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December 28, 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 28, 2013 Ben Moushon, Worship Leader 9:30 a.m.

Kettering Life — Pastor Kasper Haughton

Communion Homily — Pastor Karl Haffner


Worship December 28, 2013 11:45 a.m.

We Gather Together Gathering Music: Two Christmas Chorales — Helmut Walcha..............Jerry Taylor, organ

Introit:

David McWilliams.....................................................Church Choir

O, I would go to Bethlehem, beneath the peaceful midnight sky, to see the child and greet Him, and hear the virgin’s lullaby. Her sweet and gently lullaby, and I would see the angels there, and watch them bending above Him to worship and to love Him.

We Present Ourselves in Worship Call to Worship and Lighting of the Advent Candle.......Pastor Kasper Haughton (congregation standing) Leader: Come, let us worship our Creator and Redeemer. Congregation: We come as Christ has called us. We know

that we have all sinned and are not worthy of a place at Christ’s table. We know that Christ died for our sins that we night be called the people of God.

Leader:

Hear the good news of the Gospel, that our sins are forgiven, covered by the blood of Christ’s righteousness.

Congregation: Let

us lift up the name of Jesus. Let us bow down and pray before Him. Let our lives be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Leader:

Come, let us worship in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace

Hymns No. 144: (congregation standing)

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Pastoral Prayer.....................................................................Pastor Kasper Haughton Church Life.............................................................................Pastor Kasper Haughton Gustav Holtz............................Church Choir

Offertory Anthem:

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan; Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone, snow had fallen, snow on snow. In the bleak midwinter, long ago. Angels and archangels may have gathered there, cherubim and seraphim thronged the air. But His mother only in her maiden bliss, worshipped the beloved with a kiss. What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb. If I were a wise man I would do my part. Yet what can I give Him? Give my heart.

At The Lord’s Table Communion Reflection.................................................................Pastor Karl Haffner Receiving of the Bread and the Wine The deacons will pass you the tray with the bread and wine (unfermented grape juice). Pass the tray to your neighbor who will then serve you before passing the tray. It is our custom to serve everyone and then be invited to eat the bread and then the wine at the same time together, symbolizing that we are one body in Christ.

Music during Communion: (words are those of Hymn No. 140)

Call to Service and Invitation to Foot Washing

—Timothy Matthews


Worship Notes: Participants: Karl Haffner, our senior pastor brings today’s communion message. Kasper Haughton, our pastor for children and youth, hosts today’s worship. Jerry Taylor, our minister of worship and music, is the organist/choir director for today’s service. The Lord’s Supper Seventh-day Adventists practice open communion, believing that it is available to anyone of any faith who professes belief in Jesus Christ, and a desire to be His follower. The decision of what age a child may start receiving communion is left to the opinion of the parent. As we gather for worship we hear two German Christmas carols in settings for organ by Helmut Walcha, (1907-1991). Born in Leipzig, Walcha was blinded at age 19 after a small vaccination. Despite his disability, he entered the Leipzig Conservatory and became an assistant at the Thomaskirche to Günther Ramin, who was professor of organ at the conservatory and cantor at St. Thomas'. In 1929, Walcha accepted a position in Frankfurt am Main at the Friedenskirche and remained in Frankfurt for the rest of his life. (Hymn No. 144) was written in 1899 by Louis Fitzgerald Benson, a Presbyterian Minister in Philadelphia. The music is an old English tune Kingsfold, arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1906. This hymn was chosen for today’s service, because it sums up the sermon series of this Christmas season. is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti written before 1872 in response to a request from the magazine for a Christmas poem. It was published posthumously in Rossetti's Poetic Works in 1904. The poem became a Christmas carol after it in 1906 with a setting by Gustav Holst. appeared in was written by Emily Elliott in 1864 and set to music by Timothy Matthews. It was first sung at St. Mark’s Church in Brighton, England where Elliott’s father was rector. In 1870, it was published in the


December 28, 2013

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m.

Lesson Quarterly Classes

Other Adult Classes Pastor’s Bible Study....................................S-3

Lesson 13: Memory Text “And since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Lesson Study & Discussion..........................S-1 Taught by: Gerry Greene Next week: Dan Stevens Lesson Study & Discussion…….....Pastor’s Office Taught by: Randy Daniel Next week: Jim Hopkins Sabbath School Class...........…....................N-2 Taught by: Ted J. Shull Advent H.O.P.E. …………….……………Lower Level 2

Taught by: Pastor Karl Haffner FreshBread……………………………….Fellowship Hall Taught by: Danny & Jessica Biddinger Conversations About God........Kettering College Lower Lobby Dave Evans, Joe Nicosia & Adele Waller Discussion of Last-Day Prophecies Northeast Fellowship Hall A video presentation by Doug Batchelor:

Thoughts on Prayer:


Coming Events TODAY — December 28, 2013

NEXT SABBATH — January 4, 2014

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. Sunset — 5:19 p.m.

Pastor Karl Haffner will begin our new year sermon series in Matthew 4.

THIS COMING WEEK — Limited Church Office Hours through January 6, 2014 TUESDAY — December 24 No Staff Meeting

WEDNESDAY — December 25

9:30 a.m. First Serv in the Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School classes 11:45 a.m. Worship in the sanctuary

As we begin the new year, please join our church family starting January 1, 2014, to read a chapter a day from the Gospels. reading schedule bookmarks are in the bulletins today. More are available on tables in the foyers. As a gesture of your commitment, sign the banner in the narthex (beside the grandfather clock).

Happy New Year — Church office closed.

THURSDAY — December 26 No Daytime Bible Study

FRIDAY — December 27 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 — 5:24 p.m.

Online Giving Going on vacation soon or just looking for convenience? Returning your tithes & offerings is easy with Online Giving available through the church website, ketsda.org Accessible anywhere, any time.


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY

COMMUNITY

Thank You — A big “Thank You” to Debbie Brendel, Dorothy Burns, Leslee Chavez, Shelley Chew, Mary Kaye Manchur and Caryl Patten for the lovely Christmas decorations in the Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and Narthex. Flower Chart for 2014 — The 2014 Flower Calendar is hanging on the north wall of the Narthex. Sign up to celebrate an event in 2014 by sponsoring flowers for the worship service in the sanctuary. Choose the color and type of flowers and have your special message printed in the bulletin (2-3 lines). The cost is $50 and the arrangement will be yours to take home following the service. Last Minute Gifts Available — A variety of Kettering Praise Orchestra CD’s from most of their concerts are available in the church office. Martin Doblmeier DVD’s: “BONHOEFFER - Pastor, Pacifist, Nazi Resister”, “The Power of Forgiveness”, and “Washington National Cathedral - A New Century/A New Calling” are also available in the church office for a donation. Family Movie Night — You are invited to join us Saturday, January 11, for worship, food, and movie (food sold supports the youth group).

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.

Year-end Donations — All donations must be received by Tuesday, December 31 to be documented for tax year 2013. You may make donations via our web-site link, bring them by the church office by 5 p.m., or have your mailed-donations post marked by December 31, 2013.

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY Christmas Vacation — School will resume Monday, January 6, 2014

Profile of Generosity Conference Funds Tithe World Missions Totals

Local Ministry Church Ministry

Jan 1 - Dec 21 2013

Jan 1 - Dec 31 2012

% Incr (Dec)

1,480,077

1,522,602

-2.8%

76,583

89,200

-14.1%

1,556,661

1,611,802

-3.4%

Received Jan 1- Dec 21

Budget Jan 1 - Dec 31

702,026

818,300

Remaining Need

% Rec

116,274

86%


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 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..................................................................................Brian Guenterberg Presiding Elder.....................................................................................................Bev Cobb Deaconesses...........................................................................Natalie Dodd, 9:15-9:45 a.m. Sandy Peebles, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Ruth Ryle, 10:30-11:50 a.m. Greeters...................................................................Aric & Dawn Merrill, North 10-11 a.m. Alice Tartar, South 10-11 a.m. Don & Michelle Church, North 11-11:50 a.m. Carol McGrew, South 11-11:50 a.m. Information Center....................................................Bev Sweet & Leona Rapp, 9-11 a.m. Janelle Harvey, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Audio Technician...........................................................................................Steve Woodin Audio Technician...........................................................................................Aubrey Kelley Video Technician.........................................................................................Bonita Woodin Producer...........................................................................................................Dan Schoun

Project Renewal ing h c t Ma $

$

$ Grant

Goal

$130,000

Total to December 21 $ 66,367.45 Still Needed

$ 63,633

Bulletin December 28, 2013  
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