Dec 4 Family Fun Night - 6 pm (Questions? Contact Josh Arnold)
Dec 5 Gingerbread Men Deco & Caroling @ Blossom Valley—King’s Orchard CofC; 10 a.m. Decorating GB Cookies;
11 a.m. Caroling @ Blossom Valley--Contact Tonia or Bruce for details
· Love & Respect Marriage Class—9 am, Rm #215
· Worship Assembly—10:15 am
· Children’s Change to help Lee Elementary School
· 100th Birthday Party for Amy Snedaker - directly after Worship Assembly (about 12 noon)
· “Not A Fan” Bible Study—6 pm here @ KOCOC
Dec 8 Ladies Bible Class—11 am, room #104
Dec 9 Elders Meeting—5:30 p.m. church library
Dec 10 Thursday Bible Study Class—1 pm church library
Dec 12 White Elephant Party—5 pm ($5-10 gift) & finger foods -- 5 p.m. here at King's Orchard
· Third Sunday Singing @ Garden Terrace—4 pm
· Caroling, Caroling, Caroling!!! Meeting here @ KOCOC at 5 pm and then we'll go out around the community singing and then come back and have hot cocoa.
Thanksgiving (in the United States) is this week, November 25. This is a chance for us to gather with loved ones - whether that is family by blood or family by choice - and count your blessings. Maybe you don't think you have any blessings, but stop for a moment and look around you. Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have a job - even if it is only part-time? Are your parents in good health? Do you have at least one good friend who will (and has) stick by you no matter what? Did you just get a new puppy? Did you just enjoy a hot meal? A hot cup of coffee? Did you notice the beautiful sunrise/sunset? Have folks gathered around and helped after a catastrophic event? Give thanks.
The following is the proclamation given by George Washington that helped inaugurate our American Thanksgiving.
WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLIC THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
(signed) G. Washington
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pies & Cakes, Christmas Crafts,
Gift Ideas Galore!!!
LUNCH: Homemade Soup &
Roll, Pie & Coffee
Sponsored by Women for Christian Scholars
KING’S ORCHARD CHURCH OF CHRIST
1610 Orchard Ave., Wenatchee, WA
This is a FUNDRAISER for Women for Christian Scholars
30 Day Challenge
Do you have the courage to take it? How honest are you? How courageous? How diligent? The reason I ask these questions is that I want to challenge you during November to read the New Testament all the way through. Do you have 30 days to do something really significant in your life? Then join King's Orchard and take up the 30-day challenge this month.
It will change your life!
Want to know more? Go to http://www.thirtydaybiblechallenge.com/ check it out!
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