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Sunday Morning Worship


8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
Encounter Christ this Christmas
10:50 a.m. Blended Worship pity? Gospel singer and comedian Mark In other words, Jesus’ own family missed the
Lowry writes: majesty of the moment.
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages I’ll tell you whom I feel sorry for – all the We are His family, too. Like his relatives
Ed Lantz people in the motel who missed it. They who missed the majesty in Bethlehem, we
Senior Pastor were there! They were in the same time sometimes miss it, too. For many, Christmas
period. They didn’t have to learn of this has become a time of mundane busyness; a
event 2000 years after the fact, like we did. frenzied and frantic month long marathon.
While they were lying in their beds, trying For some, the season begins with smiles and
to get some rest…they missed it! They ends with snarls. “I’m glad it’s over,” is
While they were there, the time came for could have walked right out to the stable commonly heard on December 26.
the baby to be born, and she gave birth to and witnessed the coming of the I don’t want to miss Him this year and I
her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in Messiah!…But they were too busy with the know you don’t, either. He was present in
cloths and placed him in a manger, because mundane to notice the eternal. (Mary Did Bethlehem and He is present with us. We
there was no room for them in the inn. You Know, p. 35) can find Him:
– Luke 23:6-7 “Too busy with the mundane to notice the – When we serve those in need (Matt.
Luke’s words are some of the most eternal.” 25:31-46).
beloved ever written. They’ve inspired Lisa and I recently had the privilege of – When we gather with His church (Matt.
countless Christmas pageants, paintings, playing in the CrossWise production of 18:20).
songs, hymns, television programs and Heaven Tonight! Christmas Edition. We – When we’re weary and need help (Matt.
movies, not to mention sermons. They stir played the Innkeeper and his wife. In 18:28)
faith, hope and love. researching the story, we discovered that the I’m grateful to be serving Tyler Street
The fact that Mary gave birth in a stable “inn” was most likely not a commercial during this wonderful season. Merry
and they slept in crude surroundings has operation where people paid to stay. The Christmas.
evoked sadness and sorrow for the holy Greek word actually refers to a guest room, Blessings,
family. But who should receive the greatest probably in the home of a relative or friend. Ed

Celebrate Christmas
at Tyler Street!
l All Church Christmas Luncheon... Sunday, Dec. 13,
12:30 pm Anderson Hall. Everyone is invited! While the
adults dine, the children will create a living nativity. And for
dessert, not much is sweeter than a visit with Santa. Browse
our silent auction items. Smoked turkey provided by Omar
Moreno. Please bring your favorite pie to share! Contact
Jamie Nelson for more information or to help out...214-704-
5211 or jamienelson@tsumc.org.

l Christmas Choir Concert...The music ministry of Tyler


Street presents the beautiful Christmas musical, “The Gift of
Light,” on Sunday evening, December 20 at 7 pm in the
Sanctuary and will include the adult and youth choirs and
handbell choirs.
one of the most beautiful and inspiring opportunities for worship and Christian
l Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service...On fellowship offered in the life of our church. We’ll have inspirational harp music
Thursday, December 24 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary, come featuring harpist, Laurel Allen, and our choirs will lead us in beautiful music.
celebrate the birth of Jesus. This communion service represents Join us for a reception in Yeats Hall following the service.
09 Baby Boom!! Blest Be the Tie that Binds
The 20 ANNIVERSARY Class was opened on Nov. 8 with
prayer by Chastine Wieting. Pat Whiteley brought our
image of God) we find that God created man in His image,
but that in our fall from grace, that image becomes distorted,
November 30, Marsha Griffin led our songs. Dennis
Jeter blessed us with his timely message. We praise
devotion on God’s Word. He read two poems God but not destroyed. God’s intent, through His grace, is to the Lord for Millie’s recovery. She starts therapy next
has given him the words to. Richard’s lesson was on restore the whole order of creation. There are personal week. Remember her and the Philcoxes in your
“Thankfulness.” Class was opened on Nov. 15 with implications in the incarnation. God tabernacles or goes prayers. We’re looking forward to our Christmas
prayer by Dorothy Wynne. Chastine Wieting brought with us. When Jesus came to dwell among us, he became party. Our hearts go out to the Lamars in the loss of
our devotion on “Calling on God for help.” Mary the author and perfecter of our faith. Jesus is also the source their grandson.
Margaret was on the 23rd Psalm. Glad to have Jim of our forgiveness. And if God forgives us everything, how WEDDING RING Class opened on Nov. 8 with Ed
Gettman visit this morning. Refreshments were can we be unforgiving to others. John also talked about Logan at the piano. We sang “Turn Your Eyes Upon
brought by Dorothy Wynne. Nina opened class on obedience being a gift of grace. Our physical body is also Jesus” followed by “Shepherd of Love.” Prayer was
Nov. 22 with prayer. Nancy Ostroff brought our a gift from God and, therefore, we should take care of it. by Joe. LaVerne gave the devotion about a grandma
devotion singing, “Lord of All.” Patsy’s lesson was Bob Cunningham led us in prayer. driving her car. We were pleased to hear Evelyn report
on “Stretching our Souls.” A nominating committee COVENANT We look forward to Mike Walker’s lessons we had NO sick report! We had two former members
was elected consisting of Nina Wakefield, John and during the month of December. Please remember to visit today, Marie Bourell from Austin and Myron
Mozell Skinner, Estelle and Buddy Holley and Maxine RSVP to Vivian’s evite email for the Christmas Party on Fansler from Pottsboro. We also had Estelle and
Caleb Ward Ian Wilks Jake Miller -- Eddie and Valerie Josh Moore -- Mother: Mary Peterson. Glad to have Nancy and Tony visiting today. Friday, December 18 at 7 pm at the home of Steve and Buddy Holley with us. Estelle brought a wonderful
parents: Donald and Erin Ward Parents: John and Laurie Wilks Chapman Miller, Grandparents: Tracy Moore, Grandparents: Thanks to Nine and Tracey for refreshments. Class Donna Reed in Cedar Hill. It’s time to decide on your lesson using the title “Thanking God.” Yes, “thanks”
Grandparents: David and Mary Tom and Lynn Chapman David and Susie Tracy was opened on Nov. 29 with prayer by Bill Sutton. white elephant gift too. Happy December birthdays to is such a valuable word. Her lesson was taken from
Anne Montgomery Diane McWhorter brought our devotion on “What to Mark Bowling, Mike Conway, and Dee Murphy. Luke 17:11 and Mark 1:40. Estelle, we give you our
say when you say good-bye.” Buddy’s lesson was on KOINONOI Our sympathy and continued prayers to “Grateful Thanks” for bringing us such a blessing in
more Thanksgiving. Louse Carter fell and broke her Mike and Sherri Lamar. During class time we have been “lesson form.” On Nov. 15, Barbara Bolin of the
hip and shoulder. Thanks to the Suttons for studying “Christ Up Close & Personal” by Josh Anniversary Class came to announce their Christmas
refreshments. Dick Phillips opened class with prayer McDowell. We have learned about the clear and party to which we are invited. It will be at Barbara’s
on Dec. 6. Mitch Stevens brought our devotion on compelling evidence that shows God’s Word has been house on Saturday December 5th from 1 to 3 p.m.
“Black and White Found in Christ.” Estelle’s lesson recorded exactly (remember the description of the More information later. We then sang “He Keeps Me
was on “Nicholas of Myra.” Louise has been moved scribes’ painstaking work!) and has been relayed Singing” and “In My Heart There Rings a Melody.”
to a rehab hospital in Denton. Thanks to Nina accurately — God’s love letter to us! Scripture is reliable, Joe presided since R.E. had the lesson. Evelyn’s sick
Wakefield for refreshments. We were so glad to have and God can be trusted! Thank you, Marsha, for leading report was about Frank. He has been to Charlton this
Mary Westbrook with us today. discussions. Thanks to Jim and Linda Bayless for hosting past week but allowed to come home. Everyone send
CHALLENGE This morning, Nov. 8, Marty Walker our annual campfire and cookout in November — we him a card to cheer him up. Tom had our prayer. Nina
Jack Nelson Colton Talbert
shared her favorite scripture verse with us: Micah had a great time. A big thank you to all class members returned after a long absence and gave a delightful
Parents: Jeromy and Jamie Nelson, Parents: Matt and Angie Talbert
Jeremiah Farrer Grandparents: Bill and Debbie Lewis and 6:8. “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and who provided food or served at the Manor on devotion “Lord, Prop Us Up.” R.E. then brought a
Grandparents: Mike and Judy Conway what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to
Parents: Jon and Mattie Farrer Travis and Kay Talbert Thanksgiving Day. Remember our service project on wonderful lesson using the Old Testament starting
love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” In Tuesday evening, December 15th in Anderson Hall, 5:30- with Genesis and Exodus. Myron has rejoined our
this verse, God’s principles for living have been 8:30, getting the Christmas baskets started. Bring your class since he is moving back to Dallas. Welcome!
condensed into three requirements: to be honest and favorite side dish or snack to go with pizza, when we The 2x2 Class is on retreat so we had 3 visitors of
just in all we do; to be kind and compassionate to take a break for supper. Remember to pray for each other that class who were unable to go. Nov. 22 class opened
others; and to live in humble submission to Him. and for our church family daily! with Ed Logan playing for us to sing “Come, Ye
Philippians 2:13 reminds us that it is through God TWO BY TWO On Nov. 8, we had a good lesson Thankful People” followed with “The Church’s One
that we are able to live according to His will. Bob taught by Jim Gettman. In Ephesians 5, the Apostle Paul Foundation.” R.E. prayed before our collection.
Cunningham led us in prayer. The Challenge class stressed that we must get our life under control whether Myron said a beautiful Prayer of Thanks. Evelyn’s
joined the Two-by-Two class for a weekend away at it be sexual immorality, foolish obscenity, greed or report was Herbie and family were on their way to
the Prothro Center on Nov. 13-15. It was a great time impurity. As children of God we need to live as children MN due to son-in-law’s mother in critical condition.
of spiritual and physical renewal. Pastor Ed led our of light. Today we missed the Matthews and Shirley Frank is back in hospital again. Evelyn gave a
Friday evening session with a talk about resiliency. Jackson. Our retreat was on the weekend of Nov. 13-15 wonderful devotion about “This Lovely World” and
Our Saturday and Sunday sessions were led by at Lake Texoma. What an incredible time we had as Ed we should “Count Our Blessings.” Ace then taught
Freddie Boswell who talked about help for hurting Lantz and Freddy Boswell drew us closer to the Lord. his great lesson from Acts 8. We are so thankful to
people. We were all blessed by class members who Ed’s message on “Resilience” was so timely as he spoke have Ace teach. Bless his heart, he will be “it” until
Lucy Thompson shared their stories of walking with God through about being able to readily recover from illness, Frank is able to return. On Nov. 29, class opened with
Andrew Crecelius Caroline Hart Parents: David and Alison hurting times. The Prothro Center is a beautiful place depression, adversity, or the like. We are so thankful for LaVerne at the piano in Ed’s absence. We sang “Have
Sydney Vrabel Parents: Sam and Jeni Parents: Dan and Becky Thompson to relax and spend time with the Lord. The Challenge Ed and Lisa being a part of our retreat. They are such an Thine On Way, Lord” followed by “He Lives.”
Parents: Earl and Robyn Crecelius; Grandparents: Durham Hart, Grandparents: Grandparents: Josh and class and the Covenant class joined together on Nov. inspiration. As we get to know them better, we are so Evelyn’s report on Frank was better. This was birthday
Vrabel, Grandparents: Mike Mike and Judy Conway Fred and Teresa Durham HeaSook Thompson 22 to hear Don Allen talk about his missionary work grateful they are at Tyler Street. Freddy’s message was Sunday so Mary Etta had a nice devotion on
and Melissa Vrabel in Zambia. Don and his wife have spent the last few from his heart as he spoke on relationships. It was Thankfulness is a Habit. Birthdays for our “twins”
years in a ministry of training Christian pastors and powerful. And I’m sorry if you missed it. His theme was: Dorothy and Joe who celebrated on Thanksgiving
leaders throughout Zambia. His message was from “We are hurting, Lord, do you care?” Freddy and Bekah Day. Ace followed with his very excellent lesson
Galatians 2 and 3 and reminded us that Christ lives took the time to be a part of our retreat even though they continuing in Acts 9. We are so blessed to have Ace
in us and that we cannot live a Godly life without had to leave for Kenya the next day! Oh, how we so filling in full time at present. On Dec. 6, class opened
Him. We enjoyed seeing Don and Gwen again and appreciate their faithfulness! We thank the Lord for our with Ed Logan at the piano and we sang “Jesus Is
hearing about their exciting work in Africa. Jeri teacher, Mitch Stevens on Nov. 22. Please come again, Coming” followed by “Jesus Is Coming Again.” Ed
Thompson’s teaching on Nov. 29 was “Why Are We Mitch. We have had several birthdays during the month said these were written for use during Advent Season.
Created?” We are created for God’s purpose and His of November: Don Lindholm, Tony Ostroff. November Both songs were new to us. Herby followed with a
purpose is to do His will. And His will is to praise anniversaries: the Matthews and Philcoxes. Our most unusual devotion “My Morning Resolved”.
and worship Him. In the lesson, Jeri answered the Christmas Party is Dec. 12 at Babe’s in Cedar Hill then Great words of wisdom. R.E. reported on Frank.
questions: why we should praise God; how we should we are going to JoAnn Schroeder’s home for dessert and Frank is getting better but the Dr says he must stay
Carina Martinez Savannah Elias Lopez (with big brother Luke Woods praise God; and what happens when we praise God. coffee. We were thrilled to have Millie Lindsay back in in two more weeks. Ed Brown is back home now after
Parents: Robert and Grandmother: Amy Alburtis Elijah) Parents: Emanuel and Parents: Billy and Amber Woods This was a very helpful lesson for us to meditate on class after a painful broken knee injury. Don’t you just a long absence. We have really missed him. We hope
Stephanie Martinez Monica Lopez as we begin the Advent season. Bob Cunningham love our new Tyler Street newspaper. We are grateful to he can return soon. Ace, our faithful teacher continued
led us in prayer. John Wilks taught a lesson on Dec. 6 all those who have labored to put it together. And his study of Acts. We’re now in Chap. 10 hearing
on the incarnation. In discussing the Imagio Dei (the remember, Jesus is the reason for the season. On what Peter has to say about Jesus and his teachings.

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Window
To the Soul Straining at the Oars Evangelism
by Steve Reed by Sandy Flair
In Mark 6:45-53, we see that Jesus sent things can happen; some good and some boat and help us get through.
His disciples across the lake in a boat while bad. Every journey is different. But one Jesus will never force His way into our Myth #4: Evangelism is not my gift. I have tried it before and failed.
He stayed behind to dismiss the people and thing is constant: we will all face times boat. He will allow us to work ourselves to So what if you think you failed in the spirit of power, of love and of self-disci- willingness to be obedient and use whatever
pray. During the night, the disciples began to when it seems the wind is blowing against exhaustion if that is what we choose. But, if past! Fear of failure should not hold you pline.” (2 Timothy 1:7) gifts or talents He has given you. While
“strain at the oars” because the wind had us; that it seems our boat is about to sink, we acknowledge His presence, and ask Him back from trying again. God does not judge We should also realize that some people some individuals are specifically called to be
come up and was blowing against them. and we begin to feel afraid. And so often, into our boat, He will answer “Take courage. us by results, but by our willingness to be may reject our message. Jesus was aware of evangelists, God has given each of us what
They thought they could make it on their our first reaction is to “strain at the oars” It is I. Don’t be afraid.” faithful and obedient. Yet even the word this. In Mark 6:11 he said: “And if any we need to share the gospel within our circle
own, with their own strength. In the middle and try to get through our problem with our It is important to note that Jesus did not “evangelism” tends to fill us with fear and place will not welcome you or listen to you, of friends or acquaintances. While it is
of the night, about 3:00 a.m., Jesus came own strength. magically transport the disciples immediately guilt. But sometimes even the best prepared shake the dust off your feet when you leave, natural to gravitate to your Christian friends,
walking across the water, and the disciples Verse 48 says that Jesus saw the disciples to the other side. Instead, He got into the boat Christian can blow it. Why do you think as a testimony against them.” Jesus made it be willing to move outside of your comfort
were terrified. But Jesus said “Take courage. straining at the oars, so He went out to with the disciples, and journeyed with them God told us so many stories of people in the clear that the listeners were responsible for zone to make friends with those who need to
It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Then He got in the them, walking on the lake. Jesus sees us too, across the lake. He shared their experience. Bible? Look at the life of Peter. He made what they did with the gospel message they be reached with God’s love.
boat, the winds died down, and they made it and makes Himself available to us. It is at He shared their hard work. He shared the many mistakes including denying Jesus. Yet heard. The disciples were not to blame if “Our message is not that we have it all
safely to the other side. that moment, we must make a critical darkness of the night. But, He also shared the Jesus loved him and forgave him and Peter the message was rejected as long as they together. Our message is that we know the
Like the disciples in the boat, all of us are decision. We must decide whether to sunrise early in the morning. went on to become a great leader of the had faithfully and carefully presented it. We One who does! That means we have the
also on a journey. Life is a journey from continue to go on in our own strength and Just because Jesus gets in our boat with us early Church. God allows us to make are not responsible when others reject the freedom to fail. It also means we have the
birth to death. And along the way, a lot of let Him pass us by, or to ask Him into our does not mean our problems are solved, or mistakes and He is the God of second gospel, but we do have the responsibility to freedom to be ourselves—plus.” Out of the
that our pain will go away, or that our chances. share it. Salt Shaker and into the World by Rebecca
suffering is over. It does mean that Jesus is If the approach you tried earlier was Reaching out to others with the good Manley Pippert, page 121.)
Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry there with us for the rest of the journey,
however it ends. He will give us the strength
uncomfortable, then pray about finding a
better way to reach the lost. Each of us is
news does involve some risk taking, but
God will not take us into situations that we PRAYER: Lord, what a wonderful but
to make it through the night. His very presence unique and there is a way that will fit your cannot handle. And remember, it is the job fearsome thing it is to tell people of salva-
will give us a peace we did not have before. God-given temperament. If fear or anxiety of the Holy Spirit to convert. We are just tion in Christ. Here we are Lord, send us.
Whatever you are going through today, ask is keeping you from sharing your faith, called to do the very best we can and then May we bring your message clearly and
Jesus into your boat with you. He is already remember Paul’s word to Timothy: “For trust the Holy Spirit to speak through what faithfully to those around us.
Left to right: standing there waiting for the invitation. With God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a we say and do. All God requires is your
Patty Whiteley, Jesus with you in the boat, you can face
Kris Williams,
Lynn Chapman,
whatever adverse wind is blowing against you.
CrossWise Players upcoming productions
Eunice Reading, C.S. Lewis’s “Screwtape” - This play that takes the audience on a thought- of the true meaning of Christmas. (Novem-
Judy Conway, and Tyler Street Financial (based on the Screwtape Letters) follows an provoking rollercoaster experience in search ber 2010 at the Corner Theater in DeSoto)
Carol Weberg urbane senior devil named Screwtape, who
(seated) Update instructs a novice demon, Wormwood, on the
Financial update through Nov. 30, 2009 fine art of tempting a young Christian away
Jan-Nov 2009 Budgeted Receipts from “the Enemy” (Screwtape’s name for Order Your Christmas
$702,167 God) and bringing him safely down to “our
Jan-Nov 2009 Actual Receipts father below.” Filled with witty dialogue Poinsettia Today!
$685,549 — 98% from the mind of C.S. Lewis, the story about
The Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry lovingly made and delivered Christmas cookie Jan-Nov 2009 receipts deficit Name:
packages for those who are no longer able to come to church. They also prepared small care a pack of desperate demons led by
$ 16,618 — 2% shortfall Screwtape is both comical and revealing.
packages for our Community Service Outreach to give to those who are without a home. Address:
Another recent long-running stage version
was a “scorching” success at the Mercury
Our Church Family Theater in Chicago. The CrossWise adapta-
tion is from the stage play by James Forsyth.
Phone:

t 55+ Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, To family and friends of Randy Davis. Summey, JoAnn Schroeder. In Memory of:
(March 2010 at the Corner Theater in DeSoto)
December 16 from 10 am to noon in Yeats In memory of Mary McCaslin given by
Hall. At noon, join us for a potluck lun- t Tyler Street United Methodist Church Louise Carter. In Honor of:
“Christmas Break” - Billy brings home a
cheon. is now on Facebook. Become a fan today! In memory of Merton Seese given by surprise from college during Christmas A beautiful Christmas tradition we have at Tyler Street is our Poinsettia Trees in the
JoAnn Schroeder. Break. Claiming that the world would be sanctuary. You may order a poinsettia for a loved one or friend to fill our trees. The price of
t Our love and sympathy to Mike and MEMORIALS better off without Christmas or God, Billy the poinsettia plant is $10.00. Please attach your check, made out to TSUMC marked for
Sherri Lamar and all their family in the In memory of Skylar and Brandon In honor of the Anniversary Class given by and his girlfriend’s wish comes true as the "poinsettia" and place in the offering plate, mail to the church office or give to the ushers.
loss of their son, Brandon. Lamar given by Hugh and Susan Lamar. Maxine Peterson. happy Cotton family enters into a colorless Deadline is Monday, December 14 by 5 pm, to have your loved ones included in our
To Donald and Erin Ward in the loss of In memory of Brandon Lamar given by In honor of our pastors and staff given by world where there is no Christmas. Christ- poinsettia list.
Donald’s mother, Rosemary Warren. Mark and Christina Bowling, Patsy Maxine Peterson. mas Break is a blend of comedy and drama
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Thanksgiving 2009 with the Matzkes TSCA participates in space shuttle experiment
at home here, our minds asked to translate into Solomon Islands Pijin. The students at Tyler Street Christian process on earth in chambers on the Tyler Elementary Student Council Sponsor Susie
and hearts often return Martha has been asked to serve in the Academy of Dallas, Texas were watching the Street campus. The study focus is to Tracy, the members of the ESC at Tyler
to the Solomon Islands Corporate Communications office of SIL, the latest launch of the space shuttle Atlantis compare the metamorphosis on earth to a Street tilled and planted a butterfly garden
and the friends and linguistic and academic arm of our very carefully. On board were Monarch low-gravity environment in the earth’s orbit. on the west side of the Tyler Street
ministry we left behind. organization. The experiences of the past few caterpillars headed to the International Space As the caterpillars develop, scientists and campus. Since that time classes have
But we forge ahead, years in the Solomon Islands have given Station as part of the Monarch Watch, a students will look at five points in the raised butterflies from caterpillars and
thankful that we can Martha some practical experience in Kansas University Study involving a vast monarch’s transformation into butterflies then released them in the TSCA Butterfly
make contributions to communications that can share news about student, teacher, volunteer and researcher that could be made much trickier in a low- Garden lush with hibiscus and lantana.
the task of Bible the work of translation and literacy around network dedicated to the study of the gravity environment. They have also observed migrating
translation and literacy the world. From press releases to an annual monarch butterfly. — Can the caterpillars cling to the monarchs visit the butterfly garden to
even from here in report, these tools can help governments, The caterpillars have been introduced to surface of their space habitat or might they feed. Mary Kathryn Skinner, a TSCA high
Dallas. partner organizations and church an artificial diet at and were sent to Florida float? school senior who helped build the
Recently, Tim has organizations to better understand what we shortly before launch to be placed inside the — Can they find a suitable place to make butterfly garden in sixth grade, assisted
been helping to teach a are doing. “Micro-Gravity Butterfly Habitat” a chrysalis? with the process of transferring the larvae
course entitled We thank God for allowing us to have a developed by BioServe. At the same time, — Will they be able to split their skin to their new homes in four elementary
“Principles of Literacy,” small part in the big task of bringing God’s Monarch Watch shipped similar collections when they make the chrysalis? classrooms.
for students preparing to Word to people around the world in their of butterfly caterpillars and artificial diets to — Can they hook into the silk pad that As this project is being conducted outside
E.G., Martha, Tim and Sarah Matzke
become Bible translators heart languages. In this season of giving hundreds of schools including Tyler Street supports the chrysalis? the regular life cycle of Texas Monarchs, the
Our lawn is carpeted with crisp, brown thanks, we want to thank you for your Christian Academy in Dallas. — Can they emerge as adult butterflies butterflies will not be released in the school
around the world. It’s been satisfying for
and yellow leaves, and pecans that have continued partnership with us. Without your If all goes according to plan, the insects and correctly expand their wings? garden. Instead, students will also be able to
Tim to be in a teacher’s role again, sharing
fallen from the trees. The girls have settled prayers and financial gifts, we could not do will eat, grow and go through Tyler Street Christian Academy explore the type and color of nectar that will
his knowledge and field experience with
well into their schools and are looking what we are doing. metamorphosis to emerge as adult butterflies students have long been interested in help the monarch butterflies thrive the
these students. In addition Tim continues to
forward to a week off from school. We feel We pray that your Thanksgiving will be in 17 days while in low Earth orbit while a Monarch Butterflies and Butterfly longest. Check it out at
correspond with our colleagues in the
cozy and settled for our first Thanksgiving blessed with special times with your friends similar group will go through the growth migration. In 2003, under the direction of www.monarchwatch.org or www.nasa.gov.
Solomon Islands regarding
in our home in the USA and are thankful for administrative and strategic issues. We have and family!
God’s many good gifts to us. also received a KYB (Know Your Bible) study With thanks to God for the gift of You,
Although we are beginning to feel more for the book of Psalms which we have been Tim & Martha Matzke

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I have seen the gift


Waiting for it to be mine The Christmas Story
Reach out and touch the gift
In your time, it will be mine. G E F OB T A NR M U L T I T U D E
Always comes around, do I trust? X L N E V A E HE S B Y E F L A NZ
You have promised, I complete my part
Gain your faith your trust S H O Z U WA T V WH O S T N S U T
Faithfully I follow from the start. H T E R A Z A NM A P F K C OL F O
Your love for me is great OL C AI MA R Y D AOI L ZOI U
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Exceeds all earthly measure


Why do I receive something so great? K D N D U F MOS D T X L F H A R M
How can I return love in equal measure? Read the story of O L E G N A Y C O L I MU T A MS X
I dream of the day the birth of Jesus M O WK A T H I WI E V E A V E T B
In the fullness of your time in Luke 2:1-20.
Stepping forth along that glimmering way D H D F S L O V N N HL H MI N B L
Twenty-four
You set at the beginning of time. words from the K E J I E T E X T G J A R B OT OE
My focus remains on the goal I see Christmas story A B R G MA N G E R A L S E R A R S
Guided safely by its light are found in this
All the world will know will see L HL E D F N E M O HK O T E H NI
letter maze. The
It was all about the light. words may be C X G HV I J OG S HE P H E R D S
Lead me safely until I receive the gift written horizon- T G S E S I H P E S OJ A L R E K J
And you have made it mine tally, vertically or
Then all will know you are the gift A L O I N E L S A M OR Y E C A E P
diagonally.
All you have for me is mine. K O A D I O P E F E E L WH E P A N
As God Speaks,
E R T OF L H U D G D E R E D NOP
Patrick Levi Whiteley P Y M I N N U S A V I B G MZ O NE

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