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First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2013

9:45 a.m.

The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor Watchword for the week: Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord! Isaiah 2:5 The hymns and liturgy are from the red Moravian Hymnal located in the lower pew racks in front of you. Prelude – How Bright Appears the Morning Star…...Philipp Nicolai *Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joyful and Triumphant…….…..#69 Lighting of the First Candle in the Advent Wreath-Landon Renigar Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to Oak Grove on this first Sunday of Advent. Advent means “coming” and during this season we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s first coming when He was born in Bethlehem. If you are a visitor, please fill out a blue visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate. Greeter

Hazel Beasley

Acolyte

Landon Renigar

Ushers

Steve Price, Gerald Peddycord Mike May, Bobby Wolfington, Jr.

Nursery

Jeff & Amy Styers

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Prayer List: Ethel Idol, Faye Collins, Michelle Nagy, Willie Disher, Lisa Robertson, Helen Hammock, Helen Lewis, Jim Hull, Elizabeth Marshall, Sarah Ellis, Harold Lloyd, Margaret Hoerner, Lucy Gardner, Andra Reeves, Keith Miller, Donna Comer, Marie Marshall, Betty Seivers Shut-ins: Gary Hester

Children’s Message

Our Stewardship of Last Week Attendance – 89 Offering – $6,575.47

The Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings Prayer Offertory – Throw Wide the Door…………...Michael/Weissel *Response

The annual Walkertown Area Tree Lighting will be at Love’s UMC tonight at 7:00 p.m. The Oak Grove Band will play a prelude at 6:30.

*Hymn – Once He Came in Blessing……...………………………....#64

Candle Trimming is tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. beginning with a Covered Dish Supper. Everyone is invited!

The Reading of God’s Word Isaiah 11:1-10 Matthew 3:1-12 Romans 15:4-13 Sermon

Having Hope in a Hopeless World

*Liturgy – Advent……………………………………….………..….#31 *Postlude – O Savior of Our Race………………………Lewis R.West *If you are able, please stand. Please silence cell phones and pagers before worship begins.

Trinity Glen Christmas Lovefeast is this Wednesday at 2:00. Band members, choir members, and dieners who are participating can meet at the church at 1:00 if you would like to carpool. The Walkertown Christmas Parade will be this coming Saturday, December 7. We need band members, children, and youth to be on the float at 12:00, because judging begins at 12:15. Advent Family Night will be next Sunday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served for supper followed by activities for all ages. This year’s theme is the Nativity Scene. The Adult Choir Cantata, “A Great and Mighty Wonder”, will be Sunday, December 15 during morning worship. Christmas Caroling to our shut-ins will be Sunday, December 15, leaving the church at 4:00. After caroling we will eat out for supper.


Church Staff The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor Dwayne Stanley, Organist Robin Hancock, Choir Director Robert Clark, Band Director Angie Renigar, Secretary Board of Elders Robin Wolfington David Hester Faye Gardner Gerald Peddycord James Stevens Tammy Lewis

Board of Trustees Wayne Stevens Patrick Linville Johnny Vanhoy Jeff Styers Judy Dillon Arnold Reeves

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF December 1 – December 8 Today, December 1 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 2 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Prayer Time Band Prelude Worship/First Sunday of Advent Sunday School Tree Lighting at Love’s Candle Trimming Band Prelude Lovefeast at Trinity Glen Choir Practice Willing Workers Circle at Pam Ellis’ Board Parade Float Christmas Parade Prayer Time Worship/Second Sunday of Advent Sunday School Advent Family Night

Crisis Control Donation for December Canola Oil 24 oz.

Oak Grove Moravian Church Bulletin 12-1-13  
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