December 2018   
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Adults Sunday School
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Adults Sunday School by Dr. Roger Simons
10:00 AM


Alcoholics Anonymous/AL Anon
7:00 PM
AA meets in the Christian Ed. Room
Al Anon meet in the Choir room


Thursday Coffee
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Anyone welcome to join us for coffee in Memorial Hall on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am. to 11:00 a.m. Sweets included.
Bible Study
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bible Study is held after Coffee hr. every Thursday morning from 11:00 a.m. to noon in Memorial Hall. Anyone is welcome to join us.


Adults Sunday School
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Adults Sunday School by Dr. Roger Simons
10:00 AM


Alcoholics Anonymous/AL Anon
7:00 PM
AA meets in the Christian Ed. Room
Al Anon meet in the Choir room
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From the Pastor’s Desk


Advent begins December 2 and along with that a change to Year C of the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary.

What is the Revised Common Lectionary?

The Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly lections used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States. The RCL is built around the seasons of the Church Year, and includes four lections for each Sunday, as well as additional readings for major feast days. During most of the year, the lections are: a reading from the Hebrew Bible, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. During the season of Easter, the Hebrew Bible lection is usually replaced with one from the Acts of the Apostles. The lections from the Hebrew Bible are sometimes chosen from the Apocrypha.

The seasons of the Church Year reflect the life of Christ. Consequently, the gospel lections for each Sunday provide the focus for that day. The other lections for a given day generally have a thematic relationship to the gospel reading for that day, although this is not always the case. In Ordinary Time, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two sets of readings for the lessons from the Hebrew Bible. One set proceeds mostly continuously, giving the story of the Patriarchs and the Exodus in Year A, the monarchial narratives in Year B, and readings from the Prophets in Year C. In the other set of readings for Ordinary Time, the readings from the Hebrew Bible are thematically related to the gospel lections. Denominations or local churches generally use either the semi-continuous readings or the thematic readings during Ordinary Time. They do not typically move back and forth between the two over the course of a single season.  Our church uses the thematic readings during Ordinary Time.

The gospel readings for each year come from one of the synoptic gospels according to the following pattern:

Year A - Matthew

Year B - Mark

Year C – Luke, and

The Gospel of John is read throughout Easter, and is used for other liturgical seasons including Advent, Christmas, and Lent where appropriate.

Where does the Revised Common Lectionary originate?

The Revised Common Lectionary, first published in 1992, derives from The Common Lectionary of 1983, both based on the Ordo LectionemMissae of 1969, a post-Vatican II ground-breaking revision of the Roman Lectionary.




Bull Shoals Presbyterian Church is celebrating Christmas Eve with a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.  December 24 at 4:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  903 Walnut Avenue.

Please join us for weekly Adult Sunday School at 9:00 and worship at 10:00. 

The Adoration of the Magi (1634) by Peter Paul Rubens, which hangs behind the altar in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choir music.

The origin (1918) and the most famous is the service from King's College in Cambridge, UK. This service takes place at 3.00pm (UK Time) on Christmas Eve and is broadcast live on BBC Radio (and all over the world).

The service has become a tradition in many mainline protestant denominations in the United States.

Contact:  C. Partee, Church Office, 870-445-4622



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Presbyterian Church of Bull Shoals
903 Walnut Ave.
P. O. Box 305
Bull Shoals, Arkansas 72619
Phone 870-445-4622
Fax 870-445-4622
Regular Schedule  
  • Adult Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Office Hours Monday through Thursday
    – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Coffee in Memorial Hall - Open to public
    – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Office Closed on Friday

December 5 - Leee Powell

December 8 - Linda Allensworth

December 11 - Diane Leden

December 20 - Bruce Powell





















December 30 - Bob & Gloria Wiles







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