Sunday, December 27, 2009 South City site
O Come All Ye Faithful
Call to Worship:Psalm 29:1-3,10-11 Psalm 29:1-3,10-11
1 Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones,
ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name;
Shout to the Lord worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
3 The voice of the LORD is over the waters;
Now Let Us Sing the God of glory thunders,
the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
Prayer 10 The LORD sits enthroned over the flood;
the LORD is enthroned as King forever.
Be Still, God Will Fight Your Battles 11 The LORD gives strength to his people;
the LORD blesses his people with peace.
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New City Fellowship exists to seek the establishment of God’s kingdom rule
in the hearts of people from every ethnic group by discipling the nations
in the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ through a clear proclamation of salvation by
grace through faith in Christ alone and by doing Spirit-led deeds of justice and mercy.
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25Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was
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righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of
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the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus
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you now dismiss your servant in peace.
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32a light for revelation to the Gentiles
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and for glory to your people Israel."
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forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
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Sunday Morning Prayer – Come join the pastors & others for
prayer for our church & city, Sundays at 9:30am in Kevin’s office
Please mark your calendars upstairs.
NCF Church offices will be closed through January 4th. South City Nursery Schedule (birth-3 yrs)
If you are unable to serve on your assigned date it is your responsibility to
New Year’s Eve overnight prayer gathering 8pm Dec 31st — find a replacement and inform Bethany Robbins 314-369-9800.
12:30am January 1st in the auditorium, 1483 82nd Blvd, 63132. December 27 Tasha Emborsky, Virginia Houmes, David Taylor
Please join us to celebrate God’s goodness & faithfulness over this January 3 Barbara Crim, Sara Taylor, Heather Garrett, Matt Brock
past year, and to receive His blessings for 2010! January 10 Heather Steele, Meg Norris, Mandy & Dave Rajchart
Annual Testimony Sunday: Children’s Ministry Update
On Sunday, January 3rd during our Sunday morning worship John Houmes firstname.lastname@example.org 314-630-9976
service we will give thanks to God for his goodness over the
past year. How has God poured out his grace in your life? Children’s Sunday School Volunteers Needed
How has he met you in times of trial, provided for you, or
3.5 - 4 year old teacher starting in January.
shown you more of his goodness? Are there things God has 2nd and 3rd grade helper starting in January.
done that you need to share with the rest of us? Please pray Hall monitor starting now.
about this and come ready to give thanks together. Contact John Houmes if you are willing to volunteer (314-630-9976
West Africa Bridge Team Friendship and Discipleship for Men
The next meeting for the West Africa Bridge Team will be Sunday, Samson guys challenge each other daily to believe the
January 24th. Location will be announced in the coming weeks. incredible news that God actually knows us, loves us, and has
Contact John Houmes for more information (314-630-9976 or restored us to himself. As we follow Christ together, we find
email@example.com). our lives progressively interrupted by righteousness, peace
and joy. Next meeting is January 5th at 7:15pm at New City
South (3502 Grace Avenue). Contact John Houmes for more
Congregational Meeting January 27th at 7pm
information (314-630-9976 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
in the cafeteria at the U.City site, 1483 82nd Blvd., 63132
On Wednesday evening, January 27th we will be holding a House Church
congregational to review the Church Budget for 2010, and to elect The main way to get connected and enjoy small group fellowship at
new Elders and Deacons. The meeting will include both worship New City is through weekly house church meetings. Please see
sites. house church brochure in foyer. If you want to know more about
these groups, contact Tony Myles 726-2302 x230 email@example.com
The Elders who are up for election are David Taylor, from South or Mike Parker 726-2302 x242.
City, being called to serve as a Ruling Elder, and Gary Leibovich,
who is already a Ruling Elder, but is being called to serve as a
Teaching Elder and Associate Pastor of New City Fellowship.
Gary’s position will focus on developing relationships with other Weekly Email Updates
churches/pastors in the St. Louis community and further our If you are not currently receiving the weekly email
connection with the broader body of Christ in seeking first the updates that come out on Friday afternoon and would
kingdom. In addition, he will have some normal pastoral like to be added to the list, please send your email
responsibilities for the congregation at the U.City site. This will be address to Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
a non-paid position.
The New City Fellowship directory is online at the following address.
The two Deacon candidates are Katy Stern (U.City site) and Mike If your information needs to be corrected, please fill out the form
Swartwout (U.City site). on the back of the directory and mail to the church office.
Update the Church Directory! Please check your information in the
Childcare will be provided for age 0-10 years. (Children age 11 and directory in the foyer. To be included or make corrections, please fill
up will stay with their parent.) out a Directory Information form in the foyer.
FIRM FOUNDATION TUTORING has many opportunities Health Connection is looking for YOU to join us at the upcoming
available to serve children and their families both after school Second Saturday Free Clinic! The monthly free clinic is staffed by
and during the school day. Tutors commit to 1½ hours per volunteer physicians, nurses, and many non-health related profes-
week and do not need to have an education background, just sionals, students, or otherwise friends of the ministry. In addition to
the desire to show the love of Christ to a child. If you are providing basic health services at the clinic, the Health Connection
ministry offers follow-up care and seeks to build deeper relationships
interested in learning more, please contact Laurie Jones at
with the city's poor, immigrant, refugee and marginalized with. We
314-726-2302 ext. 233 or by email: email@example.com. hope to see you on Saturday, January 9th, from 9:30 am to 12 pm
at the South City worship site! He commissioned then to preach
the news of God's kingdom and heal the sick. Luke 9:2
Two deacons will be in front of the sanctuary each Sunday after the FORAI
service if you would like to meet with them or set up an appointment.
Friends of Refugees and Immigrants
There will be a deacon at the church office on Thursdays 9am— “Coming Together to Create Beauty & Opportunity”
noon if anyone has any diaconal needs. We are also available to
assist in filing for unemployment and help answer any questions Next meeting - January 2, 2010
you may have.
You can also make an appointment with a deacon by calling the 9 A.M. - 12 noon
church office (314 762-9915) or talking with one of the deacons. South City Worship Site, 3502 Grace Ave, 63116
If you want to make Free Store donations, or need food or clothing, Contact Jennifer Owens for more information 314-644-2898
please call Perpetue 314-762-9915 to set an appointment.
Free Store hours are Thursdays 11am-1pm and Saturdays 9:30—
11:30am. West Africa Bridge Team
THANK YOU for your donations to the NCF Free Store! The next meeting for the West Africa Bridge Team will be Sunday,
We are now in need blankets, comforters, sheets, and towels. January 24th. Location will be announced in the coming weeks.
If you need furniture, please contact Perpetue Djona 314-762-9915.
To donate clean furniture in good working condition, please call Contact John Houmes for more information (314-630-9976 or
Leah Swartwout at 314-863-3745. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Supplies Needed for Ecole de Nouveau Depart (School of New
The deacons are available to help provide assistance to the Beginning) in Lomé
NCF church body for emergency needs. We will help with
food, clothing, rent, gas and electric bills, or medicine. Also, if Do you have learning tools, writing utensils, or school books that you
you would like to discuss financial issues like budgeting, the use of would be willing to donate to Rose Basse as she prepares to start a
credit and credit cards, or other financial decisions that affect the school for younger children in Lomé, Togo? If so, please contact
welfare of your family, from a Biblical perspective, the deacons are John Houmes (314-630-9976 or email@example.com). Below is a
available to share our experiences and perspectives. list of supplies that are needed. Thank you!
To set up a meeting, please call Perpetue Djona 314-495-9248. -Educational games: learning puzzles with shapes, Legos, alphabet letters
-French posters for numbers, seasons, or shapes
South City Pastor's contact information -Educational tapes/CDs/DVDs
The best way to reach pastors Kevin or Macklann is by email or cell phone. -Tape player, CD player, DVD player
Kevin - firstname.lastname@example.org, 314-488-0256. -Writing supplies: pencils, pens, notebooks
Macklann - email@example.com, 314-882-1773. -Art supplies: chalk, paint, brushes
Monday is the pastors’ day off, but they are available in an emergency. -Curriculum books for preschool and kindergarten
New City Fellowship (314) 726-2302 New City Fellowship welcomes all our visitors.
Church Office: 1142 Hodiamont Ave, St.Louis, MO 63112
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.newcity.org If you would like to know more about New City,
Listen to NCF sermons online http://www.newcity.org/downloads/ please fill out a visitor’s card, which is located
South City Worship Facility & offices: 3502 Grace Ave inside the basket on the table in the foyer, and
63116. [just behind (West of) the Taco Bell on Grand Ave.] 314-762-9915 return your filled out card to the same basket.
Sunday Prayer time: 9:30am
We are glad you chose to worship with us today
Sunday Worship 10:30am(kingdom kids & nursery during the sermon)