A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

A Short Story

by Pastor Rod Pinder

As Gene reached across his desk to hang up the phone, he felt that ripping pain in his gut again. It was as if someone had taken a butcher knife and started scraping the inside of his stomach. Fumbling through his desk drawer, he muttered an expletive or two. The antacids were gone. "That's okay," he reassured himself. "I hate that chalky taste anyway."

"I wonder what causes those stupid pains," he asked himself. Maybe it was the scotch. He knew he needed to cut down a little. Perhaps it was those secrets he kept from Monica. But he really couldn't see the point in upsetting her. Besides, it would never happen again. This time he meant it. Or maybe it was his job — high stress, fast pace, the company couldn’t care less about him as a person. (Why else would they make him work on Christmas Eve?) And he really felt like some of the things they expected him to do were morally wrong. But what choice did he have? After all, the money was good, and he sure needed the money — especially at this time of year.

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Coordinator:  Sandi Cole

 Prayer Team:  Dick Ferguson

  • Bob Buford

 Staffing:  Dean Goodwin

 Worship Team:  Rod Pinder

 Publicity Team:  Mike Fleetwood

 Food Team:  Gay Hutter

 Registration Team:  Cathy Baust

  • Bob Buford
  • Ralph and Dena

 Equipment Team:

 Budget:  Gladyss Dombrowski

 Technology Team:  Bob Buford

 

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SCR ChristmasYour friends and neighbors at Woodbury Presbyterian Church (ECO) invite you to join us and experience "God's Love in ACTIONS." We are a congregation of friendly people just like you, who have discovered the power, peace and joy of God's love in Jesus Christ. Though we come from different walks of life, various parts of the world and several generations, God is forming an exciting Christian community among us. We would love for you to share our joy.

 

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Guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Mission of Woodbury Presbyterian Church is to make growing disciples of Jesus who:

ADORE God through powerful, Spirit-filled worship

CARE for others through acts of compassionate service

TEACH believers how to become more faithful disciples of Jesus

INVOLVE people in a fellowship of Christ-like love

OFFER God’s gift of

NEW LIFE in Christ to our community and the world and are

STEWARDS with a passion

 

Sunday School for all ages: 9:00 am
Sunday worship service:  10:00 am
  • Nursery available during worship

 

Prayer and Healing service:  Sundays at 5:00 pm

  • call if prayer for healing or other reason needed at another time
  • Healing Ministry as we understand God provides and as expressed through our church

 

Small group studies

  • Thursdays:
      • Women at 9:30 am at Betty Little's house.
      • Women at 7pm at the Youth portable behind the main church building.

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Our address is 

1501 Woodbury Road

Orlando, FL  32828

office:  (407) 282-5683

office hrs:  9am - 2pm Monday through Friday

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From Orlando, take State Rd 408 (toll) east to the East Colonial Highway (SR 50) exit.

Take that exit and turn left onto East Colonial Highway.

At the next light turn left onto Woodbury Road.

Continue for about 1/2 mile south on Woodbury Rd.

The church is on the left side.

 

From Waterford, take Waterford Lakes Blvd, or Lake Underhill Rd, east to Woodbury Rd.

Turn left onto Woodbury Rd.  Drive north to 1501 Woodbury Rd (on your right).

Current Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests 10/15/17

Pray for Missionaries:

  • Frank and Sallie Kinney in New Hampshire;
  • Ken and Lynn Chapman, Briana and Sophia in Uganda;
  • Larry and Barbara Moir in Ethiopia;
  • Elias Figeueron starting a church in Tepoztlan, Mexico and
  • Those serving in the Far East.

Hannah: Thanks to God for my new job. Thanks for the way God has taken care of me and provided for me and my family. Pray for my son’s dad and step-mom due to the death of his stepsister, Quiana. They are in mourning; particularly my ex-husband, Ray who is taking her death very hard. And please pray for Jennie Spencer’s health to improve so that she can come to church. Please pray for the success of the Care Team dinner and the Thanksgiving Basket efforts.

Patricia Jepson: I have 3 doctor’s appointments this week; please pray for good results.

Joe Little: Pray for Gwenn Pjevach for benign biopsy results and for Margarette Copeland for successful radiation treatments.

No Name: Please continue to pray for Lawrence that God may direct him in his path of righteousness.

 Courtney: Thank You, Lord for all Your love and blessings for me and my family. Thank You, Lord. Pray for John Carr.

Shirley Hansen: Praise God for allowing us to find a good assisted living facility for my mom and being able to sell her home. Pray that her transition goes smoothly.

Debbie: Praise the Lord! We have an awesome God! Thank You. Healing prayers for Candy. Amen.