The Christ Child was Born that we be Born Anew!
Sunday School 9:00 and Morning Worship 10:15
December 10, 2017
Prelude: Prepare for worship when you enter the Sanctuary
Leaders, please meet up in Pastor’s Study for prayer at 10:07 am.
Call to Worship Ps. 100:4-5 Elder Bob Seaver
*Hymn: # 245 (all) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Prayer of Invocation Elder Bob Seaver
Welcome and Announcements Elder Bob Seaver
Lighting of Advent Candle: Nunamaker and Brenda Wolfe families
Second Sunday of Advent: Lighting the Candle – Bethlehem
Chorus: # 247 Let’s Worship and Adore Him Josiah and Pastor Dake
Children’s Sermon: Ginger Bread Boy Pastor L. David Dake
Offering and Offertory: Fairest Maiden Brenda Wolfe
*Doxology and Prayer:
Choir: Christmas Medley
Turn and Greet One Another:
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer:
*Sermon Text: Luke 2:1-14 (pg. 1590 pew Bible) Jarred Grant
Message: The Birth: Water, Blood, Air Rev. L. David Dake
*Hymn: # 258 Go Tell It On the Mountain
Altar is Open for Prayer
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? If you are not sure, we
would love to walk you through the Scriptures so that you would have
that blessed assurance. Talk to the Pastor or an Elder.
Benediction: Join us in Fellowship Hall after Service
* Indicates to stand (If you are able)
Organist: Brenda Wolfe Pianist: Josiah Dake
Guests: Thank you for worshiping with us this morning. Please sign
the guest registry. Hearing aid devices are available in the Sound Booth.
Today: Matthew 25 Sunday
Christmas Dinner in the Fellowship Hall
Tues. Dec. 12 Ladies to the Barn Restaurant in Smithville* carpool at 5:30 pm
*Reservations of $18.95 per person are due today, to Elana.
Wed. Dec. 13 Fellowship Meal 5:00-6:30 pm
Prayer/Kingdom Kids 6:30 pm
Adult Classes 7:00 pm
Thurs. Dec. 14 Gov. Bd. 6:30 pm
Fri. Dec. 15 Ladies Prayer 11:00 am
Sun. Dec. 17 Café 8:30-10:00 am
Mon. Dec. 18 Bloodmobile 3:00-7:00 pm
Wed. Dec. 20 Caroling 6:30 pm
Sun. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm
The Gov. Bd. has selected a family for us to support monetarily this year. Please mark your envelope “Christmas Family” and put it in the offering plate.
Don’t forget poinsettias to adorn the sanctuary.
Please sign the greeting cards, even if you don’t know the person.
Birthdays: Simone Senvorabong (11) Josiah Dake (13)
Lee Ann Shaeffer (15) Gordon Feasel (16) John Poiner (17)
Anniversary: Dennis & Patricia Haumesser (16)
Thinking of You: Aggie Rice, Rusty and Lee Ann Scheaffer
Thanks For Giving
to the Lord
For Giving to the Lord
Worship 52 49
Sunday School 19
General Fund $1,483.00 $ 1,396.72
Amount needed per week to meet General Fund $1,572.88
Sunday School $ 5.00 Gen. Miss. $ 74.00 Matt. 25 $ 5.00
Deacons $ 10.00 Chapel $ 25.00 Griffiths $ 20.00
A/C reimburse $ 20.00
Total deposited $1,642.00
Amount to reimburse our savings account for A/C repair $95.00
Praise December 10, 201 Fran’s granddaughter, testing tissue around melanoma and underarm –all negative
Ted, “Thank you Lord, I made it to 71”
Evan – thankful to have own house, a really strong family, and for this church.
Barry W. new doctor, understands what’s happening, giving appropriate treatment
Tyler, Alice’s grandson, landed internship in chemical engineering.
Williams Family: Drake and Andrea, ministry in Holland
Griffiths: Doing well. Is starting to put together a short term Missions Project.
Kaisers: Work among the teens and young adults
Diedrichs: Safety in flying supplies and training new pilots.
Thompsons: Prayer and Bible Studies in Netherlands. Don’s employment.
Governing Board Meeting
First Church conveys the Spirit of Christmas within and out in community.
Baker & Weir families, Acey passed away.
Amber and kids – John S. died in 4 wheeler accident, Sarah’s niece
Larry & Carol – God’s drawing care
Raj & Sarah traveling mercies.
Sarah M. Injured her back. Sees doctor on the 13 of Dec.
John H. cancer has moved to the brain.
Donna’s arm – big bruise from muscle pull.
Nancy’s sister (not Dake) fell down stairs, in intensive care on ventilator – Linda G.
Dorothy N. fell and broke her wrist, pray for healing.
Kyrsten K, Health and rest for mom and baby.
Ione B, in hospital, 3 blood transfusions.
Debbie, needs a liver, she is on the transplant list.
Bill S, appendix ruptured. He is doing better. He had both hips replaced. Lisa S.
Beth’s daughter-in-law, Mammogram and ultrasound Jan.
Shut-ins /Health Concerns: Lee & Bernice Bentley, Carol Haumesser (Altercare), JoAn Thompson, Dean & Esther S. health, Cindy S, Joanne S, Fern Croskey; Rick Kyer; John H., Barry, Brenda’s dad.
Pastor and Family: Pastor’s knees. Nancy – good night’s rest and energy. A, K, J schooling, that they finish year well.
Country: Church in Texas. For God to thwart any terrorist attempts, Health Care. This Issue with Russia and North Korea. President Trump and Israel.