Bulletin December 17, 2017

CONFIDENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

December 17, 2017

The Prelude & Lighting of the Candles

Lighting of Advent Candle – Clifford McKenzie and Renee Westbrooks

Call to Worship Hymn: O Come All Ye Faithful – Page 234

The Welcome and Invocation: Rev. Dennis Wilkes

*Affirmation of Faith: Rev. Dennis Wilkes

Announcements: Bruce Cram

Hymn of Grace:While Shepherds Watched their Flocks – Page 236

Hymn of Grace: We Three Kings – Page 254

Responsive Reading: Canticle of Mary – Page 199

Celebrations, Joys and Concerns: Rev. Dennis Wilkes

*Lord’s Prayer: Congregation

*Gloria Patri – Page 70

Gifts of Our Tithes and Offerings – Doxology

Greet One Another – We welcome all visitors.

Anthem: O Little Town of Bethlehem – Page 230 – Choir

Sermon: God With Us.

Matthew 1:23

Closing Hymn: Joy to the World – Page 246 – vv. 1,4

Closing Prayer and Benediction: Rev. Dennis Wilkes

*Those who are able please stand
Prayer List:
Edward Ellard, Phyllis Freels, Bryce Wiley, Tommy Kelly, Crystal Teague, Sawyer Likins, Chuck and Ginny Wirth, Kyro Turner, Jim Akin (Pat Ryals Uncle) Kathy Cox, Ryan Jackson, Mr. Paul Hood ( Renee’s neighbor), Jennifer Munn (Wilson and Sharon’s daughter), Dylan Wilkes (Dennis and Barbara’s grandson)

The Pastor and all members of Confidence UMC and all those lifted up in prayer during this time of worship.

Church Calendar and Updates:

Adult Sunday School at 10:00 till 10:45 AM
Choir Practice December 20 @ 6:30 PM
Bible Study Wed. December 20 @ 7:00 PM
No Church Council Meeting in December
No Fellowship Lunch in December
Christmas Program Sunday Morning December 24
Christmas Eve Service 6:00 PM December 24

Birthday Celebrations for December:

Roger Craven 12/3, Ella Craven 12/7, Don Tabor 12/12, Joe Caples 12/15, Patrick Kelly 12/17

Anniversary’s for December:

George and Linda Dean 12/5, Barbara and Dennis Wilkes 12/26

Sermon Notes: God With Us.

One of the most fundamental doctrines of the Christian Faith is that the little baby born in Bethlehem, wrapped in a little blanket laid in a manger was God. This is a most important belief to each of us. Who was this baby? Why did he come to earth? The answer is what everyone needs to know.

Welcome: All are welcome at this worship celebration. We especially welcome our first-time guests. Please visit us again soon.

Pastor’s E-mail address: dbwilkes@windstream.net
Home Phone – 706-282-0499
Minster of Music – Ron Smith – 706-886-0975

Web site – avalonngumc.org