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December 2020 Services


                  Worship by Zoom at 11:00 AM (begin gathering at 10:45 AM)



                                                      December 6 (communion – please have elements ready)

                                          December 13

                                          December 20

                                          December 27

                                          Longest Night Service (on website and Facebook) – December 20

                                          Christmas Eve Candlelight Service ( on website and Facebook ) – December 24



      

From the Pastor




Psalm 107:1

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.”

This year it has been a challenge to find the good; things for which to be thankful. But, one thing we know for sure is that the Lord is good, and for that we can give thanks!

As we move through Thanksgiving and into Advent, I challenge you to find something good in each and every day. Below I have listed some prompts to help you “find the good.” I hope they are helpful!


Dec. 1: Family

Dec. 2: Health

Dec. 3: Food

Dec. 4: Friends

Dec. 5: Pets

Dec. 6: Nature

Dec. 7: Music

Dec. 8: Poetry

Dec. 9: Literature

Dec. 10: Hope

Dec. 11: Challenges

Dec. 12: Shelter

Dec. 13: Work

Dec. 14: Warmth

Dec. 15: Fellowship

Dec. 16: Church Family

Dec. 17: Play

Dec. 18: Sunshine

Dec. 19: Community

Dec. 20: Faith

Dec. 21: Peace

Dec. 22: Humor

Dec. 23: Decorations

Dec. 24: Candlelight

Dec. 25: Jesus

Dec. 26: Calm

Dec. 27: Worship

Dec. 28: Smiles

Dec. 29: Love

Dec. 30: Kindness

Dec. 31: Discovery 



As we prepare our hearts and minds to welcome Jesus into our hearts and the world again, remember that he is the Light of the world and in him there is no darkness. Keep the faith. Know that the Lord is good. Know that God’s steadfast love endures forever!


Grace and peace to you and your family during the days to come!


Rev. Julie

Lectionary Readings


December 6

2nd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 40:1-11

Mark 1:1-8


December 13

3rd Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

John 1:6-8, 19-28


December 20

4th Sunday of Advent

2 Samuel 7:1-11

Luke 1:26-38


December 27

Isaiah 61:10-62:3

Luke 2:22-40

Christmas Joy Offering


The Christmas Joy Offering reflects that God is with us, through the generous gifts that support church leaders among us, retired, present and future, who have pointed us to God. Fifty percent of your gifts provide assistance for current and retired church workers and their families with critical financial needs. God is calling new leaders for our Church and world, through the ministry of Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color – offering students the means for a brighter future and enhanced opportunities to use their talents and skills to serve God, the Church, and the world for years to come. Fifty percent of your gifts make it possible for students to learn and grow in faith at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities                                                                                           of color.




Food Pantry



We are collecting for the Food Pantry Holiday Boxes differently this year. Our church was asked to collect 200 boxes of stuffing. The stuffing has been purchased and if you would like to contribute to the cost of the stuffing, it comes to $1.49 per box.

Zoom Worship Services

We will continue to have Zoom worship services.  The Session will address the topic again in January. Of course, if there are any major changes during this time, the decision will be revisited sooner. 

If you know anyone who would like to join us for Worship on Sunday mornings, please send their email address to Tina at cynpresbyterian@att.net. It is an easy way to invite a friend!

Remember, we are the church wherever we are, not just in the building.  Go out and BE the church!  

Cedar Ridge Service

Due to the Coronavirus, visitors are not allowed at Cedar Ridge, therefore we will have no service there in December.


 Believe It or Not  Book Club

Our book for December is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. We will meet by Zoom on December 15 at noon.





There is a devotional app members can look at that is available in the app store on your phone.  It is called D365.  You can also find this on our church website at cynthianapresbyterian.com

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We hope and pray everyone is doing well – please reach out if you have a need; we have volunteers ready to assist you!  Tina is in the church office from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM – Monday – Friday at 234-2961.



Julie is available to anyone who would like to talk, message, or text.   Her cell phone number is 606-831-8312.


Watch our church website, our church Facebook page, and your email for updates on upcoming decisions being made.  A committee has been formed to help make decisions about our church and its functions during this time – the committee is:  Greg Cooper, Neil Rush, Jay Sanders, and Julie Olt. 


There is a devotional button members can click.  It is found at the top of this page.  It is D365.


Church is online again on Sunday on the website here.


PRAYER LIST

Clayton Arnold, Huck Bruce, Sherry Coleman (Wendy Sifford’s cousin), Betty Deibel, David Doyle, Loretta Grannis, Peggy Gray (Cedar Ridge), Frank Henson, Bud Holder, Sheila Jameson (Cedar Ridge), Barbara Kinkead (Ginny Tucker’s sister), Kelli Mastin (Woody Richie's daughter), Robin Paulson, Cathy Peveler, Tallu Quinn, Alex Rosenbaum, the Family of Raymond Solomon (Frank Solomon's Brother), Betty Smith (Cedar Ridge),Craig Smith, the Family of Mary Swinford, Devon Williams, Mission Personnel, Covid-19 patients in Cynthiana, in Kentucky, in the United States, and the World




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