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THE  ARLINGTONIAN
December  2018


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
DECEMBER MEETINGS
ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY
SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE
WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT
by MARGARET DELAND
   
   
CONTENTS


NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

The deadline for articles for the January issue is December 23.  Please e-mail them to the church office or give them to brother Lee.

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ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

December  2 10:30 a.m. "Hanging of the Greens" in the sanctuary
December 16 10:30 a.m. "Worship in Music" service in the sanctuary
December 23 9:10 a.m. "Pot-luck Breakfast" in Fellowship Hall
December 24 6:00 p.m. "Christmas Eve Service" in the sanctuary

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DECEMBER MEETINGS

The Stewardship Committee will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11.

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ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY

Copies are available in the church office.  Stop by to pick up your copy, or give us a call at (859) 252-4393, and we will get one to you.

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SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 - 11:45 a.m. Nursery (infants through age 5)
9:10 - 10:00 a.m. Church School Classes
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Time
10:30 a.m. Worship Service

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WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT
  by MARGARET DELAND


Like small curled feathers, white and soft,
The little clouds went by,
Across the moon, and past the stars,
And down the western sky.
In upland pastures, where the grass
With frosted dew was white,
Like snowy clouds the young sheep lay
The first best Christmas night.

The shepherds slept; and, glimmering faint,
With twist of thin, blue smoke,
Only their fire's crackling flame
The tender silence broke,
Save when a young lamb raised his head,
Or when the night wind blew
A nestling bird would softly stir
Where dusky olives grew.

With finger on her solemn lip,
Night hushed the shadowy earth,
And only stars and angels saw
The little Savior's birth.
Then came such flash of silver light
Across the bending skies,
The wondering shepherds woke and hid
Their frightened, dazzled eyes!

And all their gentle sleepy flock
Looked up, then slept again,
Nor knew the light that dimmed the stars
Brought endless peace to men,
Nor even heard the gracious words
That down the ages ring--
"The Christ is born!  The Lord has come,
Good will on earth to bring!"

Then o'er the moonlit misty fields,
Dumb with the world's great joy,
The shepherds sought the white-walled town
Where lay the Baby Boy--
And oh, the gladness of the world,
The glory of the skies,
Because the longed-for Christ looked up
In Mary's happy eyes!

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