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Ushers:   Sid Dabbs, Barbara Blount, Tom and Scarlett Moore

Acolytes:   Loren and Cullen Cruse

Advent Reading:   The Peiserich family

Worship Care:   Sarah Dunnahoo

Elder of the Month:   Katy Lipscomb

Thursday, December 7

6:00 pm   Brownies Troop 6014 meets in the Fellowship Hall

Second Sunday of Advent, December 10

9:15 am   Sunday School classes for all ages

10:00 am   Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Choir Room

10:30 am   Celebration of Worship – Children’s and Youth’s Christmas Program

1:45 pm   TNT Youth Group meet at Trinity to go ice skating

Monday, December 11

4:30 pm   Sanctuary in use by Quest Middle School

Tuesday, December 12

10:00 am   Staff meeting at the Price home

5:45 pm   Education Division meets at Izzy’s Restaurant`

6:00 pm   Fellowship Division meets in the Library

Wednesday, December 13

10:00 am   Women @ The Table (W@TT) meets in Room 6

7:00 pm   Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in the Choir Room

IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10:  The Peiserich family will give the second Advent Candle reading.  Trinity’s children and youth will present an original Christmas Program during the first half of worship.  David Glaze and the Sanctuary Choir will perform John Purifoy’s Who Shall Appear?  Jeff Price will preach “Lessons Jesus Learned from Mary” drawn from Luke 1:26-38.  We will sing the hymns Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Joy to the World; and To a Maid Whose Name Was Mary.

YOUTH GROUP ICE SKATING ON DECEMBER 10:  Come join the Trinity Youth for an afternoon of fun on the ice at Arkansas Skatium from 2:00-4:00pm on December 10!  Bring $13 for admission plus extra for drinks and snacks.  We will meet at the church at 1:45 and carpool to the Skatium, returning to the church for pickup by 4:15.  Call or text Youth Director Jared Brown at 870-299-0989 with any questions.

WOMEN @ THE TABLE MEETING DECEMBER 13:  Attention ladies of W@TT!  We finished our book Blessings last week but still plan to meet this Wednesday, December 13 for one last session this year with thoughts of preparing our hearts in this Advent season.  We ask that you bring a Christmas story, poem, song, memory, etc., that has been meaningful to you or speaks to you to share with the other women around the table.  Looking ahead, watch for details about a brunch in January and a new study to begin in February.  We hope to see your new face around the table!

CHRISTMAS AT VERA LLOYD CHILDREN’S HOME:  It is Christmastime at Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services in Monticello and there are new residents preparing for their first Christmas with us.  Trinity Presbyterian supports this important mission in part by purchasing gifts for the Vera Lloyd residents and for their home.  The giving tree is in the Narthex and the children’s wishes are waiting for you on name tags on the tree.  Please put your gifts in decorative gift bags rather than wrapping paper and be sure to attach the name tag you chose from the tree.  All gifts should be under the tree by Sunday, December 17.  Help us make this a very special Christmas for the Vera Lloyd kids!  Direct questions to Wanda Hartnuss at 501-515-3307.

CHOIR CHRISTMAS CANTATA “A THRILL OF HOPE” IN WORSHIP ON DECEMBER 17:  “A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices!”  Nothing captures the awe and wonder of Christmas better than that single phrase from a favorite Christmas song, “O Holy Night,” and it serves as the cornerstone of Joel Raney’s beautiful musical, “A Thrill of Hope.”  The work looks at the birth of Christ from four distinct vantage points—celebrating HOPE He brought, the LOVE He showed, the PEACE He promised, and the JOY of Emmanuel, God with us, forevermore!  The musical is filled with an array of familiar carols and hymns, all arranged in a wide variety of moods and musical styles to create a riveting retelling of the Christmas story.  It’s warm and “friendly,” yet somehow uniquely fresh.  Joining the Trinity choir will be some of central Arkansas’ most gifted instrumentalists.  We hope that this exciting offering of music will fill your Christmas with the joy of the season and the love of Christ.  Please invite your friends and families to join us for another wonderful musical experience at Trinity Presbyterian Church.  Direct questions to David Glaze at 773-4547.

YOUTH GROUP CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DECEMBER 17:  Trinity’s Youth will be having a Christmas party at Trinity on December 17 from 5:30-7:30pm.  Come join us for food, fun, music and a “Dirty Santa” gift exchange!  Bring a wrapped gift that is under $15 dollars to play the game.  Call or text Youth Director Jared Brown at 870-299-0989 with any questions.

WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DECEMBER 19:  On Tuesday evening, December 19 at 6:30pm, all Trinity women and guests are invited to Susan Brown’s home (51 Pinehurst Circle, 72212).  Bring a potluck dish to share for our meal.  We’ll be playing a game this year called “Swap, Steal or Unwrap” that requires gifts, so everyone please bring a wrapped Christmas item that’s no more than $10.  Direct questions to Julie Price at 626-6477.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 5:00PM:  Make plans to join with the Trinity family on Sunday, December 24 at 5:00pm in the Sanctuary for a very special Candlelight Service of worship celebrating the birth of our Lord.  Please carpool if possible since parking space is limited.

PLEDGES AND GIFTS FOR 2017:  Whether finishing your 2017 pledge or getting a jump on next year, consider gifting appreciated securities.  Please consult with your tax professional to discuss the advantages this may provide.  The Church Treasurer will record pledge/gift contributions dated on or before 12/31/17 and received by Monday, January 1, 2018 to your giving record for the 2017 tax year.  If you haven’t completed your 2017 pledge and are unsure of the amount, please call Church Treasurer Terri Robinson at 501-765-6517 for more information.

We are happy to include your announcements related to the life of the church in the Sunday bulletin or the Wednesday weekly email update.  Please email your announcement of no more than 150 words to by 5:00pm Tuesday for inclusion in the email update and bulletin.