Worship Bulletin – December 22, 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 22, 2013 – 10:30 AM Worship
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Welcome And Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Psalm 80:1-7 – p.633
*Praise Music – “God of Wonders” & “You Alone”
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
OT Reading – Micah – 5:2-5a – p.998
Offertory – “Celtic Advent Carol”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Give Thanks” – #170
Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. (repeat)
And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich,”
because of what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)
Gospel Reading – Luke 1:39-55 – p.1098
*Praise Song – “Holiness (Take My Life)”
NT Reading – Hebrews 10:5-10 – p.1295
Sermon – “Love Unleashed” – Pastor Wesley Allen
*Praise Song – “You Are My All in All”
*If you are able, please stand
December Benevolence: Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering – 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. The assistance you provide through a contribution to RMMO restores that lifeline and maintains an ongoing connection to the ABC family. – http://www.abc-usa.org/rmmo/
Christmas Eve Service – Central Baptist Church will be holding it’s annual Christmas Eve Candle-lighting Service this 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.
Offering Envelopes – Offering Envelopes for 2014 are located in the Memorial Hall. Please pick them up at your convenience. If you are interested in receiving envelopes please speak to Sandi or Beth.