December 10, 2023

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.

December 10, 2023

2nd Sunday of Advent

“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.  A voice cries out: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord.’”

Isaiah 40:1, 3a

You are invited to join us on Sunday for our 10:00 a.m. worship service, either in person or on Face Book.  It is the 2nd Sunday of Advent.  The title of Susan Goe’s sermon is “Preparing the Way.” (Isaiah 40: 1-11; Mark 1:1-9)  For Special Music, Janet Hansen and Fran Chadwick will sing “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.”  Hymns for the day include “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates,” and “Live Into Hope.”


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

          Tuesday                 Advent Bible Study –“An Unlikely Advent” – 10:30 a.m.

          Wednesday            Crafternooners, 1:00 p.m.

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


  • Greeters and hosts for Fellowship Hour are needed! 
  • If anyone is interested in becoming a member at Mingus View Presbyterian Church, we’d love to have you!  Please speak to Susan Goe and schedule a time to explore the possibility.

Advent: The Season of Hope!

The Advent/Christmas season is upon us.  It is a busy time, but here are some activities to enhance the season.

  • “An Unlikely Advent:  Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story” will continue on Tuesday, December 12th, at 10:30 a.m. 
  • Advent Devotionals – Devotional booklets are available on the round table.
  • CAMP CHRISTMAS at Ganado Presbyterian Church!  Camp Christmas at our sister church in Ganado is a long-time tradition of the church.  Mingus View has partnered with them over the years to provide the items that they can distribute to their community at the holidays.  Most needed items are blankets; warm coats, hats, mittens, etc. – new or gently used; and personal care items (toothbrushes, paste, etc.) or cash for the Mission Team to purchase items for the gift bags.  Boxes are located in the church foyer to accept your donations, for which we are grateful!  Deadline for donations is December 17th!
  • So many more thanks are in order for all your donations for the nurse at Mountain View Elementary School on Loos Drive.  Nurse Stephanie is SO APPRECIATIVE!  In addition to the nutritious snacks you’ve provided, she says the current needs are tiny bottles of water and Gator Aid; 5T Pull-ups; flushable wipes, Clorox Wipes; and as always size 6-8 sweatpants and 10-12 sweatshirts.  It was suggested you hit up your grandkids and great-grandkids for outgrown clothing.  Next time I visit, I will get a photo of the school and Nurse Stephanie so you can picture who we are helping!  Thanks, Mingus View!  You’re the best!  Ceri
  • Christmas Dedications — If you wish to make a memorial or honorary dedication in celebration of the birth of the Christ Child, please use the envelopes in the pews.  Deadline is December 17th .  Any small gift you make will benefit the general fund and is in lieu of “buying” a Poinsettia.  The list of dedications will be in the bulletin on December 24th.
  • The Hope Circle & The Crafternooners will hold a joint Holiday Brunch on Wednesday, December 20thThe Circle meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.  The Brunch will get underway at 11:30.  All are welcome!  Speak to Marilyn Walker if you’d like to attend!
  • Christmas Joy Offering — The Mission & Stewardship Committee invites you to participate in the annual “Christmas Joy Offering”, a special offering of the Presbyterian Church (USA).    Envelopes may be found in the pews.
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – invite your family and friends to the Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, beginning at 5:00 p.m.