December 11th, 2017 Announcements
This Sunday: Jillian will preach from Matthew 2: 1-12, the story
of the Magi.
Children's Christmas Pageant: It will be on Wednesday, December 13th
at 6 PM. The play begins at 6 PM sharp. So come early so you don't
miss it. It's a short play. Our dinner menu will be Vegetable Soup
and Mac and Cheese. Pam is looking for people to bring dessert.
Midweek Meal: Our next meal together will be Wednesday, December
13th from 11-1 PM. We'll celebrate Christmas.
Ladies Craft Day: We will meet this Sunday after church to work on
our crafts. Please bring a project with you and a lunch.
Stories from Mooreland Latest Blog Post
St. Nicholas: Bishop of Myra As Baptists we really donít do much
with Saints. The only two we really talk about are St. Patrick and
St. Nicholas (Santa Claus). And the reason these two make the cut
is because of the secular nature of both St. Patrickís Day and Christmas.
But I thought we would look at St. Nicholas, a real life Bishop of
Myra this week. Itís worth reclaiming the real St. Nicholas during
the Advent Season. St. Nicholas lived long ago during the 300s or
fourth century. He was Bishop of Myra, which is in modern day Turkey.
Very little is actually known about his life. He is remembered as
a man of great faith and compassion. He didnít leave any writings
behind either. We are only left with the legends surrounding his life.
But I think the legends are worth looking at because they inform us
about his character. There are two famous stories about St. Nicholas.
The first one may be surprising to you. At this point in Church history,
there is a grand debate about Jesus. They are discussing whether Jesus
is equal to God the Father in status and in power. Itís known as the
Arian controversy. So, a gathering is announced. Itís called the Council
of Nicaea. There is a story about St. Nicholas who attends the Council.
Nicholas is confronted by a person who wonít be convinced that Jesus
is equal to God the Father. And what does St. Nicholas do? He slaps
that man in the face. Click the link below to read the rest https://mbcavenue.wordpress.com/
Rev. Jillian Andrzejewski
Pastor Mooreland Baptist Church
13 foot Norway Spruce,
covered with Christian symblols