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December 3, 2011 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 3, 2011 Jerry Mahn, worship leader 9:30 a.m.

Kettering Life — Randy Daniel

Video — Sermon — Pastor Karl Haffner

Praise Band: Elliot Smith, acoustic guitar; Jerry Mahn, piano


Worship December 3, 2011 11:45 a.m.

We Gather Together Gathering Music:

— arr. Robert W. Smith............Praise Orchestra & — Cathy Moklebust Advent Ringers — William Gordon — arr. Linda McKechnie, orch. by Don Marsh

We Come Into Christ’s Presence Call to Worship..........................................................................................Randy Daniel (congregation standing)

O God of Love, who came as an infant, small and vulnerable. O Prince of Peace, who said, “Let the children come to me.” Continue to bring joy to this world. Desperate is our need. Great is Your joy. Make of this hour a festival of joyous song, truthful confession, heartfelt praise, earnest words of hope amid our fears, hands and voices raised in adoration and extended in compassion. When at last we stand and sing our majestic chorus of “Hallelujah!”

Pass the Blessing of Christ’s Peace Hymn No. 149:

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

(congregation standing)

Invocation..................................................................................................Randy Daniel Anthem:

arr. Linda McKechnie, orch. Don Marsh...........Advent Ringers

Praise Orchestra Scripture Lesson:

................................................................Victor Brown

While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called “the Baptizer,” was preaching in the desert country of Judea. His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.” John and his message were authorized by Isaiah’s prophecy: “Thunder


in the desert! Prepare for God’s arrival! Make the road smooth and straight!” John dressed in a camel hair habit tied at the waist by a leather strap. He lived on a diet of locusts and wild field honey. People poured out of Jerusalem, Judea, and the Jordanian countryside to hear and see him in action. There at the Jordan River those who came to confess their sins were baptized into a changed life.

Prayers of the People...............................................................................Victor Brown

We Present Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory:

— arr. Douglas E. Wagner.........Praise Orchestra & Advent Ringers

Doxology: from

(Hymn No. 694)....................................tune: Old Hundredth 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.

Prayer for the Offering............................................................................Randy Daniel Church Life.................................................................................................Randy Daniel

We Learn from God’s Word Sermon: Hymn No. 23:

.........................................Pastor Karl Haffner ..................................................tune:

We are Sent Out With a Blessing Benediction.....................................................................................Pastor Karl Haffner Orison:

(Hymn No. 66)............................................................Congregation God be with you till we meet again. By His counsels guide uphold you. With His sheep securely fold you. God be with you till we meet again.

Postlude:

arr. Linda McKechnie, orch. Don Marsh

Praise Orchestra & Advent Ringers


Worship Notes: Participants: Dr. Karl Haffner, our senior pastor, presents today’s sermon for the Advent season. Randy Daniel, one of our elders and a financial planner, hosts today’s worship. Victor Brown, dean for enrollment management for Kettering College, will read today’s Scripture and present 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, we hear music by the Kettering Advent Ringers under the direction of Joan Ulloth Dorgan, and by the Praise Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Huff. The is more commonly known by the title, which comes from a set of words that was created by Peter J. Wilhousky. is a 5th-century Greek carol sung to the French tune, is a new Christmas composition by William Gordon, who is the retired conductor of the Pasadena Tabernacle Band of the Salvation Army. is a favorite handbell arrangement by Linda McKechnie from Houston, Texas, that has been orchestrated by her brother, Don Marsh, a composer from Franklin, Tennessee. Along with the carol, is music from from his “L'Arlesienne Suite #2.” Bizet’s (Hymn No. 149) was originally a children’s hymn to help them understand the teachings of the church. These words were set to the tune, by Henry John Gauntlett, an English organist/composer. Gauntlett, who was also a lawyer, was the organist for the first performance of Mendelssohn’s is a McKechnie/Marsh arrangement for handbells and orchestra. The original melody was extracted from Handel’s “Messiah,” but no one is sure exactly what part of the “Messiah” it is extracted from. The words are a paraphrase of Psalm 98 by Isaac Watts. is a medley of carols in a setting for handbells and orchestra by Douglas E Wagner, a popular handbell composer who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. Uniting the tonal palette of the orchestra with the joyous sounds of English Handbells, presents the carols, and in a unique and festive setting. (Hymn No. 23) is included in the the Oxford Book of Carols and dates , is a Welsh carol. These carols were often used for celebrations back into the 1800’s. The tune, with dancing and words were supplied on the spot. Somewhere in the late 19th century the words, became associated with this tune, still later the “fa-la-la” part which would have been played on the harp, was substituted for performances where there was no harp available. is yet another collaboration by McKechnie and Marsh for handbells and orchestra. This carol was first published by John Work, Jr. in his , 1907.

Christmas Concert Tonight — 7:30 p.m. Kettering Praise Orchestra and Kettering Advent Ringers will present a Christmas concert.

Next Sabbath, December 10 — John Bradshaw, of will be our guest speaker at 9:30 and 11:45 a.m.


I. The Carols of Christmas 1. Righteous Darkness ________________________ 2. Arrival Time 2400 hrs - Weather Cloudless ________________________ 3. Loyal Followers Advance ________________________ 4. Query Regarding Identity of Descendant ________________________ 5. Delight for this Planet ________________________ 6. Jehovah Deactivate Blithe Chevaliers ________________________ 7. Nocturnal Noiselessness ________________________

II. Fear not: “All is calm…” A. The “fear not” of ________________________ “And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings... which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord’” (Luke 2:10, 11).

B. The “fear not” of ________________________ “Fear not, Mary, … the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: …For with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:30, 35, 37).

C. The “fear not” of ________________________ “Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John” (Luke 1:13).

D. The “fear not” of ________________________ “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife. … Then Joseph … did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him” (Matthew 1:20,24 NPS).

III. Trust Him: “…Sleep in heavenly peace.”


December 3, 2011

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m.

Lesson Quarterly Classes

Other Adult Classes

Lesson 10: The Two Covenants

Women’s Sabbath School.......Stonebridge House

Memory Text “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.” Galations 4:26, NIV Early Lesson Study (from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.).....S-1 Taught by: Eric Beaven Lesson Study & Discussion...........................S-1 Taught by: Dan Stevens Next week: Gerry Greene Lesson Study & Discussion...........................S-3 Taught by: Jim Hopkins Next week: Bob Peach Contemporary Christian Living..........Choir Room Taught by: David Small Next week: David Starkey Sabbath School Class..................................N-2 Taught by: Ted J. Shull Advent H.O.P.E...........................................L-2 Taught by: Laurel Teller Next Week: Stephen Waterbrook

Taught by: Linda Farley, Desi Harning, Dragana Fessenden, and Diana Kellawan Revelation Study.................Senior Pastor’s Office George Bestpitch & Fred Goddard ..........................Center Fellowship Hall For the Collegiate Age Group Taught by: Elliot Smith Conversations About God..........Kettering College Lower Lobby Dave Evans, Joe Nicosia & Adele Waller

Health Nugget:


Coming Events TODAY — December 3, 2011 Flowers — Please see bulletin insert to sponsor Poinsettia plants. Holiday Cheer Baskets — Please pick up a gift basket and deliver it to a church member. The name and address is attached to the baskets. The baskets should be delivered within 48-72 hours due to the perishable contents. You will receive a blessing as will the recipient. Children’s Church — at 11:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall with Jeremy Wong. 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 the bags to the cart. Thank you. Devotional Books for 2012 — Visit the table in the narthex to view and order 2012 devotional books at discount prices through the church. Order deadline Monday, noon. NO Caroling today — A Christmas Concert by the Kettering Praise Orchestra and the Advent Ringers beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Sunset — 5:14 p.m.

THIS COMING WEEK —

Golden Buckeye Fellowship Holiday Dinner — 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Music by the Kettering Praise Orchestra and the Advent Ringers at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

WEDNESDAY — December 7 Youth Handbells — 5 - 6 p.m. Choir Rehearsal — 6 - 7:30 p.m. NO Praise Orchestra Advent Ringers — 7:40 - 8:40 p.m.

FRIDAY — December 9 SVA Christmas Choral Concert — 7:00 p.m. Featuring Elementary Music and the Koraliers. Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet in the Kettering Hospital lobby. Sunset — 5:12 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — December 10 Sermon — Pastor John Bradshaw, from will be our guest speaker. Sermon title is “Upside Down.” 9:30 a.m. First Serv in the fellowship hall. 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School classes. 11:45 a.m. Worship Service in the sanctuary.

Church Office Hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday

SUNDAY — December 4 Dayton Bach Society Concert — at 7:30 p.m. (Admission at door)

Reflections on Prayer:

MONDAY — December 5 ABC Order Deadline — ABC truck will deliver on Wednesday, December 7. Call 800-643-5714. Pathfinders — 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. at SVA , page 474

TUESDAY — December 6 Staff Meeting —9:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting — 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. will meet in S-1, led by Stephen Waterbrook, Sula Mazimba and Pastor Elliot.

The Prayer Ministry Team


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY Convalescing — Patricia Davis at home. 85th Birthday —Helen Ford will be celebrating her 85th birthday December 6, 2011. You may send a greeting to: 215 Huber Village Blvd. Apt C-115, Westerville, OH 43081. Winter Warm-up — We at Kettering College are collecting winter coats/gloves/scarves (basically anything ‘winterish’) for the Good Neighbor House. Locally there is a program called “Carl’s Coats for Kids.” While this program collects many coats, those coats do not make it to the Good Neighbor House. Look for the blue barrel near the church office. Thank you for supporting the Good Neighbor House and the “Winter Warm-up” initiative.

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY Bone Marrow Donor Drive — Spring Valley Academy will host a Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Wednesday, December 7, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the high school library. Cindy French-Puterbaugh, Ohio Conference associate superintendent of education, and SVA alumna (Class of 1970) was diagnosed with leukemia in August 2011. She has been fighting this disease ever since, and a bone marrow donor is urgently needed. None of her siblings are a match for her nor is there a perfect match for her through the national bank. We are looking for potential donors between the ages of 18 to 60 years that are healthy and willing to donate. If you have questions concerning your health and wonder if you meet the Registry guidelines, please refer to their website at http://marrow.org The initial matching is simply done through a cheek swab--painless and easy and there is no cost involved for the donor. If you want to help but you are not sure if you have registered before, you can call 1-800 MARROW2 (1-800-627-7692). Please note that if you are an active member of the US Military you are asked to register through the DoD registry. More information regarding guidelines is available on the marrow.org website. Also check our school website at www.springvalley academy.org

Vegetarian Bulk Food — Order forms available from tables in foyers. Order through Vickie Budd.

COMMUNITY Operation "Christmas Wish" — It's time for the Good Neighbor House Christmas toy drive! From NOVEMBER 28 through DECEMBER 21, we'll be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children up to age 12 and gift cards for shopping at large stores (e.g., Meijer and Walmart) for 13 and 14-year-olds. Last year 164 children of GNH clients received Christmas gifts through “Operation Christmas Wish.” This year even more families need help. If your family or a group you belong to is looking for a project, consider adopting an entire Good Neighbor House family for Christmas! Every donation will help make Christmas merry for our neighbors. Please drop off your gifts at the church office or Good Neighbor House, 844 South Patterson Blvd., Dayton (45402). Call Marcia Ehlers at (937)224-3003 Ext. 108 for more information.

Annual Candlelight Concert Friday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. The 26th annual Candlelight Concert will be presented by the church music program. This is a celebration of Christmas you will not want to miss! Bring your friends!


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 Jerry Taylor.....................................Minister of Worship & Music........................................602-1514 Kay Starkey.........................................Church Office Manager............................................434-2780 Melinda Miller...............................................Parish Nurse.....................................................321-7437 Sabrina Araiza..................................Intern for Campus Ministry.........................................321-5793 Shelina Berglund................................Intern for Young Adults....................................208-965-1893 Elden Ford.............................................Intern for Technology.............................................522-5398 Jeremy Wong...................................Children’s Ministries Intern.................................502-777-0071 Jerry Mahn......................................Worship Leader for First Serv.......................................409-1111 Clive Wilson .....................................Kettering College Chaplain.........................................545-8756

Serving You Today Presiding Deacon.........................................................................................George Dutton Presiding Elder.......................................................................................Madelyn Callender Receptionists..................................................................Fred & Mary Kaye Manchur, N SS Bev Sweet, S SS Brett & Holly Spenst, N-second service Deanette Sisson, S-second service Serv Bulletin Greeters.........................................................................Sherry Schaffer, Sharon Greene, second service Deanette Sisson, second service First Serv Audio...........................................................................................Andrew Fellers First Serv Video...................................................................................................Alex Mahn Audio Technician.........................................................................................John McMahan Audio Technician........................................................................................Mugurel Brasov Video Technician..........................................................................................Jessica Brasov Pastor-on-call pager.....................................................................................937-985-0068

Tonight — Begin your holiday season with , a Christmas concert by the Kettering Praise Orchestra and the Kettering Advent Ringers beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.


Complete Bulletin 12-03-11