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Parkview Church values:
. . . making disciples . . .
sunday • december 14 • 2014
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Loving God– Worship—Honoring God with our lives by Jesus-like
sacrifice through his Spirit’s power.
Loving One Another—through the love of Jesus that fills us.
Loving God-Devotion—Being transformed into the image of
Jesus for the sake of others.
Loving the Unconnected—Welcoming others to follow Jesus
with us.
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Parkview Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 96
Nashville, IN 47448
facebook: Parkview Church Nashville
associate pastor: Stan Loutner 812.344.2454
music minister:
Cyndi Larson 812.350.5211
sunday • december 14 • 2014
Good morning,
Serving in the nursery: Naomi Pruitt and Rachel Thompson.
Advent is a wonderful season of waiting expectantly for the coming
of Christ. With only one more Sunday before Christmas our Advent
theme this week turns to joy. Our spirit of joy comes from the words
of Paul to the Philippians, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it
again: Rejoice . . .The Lord is near." We are so glad that you have
joined us today in joyful anticipation. Your presence blesses us as
we prepare to sing together . . . "Joy to the world, the Lord has
come! Let earth receive her King . . ."
Children will practice their Christmas program during children’s
church time.
Rejoicing in His presence,
Pastor Stan
this weeks study: John 1: 6-8, 19-28
In our gospel reading today we see that John's primary role is not as
one who baptizes but one who testifies to the light coming into the
world. For John, that meant directing people away from himself
and toward Jesus.
1.) Last week in the Gospel of Mark, John was introduced as a messenger and one who baptized. This week in John's gospel, John the
Baptist is described as a witness. Does being a messenger, one who
baptizes and a witness describe different roles? If so, what differentiates these roles and how might they overlap?
2.) In v. 7 we see that John "came as a witness to testify concerning
the light, so that through him all men might believe." As a witness he
came to prepare people to receive the light. How do you
"prepare" people today to receive the light?
3.) In vv. 19-28 priests, Levites and Pharisees question John's identity.
John identifies himself solely in terms of Jesus. Does Jesus define
who you are? How do you identify yourself?
4.) In vv. 19-28 John was very careful not to detract in any way
from Jesus as being the Lord (v. 23) and the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie (v. 27). In what way(s) can you be just
as careful to not detract from Jesus?
John is testifying to those in the desert and to us that . . .
The best is yet to come!
Pastor Stan
Caroling and cookie-gift giving at Forest Hills this afternoon! 3-6pm,
meet in the fellowship hall at 3:00.
Your Church Board has met with the District Superintendent and
interviewed the pastoral candidate of their choice, Pastor Stan
Loutner. After the recent interview, it was the unanimous vote of
the Church Board to recommend Pastor Stan to the congregation
for a congregational vote to be taken today, following the
morning service.
All church members age 15 or older are invited to cast their vote.
this week:
Wednesday: 6:00-6:30: Supper. Pulled pork, mashed potatoes,
green beans, salad, and rolls. Maybe a
Christmas-themed dessert.
6:30-7:40: Children’s Bible quizzing, youth group, and
adult prayer/Bible study group.
Sunday, December 21: Children’s program during worship service,
and Christmas dinner afterwards in our fellowship hall.
Wednesday, December 24: Christmas Eve candlelight communion
service, 4:30pm.
prayer needs:
Dean Cox • Donna Sisson • Betty Williamson • Ruby Pruitt • Rissie
Kirts • Mary Jo Limp • Teresa Harden • Melissa Clark • Betty Jones
and family • John Crowley • Wilma (Pam McCoy’s mother) • Matt
and Alyssa Stanley • Our church’s ministry
Our international missionaries: Trino and Anna Jara (Armenia) • Brian
and Erin Ketchum (France)
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