December 18, 2016 – Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 – p.633
*Hymn of praise – “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us” – #688
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
OT Reading – Isaiah 7:10-16 – p. 740
Offering – “Words of Isaiah”
*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 1:1-7 – p. 1205
*Hymn of Preparation – “It Came upon a Midnight Clear” – #251
Gospel Reading – Matthew 1:18-25 – p. 1036
Message – “The Sign of Peace” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” – #245
*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)
Christmas at Central Baptist
Christmas Eve Service will be held at 6:30PM.
Christmas Day Service will be held at 10:30AM. We will worship around the table and enjoy a pot-luck brunch. Everyone is encouraged to come comfy-casual, and sign up with what item they will share at the celebration. Sign up sheet is on the table in Fellowship Hall.
WERLEE Returns! Thursday, December 29, 8pm. This year will be a dessert only event. Please bring a wrapped “re-gift” to exchange. See Amanda Boulton for details. (White Elephant Re-gifting Left-over Exchange Extravaganza)
Please take note of the lovely Christmas card on the bulletin board from our friends at Urban Promise.
The ordination service of Pastor Randy Van Osten will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4PM at the First Baptist Church of Pitman. A ordination dinner reception will follow hosted by the First Baptist Church of Pitman. Please RSVP by January 8th to REVRANDY25@gmail.com
Tonight – 6:30 PM – QUEST
- 7:oo PM – IBC
Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice
Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC