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THIRD SABBATH IN ADVENT
11:00 a.m. December 17, 2000
Assemble in Gods Name
s Hymnbook: "Once in Royal Davids City" #462
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Philippians 4:4-5)
Leader: Rejoice in the Lord always;
People: Again I will say, Rejoice.
Leader: Let your gentleness be known to everyone.
People: The Lord is near.
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Merciful God, by the dawning light of your Messiah, we are reminded of our sins. In this season of preparation for your coming, we are more concerned about preparing for the relatives' coming. At this time of celebration of your gifts, we are consumed with the giving and receiving of baubles. We confess that some of the gifts we give come from selfish motives, and so are not true gifts at all. Sometimes we give to make others obligated to us. Sometimes we give in order to buy favor or impose guilt. Sometimes we give to make ourselves look good. We give extravagantly to those who already have too much, and ignore the urgent needs of those who have nothing.
Forgive our addiction to material goods. Create in us generous hearts, that our giving and receiving may be a sign of your love. In the name of Jesus our Savior, Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)
People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)
s Hymbook: "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" #160
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Proclaim Gods Word
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Philippians 1:3-11
Second Reading: Luke 1:68-79
Sermon: "Korsakoff's Psychosis"
Go in Gods Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "What Child is This " #159
s Charge and Blessing
The prophet Isaiah proclaimed: "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation" (Isaiah 12:3). We welcome all who are present today, and invite everyone to drink of Christs "living water," which can quench our spiritual thirstiness forever.
Session Meeting: Tonight, 7:00 p.m.
Sabbath School Christmas Party 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2000. This is a covered dish supper. We invite you to bring your covered dishes and come together to share in the Lord. Yes, Santa Claus will be there
Candlelight Service 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve, December 24, 2000. 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.
Dorcas Pratt's New Address Room 223 Eden Gardens of Rock Hill 1611 Constitution Blvd Rock Hill, SC
From the Family of Roy Adkins
We want to thank you for the lovely flowers you sent for our dad. We just cannot begin to thank you enough for all that you have done for our mom and dad. We appreciate all the food, the visits, the cards and most of all your prayers.
Sincerely, Mickey and Patty
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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