Bulletin December 17, 2023


December 17, 2023 

Lighting of Advent Candle – Clifford McKenzie

The Prelude & Lighting Candle

Call to Worship Hymn: O Come All Yea faithful – Page 46

The Welcome and Invocation: 

Affirmation of Faith:  The Apostles’ Creed – Page 881


Hymn of Grace: Angels From the Realms of Glory – (Handout) 

Hymn of Grace: Away In a Manger –  (Handout) 

Responsive Reading: Luke 2:1-13— Page 510 – Clifford McKenzie

Celebrations, Joys and Concerns: 

Lord’s Prayer: Congregation

Gloria Patri – Page 70 


The offering plate is available at the entry of the church (The Narthex).

Sermon: Good News of Great Joy

Luke 2:10

Closing: The First Noel –  (Handout)

Closing Prayer and Benediction: 

Prayer List:

Chuck Wirth, Rylan Gowder (Roger and Faye Craven grandson), 

Austin Ivester, Elizabeth Ivester,  Roger Ivester, Rita Dickmann, Linda Dean, Ricky Hewell, Logan,Tine Beatty, Nell Akin (Patricia’s Aunt), Crystal Teague, Kathy Cothran,  Al Adams (Melody’s Brother), Lynn Phinney(Clifford’s daughter), The Family of Michele Sellers, Taylor Cox (Sharon’s Brother)

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

Church Calendar and Updates:

  • Adult Sunday School @ 10:00 AM
  • No Bible Study 
  • Remember Stephens County Food2Kids 
  • Church Council meeting after church
  • Christmas Eve Service @ 6:00 PM

Birthday’s Celebrations for December: 

Roger Craven 12/3, Joe Caples 12/15

Anniversaries for December:

Linda and George Dean 12/3

Notes: Good News of Great Joy

True and lasting joy is only found in receiving Gods Gift.

Home Phone – 706-282-0499

Web site – avalonngumc.org