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DURING WORSHIP THIS MORNING we are celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. All who proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are members of Christ’s household and are invited to commune. Gluten free bread will be offered. Elders and Deacons serving Communion are Debbie Bianco, Kelley Poydence (8:30) and Misty Baptiste, Scott & Sue Cherry, Dora Hilburn, and Karen Vieth (10:45). Communion will be served later today to our homebound members by Sue Cherry.

PLEDGE 2018: It is not too late to turn in your pledge card or to pledge on-line. Every pledge helps in the budget planning process. The 2018 budget will be finalized at the December 7th Finance Committee meeting. Please help us to complete the budget by returning your pledge card as soon as possible.

SUNDAY YOUTH FELLOWSHIP (6th – 12th grade) is tonight from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the church. Dinner is provided.

THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet this Wednesday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m. in the Banner Room. We are studying “Traveling Light” by Max Lucado. Everyone is welcome!

THERE WILL BE A CALLED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING on Sunday, Dec. 17th immediately after the 10:45 a.m. service for the purpose of electing officers for the 2018 term.

THE NOR’KIRK YOUTH (6th – 12th graders) Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 17th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. It will include bowling and gift exchange – more details to come!

A GIVING TREE is in the Narthex with specially marked ornaments for various building supplies. We are collecting donations for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for the communities impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico until December 17th. Please feel free to take an ornament and to make a donation to Presbyterian Church USA in reference to one of the designated relief accounts:
For victims of Hurricane Harvey: DR000169-Harvey
For Hurricane Irma: DR000194-Irma
For Hurricane Maria: DE000194-Maria

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING will be accepted until December 17th. The annual offering helps to provide assistance to pastors and church staff in critical need as well as scholarship educational opportunities at Presbyterian colleges.
Checks should be made payable to The Nor’kirk and placed in the offering plate – special offering envelopes can be found on the table in the Narthex.
THE NOR’KIRK POST OFFICE is open again this year, ready to receive any cards that you want to “mail” to Nor’kirk visitors and members. Visit us during the Sundays of Advent (December 3, 10, 17, 24) and we will be happy to deliver your mail and to give you any cards that you have received. The cost to mail a letter is only 25 cents per card. We’ll sort the mail and have it available each week. Remember to send cards through our post office ONLY to local members and visitors. The money collected will go to youth camping fees. See you at the Post Office!

THE NOR’KIRK WOMEN’S ORNAMENT EXCHANGE will be on Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 p.m. at Anne Westerhof’s home. Please bring a wrapped ornament ($10 limit) and an appetizer to share.

THE 2018 MO-RANCH MEN’S CONFERENCE fees are due. Please check the hallway bulletin board to see the amount that is owed. Please make your check payable to Dave McKenas and give to Dave or leave in the Church Office. Call Dave McKenas at 972-394-1028 with questions. Alternatively, checks can be mailed to: Dave McKenas, 3110 Andrew Lane, Carrollton TX 75007. Please submit your payments by the end of December.

PLEASE SHARE with those in need the food supplies from our pantry. The Sharing Closet in the Narthex has canned goods and non-perishable food.

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday 3 December
8:30AM Worship with Communion
9:40AM Adult Sunday School
Youth Fellowship in Price Hall
10:45AM Worship with Communion and Children’s Church
5:00PM Youth Fellowship

Tuesday 5 December
6:00PM Building & Grounds committee

Wednesday 6 December
1:00PM Bible Study
6:00PM Orchestra rehearsal
7:30PM Choir practice

Thursday 7 December
7:00PM Finance committee
Handbell practice

Saturday 9 December
9:00AM Garden Work Day

Sunday 10 December
8:30AM Worship with Orchestra
9:40AM Adult Sunday School
Youth Fellowship in Price Hall
10:00AM Deacon meeting
10:45AM Worship with Orchestra and Children’s Church