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November 26, 2016

advent-cilred-002ADVENT, a word with Latin roots, means “coming.”   Advent designates a period before Christmas when Christians prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. This practice began in the church over sixteen hundred years ago! Sermons focused on the wonder of the Incarnation. By the Middle Ages four Sundays had become the standard length of the Advent season. Since then, Advent has been considered the beginning of the church year. This Sunday at CIL we begin our fifth year anticipating the celebration of Christmas by preparing our hearts through the season of Advent.

Here are our themes:

November 27              Anticipate

December 4                Prepare

December 11              Rejoice

December 18              Adore

 

These themes will prepare us for a Jesus-centered Christmas!  We will gather on Christmas Eve at 3pm and 4:30pm for services that welcome the Lord Jesus fully into our lives and church.

After enjoying Thanksgiving, let’s gather this Sunday in anticipation of what God is going to do. We’d love to meet your visiting family, and believe God’s Word will speak to them, as well as to us, as I preach from Romans 13:1-14. . It will be a blessing to enjoy a Family Sunday together.

Aaron

November 15, 2016

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I am sending my e-mail early this week because there are two important opportunities I want you to be aware of.

#1 Water Baptism this Sunday

We are having water baptisms this Sunday!

Water baptism is an outward, public representation of the internal transformation that occurs when one believes the gospel.  It’s symbolic of the believer’s faith in Jesus.

 

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to e-mail, text or call me.  I would love for you to make this step of obedience in either of our services.

If you want to be baptized this Sunday at CIL click here.

#2 Thanksgiving Blessing 

This Saturday is our Thanksgiving Blessing! Our goal is to have 175 sponsors so that we can give away 175 turkeys and all the ingredients for a family Thanksgiving meal for local families.

We already have 105 meals provided we need sponsors for 70 more. Your gift of $25 will completely fund Thanksgiving dinner for someone who might be unable to provide that special meal without help.  Will you take time to donate right now?

We’ll gather on Friday evening. November 18th at 6:30pm to prepare the bags.  Volunteer sign-in on Saturday morning is at 8:30, with the give-away beginning at 9am in the parking lot at the Goodwill Store on New Shackle Island Road.

This is one of the most exciting weekends of the year, so let’s get ready for it!

Aaron

 

 

 

November 3, 2016

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One of the highlights of our year is the Thanksgiving Blessing. This year our goal is to have 175 sponsors so that we can give away 175 turkeys and all the ingredients for a family Thanksgiving meal for local families.  Your gift of $25 will completely fund Thanksgiving dinner for someone who might be unable to provide that special meal without help.
We’ll gather on Friday evening, November 18th at 6:30pm to prepare the bags.  Volunteer sign-in on Saturday morning, November 19th  is at 8:30, with the give-away beginning at 9a.m. in the parking lot at the Goodwill Store on New Shackle Island Road.  If you’d like to help either Friday night or Saturday morning, please sign up at the communication center.
If you would like to sponsor one or more meals, please note Thanksgiving Blessing on your check or from the drop down box in online giving.

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SPECIAL INVITATION
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You’re invited to a special reception on Sunday, November 20th at 4:15pm.  Chris and Brandi Exley, two of our missionaries, will be here to update us on the ministry happening on the Kenya / Somalia border, one of the most strategic and dangerous places in the world.
The Exleys are great friends of CIL and we want you to have the opportunity to get to know them better. Join us for coffee and light refreshments and learn more about what they’re doing. We’ll be finished in time for you to make it to a 2:42 group by 6pm.
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WATER BAPTISM
We’ll celebrate water baptisms on November 20th in both services.  If you would like to participate in baptism or learn more about this important practice of the church, please complete the water baptism form found on the church website under ‘Sign Up.’ A member of our water baptism team will follow up with you.