First Pres Community –

Christmas may be 2 weeks away, but it kicks in around here TONIGHT (Wednesday).

TONIGHT, Logos gathers at 5:30pm then goes to John Calvin Manor to mingle and to spread Christmas cheer.  At 6pm, a dinner prepared by our Men’s Group will be served.  Following dinner, our children and youth will carol our guests.  Christmas cards from our church, prepared by our Mission AT will go to all residents.  Everyone is welcome to join the festivities.

TONIGHT, Bells will be at 6:30pm and Choir will be at 7pm (note the earlier time).

TOMORROW, the LSHS “Sounds of Summit” will perform in our Main Sanctuary at 11:30am.  Lunch (for $5) will follow in our Fellowship Hall.  This Keenagers annual event is open to all.

THIS SUNDAY, our Chancel Choir will perform the Christmas Cantata “The Silence and the Sound” at the 11am service of worship.  At the 9am service, the sermon will be “The Song of Advent”.  At both services we will light the Advent candle for “Joy”.  During the 10am, Faith and Fellowship Time, Sunday School classes are offered for all ages downstairs.  Nursery care is lovingly provided all morning.

If you are interested in watching our On-Line Worship Services, click on link below:

https://www.firstchurchls.org/videos-live-streaming-demand/

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THIS SUNDAY, Pax Community Health will provide free medical care from 1-3pm in the clinic downstairs in our facility.

THIS SUNDAY, our All-Church Christmas Party and Potluck is at 5pm with carolers singing at 4:40pm.  Bring a dish to share, sing some carols, fellowship with friends, and expect a special guest.

Looking ahead:

Sunday, December 22 – Children’s Christmas presentation at both services.  We will also receive and dedicate our gifts to the PCUSA’s Christmas Joy Offering.

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve services at 4pm (child friendly traditional); 5:30pm (contemporary); and 7:30pm (traditional).  Childcare provided at the 5:30 and 7:30 services.

Lastly, the Mitten Tree is up.  Gifts of hats, mittens, and scarves will be given to Lee’s Summit Social Services to help those without these items of warmth.

Have a blessed Christmas season and celebration!

Your pastor and friend  Michael