December 3, 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 3, 2023

1st Sunday of Advent

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness – on them light has shined.”

Isaiah 9:2

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 1st Sunday of Advent.  We will be dedicating our new “Chrismon Tree” and explaining the meaning of the ornaments. The title of Susan Goe’s sermon is “Chrismons – Monograms of Christ.” (Isaiah 9: 2 – 7; Luke 2: 1 – 7; Isaiah 53:4-7; John 19: 16 – 18; Matthew 16: 15 – 16; Revelation 11:15.)  The sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated.  The Chancel Choir will sing “Comfort, Comfort Ye My People.”  Hymns for the day include “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus,” “Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts,” and “Go, Tell It on the Mountain!.”


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

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

                                        Merry Widows & Widowers Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

          Wednesday            Crafternooners, 1:00 p.m.

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

          Friday                    Outreach, 8:45 a.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 5th, at 10:30 a.m.  This study takes a close look at some of the unlikely people we encounter in the stories about Jesus’ birth, including Elizabeth & Zechariah and Herod the Great.  If you have any questions, speak to Susan Goe. 
  • 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 Valley 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.
  • 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.