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DECEMBER 1, 2019

M AT TH E W 1 2 : 3 8 – 4 2

8:45 | 10:00 GATHERING AS GOD’S PEOPLE Prelude Praise Ye the Lord of Hosts Welcome & Prayer of Adoration Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus Next Steps Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer Ee’n So Lord Jesus Quickly Come Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow*


WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Matthew 12:38 – 42  (pew Bible 1516) Dr. Richard Kannwischer, Senior Pastor

RESPONDING TO GOD’S GRACE Communion Hail to the Lord’s Anointed Invitation & Benediction Postlude

Congregational songs are listed in bold italic.

* In the 8:45 & 11:15 services, children are invited to come forward and be escorted to their classrooms.

11:15 GATHERING AS GOD’S PEOPLE O Come, O Come Emmanuel Scripture Reading Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus Next Steps Pastoral Prayer Noel*


WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Matthew 12:38 – 42  (pew Bible 1516) Dr. Richard Kannwischer, Senior Pastor

RESPONDING TO GOD’S GRACE Communion Holy, Holy, Holy Be Thou My Vision Invitation & Benediction

Check out our “Peachtree 11:15” playlist on Spotify:

If your young child needs attention during worship, live broadcasts of each service are available in the Williams Center and the Nursing Mothers & Infants Room off the Williams Center.

Celebrate Advent by preparing room in your heart for Jesus. Joyful worship will be led by our Children & Student Choirs. Children are invited to bring NEW winter coats, hats, scarves, and mittens. Cookies, milk, and a craft in the Fellowship Hall after the concert.

HELP US GREET GUESTS DURING THE ADVENT SEASON With the thousands of guests who will worship with us at Peachtree for the Advent Season, we invite YOU to serve through our Hospitality Ministry as a greeter. Join us as we join Christ daily in the restoration of all things. Sign up at:

WE D N E S DAY, D E C E M B E R 1 8 Candlelight Traveler’s Service | 7:00 pm | Sanctuary If you are traveling on or before Christmas Eve, but still want to experience the beauty of Peachtree’s traditional candlelight services, this is your opportunity. Bring the family and experience the same beautiful music and inspiration of our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight service.

M O N DAY, D E C E M B E R 2 3 Family Christmas Pageant | 5:00 pm | Sanctuary Experience the story of Christmas. Hear the great story of Jesus’ birth. Join with the angels, shepherds, and wise men as we worship the Christ child through song, word, and a special candle lighting experience. Visit the nativity animals on the front lawn before or after the service.

T U E S DAY, D E C E M B E R 2 4 Young Families Service | 10:00 am | Sanctuary Join us for this interactive service for families of toddlers and young preschoolers. This delightful telling of Christmas will capture hearts of children and parents alike. Sing your favorite carols and experience God’s story in a fresh way. Visit the nativity animals on the front lawn before or after the service.

Communion Service | 12:00 pm | Kellett Chapel Come and adore Him through instrumental music, the singing of familiar carols, and Christmas communion.

Traditional Candlelight Services 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 pm | Sanctuary The majesty of music and the message of Jesus’ birth fill these candlelight services. The Chancel Choir, accompanied by orchestra, leads us in our celebration on this Holy Night.

C H R I S T M A S AT PE AC H T R E E T E L E V I S I O N S PE C I A L Tuesday, December 24 | CBS46 | 11:30 pm


JUSTICE FAIR TRADE MARKETPLACE Sunday, December 15 Fellowship Hall 9:00 am — 1:00 pm All funds go to support mission partners and students.


END OF YEAR GIVING We are a people blessed and are therefore called by God to bless others. Your sacrificial commitment enables ministry in our community and mission throughout the world. As we come to the end of 2019, will you ensure you have completed your commitment and consider an additional gift to answer God’s calling? As the year draws to a close, there are four ways to make your 2019 gifts comply with IRS regulations: CHECK


Checks must be dated and postmarked by December 31, 2019, to be included in your 2019 giving.

Gifts can be submitted online with a credit card. Transactions must be completed by December 31.



The stock must be in the church’s account by December 31, to be included in your 2019 giving. It is important that you initiate this transfer by December 20 to allow for the year-end delay in transfers to complete.

Text 404.800.7578 and enter any amount, then the keyword “Annual” (e. g. “500Annual” creates a $500 gift). Follow the link to complete your gift. Text gifts can be made using any major credit card.

Milestones Just as families keep in touch about joys and sorrows, our church family at Peachtree wants to do the same. During your prayers this week, we ask you to lift up these people to God.


Mary Cheshire Grady Edwina Davis Emory Mary Jordan North Fulton Daisy Smith Home Hospice Care


Wicke Chambers  11/22 Mother of Margaret Young Grandmother of Brandon & Bill (Jr.) Young

To submit Milestones for you or a member of your family, contact Celeste Cody at 404.842.5853 or

Advent Wreath Advent candles help us keep watch for the coming of Jesus. The first Advent candle, which we light this morning, reminds us of the hope promised by the Old Testament prophets.


Jeff & Linda Graham; Grace


Bert & Susanne O’Neal; Addie Gray, Louise, Bo & Raygan


Ashlee Winters


An acolyte plays an important role in our traditional worship, bringing the light of Christ into the service & leading us out into the world to be the light of Christ. Today’s acolytes:


Nathan Wright Molly Wright


Ford Gartland Bea Gartland

Sunday morning flowers may be dedicated to the honor or memory of a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion, such as a baptism.


POINSET TIAS If you would like to take part in decorating the Sanctuary with beautiful Christmas greenery by honoring or remembering your loved ones, you may purchase poinsettias online or by filling out an order form envelope located in each pew. Completed forms with payment can be placed in the offering plate on Sundays or in boxes located in the Williams Center and Family Commons throughout the week. Poinsettias cost $10 for each person you wish to remember (Mr. & Mrs. count as two people). Forms and checks must be received no later than December 8. Names of those being honored will be listed in the December 22 bulletin.

For details or to reserve a date, contact Marsha Sims at 404.842.3146 or MSims@ The flowers this morning are donated by The Peachtree Flower Fund.

Belong Communities at Peachtree are a place to gather, learn, serve, and care. Let us know your preferences and we will help find the right community for you.

Tear at perforation and place with offering.


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Children and Family (birth – 4th grade) Hospitality Missions

Music Prayer Student Ministry (5th–12th grade)

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