SANCTUARY WORSHIP December 29, 2013 | 8:45, 10:00 and 11:15 AM Services
ASSEMBLE IN GOD’S NAME Prelude *Congregational Introit
Angels, from the Realms of Glory - #168 (verse 1) *Prayer of Adoration
GIVE PRAISE TO GOD **Hymn of Praise
As with Gladness Men of Old - #174
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Offering Our Gifts
Good King Wenceslaus *Doxology
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow - #544
Lighting of the Candles Placement of the Bible
LISTEN TO GOD’S WORD
Prayer of Confession Merciful God, this Christmas we have remembered your love for this world and celebrated your coming to us in Jesus. In your Son you gave us both a gift and a calling. We confess that we gladly receive your gift while often neglecting your call to share that gift with the world. Forgive our reluctance to tell your good news to a world that needs to hear it. Give us confidence in this good news, knowing that it can change lives. Make us bold in living out the change it has made in us. Renew and encourage our hearts even now as we offer our silent prayers of confession . . .
On The Move......................................................................Jay Madden Colossians 1:3-14............................Pew Bible, pages 1831 - 1832
Assurance of God’s Forgiveness
LEADING THE WORSHIP
*Congregational Response (all singing, remain seated)
O Little Town of Bethlehem - #171 (verses 1 and 4) **Life of the Congregation Invitation to Prayer
Scarborough Carol Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay.
What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring Him a lamb. If I were a wise man I’d do my part, Yet what can I give him? Give Him my heart.
GO IN GOD’S NAME *Hymn of Response
Go, Tell it on the Mountain (not in hymnal) *Invitation and Benediction *Postlude
Jay Madden, pastor for mission - 8:45AM Chuck Roberts, pastor for congregational life Vicki Harrington Franch, pastor for pastoral care Jay Madden, pastor for mission - 10:00AM Chuck Roberts, pastor for congregational life Marnie Crumpler, executive pastor Jay Madden, pastor for mission - 11:15AM Chuck Roberts, pastor for congregational life Marnie Crumpler, executive pastor
LEADING THE MUSIC Mary Hoffman, director of music ministries Nicholas Bowden, principal organist College and High School Student Choir
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23
LIGHTING THE CANDLES - 8:45 & 10:00 Margaret Axelson Elizabeth Nicholson & Will Nicholson ELDERS PLACING THE BIBLE - 8:45, 10:00 & 11:15 Linda Schaeffer Jim Crawford Joe King *Those who are able, please stand. ** Ushers will seat latecomers at this time. If your young child needs attention during worship, live broadcasts of the service are available in The Williams Center, and the Mothers and Infants Room off of the Williams Center.
Signs of Christianity’s decline are increasing in America. Pluralism, secularism, relativism, and even atheism are on the rise. Religion is increasingly individual and eclectic, untied to the Bible and the Church. Congregational attendance is down across the country. The major denominations are shrinking. Christians are portrayed as narrow, intolerant and on the “wrong side of history.” What is going on? Are we in a Post Christian age? Where is Jesus in all of this? Have we been here before? Is there hope for the future? Join us as we explore what it means to have hope in a changing world.
MILESTONES............................December 29, 2013 HOSPITALS St. Joseph Mary Zumot
Northeast Atlanta Rehab Margaret Scheuermann
Golden Living Jeff Currier
MEMBER DEATH Lena Hinton, 12/19 FAMILY MEMBER DEATHS Shirley Mae Hodgson, 11/4 Grandmother of Josh Curran and Great Grandmother of Ansley & J.J. Curran Rosemary Greenlaw, 12/16 Aunt of Staci Graham
SAVE THE DATE | JAN 22, 2014 | ROSS DOUTHAT Author of the bestselling book, Bad Religion, and the youngest ever op-ed columnist for The New York Times, is coming to Peachtree.
Doors open at 6:30 | The provocation begins at 7:00
Series begins January 5th
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As the year draws to a close, there are three ways to make your 2013 gifts comply with I.R.S. regulations:
• Check - Your check must be dated and postmarked by December 31, 2013, to be included in your 2013 giving. • Stock - The stock must be in the church’s account by December 31, 2013, to be included in your 2013 giving. It is important that you initiate this transfer by December 20th to allow for the year-end delay in transfers being completed. To obtain transfer information and to notify the church of your gift, please contact Lynn Dawson at 404-842-5841 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Your stock gift does not come with your name attached so we do not know the donor unless you let us know.) • Credit Card - Submit your gift online with a credit card. As with any gift, the transaction must be completed by December 31, 2013, to be included in your 2013 giving. You can do this by going to the church’s web site, peachtreepres.org, and clicking on the “Giving” link. Just follow the steps. You will receive an email confirmation when your charge goes through. For convenience, the Finance Office will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. December 30 and from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on December 31st.