Communion Sunday – Feb. 25

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Communion, a remembrance initiated by Jesus himself. His words are carved in Communion tables all over the world, “This do in remembrance of me.”

We eat bread and drink juice to remember His tortured body and His innocent blood that was shed because of our sins. We remember the death of the One whose life was not taken from Him. He didn’t just risk His life, He gave it, knowing that He would suffer and die. It wasn’t suicide — but a sacrifice.

Jesus said, “This is my body which is given for you” … His death was not senseless or without purpose, but given — for us.

The purpose of Communion is more than just remembering or even honoring Christ’s death. Communion celebrates that death personally with reverent gratitude and awe.

When Jesus instituted this memorial, of the disciples present only John would be an eyewitness to His suffering and death. The others would have no firsthand memory of the cross. They would only have, like us, a memorial.

Join us for Communion on Sunday Feb. 25 at 10:00 AM

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Join us on Christmas Eve

Candle-Light

Services at 10:00 am & 5:00 pm.

The evening service will have candle light and communion.

Praise Assembly of God Church would love to have your family join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Dec 24th beginning at 5pm. We will be observing the Lord’s Supper during this special worship time.

Morning Service at 10:00 – Join us for some Christmas carols and other songs of worship! Pastor Randy’s message is : Send Someone Else – Exodus 4:13; 1 John 4:9

Christmas Eve Service at 5:00 PM
This evening service we will have a candle light and communion Christmas Eve service. There will also be some special music.

Sunday November 12th

 

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Our Church will be hosting a Gymanfa Ganu (a Welsh Hymn Sing) here in Beaver Dam On November 12th at 2:30 PM… it is open to the community and it is an event you will not want to miss!!!   

It will be followed by “Te Bach,” a Welsh tea time with cookies and sandwiches.

It is sponsored by the Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association of Wisconsin

Not Quite There Yet…

FfurnaceActually, we are still having furnace problems.

The pilot light is fixed but there is not enough pressure to heat the sanctuary.

We had the Sunday service in the basement fellowship hall on Nov. 5th.   The furnace man is coming again on Monday Nov. 6.

Pray that we’ll have everything done in time for the Welsh Hymn Sing to be held here on  Sunday, November 12 at 2:30 PM.

What is Cymanfa Ganu??

 

glass_stairs1_chorusA tradition in Wales is festivals of singing hymns in chapels. These are, in Welsh, ‘Cymanfa Ganu’.

In Wales, more than a thousand Cymanfa Ganu are held each year. These take place in virtually every village and town in Wales.

Cymanfa Ganus are held across the world – wherever people of Welsh heritage live.

Once a year, a four-day North American Festival of Wales (a Gymanfa Ganu, commonly just referred to as a National) is held in North America over the Labor Day weekend. The four-day festival opens on Thursday night with a Noson Lawen, which some call a Welsh Amateur Night. The weekend continues with an evening banquet on Friday and a Saturday concert, generally featuring a Welsh male voice choir and soloists, both from Wales.

Sunday is the defining day of the four-day festival which begins with a bilingual church and memorial service. After a brief intermission, this service is followed by afternoon and evening sessions of the Gymanfa Ganu itself.  A unique feature of the gymanfa ganu is the seating separation of alto, soprano, tenor, and bass singers into sections for the four part harmony singing. And while the Gymanfa Ganu is conducted with the dignity of a church service, it is not unknown for the musical conductor to stop the singing when one or more of the voice sections wanders from the desired harmony and needs special attention.  Interspersed between the formal proceedings are frequent sessions of spontaneous singing of favorite hymns.

Our Church will be hosting a Gymanfa Ganu here in Beaver Dam On November 12th at 2:30 PM it is open to the community and it is an event you will not want to miss!!!   It will be followed by “Te Bach,” a Welsh tea time with cookies and sandwiches.

It is sponsored by the Welsh Gymanfa Ganu Association of Wisconsin