Friday-Tuesday-recycle trailer on Cherry Street in front of City Hall; Dec. 12-Rural Water District, No. 5 board meeting, board office, 7 p.m.; Fire Dept. meeting, fire station, 7 p.m.; 13-Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Bingo, City Hall Community Room, 6:30 p.m.; 15-Lions Club invites United Methodist Church Women for the cooks who supply monthly meals to them; 15-Lions Christmas dinner at Dudley’s, Iola.
Friday-Crest School Board meets at board office, 7 p.m.; high school basketball tournament at Humboldt; Monday-high school basketball at Pleasanton, 5 p.m.; Dec. 13-middle school basketball at Northeast-Arma, 5:30 p.m.
Friday-chicken fried steak, cream gravy, whipped potatoes, green beans, brad, cookie; Monday-chicken and noodles, whipped potatoes, winter mix, roll, applesauce; Dec. 13-sliced turkey with gravy, whipped potatoes, corn, roll, apricots. All meals served with 2 % milk, menus subject to change, suggested meal donation $3.50. Phone 620-228-5156 for meal reservations.
Bruce Symes gave the Communion meditation on the importance of believing the Gospel. John 3:16 describes the first part of that gospels, and 1 John 3:16 describes the second part of the gospels. Jesus paid for our sins by dying on the cross, and gave us an example of how we should live. (also referenced 1 John 3:17-18, 24). Pastor Chase Riebel gave the week one of Advent sermon on “Hope of Immanuel.” Hope, when Biblically defined, means confident, expectation, assurance and trust. We put our hope in the promises of God, and each generation must put their trust in God, not rely on their parents’ beliefs. (Ref. Psalm 78:7, Hebrews 11:39-40, 10:23, 2:14-18, 9:11-14, 2 Samuel 22:31, Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Matt 28:18-20, John 14:3, 15-17, Galatians 4:67, Acts 1:10-11, Revelation 22:12, 21:1-5).
Men’s Bible study is at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Meal and prayer time are at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a youth group at 7 o’clock.
Danny Larson from Pine Haven will speak at the church tonight at 7.
Pastor Leo Ramsey welcomed everyone to the service Tuesday at High Point Cowboy Church followed by praise and worship led by Cindy Beckmon.
Apostle Jon Petty read from 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 and 6:1-2 stating that all have been reconciled and as Christ’s ambassadors (representatives), we have the ministry of love and reconciliation for others. The anointing God gave us is not for us but for others. Becky Petty added comments that we are accepted and loved, using Luke 4:18-19.
This Sunday, the church will host a holiday dinner in the high school cafeteria following the morning service. Plan to bring a covered dish and stay for the noon meal.
Northcott Church of New Beginnings
Sunday–Mission Sunday; Christmas Program, Fellowship and Board meeting; 16-Benevolence Sunday; Dec. 20-Women of Faith at 6:30 p.m., soup is on the dinner menu; 23-Building Fund Sunday.
Birthdays: Dec. 4-Sue Hershberger; 13-Kinsley Vest, 20-Kenny Vest. Anniversary: Dec. 27-Kenny and Rebecca Vest. Visit www.facebook.com/NorthcottChurch. Contact Leon Galle, 620-228-2644.
Scripture shared at the Sunday United Methodist Church service was Psalm 25: 1-10, Jeremiah 33: 14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3: 8-13 and Luke 21: 25-36. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon, “Stand.”
Colony Christmas Parade
A cool evening temperature of 42 with a light rain greeted the typical good sized crowd to watch Colony’s 14th Christmas Parade. More will be shared in next week’s Colony News.
Larry Penka voiced concerns to Colony City Council members recently about a dog inside a pen, calling the animal vicious. He complained about dogs barking at him while he is in his yard.
The dog is property restrained, according to city ordinances, Council members responded, although there is an ordinance against excessive barking.
Council members approved a request from nutrition site organizer Jodi Smith to waive rental fees for City Hall. The group will supply trash bags, soap, paper towels or other supplies.
The Council approved a request from City Clerk Phyliss Gettler asked to close City Hall on Christmas Eve. Employees must use personal time for the extra day off.
Several who received nuisance letters about abandoned vehicles have contacted the city, Council members were told.
The Council approved an ordinance raising water and sewer rates.
Eight members attended the Nov. 7 meeting; 13 attended the Zone Social in Garnett. Members agreed to donate to the Crest Athletic Department in honor of Wilma Goodell. The next meeting is tonight with a pizza meal. Cooks are invited. Kenton King will get the pizzas and Delores McMullen will pick up the soda.
Members will review the shut-in list. Poinsettias will be presented to the individuals on this list. Dec. 15 will be the Christmas dinner at Dudley’s in Iola. Members were invited to the Garnett Christmas parade Nov. 25. A new membership application was received from Bill Smith. President Delores McMullen was in charge of the meeting.