NOVEMBER 29, 2015

Service of Worship
November 29, 2015

The First Sunday of Advent

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving
and extol Him with music and song.
(Psalm 95:1-2)

Today is a new day, a gift from the Creator’s hand.
Today we offer praise and thanks to the One who made us.
Today we worship Jesus Christ, the One who has redeemed us.
Today we honor the spirit who upholds and guides us.

Welcome to Huron Shores Fellowship!
We are glad that you are here.

GATHERING TO WORSHIP GOD
Words of Welcome and Fellowship Greeting

Invitation to Worship

Prelude

Opening Prayer

PRAISING GOD WITH OUR SINGING
Go Tell It on the Mountain (258)
Change My Heart, O God (654)
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (602)

WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH OUR GIVING
Offertory
The Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Choir Anthem

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-18 (pg. 1824) Evelyn Avery
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

The lighting of the first Advent Candle – The Candle of Hope
Romans 15:12,13
Host family: Dwight and Connie Hardies
Devon, Emma and Edwin

Sweet, Sweet Spirit (391, repeat)

WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH HEARING HIS WORD
Morning Prayer – Pastor Jack Williams

Message: “A Good Soldier of Jesus Christ”
2 Timothy 2:1-4 (pg. 1853)

Onward Christian Soldiers (731))

Closing Prayer and Benediction

Our Life Together…doesn’t stop here, today.
Love each other, as Jesus loves you every day!

Pianist: Becky Sommerfield
Choir Director: Marlon Smith
Worship Leader: Marlon Smith
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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.
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THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP

TODAY, November 29, 2015
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:00 a.m. Coffee and fellowship in Gathering Room
for everyone.
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
No “Lighthouse” this week

TUESDAY, December 1
Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies has been discontinued.
6:30 p.m. Facilities Team

WEDNESDAY, December 2
4:30 p.m. Pastoral Search Team – weekly
5:45 p.m. Potluck Dinner
6:30 p.m. Children’s and Junior High Youth Clubs
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study, led by Martha Hayes
7:30 p.m. Choir Practice

CHRISTMAS PROJECT
We are collecting items for the Women’s Shelter for Christmas. The following are what we are collecting. Other than hats and gloves that can be new or gently used, everything else must be new such as toiletries, make up, hair spray, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, etc….individually wrapped candy or candy bars for stockings, socks and underwear. There is a tub in the hallway that is labeled.

COMING SOON!
December 2 – Project Blue Light at 7 p.m., held at the Aplex.
December 20, 10:45 a.m. – Sunday, Special Christmas Chorus along with the message.
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service (more information coming).

ATTENTION ALL MUSICIANS AND SINGERS!
“There is excitement in the air.” We are going to have a fantastic service in Celebration of Christ’s birth! Again if you are able and willing to join in singing a special song, please let Marlon Smith or Evelyn Avery know.
– Also, we are planning a Christmas Eve service. Becky Sommerfield will be in charge of organizing that service.

– And last but not least, the Family Hymn Sing is being postponed until after the New Year due to the busy holidays.

THANK YOU TO OUR DECORATORS
Sincere thanks to our talented decorators. Thank you for sharing your time and gifts to make our church facility so beautiful for Christmas. We appreciate your hard work. THANK YOU!

THANK YOU
Thank you to all who contributed to the Thanksgiving baskets!
– Pat Manning

PRAYER REQUESTS – “PRAYER CHAIN”
There are times when we have all needed immediate prayer for our family, loved ones and friends. Huron Shores Fellowship now has a PRAYER CHAIN to help in those circumstances. If you would like to request prayer, please contact Becky Sommerfield at 517-481-6720 and she will pass it on to the prayer chain.

Our Daily Bread Devotional
The devotional Our Daily Bread is available on the table in the narthex for December, January and February. Please leave a donation for this ministry. Thank You.

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