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December 13th, 2015Bulletin

December 11, 2015

First United Methodist Church
Week 3 of Advent
December 13, 2015
* Please Stand If Able

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Kenny Stephens

GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS Delbert Dearing

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES     back of bulletin

*SONG OF PRAISE UMH 196
“Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”

*PASSING THE PEACE  (gathering)  UMH 234                               “O Come, All Ye Faithful”
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye,
O come ye, to Bethlehem. Come and behold him, born the King
of angels; O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord

*THE WORDS OF PRAISE Delbert Dearing
The Apostles Creed UMH 881

*THE GLORIA PATRI UMH 70
Glo-ry be to the Fa-ther, and to the Son and to the Ho-ly
Ghost; as it was in the be-gin-ning, is now, and ev-er shall be,
world with-out end. A-men. A-men.

JOYS AND CONCERNS Delbert Dearing
Pastoral/Lord’s Prayer Rhonda Greenwood
Our Father which 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.   Amen.

CHILDREN’S TIME “Jesus Loves Me” UMH 191
As we are singing, all children are invited to the
front for Children’s time with Erica Moran.

*SONG OF PRAISE    UMH 224
“Good Christian Friends Rejoice”

THE GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory Prayer Delbert Dearing
*Doxology UMH 95

“THE COLORS OF CHRISTMAS”
Created & Arranged by Marty Parks
Lillenas Publishing Company, 2005 Psalm Singer Music

Directed by:  Susan McClintock
Accompanied by:  Dr. Kenny Stephens
Narrated by:  Tony Medauer

“A Festival of Carols”

“Deck the Halls”

“O Christmas Tree! With Immanuel, Immanuel”

“All Year Long”

“Earth Was Waiting”

“On This Day Earth Shall Ring”

“Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head”

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

“Jesus the Lord Is Born”

“Finale”

*BENEDICTION Rhonda Greenwood

*DISMISSAL
“The Family of God’
“I’m so glad, I’m a part, of the fam-ily of God—I’ve been
washed in the fountain, cleansed by His blood! Joint heirs
with Je-sus as we travel this sod, for I’m part of the fam-ily, the fam-ily of God.”

POSTLUDE Kenny Stephens

*CCLI #2480835

Thank you for worshipping with us.  Please come again!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

2nd Sunday lunch immediately after church today.
Host: Believer’s Class

Christmas Child pick-ups Wednesday, December 16th from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Volunteers needed. Please see Brack or Lillian Jones to volunteer.

Clothing Outlet will be open Wednesday, December 16th from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Ad Council Meeting Wednesday, December 16th
7:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service December 24th at 6:00 p.m.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Sunday December 13:
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:50 a.m. Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. Youth

Wednesday December 16:
4:30 p.m. Christmas Child pick-up
6:00 p.m. Youth
7:00 p.m. Ad Council

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This Week’s Birthdays:
December 13; Carl Giles
December 17: Candace Dempsey
December 18: Brooke Jones
Dawn Brenem
December 19: Sarah Cox

This Week’s Anniversaries:

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PRAYERS
God is our strength for today and our hope for tomorrow.
Pray For:
Our Church      Our Families        Our Community
Our Country    Our Servicemen/women Public Servants
Rain

Cancer:
Dick Cunningham-kidney (Dian)
Linda Campbell (Ida)        Brenda Dickson-cancer spreading (Angela)   Alan Harmon-lymphoma (Ida)                                          Johnny‘s nephew-liver cancer        Mike Clarkson-bladder (ShonnBenny Corley-spinal cancer (Elton Moore)
Betty Bowers-chemo (Ida)
Ruby Boone-lymphoma cancer (Lorene)                                       Mia Ascencio-cancer (Delbert)
Courtney Ramsey-Colon & liver (Martha W.)                            Dan Allen-M.D. Anderson-lung
Jacelyn Saddlemire-chemo (Marylin)                                         Lila Cox-chemo thru Nov. 2015
Irene Aguirre-cancer & blood clot in lungs                      Carolyn McCall-breast cancer (Susan)
___________________________________________________Physical Health:
Chris Withers-need lung transplant (Shonna)                               Elton Moore-back& knee (Rhonda)
Joe Bob-needs liver transplant (Laurie)                                       John Morris-stroke (Rodney)
Mary Lawrence-brain shrinking (Rodney)                                     David Dennis-kidney failure (Polly)
Steve Evans-kidney replaced 11-3 (Susan)                               Dale Finch-lost both kidneys (Dian)
Dink-God’s healing touch on his heart                              James Perry (Martha W.)
Dean Minnick-home dialysis                                     Debbie Williams (Ida)
Brenden Baker (12)-Pulminary disease (Beth)     Susan-back
Tamara Dempsey-migraines                                                   Ben Neel-back
Willie Turner- dialysis (Stacy)                                                                                       Rodney-allergies, sinus inf
Jane Watson-health & rec. fr. illness                                              Keith-hip surg. 11-30-15
Glenda West-paralysis in throat                                            Paula Douglas-health
Garrett-Coahoma teen, pos. study 2 wks. (Polly)      Candace-back
Carolyn West’s son-Hospice in Dallas (Ida)                      Samantha Ely-car accident
9 yr old child in Sweetwater-Cooks Hosp. (Mac)                         James Valentine-brain injury
Connie Mack Seymore-rec. fr. aneurism & aorta valve surgery
Arden Jamott-inf. In elbow                                                          Jeff Miller-heart attack (Sam)
Ann Baldwin-rec. fr. heart attack (Ken)
Kaitlyn Davis-broke leg (Trubi)
Nathan Darnall-fractured arm (Sam)

Brack Jones-torn leg muscles
David Seymore-heart tests 12-4-15(Dian)

Mac Sipe- hip surgery 12-14-15
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Loss of a Loved One:
Cecil Ivy’s sister (11-14-15) Carolyn Rogers (11-25-15)
George Young (11-26-15) Hattie’s dad (wk. of 11-29-15)
Robert Adair (12-6-15) Tommie Neill (12-6-15)
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Other Needs:
Schools-students, teachers, faculty Joshua Lee Henderson (Donette)
Basketball & other activities
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Worship Attendance (12/6/15): 84
Sunday Morning Offering: $
Weekly Budget Needed: $2487.48
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Pianist:  Kenny Stephens
Song Leader: Brack Jones
Acolytes:  Caleb Blue & Tristan Blue
Ushers:  Tony Medauer, Ernie Piske,
Matt Dearing, Tom Watson
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This Weeks Lectionary Readings:
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Isaiah 12:2-6
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18
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