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☀️A Sun of Flurries
Friday, December 2, 2022 - Vol. 01 No. 28
Excitement level when the first Sun of December drops:
☀️Kids and Christmas
I love Christmas. I love kids, especially my kids and now also my kid’s kids (an eight-month old and another growing in the womb). I love how kids enjoy Christmas, and that reminds me that I love how many more resources there are to show that abortion is wicked.
The testimony in The Procedure is chilling. It’s hard to watch, and while animated to temper some of the shock, it’s still not a great advent activity for the youngest in your household. That just confirms the evil of it; abortion attacks defenseless kids.
The video was made by Choice42, and there are more resources at their website.
Willful killing of kids is part of the original Christmas story, even though it doesn’t dominant our front yard nativity scenes. Soon after Jesus was born to the virgin Mary, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem to worship the newborn king. The current king, Herod, heard the news and wanted the wise men to find the boy and report back about his location so that Herod could “worship” as well. Herod’s intention became clear after the wise men didn’t return, and Herod “sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under” (Matthew 2:16). An angel of the Lord warned Jesus’ father, Joseph, to flee to Egypt, so Jesus Himself was safe. But the blood of many boys was spilled, fulfilling an Old Testament prophecy of “Rachel weeping for her children…because they are no more” (Jeremiah 31:15).
The Innkeeper is a powerful poem telling an imaginative, but realistic story of the innkeeper in Bethlehem who hosted Joseph and Mary. The author and reader is John Piper, and the poem can be read here. Watching this would be a great advent activity for the family.
Christmas is about the birth of a Child, and yet it’s hard to ignore that we live among many mini-Herods. One of our WA Senators continues to pledge her fight for all women to have the “right to get an abortion.” If you have a few moments, click the following tweet to see a thread of so many heartless comments.
This advent season, consider how you could support a ministry that truly supports women and children, such as Abort73 or the nearby Antioch Adoptions. And love your kids, receive them as gifts, and in all these things, receive the word of the angel to the shepherds: “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10–11). Merry Christmas!
☀️Marysville Cold Weather Shelter
On Wednesday of this week Julie Calhoun at King5 news highlighted the work of the Marysville Cold Weather Shelter at Generations Community Church. See the Shelter’s website for more information on volunteering and/or contributing to their needs list. The Shelter is open each night when the temperature is forecasted to be below 34 degrees, and we’ve already had a lot of those so far this season. Follow their Facebook page for daily updates.
☀️Events and Openings
Today! 12:00pm - Tip-a-Cop with the Marysville Police Department and the Washington State Patrol at Applebee’s
Tomorrow! 4:00pm - Merrysville for the Holidays in Comeford Park
Tuesday, December 6, 6:30pm - Evangel Classical School Christmas Concert at Word of Life
Thursday, December 15, 7:00pm - Comeford College Community Choir Christmas Concert at Trinity Evangel Church
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County Board of Health Openings - The Snohomish County Health Department has begun the process of creating a new Board of Health to start in 2023. Numerous spots on the nine-member team are intended for elected and health officials, but two are open for “community members.” Applications received by today, December 2, are given priority.
Marysville School District Board Open Position - applications accepted through Friday, December 9. The following is from a Marysville School District email:
“The Marysville School District Board of Directors is accepting applications to replace the position of District 5 Board Director, serving the southern area of the school district….Seat 5 became vacant when Director Katie Jackson recently resigned from her position for personal reasons. The school board took action to accept the resignation at their regular scheduled meeting on November 7, 2022. State law requires the remaining school board members to appoint a replacement within 90 days. The director appointed will fill the seat until the November 2023 election and if interested, will need to file their intent to run for the remainder of the term.”
A different kind of square dance:
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