Service of Worship
December 21, 2014
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Children’s Christmas Program
An Old Fashioned Christmas
GATHERING TO WORSHIP GOD
Welcome and Invitation to Worship: Pastor Joshua Ray
What Child Is This? (281)
What Child is this, who, laid to rest,
On Mary’s lap is sleeping?
Whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ, the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing.
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.
So bring Him incense, gold, and myrrh;
Come, peasant, king to own Him.
The King of kings salvation brings;
Let loving hearts enthrone Him.
Welcome: Only A Minute: Emma Hardies
Prayer: Before We Start: Marissa Kollien
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle: Merick Minton
Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:21-23 and Luke 1:30-33
O Come, All Ye Faithful (249)
O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant;
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
Come and behold Him – born the King of angels!
O come, let us adore Him! O come, let us adore Him!
O come, let us adore Him – Christ, the Lord!
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv’n:
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
Children Sing: Away In a Manger
Riley Grochowski, Emma Hardies, Rebekah MacArthur, Remington MacArthur, Hunter MacNeill, Aiden Minton, Olivia Ryan and Katelyn Treinen
Worshiping God Through Our Giving
Offertory: Gail Trafelet
Why: Marissa Kollien, Rebekah MacArthur and Remington
Children’s Bell Choir led by Mary Hardies
Assistants: Riley Grochowski and Merick Minton
The Christmas Guest
Junior and Senior High Youth: Lauren Gapske, Makenzie Kinsel, Emily MacArthur and Jacob Washburn
The First Noel (265)
The first Noel, the angel did say,
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
They looked up and saw a star,
Shining in the east, beyond them far,
And to the earth it gave great light,
And so it continued both day and night.
Children Sing: Do You Hear What I Hear?
The Christmas Story: Merick Minton
Saxophones: Pastor Joshua Ray and Pegg Thomas
Rebekah MacArthur, Aiden Minton, Gavin Ryan and Olivia Ryan
Joy to the World (270)
Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing, and heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love, and wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.
God Bless Everything: Edwin Hardies
CLOSING PRAYER AND BENEDICTION: Pastor Joshua Ray
Directors: Anna Kollien and Mary Hardies
Children’s Pianist: Mary Hardies
Congregational Pianist: Gail Trafelet
Worship Leader: Ron Sytek
A special thank you to the directors and all who gave of their time and talents to put this inspirational program together. We are especially thankful to the children for their hard work!
We invite you to join us for our Christmas Eve Worship Service on Wednesday, December 24, at 6:30 p.m.
As guests of Huron Shores Fellowship, we extend a warm welcome to you!
If you’d like to learn more about our Fellowship, please take a guest information packet with you today.
We encourage you to join us next week at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Bible
Study. We have classes for all ages.
All music is used by permission – CCLI #1834365
Personal Listening System (“Sound Mate”) is available from the sound team
TODAY AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room, come and join us.
9:30 a.m. Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service/Children’s Christmas Program
Infant and toddler nurseries available
12:00 p.m. Guitar Practice for Christmas Eve
Any children and youth (all ages) who want to sing for the Christmas Eve Service, see Evelyn Avery at the front of the sanctuary following the morning service.
There is NO SENIOR HIGH LIGHTHOUSE tonight.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS WEEK
MONDAY, December 22
8:00 a.m. Gideons will be packing boxes of cookies for the jail ministry.
WEDNESDAY, December 24
6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE
Please plan to join us for a special service of Scripture and song celebrating the birth of Christ.
THURSDAY, December 25
An Invitation to Our Guitarists
We are looking for people who play acoustic guitar to help us in our Christmas Eve service. If you play acoustic guitar – and would be willing to play Silent Night with a group on Christmas Eve, please join us today following the morning service.
Next Sunday, December 28
Pastor Jack Lynn will be giving the message. Please join us at 10:45 for worship.
Tuesday Afternoon Bible Studies
Our Tuesday afternoon Bible studies will resume on January 6.
Wednesday Evening Activities
Our Wednesday evening activities will resume on January 7.
The Alpena Gideons will be providing Christmas gift boxes for inmates at the local county jails! They need your help and if you would like to provide cookies (no frosting or decorations please), please have them at Huron Shores Fellowship by tomorrow, December 22, at 8:00 a.m. Thank you!
2015 Offering Envelopes
The 2015 offering envelopes are ready for you to pick up in the foyer. If you do not see a packet with your name and would like one, put your name on the sign-up sheet or call the church office (358-0047) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Supper Meeting
After church on December 28th we will be having a brief meeting to put together a schedule for the 2015 year for Sunday Supper. We have committed to serve on the first Sunday of every other month, starting in March. If you cannot make it to the meeting and would like to help with this ministry, or if you need more information, contact Amy McNeil (657-9006) or Stephanie McNeil (657-6984).
Notice Our New Web Page
Our web page has been updated. The address is the same http://www.huronshoresfellowship.org but the format is all new.
Here are some changes you should know about:
• Subscribing: You can subscribe and receive emails when new content is posted.
• Google calendar: We’ll keep this up to date.
• Archives: History at our fingertips, by both category and date
• Youth activities: Pastor Josh will be updating these regularly.
• Weekly bulletins: Judy will be posting these each week.
ATTENTION PARENTS: Please subscribe so you can be kept up to date on important info for the youth!
New email addresses:
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If you see an error on the page, please contact Pegg Thomas at email@example.com.