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ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING CHURCH CALENDAR District Covenant Renewal Svc, Jan 2nd, St. Paul’s Esther Furnace, 7PM UMW Meeting, January 3rd, 7PM Bible Study, Jan 5th, 7PM at Mt. Zion UMC

Mt Zion United Methodist Church Catawissa, PA Pastor Chad Carter

Next Breakfast: January 15th

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his  mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening  their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense  and myrrh.” 

Service of Christian Unity; January 19th 7PM Kulp UMC

Luke 2:11 

Church Council Meeting: January 6th, 7PM Youth Group: Jan 9th, 5-7PM at Mt. Zion

Movie Night, January 22nd 6PM at Kulp UMC Acolyte Training: Jan 23rd, 3:30PM at Kulp UMC Youth & Jr. Youth Group: Jan 23rd, 5-7PM at Kulp UMC Food Bank at Cat 1st UMC, Jan 27th 4:30-6:15PM FIND US ON FACEBOOK: [search Catawissa Parish UMC] Wanted: Volunteers for visitation & hospitality teams. See Pastor Chad LADIES The UMW will begin to meet the 1st MONDAY of the month. Please mark your calendars!

Bible in One Year MONDAY Dec 27: 2 Chrn 32; Rev 18; Zech 14 ; John 17 TUESDAY Dec 28: 2 Chrn 33; Rev 19; Malachi 1; John 18 WEDNESDAY Dec 29: 2 Chrn 34; Rev 20; Mal 2; John 19 THURSDAY Dec 30: 2 Chrn 35; Rev 21; Mal 3; John 20 FRIDAY Dec 31: 2 Chrn 36; Rev 22; Mal 4; John 21 SATURDAY Jan 1: Gen 1; Matt 1; Ezra 1; Acts 1 SUNDAY Jan 2: Gen 2; Matt 2; Ezra 2; Acts 2

December 26, 2010 “The Gifts of Faith”

Welcome to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church! We are glad to have you worshipping with us this morning. If you are visiting with us, please fill out the visitor card and place it in the offering. We want to know who is worshipping with us, and who you are! Welcome and announcements

“The Gifts of Faith”

Matthew 2:9-12

Offering (We give our gifts to God) Your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality. ‘He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.’—II Corinthians 8:14-15 NIV

Prelude (the gift of music helps us to prepare our hearts for worship) *Doxology ‘Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Lighting of the candles (the flame represents the presence of the Holy Spirit)

praise Him, all creatures here below; praise him above ye heavenly host;

Call to Worship (from Rev 12:10 & Isaiah 9:6) Leader: “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; Congregation: ...And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Advent Reading Lighting of the 4th Advent Candle *Opening Hymn 229 “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” Music ministry of the choir Pastoral Prayer, closed with the Lord’s Prayer in Unison Children’s Message, the children are invited to the front of the sanctuary [The children are dismissed to children’s church in the basement] Hymn 227 “The Friendly Beasts”

praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.” *Hymn 234 “O Come All Ye Faithful” Benediction Postlude The Acolyte will take the light of Christ into the world * please stand if it is comfortable for you to do so Pianist Becky Schleider Pastor Chad Carter Email: Office: (570) 356-7022

12-26-10 MZ  

“And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they...