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THIRD SABBATH IN ADVENT
Assemble In God's Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “Once In Royal David’s City” #462
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Luke 1:46-47)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also
Leader: My soul magnifies the Lord,
People: And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In your mercy, forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your holy name.
This we pray in the name of the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: Hear the Good News! Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness.
People: By his wounds, we have been healed. For we were going astray like sheep, but now we have returned to the shepherd and guardian of our souls. Praise the Lord!
All: The Lord's name be praised. Alleluia. Amen.
s Hymnbook: "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" #160
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Ordination and Installation of Deacons
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Scripture Lesson: Acts 6:1-6
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "What Child Is This" #159
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
As we move closer to Christmas, may we also move closer to Christ the Lord and to one another. Welcome!
Nell Norris had surgery last week and has returned home from the hospital. Frances Withers fell at home and injured herself. Please keep all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Bible Study: Wednesday, December 14, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We are studying David.
Chris and Leah Corde’ celebrate the birth of a daughter, Hannah Catherine Corde’. Born November 29, 2005, Hannah weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. May God bless this new child of the covenant.
There will be a Congregational Meeting today following Morning Worship.
We will ordain and install deacons this morning. New deacons are Zane Abernethy, Patrick Brady, Linda Dickson, and Richard Sherer.
Yesterday, December 10, 2005, Jennifer Love and Andrew Rollins were united in marriage. We pray God’s blessings on the newlyweds.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: Next Sabbath, December 18, 8:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. December 18, 2005.
Many people say this is the most beautiful service in the church all year. We invite you to come and worship the Lord of light.
Sabbath School Christmas Party, Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Day, December 25. Come and celebrate Holy Communion with us on Christmas Day.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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