the Lord returning to Jerusalem.
9 Let the ruins of Jerusalem break into joyful song,
for the Lord has comforted his people.
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord has demonstrated his holy power
before the eyes of all the nations.
All the ends of the earth will see
the victory of our God.

Christmas Cards

Here it is Christmas Eve and the final (as far as we know) Christmas cards have arrived at our house.  The Christmas cards are hung with care this year in the entry way between the kitchen/dining room and the living room.  We had cards come from all over the states.  The farthest cards came from Hayward, WI;  Sedona, AZ; and Waialua, HI.  It’s always fun to see where our furthest card will come from.  This year we did not get any overseas cards.  (Although before long, I’m sure will be getting international cards on a regular basis 🙂 )  Thanks for all your Christmas wishes and God bless you during this season.