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.

Upcoming Events

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



For Giving to the Lord

12-3-17             Last Week     Average Year to Date

Worship           52                             49                                  

Sunday School  19

Financial Data

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.                 


Church Intercession:

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.