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Worship Bulletin – December 13, 2015

Advent Wreath

Worship Order

Lord’s Day, December 13th, 2015 – 10:30 AM Worship

Third Sunday of Advent

Prelude

Welcome And Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Zephaniah 3:14-20 – p. 1013

*Praise Music – “Open the Eyes of My Heart” & “Awesome in This Place”

Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading – Isaiah 12:2-6 p. 746

Offering

Offertory – “A Light Will Shine”

*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)

NT Reading – Philippians 4:4-7 – p. 1262

*Praise Song – “Refiners Fire”

Gospel Reading – Luke 3:7-18 – p. 1101

Sermon – “Joy” – Pastor Wesley Allen

*Praise Song – “Our God Reigns”

*Benediction

*Postlude

*If you are able, please stand

Announcements

December Benevolence: RMMO

In 1977 American Baptist Churches USA launched the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to continue this time-honored tradition of expressing thankfulness. This year our theme is The Grace of Giving. The offering supports those who have dedicated their lives to God’s service by providing emergency assistance in times of need and a thank you check at the end of each year.

Community Carol Sing – TODAY, December 13th, 3-4pm. Join us this Advent Season for a Community Carol Sing. A free will offering will be collected and donations of canned goods (and other non-perishables) will be gladly accepted, for the Bread of Life Food Pantry. Guest Performances will include the Epworth United Methodist Church Bell Choir, the Central Baptist Church Choir, and many more!

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