From the Library Shelves
Shelley Jerviss, Librarian
Masquerade by Bonnie Blythe – There’s no telling what will happen . . . only that it will happen at the Masquerade! Meet Justine, Melodia, Amaryllis, and Letitia—four women from three different eras burdened by the accoutrements of their individual life stations. But trouble isn’t the only thing they have in common. From behind the same feathered mask, passed down through the ages, each of them faces a puzzling web of deception and searches for faithful resolutions. Everyone’s motives and true identities are suspect—even God’s ultimate design appears disguised at first. But truth burgeons within each heart, drawing the masquerade around them into life-changing revelations. From ill-advised engagements, malicious nobles, scheming siblings and complicated conspiracies, the adventures come to a head in a flourish of exposure, escape, discovery and the blessings of love. Everything leads to a masquerade and a masquerade always to an unmasking.
Nazareth’s Song by Patricia Hickman – The town of Nazareth is beginning to feel like home to young preacher Jeb Nubey and the three Welby kids in his charge. But just as he’s about to take over the pulpit, a local war breaks out—and only Jeb can make peace between the town’s prosperous banker and its hungry, desperate citizens. Meanwhile, there are mouths to feed, the increasingly rebellious Angel Welby to wrangle with, and Fern, the schoolteacher who barely gives him the time of day, to win over. Yet his greatest dilemma is walking his way—in the person of one of the richest women in Nazareth. Now torn between putting corn bread on his own table and defending the people who need him most, Jeb must look deep within to find his way.
Jim Edwards, Capt.
Greeters (service at 10:15)
Jan. 5 – Gene & Sherry Lundak
Jan. 12 - Richard & Becky Carr
Jan. 19 – Garth & Shelly Edwards
Jan. 26 – Jeanne Feldmeir/Kelly Porter
Being an usher or greeter is an important ministry!
Ushers and greeters are open to male and female, young and old, individuals and families. All of us, as ministers of hospitality, need to remember that everyone we welcome has a place in God's faith community.
You will have an opportunity to learn something new about God as you welcome others. Whether you are new to this ministry or have been doing it for a long time, this is a chance to grow and serve with one another.
Please prayerfully reflect more deeply on how you can be a part of this ministry of ushers and greeters. For more information please contact the church office, Head Usher, Jim Edwards, or Pastor Linda.
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