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January 1, 2017 – Bulletin

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Worship Order


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship

Sing to the LORD, praise his name;

proclaim his salvation day after day.

Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

—Psalm 96:2-3, NIV

*Hymn of praise – “What Child Is This” – #281

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Sharing of Joys and Concerns


*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

*Hymn of Preparation – “Away in a Manger” – #262

Gospel Reading – Luke 2:21-37 – p. 1100

Message –  Peg Horton

*Hymn of Invitation – “We Three Kings” – #288


Urban Promise

Please take note of the lovely Christmas card on the bulletin board from our friends at Urban Promise.

Ordination Service

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

A Message from ABCNJ

ABCNJ continues to proclaim the gospel in New Jersey and throughout the world. This month two ABCNJ leaders traveled to help bridge a cultural divide which has stranded many Haitian refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. We responded to the call for emergency aid to our Haitian brothers and sisters after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. And Camp Lebanon continues to introduce young people to Jesus Christ.

As the year comes to an end, our region family is encouraging everyone to consider making a “friends of ABCNJ” donation to our ongoing work.

Give online at:


Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC

Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice

Thursday – 7:30 PM – IBC

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