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Here’s some of what’s happening at the church and beyond . . .

CHRISTMAS IN JULY – Sunday is our annual Christmas in July worship celebration. We’ll sing Christmas hymns and hear a sermon that relates to the birth of Christ (as it also continues our series on Revelation). Children’s Time will feature a “sweet” illustration as well. Join us at 10:00 a.m. for worship, and for food and fellowship after.

MEN’S BREAKFAST – All men are invited to gather for breakfast, conversation, and a brief Bible Study on Saturday morning at 8 am in Zick Hall. The Men’s Breakfast happens the third Saturday of each month.

NCEON SUMMER CHALLENGE – We have blown away our goal of 400 pounds of food for the summer – after 5 of 12 weeks we are at 500 pounds!! Great work! Can we make it to 1000???? Buy some heavy food (see the list in the bulletin for greatest needs; cans weigh the most) and let’s see if we can make it to half a ton by Labor Day!!!

VBS – Vacation Bible School happens August 5-9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. The theme this year is Miraculous Mission. Registration forms are in the Messenger and at the church. High school aged youth and adults are needed to help. Contact Stacey Swingle,, for more information!

WORSHIP SOUND ISSUES RESOLVED – THANK YOU to Bruce Colburn and Marty Schlining for their diligence in fixing the sound problems we experienced last Sunday. The front speakers are working again thanks to their efforts.

HERSHEY PARK! – Our Youth Ministry is coordinating a CELC Family Trip to Hershey Park. It will happen August 24. Note this is not a chaperoned trip but for families to go together and get the group rate. Tickets are $38.50 with a payment/registration deadline of July 28. There will be a signup sheet in the back of the church, or you can contact our Youth Director, Kammeran Giggers (

Sunday’s Sermon Scripture: Luke 2:1-20; Revelation 5:1-13
Sermon Title: “Christ the Lamb”
(Christmas in July and Revelation Week Two)

Something to think about between now and Sunday:

What does it mean to you that Jesus was born under such humble circumstances? What do those circumstances tell us about the type of Savior Jesus is?

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