12-17-2023 Sunday Bulletin

上帝的聖誕節清單 God’s Christmas List

(帖撒羅尼迦前書 1 Thess. 5:16-24)

許明遠牧師 Rev. Ming Yuan Hsu

消息報告 Announcements

  1. 待降節第三主日:點燃的第三根粉紅色 蠟燭是代表 『喜樂 』,當我們經歷主耶 穌為我們而生,讓我們從罪中得釋放, 確定基督就是那位我們所等候的救主, 我們以愛和感謝來慶祝這個日子。 Today is the Third Sunday of Advent and the pink candle represents “joy.” We are full of joy that Jesus was born for us, we are freed from sin, and we confirm that Christ is the one we are waiting for. We celebrate this day with love and thanksgiving for our Savior.
  2. 何弘吉醫師追思禮拜於下午 1:00舉行,請兄姊留步參加, 並為純美姊及遺族代禱。 Dr. Grinny Ho’s memorial service will be held today at 1pm. Brothers and sisters are asked to stay and attend and pray for Sister Corina and the bereaved family.
  3. 12月 24日是聖誕節讚美主日, 是紀念主耶穌降生的日子,歡迎 邀請親友一起參加當天的崇拜。 午餐後將組隊前往報佳音。 December 24th is Christmas Sunday, a day to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus! Relatives and friends are invited to join in the worship that day. We will go caroling after lunch.
  4. 1月 7日是 2024年的第一個主日, 將舉行新任長執和同工就任, 請同工預備心參加。 January 7th is the first Sunday in 2024. New coworkers will be installed on that day; please participate.
  5. 1月 6日 (1pm-5pm) 和 13日 (10am-2pm) 兩個 週六在教會將舉辦敬拜讚美訓練課程, 邀請邱英薰老師主講,歡迎目前隊員和 有意學習敬拜讚美的兄弟姊妹一起參加, 請向 Tina 和 Lulu 報名。 There will be a P&W training at church on two Saturdays, January 6th (1pm-5pm) and January 13th (10am-2pm). Teacher Joy Chiu will be giving the lecture. Current team members and any brothers and sisters who are interested are welcome; please register with Tina and Lulu.

代禱 Intercession

  1. 在「待降節」期間依然紀念在戰火中的以色列和 巴勒斯坦人民,願上帝減低兩方的傷亡,並將主 耶穌降生的平安恩典和喜樂賜給他們。 During the Feast of Advent, we still remember the Israeli and Palestinian people who are in the war. May God reduce the casualties on both sides and give them the peace, grace and joy of the birth of the Lord Jesus.
  2. 為自己在今年當中上帝的恩典獻上感謝;為上帝 在每位弟兄姊妹新的一年中生活的方向和計畫。 Give thanks for God’s grace this year; pray for God’s direction and plan for each brother’s and sister’s life in the new year.
  3. 為 2024年新同工的服事和新事工的計畫與進 行,一切走在上帝的旨意中。 Pray for the new coworkers and 2024 ministry events, that everything will be in God’s will.
  4. 為古秀偉、王淑玲、鄧淑貞長老、胡紹禎、 藍老師以及身體欠安的兄姊代禱。 Pray for Brother Ku, Brother Wang, Elder Teng, Brother Hu, Teacher Lan, and all our brothers and sisters who are in poor health.

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