Worship Bulletin – December 15, 2013
Advent has come, and with it God’s people wait in expectant hope for the arrival of the Messiah. As this month unfolds enjoy the beauty that unfurls before our eyes as neighborhoods light up, but please remember to pause and reflect on the wonders of God’s salvation.
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Lord’s Day, December 15, 2013 – 10:30 AM Worship
Third Sunday of Advent
Welcome And Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Zephaniah 3:14-20 – p.1013
*Hymn of Praise – “Glorious is Thy Name” – #122
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
OT Reading – Isaiah 12:2-6 – p.746
Offertory – “Advent Prayer”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
Gospel Reading – Luke 3:7-18 – p.1101
*Hymn of Preparation – “Rejoice, the Lord is King” – #370
NT Reading – Philippians 4:4-7 – p.1262
Sermon – “A Joyful Interlude” – Pastor Wesley Allen
*Hymn of Invitation – “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High” – #107
*If you are able, please stand
December Benevolence: Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) – Following God’s call does not come without sacrifice. Retired ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses often have limited options for adequately planning for the future. Medical problems, moves or the death of a spouse can also cause these leaders to find themselves far from the church family that once supported them. http://www.abc-usa.org/rmmo/
Christmas Eve Service – Central Baptist Church will be holding it’s annual Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service next Tuesday, Dec. 24th at 6:30pm. It will be an evening of songs, scripture readings, a meditation and of course, the lighting of the candles as we sing “Silent Night”. Come out and join us in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Christmas Eve Service Offering – It is the tradition of Central Baptist Church to use our Christmas Eve offering to support other ministries. This year’s christmas Eve Service offering will be going to Philippine’s relief efforts.
Sunday School Christmas Party – The annual Sunday School Christmas Party will be held next Sunday, December 22nd in the Sunday School Auditorium at 9:30am. We will be having a Christmas Carol Sing and refreshments. Bring breakfast-like items for all to enjoy. Come and enjoy singing your favorite Christmas carols and this time of fellowship. All are invited! Hope to see you there!
Walk a Christmas Mile – This year’s annual Walk a Christmas Mile will be held Sunday, December 29th. It will begin at 6pm, at Christ Church in Riverton and end at Mt. Zion in Riverton. All are welcome to participate. More information to come!