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Third Sunday of Advent December 16, 2012

9:45 a.m. The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor

A warm welcome is extended to all who worship at Oak Grove on this Third Sunday of Advent. If you are a visitor, please sign the guest book in the vestibule and fill out a blue visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate. Before the service speak to the Lord; during the service let the Lord speak to you; and after the service speak to one another. Acolyte

AmyLynn Colona

Watchword for the Week: Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Luke 3:8

Ushers

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

The hymns and liturgy for today’s service are in the blue Book of Worship located in the pew racks in front of you.

Nursery

Jane Farmer & Bonnie Peddycord

Prelude – Hark the Herald Angels Sing………....arr. William Cummings *Hymn – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear………………………………….#286 Lighting of the Third Advent Candle – Mollie Mounce *Liturgy – Advent 2……………………………………………………………..……p. 54 Welcome and Announcements Children’s Message

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Prayer List: Ethel Idol, Helen Hammock, Addison & Joyce Hooker, Faye Collins, Michelle Nagy, James Demby, Laura Canrobert, Willie Disher, George Seivers, Dale Anderson, Lisa Parker, Evelyn Fulp, Sandra Grindstaff, Lisa Robertson, Wayne Stevens, Odell Walker, Kara Day, Georgia Brown Shut-ins: Gary Hester, Walt Sell Our Stewardship of Last Week Attendance – 94 Offering – $2,042.00

The Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings Prayer Anthem – Silent Night…………………………….Franz Gruber/arr. Bolks *Response – Doxology *Hymn – Away in a Manger……………………………………….…………….#301 Choir Cantata

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Harvey and Betty Seivers’ 63rd wedding anniversary by their family.

Shout the Good News

We thank the Adult Choir for presenting the cantata Shout for Joy! this morning. Christmas Caroling to shut-ins will be this Sunday afternoon. We will meet at the church at 4:00. After caroling we will come back to the church for a light supper. Oak Grove will serve a lovefeast at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission New Life Center this Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

*Hymn – From Heaven High I Come to You……………………………....#306

The Children’s Christmas Program will be next Sunday, December 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

*Postlude – Angels We have Heard on High………….arr. Edward Barnes

Our Christmas Eve Lovefeast will be Monday evening, December 24 at 7:30 p.m. The band will play a prelude beginning at 7:00.

*Postlude

Church Plates are available for $20 per plate. We have separate plates, one with a picture of the old church and one with the new church. They would make great Christmas gifts.

*If you are able, please stand. Please silence cell phones and pagers before worship begins.

Please remember to get your Christmas cards from the baskets in the Fellowship Hall. Please mail shut-ins their cards.


Church Staff

The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor Sandra Grindstaff, Organist Robin Hancock, Choir Director Robert Clark, Band Director Angie Renigar, Secretary Board of Elders Ann Seivers David Hester Loretta Snow Robin Wolfington Louise Whealton Faye Gardner

Board of Trustees Jeff Styers Wayne Stevens Patrick Linville Mike May Johnny Vanhoy Harvey Seivers

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF December 16 – December 23 Today, December 16 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Prayer Time Worship/Third Sunday of Advent Morning Star rehearsal Sunday School Christmas Play Rehearsal Christmas Caroling

Tuesday, December 18 7:00 p.m.

Lovefeast/Rescue Mission

Wednesday, December 19 7:00 p.m.

Choir Practice

Sunday, December 23 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Prayer Time Worship/Fourth Sunday of Advent Christmas Play

Crisis Control Donation for December Canola Oil (24 oz.)


Oak Grove Moravian Church Bulletin 12-16-12  

Oak Grove Moravian Church Bulletin 12-16-12

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