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December 14, 2013 Kettering Adventist Church 3939 Stonebridge Road Kettering, OH 45419

ketsda.org First Serv 9:30 a.m. ~ Sabbath School 10:30-11:30 a.m. ~ Classic Worship 11:45 a.m.


Serv December 14, 2013 Jerry Mahn, worship leader 9:30 a.m.

Agnus Dei/Revelation Song Newborn King How Many Kings

Kettering Life — Pastor Elliot Smith


Worship December 14, 2013 11:45 a.m. Advent is the season in the Christian year when we hear about and participate in the time of waiting for the birth of the Messiah. We look with thankfulness and hope for the second coming of Christ. We hear the voice of God in scripture. We hear the voices of God’s people around the earth as we pray together for the joy and peace of Christ’s love to warm the hearts and lives of all humankind.

We Gather Together Gathering Music:

French Carol...........................5 on Brass — English Carol Jerry Taylor, organ Canadian Carol — English Carol

We Come Into Christ’s Presence Call to Worship and Lighting of the Advent Candle.................Pastor Elliot Smith (congregation standing) Pastor: Today we celebrate the second Sabbath of Advent – the season of Peace. Congregation: Our Peace is found in God and in His Son, Jesus Christ.

John the Baptist and all the prophets remind us that to receive peace we must be prepared for it.

Pastor:

We light an Advent candle today to remind us that Christ is the Prince of Peace, the one promised from the beginning of the world. We thank God for the hope He gives us and the peace He bestows.

Choir:

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace Bethlehem Hymns: Hymn No. 144, Stanza 1: from Hymn No. 142, Stanza 3: from Hymn No. 120, Stanza 1: from Hymn No. 122, Stanza 1: from

...................tune: ...................tune: ................tune: .............tune: Mendelssohn

(congregation standing)

Invocation........................................................................................Pastor Elliot Smith Celebrating 50 Years Children’s Story...............................................................................Pastor Elliot Smith


Scripture Lesson:

......................................................................Jean Snider

First member baptized in this Congregation But you, O Bethlehem, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past. The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies until the woman in labor gives birth. Then at last His fellow countrymen will return from exile to their own land. And He will stand to lead His flock with the Lord’s strength, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. Then His people will live there undisturbed, for He will be highly honored around the world. And He will be the source of peace.

Prayer of the People.................................................................................Natalie Dodd Daughter of this church’s first pastor, Elder Murray Demming

We Present Our Tithes and Offerings arr. Luther Henderson...............................................5 on Brass

Offertory: Offering Response:

(from Hymn No. 126)........................tune:

Prayer for the Tithes and Offerings.............................................Pastor Elliot Smith Church Life.......................................................................................Pastor Elliot Smith Sandra K. Peter..............................Church Choir

Anthem:

Winds through the olive trees softly did blow ‘round little Bethlehem, long, long ago. Sheep on the hillside lay, whiter than snow. Shepherds were watching them, long, long ago. Still, still, still, now the baby sleeps. The angels sing a song of joy by the cradle of the boy. Still, still, still for now Christ Jesus sleeps. Come, let’s journey there, where the winds blow. Open your eyes to love, born long ago.

We Learn from God’s Word Sermon:

Bethlehem...........................................Jerry Mahn

We Are Sent Out With a Blessing Hymn No. 135:

......................................................tune:

(congregation standing)

Benediction....................................................................................................Jerry Mahn Orison: refrain from

(Hymn No. 121)...........Congregation & Choir Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere. Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born!

Postlude:

arr. Arthur Frackenpohl.......................5 on Brass


Worship Notes: Participants: Jerry Mahn, the residents dean of Kettering College and Pastor for FirstServe, presents today’s sermon from our series, : Bethlehem. Elliot Smith, our pastor for young adults, Fresh Bread and our internship program, hosts today’s worship and tells the Children’s Story. Jean Snider, the first person baptized into this congregation, reads today’s scripture lesson. Natalie Dodd, daughter of this congregation’s first pastor, Murray Demming, presents the Prayers of the People. Jerry Taylor, our minister of worship and music, is the organist/choir director for today’s service. As we gather for worship, 5 on Brass plays four Christmas carols that are heard in arrangements by Luther Henderson, an American composer who wrote over 100 pieces for Canadian Brass. is an old French carol that has been rewritten and arranged over time. The carol basically acknowledges that bells (particularly church bells) are often used to make announcements of important events. , is a “contemporary” English carol. The (or ) is a Canadian Christmas hymn (Canada's oldest Christmas song), written probably in 1642 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. is a carol from England. It is a variant of its parent tune "Greensleeves" ( ). The earliest printed version is from the 17th century. The lyrics mention the ships sailing into Bethlehem. The reference to three ships is thought to originate in the three ships that bore the Biblical magi. Bethlehem Hymns: is a medley of four hymns that make reference to Bethlehem. and are sung less often than and , but together they make a creative way to sing about “Bethlehem”, today’s topic. is an old carol that was heard by Ralph Vaughan Williams near Sussex, Great Britain, thus the title. His arrangement of this hymn has brought it back to popularity. There are many different variations of the text that goes with this carol. The Brass/Organ arrangement is by Luther Henderson. is a traditional Gascon carol from about the 12th century. Little is really known of its origins, although it is often sung to and by children as a lullaby telling about Christ’s birth. Jerry Taylor, our music director, sang it every year in school as a child, and the children’s choir from this church sang it every year. This just-published arrangement by Sandra Peter includes a stanza of the Austrian carol to make it a bit longer. Elizabeth Wareham plays the violin obbligato. (Hymn No. 135) was written by Phillips Brooks, a very powerful, New England preacher of the late 1800’s, after a visit to the Holy Land where Brooks attended the Christmas services at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Brooks gave the text to his organist, Lewis Redner at Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia, who immediately wrote this tune for these words. It was first sung December 27, 1868, just 145 years ago. The tune was named by a friend, using a different spelling of the composer’s first name as to not embarrass him. with the text “Christ is born in Bethlehem” seems the most appropriate way to end today’s service. The brass and organ arrangement is by Arthur Frackenpohl (b. 1924), an American composer and Professor Emeritus at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York in Potsdam.

Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert Friday, December 20, 2013 7:00 p.m.


December 14, 2013

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m. Lesson Quarterly Classes Lesson 10: Memory Text “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.’ ”

Other Adult Classes Pastor’s Bible Study....................................S-3 Taught by: Pastor Karl Haffner FreshBread……………………………….Fellowship Hall Taught by: Elliot Smith The Science of Sin & Salvation..................L-20 Kettering College Entrance Floor Classroom Taught by: Bob Melashenko

Lesson Study & Discussion..........................S-1 Taught by: Gerry Greene Next week: Victor Brown

Conversations About God........Kettering College Lower Lobby Dave Evans, Joe Nicosia & Adele Waller

Lesson Study & Discussion…….....Pastor’s Office Taught by: Bob Peach Next week:

Discussion of Last-Day Prophecies Northeast Fellowship Hall

Sabbath School Class...........…....................N-2 Taught by: Ted J. Shull Advent H.O.P.E. …………….……………Lower Level 2 Taught by: Paul Sekulic Next week: Katie Waterbrook

Thoughts on Prayer:


Coming Events TODAY — December 14, 2013 First-time Visitors — You are invited to stop by the Information Center in the narthex to pick up a gift to welcome you to our church today. Worship Bags — Parents of small children can check out (honor system) worship bags for their little ones in three different age groups: 0-2, 3-4, & 5-6 from the red cart in the north foyer. Please return bags to the cart after the worship service. Thank you. All-Church Potluck — You are invited following second service. Live Nativity — 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the church parking lot, for kids and kids at heart. Family Movie Night — 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be sold by the youth group. Spring Valley Academy Band Concert — Saturday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium the Band Department presents

Sunset — 5:13 p.m.

THIS COMING WEEK — Church Office Hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday

SUNDAY — December 15 SVA Citrus Fruit Pick Up — 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kettering Children’s Choir — Annual Christmas Concerts 2 & 4 p.m. at the Kettering Church. Pathfinder Outing — Meet at Spring Valley Academy at 4:00 p.m. to car pool to the Creation Museum

MONDAY — December 16 SVA Citrus Fruit Pick Up — 4 - 6 p.m.

TUESDAY — December 17 Staff Meeting — 9:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAY — December 18 Bells of Praise — 5:30 p.m. Choir — 6 p.m. Table Life — 6:30 p.m. NO Praise Orchestra Advent Ringers — 7:40 p.m.

THURSDAY — December 19 Daytime Bible Study — 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Dan Stevens (last class for this year)

FRIDAY — December 20 Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert — 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Youth Vespers — 8 - 10 p.m. Youth Room Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet at Kettering Hospital outside the cafeteria on the lower level. Sunset — 5:15 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — December 21 Pastor Karl Haffner will continue our Christmas , sermon series, “Nazareth” 9:30 a.m. First Serv in the Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School classes 11:45 a.m. Lessons and Carols in the sanctuary 4:00 p.m. Organ Concert and

Annual Christmas Candlelight Concert Friday, December 20, 2013 7:00 p.m. Our annual special program of inspiring Christmas music will feature choir, bells, brass, and organ, Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m., in our sanctuary. You and your family won't want to miss this highlight of the Christmas season!


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY

COMMUNITY

Sympathy — To family and friends of Vernon Luthas who died Monday, December 9, 2013. Funeral arrangements are not complete. Remember the family in prayer. Congratulations — To Jessica Joy Blaza who will be graduating from Wright State University on December 14, 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, pre-med with a minor in music. Thank You — A heartfelt “Thank You” from the Webster Family for all the prayers, kind words and food during this time of mourning of Alice Webster. Cookie Bakers Needed — Would you be willing to bake some homemade cookies for our returning college students? We would like to have small "welcome home" bags for them on Sabbath, December 21, filled with homemade cookies. We plan to have 65 bags - so we need a lot of cookies! If you are willing to contribute to this project, please contact Pam Scheuermann (by text) at 470-6360. -Pastor Elliot.

Ohio Conference Mission Trips — The Youth Department of the Ohio Conference is providing opportunities for young people to serve. In 2014 there will be two separate mission trips. Panama – If you are in high school this trip is for you. We will be spending two weeks in one of the most beautiful and yet poverty stricken places in the world. You will have the opportunity to build a church as well as work side-by side with the local churches in their outreach ministries. New York – If you are between the ages of 18-35, this trip is for you. We will be spending one week in New York City volunteering our time in shelters, soup kitchens, community outreach organizations and street ministries. To find out more about these trips, visit our website: www.ohiosdayouth.org or call Steve Carlson at 937-479-1317. Ohio ABC Store Closing Sale — Please see enclosed insert. Next delivery to Kettering will be Wednesday, December 18. Call 800-643-5714 to order.

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY Band Concert — Today at 7:00 p.m. in the SVA gymnasium, the Band Department presents This festive concert will feature the Middle School Band, High School Band, Fifth-grade Band and the Stage Band with Donald Huff, director, and Cambria Mensink, assistant director. Join us for a reception following the concert!

Profile of Generosity Conference Funds Tithe World Missions

Jan 1 - Dec 7 2013

Jan 1 - Dec 31 2012

% Incr (Dec)

1,324,175

1,522,602

-13.0%

66,432

89,198

-25.5%

1,390,607

1,611,800

-13.7%

Local Ministry

Received Jan 1- Dec 7

Budget Jan 1 - Dec 31

Church Ministry

622,252

Totals

818,300

Remaining Need

% Rec

196,048

76%


Church Staff Karl Haffner........................................Senior Pastor...........................................657-5384 Dan Stevens..............................Pastor of Administration..................................689-3612 Elliot Smith........Pastor of Young Adults, Interns & Outreach Ministries.........369-1062 Kasper Haughton............Pastor of Children & Youth Ministries...............574-344-7818 Jerry Taylor............................Minister of Worship & Music...............................602-1514 Kay Starkey.................................Church Office Manager...................................434-2780 Holly Macomber.................Earliteen and Young Adult Intern...................513-500-1578 Jakin Thomas.................................Technology Intern...............................269-697-3026 Jerry Mahn.............................Worship Leader for

Serv..............................409-1111

Clive Wilson ............................Kettering College Chaplain................................545-8756 Pastor-on-call..............................................................................................937-985-0068

Serving You Today Presiding Deacon...............................................................................................Steve Leno Presiding Elder................................................................................................Linda Farley Deaconesses.............................................................................Leona Rapp, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Nancy Klasing, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Deanette Sisson, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Greeters.......................................................Brian & Candy Christenson, North 10-11 a.m. Sarah Waterbrook, South 10-11 a.m. Richard & Debbie Haas, North 11-11:50 a.m. Beverly Sweet, South 11-11:50 a.m. Information Center............................................................Doug & Millie Brown, 9-11 a.m. Judy Schoun & Dianna Aniton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Audio Technician........................................................................................Mugurel Brasov Audio Technician...........................................................................................Steve Woodin Video Technician..........................................................................................Jessica Brasov Producer.........................................................................................................Randy Daniel

Project Renewal ing h c t Ma $$ nt $ Gra

Goal Total to Date Still Needed

$130,000 $ 36,579 $93,421

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