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Kettering Adventist Church December 20, 2008 ketsda.org


Serv December 20, 2008 Ben Moushon, Worship Leader 9:30 a.m.

Gathering Music —Worship Team

Welcome & Announcements Pastor Dan Stevens Merry Messy Christmas Drama Team Worship Music —Worship Team

Scripture —Drama Team

Sermon — Pastor Karl Haffner Closing Song — Worship Band

Benediction Pastor Karl Haffner


Worship December 20, 2008 May God Help Us: To model the nonjudgmental love of Jesus, To value relationships above rules, and Together, grow into Christ’s likeness.

We Gather Together Gathering Music:

William Hodsone...............Mary Jane McBride, organ arr. Cynthia Carlson...Advent Ringers .................Grant Wareham, organ

We Present Ourselves in Worship Call to Worship...............................................................................Pastor Dan Stevens A voice is calling: Prepare the way for the Lord. Make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places, a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it.

Larry Shackley..................Kettering Brass and Organ

Offertory:

Prayers of the People........................................................Pastor Brendon Prutzman Hymn of Praise No. 119:

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

(congregation standing)

We Hear the Christmas Story First Scripture Lesson:

..................................................Clive Wilson Adam and Eve are banished from the garden Hymn No. 115 (Stanzas 1 only) ..........(congregation seated)

Second Scripture Lesson:

..........................................Kay Starkey God makes an everlasting covenant with Abraham Hymn No. 131: ....................................(congregation seated)


Third Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 11:1-3; 6-9...............................Brendon Prutzman The prophecy is proclaimed Bob Burroughs.............Sharon Williams, mezzo-soprano Carol:

Fourth Scripture Lesson:

......................................................Gail Price The angel Gabriel visits Mary Carol: Michael W. Smith......................Greta Shull, soprano, and Choir .......................................................Dan Stevens

Fifth Scripture Lesson: Luke tells of the birth of Jesus Carol:

— Kevin McChesney................Advent Ringers ...............................................Katie Woolever

Sixth Scripture Lesson: The shepherds go to the manger Hymn No. 142: (Stanzas 1 & 2)

....(congregation standing)

..........................................Jerry Taylor The wise men are led by the star to Jesus Carol: .....................................Madelyn Callender, alto and Choir ...............................(congregation standing) Hymn No. 122:

Seventh Scripture Lesson:

Congregation remains standing for the Eighth Lesson Eighth Scripture Lesson: ...............................Karl Haffner John unfolds the mystery of the incarnation Adolphe Adam.......................................Josh Wheeker, tenor Carol:

Church Choir

We Hear God’s Word Spoken to Us The Christmas Message:

Hymn No. 132:

............................Pastor Karl Haffner

....................................................(congregation standing)

We Go To Serve In the Name of Christ Christmas Blessing........................................................................Pastor Karl Haffner Concluding Voluntary:

from “Symphony V” — Charles M. Widor... Jerry

Taylor, organ


Worship Notes The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a format of Christian worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus, the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah. The birth of Jesus is told in short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns. The format was drawn up by E.W. Benson, later Archbishop of Canterbury, for Christmas Eve, 1880, in Truro. It has since been adapted and used by churches all over the world. Participants in today’s service include: Mary Jane McBride, organist, is a piano teacher and retired Kettering Hospital PBX operator. Kettering Advent Ringers are under the direction of Joan Ulloth Dorgan. Grant Wareham is a 7th grade home-schooled student who studies organ with Jerry Taylor. Dan Stevens is our pastor for children’s ministries. Kettering Brass is under the direction of Steve Hall. Brandon Prutzman is our pastor for youth and administration. Clive Wilson is the chaplain of Kettering College of Medical Arts. Kay Starkey is our membership and communication secretary. Sharon Williams teaches 6th grade at Spring Valley Academy and is a member of our choir. Gail Price is the church office and facilities manager. Greta Shull is a mother of two girls and a physical therapist. Katie Woolever is our task force worker this year for media productions and Fresh Bread. Jerry Taylor is our minister of worship and music and the organist choir director for today’s service. Madelyn Callender is a nurse practitioner, a member of the Kettering Health Network Board, and sings professionally. Josh Wheeker is an SVA alumnus who is home from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Karl Haffner is our senior pastor.

Next Week, December 27, 2008 Raj Attiken, Ohio Conference President, presents the sermon. Pastor Brendan Prutzman will baptize Christina England. Kamil and Loretta Čák will dedicate their new daughter, Olivia Čák. Music by the , Donald Huff, director. Vocal Solos by Ashley Creech, soprano; Celia Waller, soprano; and Jessica Webster, soprano.


"Merry Messy Christmas"

I. Christmas . . . What a Mess!

II. God in a Messy Place (Luke 2:8-14) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.�

III. Our Mess and the Good News

IV. The Mess on Main Street (Isaiah 53:3-5, KJV) He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.


December 20, 2008

Today’s Services: 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. First Serv Worship Service (sanctuary) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Sabbath School Classes (see below for the various locations) 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Worship Service (sanctuary)

The Church at Study 10:30 a.m. Lesson Quarterly Classes and Other Adult Classes Main Floor Lesson Study................................................S-1 Taught by: Gerry Greene Next Week: Randy Daniel Lesson Study & Discussion..........................S-3 Taught by: Jim Hopkins Next Week: Bible Study & Discussion.......NE Fellowship Hall Taught by: Linda Farley Next Week: Ted Ramirez Contemporary Christian Living.................CFH Taught by: Greg Wise Next Week: Greg Wise Book of Revelation Study.......NW Fellowship Hall Taught by: Norman Meager & George Bestpitch

Memory Text “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Young Adult Class — meets in Nelson Conference Center, lower level of Kettering Hospital, across from the cafeteria. Come join us for a “Sabbath School alternative” 10 - 11:30 a.m. (breakfast provided).


Coming Events TODAY — December 20, 2008 Poinsettias — Poinsettia sponsors may take their plants home after the worship service today. [Please Note: The saucers are part of the plant that you bought. Please leave them on the railing when you pick up your plant(s).] Offerings for 2008 — Monies must be turned in by December 31, (church office will be open until 3 p.m. that day); postmarked by December 31 or made online by midnight (via the link at ketsda.org) to be counted for your 2008 tax receipt. 2009 Devotional Books — The prepaid devotional books are here for pick-up. Please check inside the Deacons Room. Hospitality Cart — Located in the narthex, open from 10-11:30 a.m. Feel free to help yourself to refreshments, but please finish your food and drinks before you enter the sanctuary. 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 follow the same routine used in the library for checking out and returning the bags. Thank you. PETZ Ministy— 3 p.m. Meet at Sycamore Glen Health Care Center to take the animals around to the residents. Sunset — 5:14 p.m.

Gift Bread Today following the worship services, pick up one or more loaves of bread on the tables in the narthex to give to your neighbors. These are the leftovers from our caroling project. Spread the joy of the season with this thoughtful gift.

THIS COMING WEEK — WEDNESDAY — December 24 Christmas Eve — Church Office Closed

THURSDAY — December 25 Christmas Day — Church office closed.

FRIDAY — December 26 Church Office Closed Singing Bands — 6:45 p.m. Meet in the Kettering Hospital lobby. Sunset — 5:18 p.m.

NEXT SABBATH — December 27, 2008 Raj Attiken, Ohio Conference President, will present the sermon. Serv in the sanctuary. at Kettering Hospital lower level across from the cafeteria. 10:30 a.m. Sabbath School 11:45 a.m. Worship Service in the sanctuary. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Our Long-awaited for Church Pictorial Directories will be available for pick-up.


That You May Know KETTERING CHURCH FAMILY Congratulations — To Nancy P. Donnelly-Ivy on her Appointment to Leadership as incoming Director of the 555th International Support Squadron, Air Force Security Assistance Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, at a special ceremony on December 8. Holiday THANK YOU! — The sights and sounds of Christmas are a blessing and joy. A special thank you to those who provided the special touches to enhance the Christmas Season at the church: Ann Barker – Caroling Christmas tree and fellowship hall decorations Deaconess organization – Holiday Baskets Holly Spenst – Urn poinsettia arrangements for the narthex Katie Woolever – Foyer bulletin boards — The Kettering Church Staff Hospitality Cart — Starting January 3, the hospitality cart will be serving beverages only. (Hospitality, however, will continue to be available.)J — The Hospitality Team Pastoral Search Update — After much prayer and consideration, Moe Ioane, youth director in Melbourne, Australia, has decided not to fill the pastoral vacancy here at Kettering church. We wish her God’s blessing as she continues her ministry in Australia. Christmas Eve Invitation —

Platform Rockers — Do you have a platform rocker in good condition that you could donate to the Mother’s Room? We need two more for our mothers and babies. Call the church office, 2982167. Sign up now for Ohio Ministry University — a great opportunity for church leaders to learn strategies to reach greater impact in their church and community! The sessions will begin at 3 p.m. on Sabbath, January 24, 2009. All sessions will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Dublin, Ohio. For registration information and rates, please see your pastor. Registration deadline is December 31, 2008. Brochures are available on tables in the foyers. Prayer Ministry —

Linda Wiser NO Blood Pressure Checks in December. Checks will resume on Sabbath, January 24, 2009.

SPRING VALLEY ACADEMY Holiday Break — School resumes January 5, 2009.

COMMUNITY Volunteer Opportunities —

Children’s Sabbath School Pianist NEEDED — If you play the piano and are able to help with this essential ministry to our children, please contact Carol Sleeth at 433-5066. Your investment of time and talent is guaranteed to bring satisfaction and great rewards. Give a gift that has eternal value! Cookbooks — Healthy eating 2-volume cookbook set, , by LuAnn Bermeo, is on sale for $50.00 (instead of the usual $60.00) as a fund raiser for the CHIP Express program. Please call Chris VanDenburgh if you would like a set, 3958021. Hurry, there are only 8 sets left!

Job Opportunities for the 2010 Census — U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring for the 2010 Census. Call toll-free 1-866-861-2010 or go to: www.census.gov/detroit for more information on how to apply.


Serving You Today Presiding Deacon.......................................................................................Clair Frey Receptionists.............................................................................Bev Sweet, Serv Gary Fessenden-N, SS Bev Sweet-S, SS Richard & Andrea Manchur, N-2nd service Aric Merrill,S-2nd service Bulletin Greeters..............................................................Phyllis Williams, Serv Carolyn Jimenez, 2nd service Judy Schoun, 2nd service Doorkeepers.................................................................................Jonathan Beebe-N Earl Damallie-S Audio Technician..............................................................................Johannes Smith Audio Technician...........................................................................Justin Fessenden Video Technician...................................................................................Danny Udrea Pastor-on-call pager..........................................................................937-370-2828

Health Nugget Body: Exercise 20 minutes a day, 3-5 times a week. Mind: Determine your vocation. Spirit: See the miracle in a new born baby. — Your Health Ministries Team

Profile of Generosity Conference Funds

Tithe World Missions Totals

Jan-Dec 13 2008

Jan-Dec 31 2007

% Incr (Dec)

1,389,535

1,417,158

-1.95%

79,334

82,285

-3.59%

1,468,869

1,499,443

-2.04%

Received Jan-Dec 13

Budget Jan-Dec 31

Remaining Need

% Rec

277,316

68%

Local Funds

Combined Budget

577,128

854,444


Complete Bulletin 12-20-08  

Bulletin of the Kettering SDA Church

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