News from Harwood and area

Posted January 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

By Helen Ellerman

Those having dinner at Madalyn’s Kitchen after church Sunday, Dec. 23, were Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman and France Lewis.

Pastor Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellermsan and Frances Lewis attended the Christmas Carol singing at the Metz United Methodist Church Sunday evening, Dec. 23. Pastor Locke and their Pastor, Lawrence Cripps, took part in the service. Refreshments were served after the service. On the way home, they went around to see the pretty lights and Radio Springs Park.

Connie Locke, Jewell and Helen Ellerman had dinner at Madalyn’s Kitchen Thursday, Dec. 20, for their Christmas dinner.

Church service was held at the Harwood Baptist Church Sunday, Dec. 23. Brother Cliff Bennett’s sermon “The Reason For The Season” was taken from several books of the Bible. Several from the church went around the area delivering fruit plates Friday, Dec. 21.

Church service was held at the Schell City United Methodist Church Sunday Dec. 23. Pastor Connie Locke’s sermon “Remembering Mary” was taken from Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 and Luke 1:39-45. Sunday School was held before Church. Jeanie O’Brien led the lesson “Live in the Light” taken from John 1:1-5.

Pastor Connie Locke visited Mary Ellerman Maus at Moore Few Care Center Monday afternoon, Dec. 24.

Peggy O’Brien of Grandview spent the Christmas holiday in the home of her mother, Ruth Ijams. Jeanie O’Brien ate Christmas dinner with her mother and sister.

Connie Locke was a Christmas dinner guest in the home of her sister and husband, Jim and Vickie Dilly, at Nevada. Connie’s parents, Ben and Gloria Locke, of Nevada, Connie’s nephew and family, Dustin and Heather Dilly, and Heather’s mother, Janice Doolin, of Milo were there.

A Festival of lessons and carols was held Christmas Eve by Pastor Connie Locke at the Schell City United Methodist Church Monday evening, Dec. 24. They started out by the lighting of the advent wreath and then they sang “There’s a Song in The Air” and then the bidding prayer and the Lord’s Prayer. They had the blessing and they had the first lesson taken from Genesis 3:8-15, 17-19. God announces in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve’s punishment for their rebellion and that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent’s heal and they sang the Carol “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus.”

The second lesson Genesis 22:15-18. God promises to Abraham that by his descendants all the nations of the earth shall obtain blessing Carol “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”

Third lesson Isaiah 9:2, 6-7. The prophet announces the birth of a king to a people in darkness. Carol Canticle of Light and Darkness.

Fourth lesson Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6-9. The king is coming and will usher in a reign of justice for the poor and peace for all of God’s creation. Carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

Fifth lesson Luke 11:26-35, 38. He Angel Gabriel announces to the virgin Mary that she will give birth to God’s promised Son whose kingdom shall never end. Carol “My Soul Gives Glory to My God.”

Sixth lesson Luke 2:1-7. Against a backdrop of emperors and taxes, Jesus is born. Carol “Away in a Manger” Then they had the lighting of Christ’s candle.

Seventh lesson Luke 2:8-16. The shepherds go to see the savior of the world lying in a manger. Carol “The First Noel.”

Eighth lesson Matthew 2:1-11. The wise men follow a star to find the child, Jesus, the king of the Jews. Carol “We Three Kings.”

Ninth lesson John 1:1-14. John unfolds the mystery of the Incarnation. Carol “Silent Night, Holy Night.”

For Collett the group new Christmas. They dismissed with blessing and had closing. Lawrence Cripps played “Ring the Bells” and played for the rest of the evening.