Join us for Virtual Sunday Worship Live- Sundays at 9:30am
Order of Worship - December 6th
Prelude: Why You Should Slow Down This Christmas Season - Paul David Tripp
Welcome & Prayer
Song: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Call to Worship - Isaiah 40:1-5
Song: God With Us
Prayer for People (let us know how to pray):
Offertory: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Advent Candle Lighting: Verblaaw Family
Message: God Prepares the Called - The Story of Joseph - Pastor Samuel Sutter
Closing Song: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Doxology: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
KIDS CHURCH Story and Worship Experiences
Weekly video presentations that go along with our current First Look and 252 Kids curriculum.
- - Dec 6th: Nursery, PreK Kids Church Online & (check out Kids Church online at www.Goshen.Church/KidsChurch)
- - Dec 8th: GEMS/(Cadets TBC)
- - Dec 17: 7pm: Congregational Meeting in Sanctuary (Council to Follow)
- - Dec 24th 7pm Christmas Eve Service
- - Dec 31st 5pm: New Years Eve Service
Tithes & Offerings - The Deacons are happy to be able to respond to the many requests for online giving. You can give at this link, or you can mail in a check to the church at (GoshenCRC: Deacons 2440 State Route 17A Goshen, NY 10924).
December Second Offering Schedule: 13- Calvin College , 20- Faith Promise, 27 -Warming Station
If you haven't yet made a Faith Promise pledge, you can fill out one of the cards in the back, or fill out online at https://Goshen.Church/FaithPledge
Join us - Thursday night at 7pm on Dec 17 (**date change**) for a Congregational Meeting in Sanctuary (Council to Follow). Proposed budget is found in the back of the sanctuary, or contact the office at [email protected] for a copy.
Kids Programming Reopening: Right now kids are able to safely be in ballet, soccer, orchestra, school and more with the precautions we’re all getting used to. With some new safeguards, we're now able to bring them safely to church. Please visit https://Goshen.Church/KidsInChurch for guidelines/registration and instructions.
Card Station: Connect with folks by signing a birthday/anniversary card --> Check out table in the lobby.
GEMS Post Office: We are happy to announce that the GEMS post office is open for sorting and passing out your Christmas cards to the members of our congregation. There are two boxes located in the back of church and the exit door with the combination lock. If possible, please stop by the church lobby and check your mailbox. A donation to the GEMS, in lieu of postage is gladly accepted. All cards not collected by Dec. 20th will be mailed out by the church office.
Faith Partners Program: As we approach the end of 2020 we can certainly all agree that this has been quite an unsettling year. However, we can also give testimony to God’s goodness and his guiding hand! Just over one year ago our building committee rejoiced at the completion of our wonderful new addition! We were able to expand our greeting and entrance areas, replace and relocate our service elevator indoors, expand our children’s ministry area and nursery and add new bathrooms both on our lower level and on our worship level. Praise God! In order to accomplish these goals one of our funding models has included our Faith Partners program. Faith Partners are a group of dedicated individuals who have generously committed to make an annual $1000.00 donation to our building fund over the next 11 years. If you are not yet a Faith Partner, please consider becoming one. If you are already a Faith Partner then we want to take this opportunity to both sincerely thank you and to remind you to kindly submit your pledge amount to Jeff Davis, Henry Vogel or the deacons by December 23, 2020. Please note that all donations are tax deductible.
May God continue to bless us as we go forward in the use of our expanded campus and as we worship here together and strive to bring him the glory. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you can be a faith partner and supporter of God’s vision here at Goshen Christian Reformed Church.
The following Blood Drives are currently scheduled at Goshen Christian Reformed Church:
Wednesday December 9, 2020 - 11am - 5pm Red Cross
Wednesday January 6, 2021 - 12noon - 6pm Red Cross
Note: All blood donations are tested for COVID19 antibodies. All blood drives are taking place in the Goshen CRC Youth Building at 2448 State Rt 17A in Goshen.
Warming Station Winter is approaching and the homeless are facing cold nights. The GMIC Warming Station is opening up at Temple Sinai on Highland Ave. in Middletown. Donations are needed of the following items: TShirts (M, L, XL), boxer shorts (M, L, XL) womens' underwear, heavy weight gloves, ski caps, scarves, large cans of coffee, soups, and stew, packets of sugar and hot cocoa, non-dairy creamer, segmented food containers, disposable latex gloves, disposable masks. Bins will be placed in the church foyer for donations. Hearty meals for 30 people are needed also. To volunteer for meal donations go to www.takethemameal.com and use The Warming Station- password meal. If you want any other info, please contact Norma Eck or go the the website www.middletownwarmingstation.com. Thank you very much.
12/3 Jimmy A
12/10 Annie B
12/10 Jase B
12/11 Janene A
12/14 Roger VDM
12/14 Harry G
12/14 Scott VDW
12/16 Shane F
12/20 Juan G
12/22 Betsy Y
12/27 Michael B
12/28 Toni Van
12/29 Christine P
12/31 Alice VDW
12/31 Toni Vog
12/31 Clayton D
12/4 Harry & Barb
12/30 Jo & Chuck
If you're stuck at home, I'd encourage you to reach out to another church member
esp some of our elderly folks who might need some extra conversations or help during this season. If you are part of Goshen Church, and don't have a pictorial directory, contact us
to see how to get one.
We posted some amazing resources
for kids, adults and parents. Make sure check out RightNowMedia
if you haven't already. We also posted the weekly Kids Church (252) videos, and some ways for parents to teach kids at home.