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December 4, 2016 – Bulletin

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Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship – Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19 – p.625

*Hymn of praise – “Come, Thou, Almighty King” – #8

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading – Isaiah 11:1-10 – p. 745

Offering – “A Little Child Shall Lead Them”

*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

NT Reading – Romans 15: 4-13 – p. 1219

*Hymn of Preparation – “Come Christians, Join to Sing” – #225

Gospel Reading – Matthew 3: 1-12 – p. 1037

Message – “The Root” – Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation – “Come Thou, Long-Expected, Jesus” – #244

*If you are able, please stand


December Benevolence – RMMO

In 1977, American Baptist Churches USA launched the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to continue this tradition of thanks.  Today, RMMO is a tangible way for the American Baptist congregations to say “Thank you for …” the commitment, service and spiritual guidance of retired ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses.  (taken from their website)

Great Joy – 2nd Annual Carol Sing

On Sunday, December 4 at 3:00pm, Central Baptist Church will host our second annual Community Carol Sing and Concert as a benefit for the Epworth United Methodist Bread of Life Food Pantry. Food donations will be collected and a freewill offering will be taken. All proceeds benefit Bread of Life.

Refreshments will be served following the benefit, so please join us to support a great work as we sing for joy in wonder of Jesus’ incarnation.


Tonight – 6:30 PM – QUEST

  • 7:oo PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

Friday – 4:30 PM – Treasure Hunters

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