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Matthew 21:18-22 
Why Doesn't God Answer my Prayers?  
December 2, 2018

 


Coming up at TCGC

Family Christmas Ornaments - Every person or family is invited to bring an ornament to put on our Christmas tree in the foyer this year!  You can bring an ornament to donate or you can plan to take it back after Christmas (please just note that, though we will do our best to keep them safe, the ornaments will be hanging close to little hands and big groups of people).  All our family ornaments will happily hang together on our City Gates Family Tree!


Luncheon with Visiting Missionary Family -  Please join us for lunch with Steve and Pat Mosely, who recently retired after decades of serving as our missionaries in Portugal.  Come and hear about their ministry and future plans Sunday, December 9th at 12:30pm in room 115.   If you plan to attend and/or can help with providing food, please sign up here.

Missions Bake Sale - December 16th after the worship service. Please plan to bring in donations of beautifully packaged cookies, candies, bars, nuts etc. People will browse, get what they need and then make a donation which benefits our missionaries! This event is a great way for families to purchase baked goods to give to neighbors, coworkers, and friends along with an invitation to church.
 

Our hospitality team needs help on Sunday, December 23rd and Monday December 24th.  There are many opportunities for you to help on both of these days from cutting and plating pie, to setting up tables or filling condiments for hot chocolate.  If you are available to help, please find a job and time slot that works for you and sign up here.


Pies Please - Please consider bringing a pie with you to church on Sunday December 23rd and dropping it off in the kitchen.  We will serve ham and pie following the Christmas Eve service at 5pm on Monday the 24th. Please join us!   


Worship Center:

  1. Hosanna (Praise is Rising) 
  2. O Come Emmanuel (listen to it here)
  3. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (listen to it here)
  4. Behold Our God

Women's Corner
 

Ladies Christmas Tea - December 15th from 10am-12pm. Please join the ladies of The City Gates Church for a fun and fancy morning of fellowship and worship. There will be tea, treats, time with friends (old and new and any you bring), a message from God's Word, and music! We do need volunteers to either host a table or bring food.  For more information and to register, click here.   Please note that the registration will close the Monday prior to the tea, so sign up soon!

 

Missions Bake Sale - December 16th after the worship service. Please plan to bring in donations of beautifully packaged cookies, candies, bars, nuts etc. People will browse, get what they need and then make a donation which benefits our missionaries! This event is a great way for families to purchase baked goods to give to neighbors, coworkers, and friends along with an invitation to church.   


Children's Ministry
 

Parents, please work with your kids on memorizing the weekly memory verse.  Thank you! *all verses are NKJV

 

9:00am: Theme: Jesus was Born
Kindergarten

  • Passage  Isaiah 6-7; 9:6; Micah 5:2-4
  • Kindergarten Memory Verse: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

1st-6th Grade

  • Passage  Isaiah 6-7; 9:6; 11:1-5; Micah 5:2
  • Kindergarten Memory Verse: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


10:30am Theme: Prophets told about Jesus
Children’s Church: 5yrs-4th grade

  • Passage: Isaiah 7:1-14, 9:1-7, 11:1-5, Micah 5:2
  • Memory Verse: Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


5th & 6th Grade: Deuteronomy To watch the Bible Project video, click on this link

Christmas Program:  Parents, please help us prepare for the Christmas program by working with your child(ren) on learning these two songs:
Hark the Herald Angel Sing
Go Tell it On the Mountain

 

If you will be checking new children into Children’s Ministry or have visitors with children, you can expedite the check-in process by emailing kids@thecitygateschurch.org with the names and birthdates of the children, and we can enter them in our system and make Sunday check-in a breeze!


Prayer Focus

Global Missionaries: 
Bill and Marcella Jasan in Haiti

Request prayer for: 

  • Safety among the Haitian people. They are currently facing politically  motivated life endangering violence. It is a very unsafe season in Haiti.
  • For personal wisdom as while seeking the Lord in developing and prioritizing the 2019 ministry calendar. God's will do be done in the mission and visions He has set before Stone of Help Haiti.
  • Additional faithful donors to come alongside Stone of Help Haiti.


In House Ministries: 
Tithes and Offerings
 


If you are unable to join us for worship, please know that our service is available via LiveStream at https://LiveStream.com/CityGates

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