RESPONSIVE READING (Psalm 92:1-5)
CONGREGATIONAL HYMN # Page 206
“Angels We Have Heard On High”
Attention All Seniors! Our Annual Senior Luncheon will be held at Morning Star Christian Church, 980 Rio Grande Street, Pasadena, CA on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 12:00 Noon-2:00 pm.
OVERCOMERS MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP: Our ministry is planning on passing out "Blessing Bags" to homeless women and men sometime in the near future. We are asking our church family to assist in donating with old purses, gift bags, toiletries, snacks (foods that are easy to chew), bottles of water, socks, scarves, beanies, old Bibles etc. We will have a box in the vestibule to place items in. Any questions you can see: Sis.Mico Borders, Roxie Gilliam, or Debbie Ayers. Thank you in advance for your support.
Food for Metropolitan Youth Have you been wondering how you could get involved? Your services are needed on Wednesday nights to prepare and serve food to our youth during the months of December and January. Signing up will also provide an opportunity for you to get to know and build relationships with our young people. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm each Wednesday. Please give your name to Deaconess Franklin, Skinner, or Gilliam and all details will be provided. Thank you for responding to this opportunity to serve.
Holiday Baskets!!! Please help us provide Christmas Baskets to those in need by bringing your best-canned goods and other donated food items, and place them in the plastic container near the water fountain in the vestibule. Thank you. The Pantry Ministry
Attention: Please let us know if there is a change of name, address, or telephone number, so we can update our records. You can turn it in to the finance room at offering time, or the church office. Thank you.
Sis. Marilyn Campbell, Financial Secretary
LOVE IN ACTION: There are times when you know you are loved, and last Saturday was one of those times. Metro, I am grateful to God for your prayers and presence Saturday 12/1 at the Dr. Samuel M. Walker Senior Citizen Talent Search. I hope you enjoyed the vocal presentations. It was an honor having each one of you there to encourage me. Special recognition to Sis. Betty J. Ford for her support! May God Bless you with His Joy, Peace and Eternal Love for your kindness to me. Praise is the song of a soul set free!
Sis. Jo Lynn Horton, Contest Winner
Birthday Unit Notice: It’s December already, and we are nearing the start of a new year. I will need to meet with all of the Birthday Unit Chairpersons on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9:30 am at my residence, 861 New York Drive, Altadena, CA. If you cannot attend please call me, (626) 437-9198. A Buffet Continental Breakfast will be available for those who don’t eat early, and if you have, that’s ok too.
Your host, Bro. Phil Madden, Birthday Unit General Chairman
Happy Holidays Metropolitan Family and Friends, I want to thank all of you who were able to come and get an Angel this past Sunday. We still have about 15 children that need a sponsor. I will be available in the vestibule at the end of service today, if you would like to get a Child. All gifts must be wrapped and returned by December 16th. Please place the Angel with the name and number of the child on the wrapped gift and return to Debbie Ayers, or leave in the Sunday School office. We do this to help parents who are incarcerated to be able to supply their children with a gift from them for Christmas. We need to keep in mind that--it is not about us it is about the smile on a child’s face on Christmas Day. If you would like to help deliver the gifts on Saturday, December 22, 2018, please see Debbie Ayers and give her your name, all of the children are local. Thank you in advance for giving the gift of Love.
Angel Tree Coordinator, Debbie Ayers
Western Baptist Congress of Christian Education, December 26-28, 2018 at the Marriott in Palm Desert, California. Metropolitan church family, the children, youth, young adults and several seniors are requesting financial support.The cost will also cover chaperones. There is a need for 8 rooms at $150 per night = $2,400.00. The church coach will transport our membership. LaShanda and Jo Lynn are the point people for this event. If you have not signed up, please see them after morning worship, so we might have a true count. Everyone attending is responsible for their own food ($50/$100). Please mark on your envelope - "donations Palm Desert." Thank you very much for the charitable donation.
Needed, Male Under 10 Years Old: To speak a Poem on a program for Kwanza – December 27, 2018 at 10:00 am at the La Pintoresca Library in Pasadena, CA. An Honorarium of $10.00 will be given. Please Contact Betty J. Ford for details at (626) 806-6832.
Come to Sunday School: Your family and friends are invited to attend Sunday School at 8:30 am. We have a class for all ages and stages.
Sunday School Ministry
Attention All Students - All Ages!!! GET THE HELP YOU NEED! Tutoring is each Monday (except Holidays, spring and summer breaks) from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in Malone Hall.
PRAYER AND BIBLE STUDY: Please join us for Prayer and Bible Study each Wednesday at 12:00 Noon, and again at 7: 30 pm. The Youth and Young Adult Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, upstairs.
Pastor Tyrone Skinner
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
Monday and Tuesday: 1:00 – 5:00 pm Wednesday thru Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bro. Clifford Franklin, Trustee Board Chairman