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First Sunday of Advent December 2, 2012

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

Watchword for the Week: Jesus says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” Luke 21:33 The hymns and liturgy for today’s service are in the red hymnal located in the lower pew racks in front of you. Prelude

A warm welcome is extended to all who worship at Oak Grove on this First 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

Katrina Stevens

Ushers

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

Nursery

Eric & Anita Linville

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in memory of Betty Hammock and Bill Hammock by their sister, Margaret Hoerner.

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Welcome and Announcements

Prayer List: Ethel Idol, Helen Hammock, Addison & Joyce Hooker, Charlie Dillon, 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, Arnold Reeves, Ralph Moore

Oak Grove History Moment

Shut-ins: Gary Hester, Walt Sell

*Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful…………………………………………………#59 Lighting of the First Candle in the Advent Wreath – James Peddycord

Our Stewardship of Last Week Attendance – 93 Offering – $2,621.50

Children’s Message The Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings Prayer Anthem – Light the Advent Candles……………………………….Clark/Nix *Response – Doxology…………………………………………………..………#817 *Hymn – How Bright Appears the Morning Star………………………….#52 The Reading of God’s Word Malachi 3:1-4 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 Sermon

The “R” Word

*Liturgy – Advent……………………………………………………………………..p. 31 *Postlude *If you are able, please stand. Please silence cell phones and pagers before worship begins.

The Annual Walkertown Tree Lighting will be at Love’s Methodist this evening at 7:00 p.m. The Oak Grove band will play beginning at 6:30. Oak Grove will serve a lovefeast at Arbor Acres this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The band will play a prelude at 6:45 and also during the service. Oak Grove’s 7th Annual Advent Family Night will be next Sunday evening, December 9 at 5:00 p.m. A light supper will be served followed by activities for children, youth, and adults. The Adult Choir will present the cantata “Shout the Good News” by Lloyd Larson on Sunday, December 16 during the worship service. Christmas Caroling to shut-ins will be Sunday, December 16. We will meet at the church at 4:00. Church Plates are now 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. Christmas Post Office is now open 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 2 – December 9 Today, December 2 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Prayer Time Band Prelude Worship/First Sunday of Advent Sunday School for adults Christmas Play Rehearsal Band Prelude Love’s UMC Tree Lighting

Monday, December 3 6:00 p.m.

Circle #5 Phyllis Williams’ home

Tuesday, December 4 10:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Quilters Band Prelude Lovefeast/Arbor Acres

Wednesday, December 5 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Youth Fellowship Choir Practice

Saturday, December 8 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

Men’s Fellowship Women’s Bible Group

Sunday, December 9 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Prayer time Worship/Second Sunday of Advent Sunday School Advent Family Night

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


Oak Grove Moravian 12-2-12 Bulletin