November 27, 2022

Mingus View Presbyterian Church. . .

. . . a fellowship of believers proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, nurture, and striving to exhibit the Kingdom of God to our community and the world.

November 27, 2022

First Sunday of Advent

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:  “May they prosper who love you.  Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.” 

Psalm 122:6-7

You are invited to join us on Sunday for our 10:00 a.m. Worship Service in our sanctuary or with the broadcast on Facebook.  This is the first Sunday of Advent.  The title of Jerry Hammon’s sermon is “Live in Expectation” (Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5).  The Celebration Bell Choir will play “O Come, O Come Emanuel.”  The Chancel Choir women will sing “The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came.”  Hymns for the service include “Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers,” “The Church’s One Foundation,” and “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates.”


          Monday       Food Pantry Open, 9 – 11 a.m.

          Tuesday       Advent Bible Study, 10:00 a.m.

          Wednesday  Crafternooners, 1:00 p.m.

Thursday     Bell Choir Rehearsal, 1:00 p.m.

          Saturday      Hanging of the Greens, 10:00 a.m.


  • Advent Devotionals are available on the back table.  Enhance your Advent prayer and devotional time with “Attending to Advent”, written by Teri McDowell Ott.
  • All are invited to join the Worship Team on Saturday, December 3rd, at 10:00 a.m. to decorate the church!
  • Toys for Tots!  The church in Ganado has informed us that they won’t be able to accept the donations of blankets and warm clothing that we’ve provided for many years now.  Instead, the Mission Team has decided to participate in the community Toys for Tots Christmas program.  Your  donations of new, unwrapped toys may be place in the crib in the entryway. 
  • Christmas Joy Offering – A cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930’s and a Mingus View tradition for many, many years, our special offering for the holidays is the Christmas Joy Offering.  The monies we receive and send to the denomination are divided equally between two programs – the assistance program of the Board of Pension and financial assistance for Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping students of color. 
  • “Illuminating Advent” — Susan Goe will lead an Advent Study beginning Tuesday, November 29th at 10:00 a.m.  The study will continue for 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.  “Illuminating Advent” looks at Advent through four themes that are often used in connection with Advent wreaths in churches – hope, peace, joy, and love.  These terms are rich in biblical and theological meanings and also have personal meaning for the church and disciples of Jesus Christ.

Join us on Tuesdays during Advent as we look at these four themes.  May   it deepen your faith as you anticipate and celebrate Jesus Christ!

  • We are so blessed to have a cherished Christmas Eve tradition provided for us by Bob & Jone Rongstad.  Once again this year, they are inviting everyone to their home following the 5:00 p.m. Service.  Wonderful chili and soup are provided, guests are welcome to bring along their favorite side dishes and desserts.  More details will be available next week.
  • The Year of the Bible questions for the Week of November 27th are:
  • What is the name of Hosea’s unfaithful wife?
  • Where was John when he received the message of Revelation?

Answers next week!!

Answers from last week:

  1. Why does Nebuchadnezzar have Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego thrown into the fiery furnace? (Because they will not worship an idolatrous image.  Daniel 3:13-23)
  2. According to 1 John, anyone who hates his brother can be compared to what Old Testament character? (1 John 3:11-15 says that anyone who hates his brother is like Cain, whose hatred led to murder.)

THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE:  Readings for November, 2022

Day 27   Daniel 6, 7/ 2 John 1                             Day 28  Daniel 8, 9/ 3 John 1

Day 29   Daniel 10-12/Psalms 135,136   Day 30  Hosea 1, 2/Jude

THE YEAR OF THE BIBLE:  Readings for December, 2022

Day 1    Hosea 3-6/Revelation 1           Day 2           Hosea 7,8/ Psalm 137, 138    

Day 3      Hosea 9, 10/ Revelation 1     Day 4           Hosea 11, 12/ Revelation 3   

Day 5      Hosea 13, 14/ Revelation 4               Day 6           Joel 1, 2/ Psalm 139

Day 7      Joel 3/ Revelation 5                           Day 8           Amos 1, 2/ Revelation 6

Day 9      Amos 3, 4/ Psalms 140, 141  Day 10         Amos 5, 6/ Revelation 7        

Day 11   Amos 7, 8/ Revelation 8         Day 12         Amos 9/ Revelation 9

Day 13   Obadiah 1/ Psalms 142, 143               Day 14         Jonah 1, 2/ Revelation 10

Day 15   Jonah 3, 4/ Revelation 11       Day 16         Micah 1-3/ Psalm 144

Day 17   Micah 4, 5/ Revelation 12      Day 18         Micah 6, 7/Revelation 13

Day 19   Nahum 1-3/ Revelation 14      Day 20         Habakkuk 1-3/ Psalm 145

Day 21  Zephaniah 1-3/ Revelation 15  Day 22         Haggai 1, 2/ Revelation 16

Day 23   Zechariah 1, 2/Psalms 146, 147 Day 24      Zechariah 3, 4/ Revelation 17

Day 25  Zechariah 5, 6/ Revelation 18   Day 26        Zechariah 7, 8/ Revelation 19

Day 27   Zechariah 9, 10/ Psalm 148    Day 28         Zechariah 11, 12/ Revelation 20

Day 29   Zechariah 13,14/Revelation 21  Day 30      Malachi 1, 2/Psalms 149, 150

Day 31   Malachi 3, 4/ Revelation 22