Teleworship allows a person to dial a phone number remotely and listen to the worship service as it occurs. Here’s how it works:
Dial 623-777-3306 during the 9:30 a.m. service
When prompted, dial extension 930 and wait for prompt
Dial 536-545-940 #
You will be connected to the worship service.
Note: A convenient wallet size card with the above information is available in the church office. You can follow the service with the Sunday bulletin below.
The Sunday Bulletin
DECEMBER 10, 2017
CENTERING THOUGHT “That is your legacy on this Earth when you leave this Earth: how many hearts you touched.” - Patti Davis
PRELUDE“The Shepherd’s Christmas” Cathy Murray
WELCOME / REGISTER / NEWS AND NOTES
CELEBRATING SPECIAL OCCASIONS
TIME OF GREETING (9:30 only)
HYMN OF PRAISE“Angels from the Realms of Glory” #220
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE 8:00 a.m. Jean Jowers, DeeDee Strombeck 9:30 a.m. Dan & Sandy Martin “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” #204
CALL TO CELEBRATION Rev. Thomas Ondra L:We come to prepare the way; P:The way for Christ - L: The hope of Christ, the peace of Christ - P: To enter our world, to enter our hearts. L:We cry out together in the wilderness: P:The kingdom of heaven has come near. L: We come to be part of the light - P: The light that shines in the darkness.
CELEBRATION RESPONSE “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (vs. 1,2) #216
UNISON PRAYER Holy and loving God, we have dwelt in darkness and preferred it to the light; we have been proud of our accomplishments and despaired over our shortcomings. Smooth down the mountains of our pride, and lift up the valleys of our doubts. Open a path in the wilderness of our lives that we might find our way to you again. Refine us and prepare us once again for life in your kingdom ...
SILENT / PASTORAL / LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever, Amen.
ANTHEM“Peace, Peace, Peace” Choir
PRESENTING OUR GIFTS 8:00 a.m. Bring offerings to baskets in the front. 9:30 a.m. Ushers collect offerings in the pews.
OFFERTORY “Voluntary on an Old English Carol” Cathy Murray
DOXOLOGY / PRAYER OF DEDICATION Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Gospel Lesson Mark 1:1-8 8:00 a.m. Jeannie Lewis 9:30 a.m.Ron Yankowski Leader: The Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
MESSAGE“After Me...” Rev. Lois Hedden
SPECIAL MUSIC“My Gift, My Offering” Terry Smith
HYMN OF DEDICATION“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing” #240
BENEDICTION / RESPONSE Go now in peace. Never be afraid. God will go with you Each hour of every day. Go now in faith; Steadfast, strong, and true. Know he will guide you in all you do. Go now in love and show you believe. Reach out to others So all the world can see. God will be there watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love. Amen.