Today’s guest speaker is Rev. Dave Mason.
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Gathering Around the Word
Prelude Carol Smith
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Presents unwrapped,
People: Batteries are all run-down.
Leader: Christmas trees are turning brown.
People: Still, one present glows so bright --
Leader: The Child in a manger with heavenly light.
People: Christmas continues the whole year round
Leader: Whenever love and kindness abound.
People: So gather your wits and sing loud and strong.
Leader: Christmas continues, so raise up your song!
INVOCATION Rev. Mason
HYMN Away in a Manger 185
CALL TO CONFESSION
Let us confess our sins before a loving and caring God:
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (UNISON)
Come, Holy One, who hastened us with cumbersome shepherds unto Bethlehem. Come and abide in us that we may learn the things that make for our peace. Give us that listening which hears thy compassion moving through all human loneliness, and in the midst of the high music, turn us toward the anguish of others. In the snowfall air, in the anxious dark, keep us open to neighbor and stranger, to angels and kings; and make us all ready for Christ’s victory over Herod’s earth. Amen.
*Time of silent prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
Jesus came to forgive us through his grace and mercy. In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. AMEN
*Passing the Peace
L: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also, with you.
*Response – Gloria Patri
The Word of God
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture reading LUKE 2: 41-52
The Boy Jesus at the Temple
L: The Word of the Lord
P: Thanks be to God !
Sermon “GOD SPACE”
Responding to the Word
HYMN O Sing a Song of Bethlehem 208
*Apostles Creed (found inside the back cover of the hymnal)
Presentation of our tithes and offering
Offertory Carol Smith
Doxology (Hymnal page 382)
Prayer of dedication
Concerns and Celebrations
BIRTHDAYS Lydon Herschell, Tom Miller, Jr., Garnet Welling, Robbie Mundell
ANNIVERSARIES John and Donna West
JOYS AND CONCERNS -
JOYS - Congratulations to Allen and Justine Keenan on the birth of a son, Nash Walker Keenan on 12/18/21. Nash is Diana Donaldson’s great grandson.
Congratulations to Allana McCoy who graduated from the Washington Hospital School of
Nursing, she will begin her career at the Washington Hospital on January 10th.
John West is home and doing well after his surgery.
SYMPATHY To the Family of Eileen Miller
To the Family of Bob Crowe
To the Family Lois Cowden
To the Family of Deloris Lyle
To the Family of Nancy Rhoades McDowell
To the Family of Bob Sipes
To the Family of Nancy Clutter Spenser
Continued prayers for Susan Schively, Melissa Pedigo, Aaron Blake, Chuck Dicks, June and
Keith McGill, Glenn Miles, Roger Riggs, Tim Knabenshue, Frank Huffman, Nellie and Frank
Baker, Michael Durila Sr., Justin Hagon, Tom Westfall, Mary Ann Durila, Elaine Belcascro, Lisa
Marshall, Sandy Stone, Diane Bednarski, Matt Petrola, Ray Dyson, Diana Donaldson, Rob
Logsdon, Laura Davis, Nancy Hepinger, Betsy Martin, Ed Horne.
Prayers of the People Rev. Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
HYMN I Wonder as I Wander 183
You have been promised a Savior and now he has been given to you. We go to tell of him, to tell of his star and all the wonders we know because of him. He came to bring life so that we might have it more abundantly. We go as bearers of his light, life and peace. Alleluia!
Postlude Carol Smith
We welcome all who have come to join us in the worship of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please come again. If you are visiting with us today, please let us know that we might welcome you into our church family.
REMEMBER OUR FOOD COLLECTION: And Jesus said, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:37. Please remember our food pantry is available to anyone in need. Replenish with your hands and listen for the need with your ears.
Thank you to Carol Smith for the music today!
The choir will be practicing at 7:00 PM on Thursday evening if you would like to join them please come - sing praises to our Lord!
Christmas Cards and envelopes are on the table in the back; they are free or if you would like to make a donation it will go to our Women’s Missionary Group.
Envelopes for 2022 are in the vestibule. There are names with new numbers. We are using boxes from this past year, so we don’t need to buy new ones. The DATES will be WRONG. If you have any questions, please ask Garnet.
We are planning to do shopping for shut-ins again this year. Please give donations to Garnet or online. Thank you.
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