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Sunday December 2nd 2018 Bulletin

ASBURY-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

First Sunday of Advent/ Communion Sunday                                        December 2nd, 2018                                                                                    11AM                                                            Liturgical Color-White

      Chiming of the Hour

 

PRELUDE: “In the Bleak Midwinter”

INTROIT: “Jesus Name Above all Names”

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*CALL TO WORSHIP:  ALL STAND

PASTOR:  It’s time to get ready.

PEOPLE: It’s time to worship.

PASTOR:  It’s time to get ready.

PEOPLE: It’s time to be strong.

PASTOR: It’s time to get ready.

PEOPLE; It’s time to love.

PASTOR: Let’s worship together, that God may strengthen our love this

                 day.

 

*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT

 

*HYMN #196 “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH                   The Workman Family

*HYMN# 211 “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”                             Verse One

 

*INVOCATION

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ THE APOSTLES CREED

I BELIEVE IN God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father                              Hymnal Pg. 70

 

(Please fill out your prayer requests during this time)

 

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S SERMON                                    REV. TIM SHAW               

 

THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT READINGS

(OT) Jeremiah 33:14-16                                                    Pew Bible Pg. 738  (NT) 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13                                           Pew Bible Pg. 204

Luke Shaw, Liturgist

 

 INTERCESSORY PRAYERS~ JOYS AND CONCERNS

(Please hand prayer requests to usher prior to prayer time)

 

MEN’S GROUP: “We Three Kings”

 

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASTOR: God is good and righteous in all things, teaching us the way we should go. God welcomes us into the arms of mercy and love. Amen.

PEOPLE: Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

 

GOSPEL LESSON                     Luke 21:25-36                      Pew Bible Pg.85

SERMON:                                 “FEAR NOT”                   REV. TIM SHAW

 

 

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION                                Pg. 12

 

OFFERTORY “Shine Jesus, Shine”             

*DOXOLOGY

 

 

*HYMN #714 “I Know Whom I Have Believed”

 

*COMMISIONING AND BLESSING

 

POSTLUDE: “Seeking for Me”

 

*Please stand as able  

 

 

 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT                                           November 25th, 2018    

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE                                          $100,594.79                                             

CHURCH ATTENDANCE  49                                                           ASJ CAFÉ 13

 

** CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND STUDY**

We have started another exciting study by the author, Adam Hamilton.  This study is titled, “Faithful, Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph”. There are still books available. You may see Pastor Tim if you would like a book. Come join us with a continental breakfast beginning at 9:30AM followed by the study at 10:00AM.

 

UMW MEETING

Ladies, the UMW meeting for December is Monday, December 3rd, at 10:30 AM in the counting/meeting room. If you would like to fellowship after the meeting, you may bring a bagged lunch.

 

HANGING OF THE GREEN SERVICE

We will be presenting our Hanging of the Green service next Sunday, December the ninth in our morning worship service.

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICE SCHEDULES

Christmas Eve Service- Monday December 24th at 7:00 PM.

Please make plans to be part of this beautiful service. Invite friends and family for this special service.

 

POINSETTIAS

If you have not filled out a poinsettia request, the forms are on the table at the back of the sanctuary. Please fill it out and place in the offering. Flowers are $10.00 each. You may mark your offering envelope poinsettias.

 

~WITH OUR SYMPATHY~

We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to the Westendorff family in the loss of our dearly loved member, Hazel Westendorff. May God’s comfort and love fill your lives during this time. God Bless.

 

PREPARATIONS OF HANGING OF GREEN

We will meet Saturday December 8th at 11:00 am to finish decorating the sanctuary for the Christmas season/Advent. Please join and help us with this project.

 

PRAYERS FOR: Edna Earl Richardson~The Dillards~ Skippy Adkins

Toni Stramm~ Ermene Graham~Rosemary Corley

Evelyn Robertson~Mary Ann Holder~

Mary Ann McDonald