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First Sunday after Christmas December 29, 2013

9:45 a.m.

The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor Watchword for the week: I will recount the gracious deeds of the Lord, the praiseworthy acts of the Lord, because of all that the Lord has done for us. Isaiah 63:7 The hymns and liturgy are from the red hymnal and the green hymnal located under the pew in front of you. Prelude – Bring a Torch………………………Traditional French carol *Hymn – Good Christian Men, Rejoice…………………....…….#80 (R) *Liturgy – Christmas……………………….……………..…p. 39 (R) Welcome and Announcements Children’s Message The Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings Prayer Offertory – Gesu Bambino……..………………….Martens/Yon *Response *Hymn – All My Heart This Night Rejoices…………………..….#89 (R) The Reading of God’s Word Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Psalm 85:1-7 Sermon

“Will You Not Revive Us Again?”

Welcome to all who worship at Oak Grove on this First Sunday after Christmas. If you are a visitor, please fill out a blue visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate. Greeter

Georgia Brown

Acolyte

Kelsey Wolfington

Ushers

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

Nursery

Jane Farmer and Bonnie Peddycord

The poinsettias around the altar are to the glory of God and in celebration of the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. ************************************** 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, Donna Comer, Marty Homstad, Sally Barneycastle, Mary Jo Hull Shut-ins: Gary Hester Our Stewardship of Last Week Attendance – 117 Offering – $5,621.00 Thanks to the organist, choir, band, ushers, dieners, coffee makers, lovefeast preparers, Morning Star singers, and everyone who shared their time and talent during this Advent and Christmas season. The Annual Watch Night Service sponsored by the Salem Congregation will be at Calvary Moravian Church Tuesday, December 31 at 11:00 p.m. Rev. Virginia Tobiasson, Associate Pastor of Home Church will be the speaker. This Friday, January 3rd, Oak Grove youth will carpool from the church to go ice skating together, afterwards returning to the church for hot cocoa and cookies. Please sign up on the bulletin board. Be sure to check the baskets in the Fellowship Hall for Christmas cards. The Church Office will be closed Wednesday for New Year’s Day.

*Hymn – Revive Us Again………………………..……….....#744 (G)

Next Sunday we will celebrate Holy Communion for Epiphany and New Year. Board Members for 2014 will be installed and are asked to sit together in the front pews in front of the lectern.

*Postlude – He Is Born……………………….Traditional French Carol

The Story resumes Wednesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m.

*If you are able, please stand.

Revival Services will be January 12, 13, 14 (Sunday through Tuesday) with guest speaker Rev. Arkon Stewart. Please be in prayer for these special services and in attendance! Look forward to a spiritual blessing!

Please silence cell phones and pagers before worship begins.


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 29 – January 5 Today, December 29 9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Band Practice Prayer Time Worship Sunday School

Wednesday, January 1 7:00 p.m.

Choir Practice

Friday, January 3 1:00 p.m.

Ice Skating

Sunday, January 5 9:15 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Band Prelude Prayer Time Holy Communion Sunday School

Crisis Control Donation for December Canola Oil 24 oz.

Oak Grove Moravian Church Bulletin 12-29-13  
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