Worship Time Change
Pittsboro Christian Church has begun their new worship time. We gather in praise, song, and inspirational sermon and the Lord's Supper at 9:15 AM. Following the service we have fellowship time.
Summit Life Church has begun worshipping in our sanctuary at 11:00 AM.
From Donna's Desk
The Pastor's Perspective:
This is the time of year that I really savor with my senses and store in my memory banks the fall experience for the long cold winter ahead. The glorious fall colors, the crunch of leaves under my feet, the crispness and the damp cool of the air, and the smell of a camp fires burning are things I just can't seem to get enough of each day. Be sure and get out in God's amazing creation this season. I promise that you will find joy in the experience.
My family and I just returned from vacation in Mississippi and Louisiana. The colors were gorgeous and the weather a little warmer. We went to a Renaissance Festival and enjoyed watching goat milking, glass blowing, Irish tunes and probably ¾ of the festival goers and participants were dressed in costumes! We enjoyed time with friends and family, spaghetti dinners, fresh seafood meals, and domino games.
It is good to take a time of rest and renewal from our busy lives. In this day and age it can become all about schedules, appointments, and obligations. Jesus took time to step away from his ministry often. He pulled away with his friends or even alone, away from the crowds. He often went to the mountains or the seaside and I think he must have felt closer to his heavenly father there. I too experience God in the beauty and peacefulness of nature. It is then that I often remember that I am a spiritual being on an earthly journey and not the other way around. I know my real home is in heaven and that I will return there someday.
The Christmas season is upon us and many of us are scurrying around to shop for gifts and lay in supplies for Christmas dinners and family gatherings. As we rapidly approach the Holy Holiday and the end of the year I want to wish you all the gifts of Christmas, namely Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. I am praying that Jesus will be born anew in our hearts and in Pittsboro Christian Church this year.
I realize that the holidays are not always as cheerful for everyone. I in fact lost both of my parents in the same year and all of my siblings are in heaven too. Sometime I feel like an orphan and navigating Christmas without them can bring up a loneliness I can't explain. I know that some of you have lost loved ones in the past year too or maybe you are struggling under the sadness of an estrangement of a loved one. Some of us may have been hit with health decline or are facing a terminal illness or cancer diagnosis. The days are getting shorter and the dark nights are longer and can sometimes bring on depression for no apparent reason. If you are feeling blue for any of these reasons or others I am not aware of the Blue Christmas Service on Sunday Dec. 19th at 4pm at the church is for you. Please RSVP to me at 765-606-8796 so that I have an estimated number for which to plan. Also even if it is at the last moment, invite a friend who is struggling with the blues as I will plan for a few extras.
Wishing you joy for the journey, Pastor Donna
Luke 2: 1-20
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. 5He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child. 7And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 14“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” 15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Pittsboro Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
209. N. Meridian St.; PO Box 215
Pittsboro IN 46167—317-892-3245
Rev. Donna Herring & David Dickey: Worship Leaders
Judy Parker, Secretary: Monday through Friday: 9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Kathy Kern, Musician
Rev. Donna Herring, Song Leader
Shirley Boles, Nursery Staff
“Demonstrating the Love of God”
Sunday Worship – 9:15 AM
(Fellowship time to follow)
How to Reach Us
at Pittsboro Christian Church
209 N Meridian St
PO Box 215
Pittsboro, IN 46167
Parking available on the west side of the building off of Meridian Street
across from Pittsboro Elementary School.