December 3, 2017 – Bulletin
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19 – p.633
*Hymn of praise – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Verses 1 & 2 – #245
Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Lighting of the Advent Wreath
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
OT Reading – Isaiah 64: 1-9 – p. 804
Offering – “Awaken Us, O Lord”
*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 – 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9 – p. 1222
*Hymn of Preparation – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Verses 3 & 4 – #245
Gospel Reading – Mark 13: 24-37 – p. 1091
Message – “Stay Alert” – Pastor Wes
*Hymn of Invitation – “Come, Long-Expected Jesus” – #244
Hymn – “Blest Be the Ties that Bind” – #426
*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)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
It’s that time of year again to be planning our “See The Lights” with Riverview Estates! This year we will be going to see Christmas lights on Thursday, December 7th and will be meeting at the Home at 6:00pm. After seeing the lights, we will gather downstairs at the Home for hot chocolate/tea and cookies. The congregation is invited to come to see the lights with us, to bring cookies/cheese & crackers, and/or to help provide transportation. A sign up sheet will be available in Memorial Hall on Sunday, November 26th. It’s always a beautiful sight and fun time seeing the lights!
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Friday, December 15. Cooks, servers, and overnighters needed. See Amanda Boulton for details.
White Elephant Regifting Leftover Exchange Extravaganza returns! Thursday, December 28, 6pm. Share a stress-free evening of food, fellowship, and fun. Come as you are and bring what you have. Bring your leftover holiday food and a wrapped “gift” of something you would like to get rid of.
Tonight – 7:oo PM – IBC
Tuesday – 7:30 PM – Choir Practice
Thursday – 6:30PM – Youth Group