DECEMBER 6, 2015

Service of Worship
December 06, 2015

The Second Sunday of Advent

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch,
a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land.
In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.
This is the name by which he will be called:
The Lord Our Righteousness.”
Jeremiah 23:5-6

These are days to celebrate the promises of God.
Long ago, the prophets spoke of a coming day –
a day when God would send a Savior, a Comforter, a King.
With the birth of Jesus, God kept this most important promise –
and that is what we celebrate today!

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
His Name is Wonderful (118)
What Child Is This? (281, 1,2,3)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (250, 1,2,4)

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

Choir Anthem

Scripture Reading: Luke 2: 8-15 – Ron Chatfield
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

The Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
The Candle of Peace – Isaiah 9:6-7a
Host family: Kari Kollien, Marissa Kollien and Anna Kollien

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

Message: “The Greatest Gift of All”
Isaiah 9:6-7

CELEBRATING THE LORD’S SUPPER
Today’s Servers: Dawn Strich, Cindy Lewis, Lisa MacArthur
Dwight & Connie Hardies

Hark! The Herald Angles Sing (277, all)

Closing Prayer and Benediction

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

Worship Leader: Evelyn Avery
Choir Director: Marlon Smith
Pianist: Helen Timm
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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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VERSE OF THE WEEK: “He will rule from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth.” Psalm 72:8

PLEASE NOTICE
Pastor Williams will be available at the church on Thursdays from 12pm – 4pm. Please call ahead to verify that he is available

THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, December 6, 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
12:00 Short informational meeting for Ushers and perspective ushers, with Ron Chatfield in center classroom off of church office immediately following church.
5-7 p.m. LIGHTHOUSE (9th grade through college)

MONDAY, December 7
(11:00 ish Church Office will open a little late today.)
11:30 a.m. Men’s lunch at Pizza Hut
6:30 p.m. Finance Team
TUESDAY, December 8
(Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies have been discontinued.)
2:30 p.m. Care and Outreach Team
5:30 p.m. Worship and Arts Team
6:30 p.m. Servants Team
WEDNESDAY, December 9
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
THURSDAY, December 10
6:00 p.m. Christian Life and Growth
SATURDAY, December 12 – Gathering Room in use

YOU ARE INVITED !
Christmas Open House from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the home
of Lowell and Anna Kollien next Sunday, December 13th for
everyone. We will sing Christmas carols and have lots of time
for fellowship. Please bring a dish to share. Map/directions
coming next week or call Anna 727-8035.

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.

WE NEED ONE MORE PERSON
We need one more person on the Finance Team and would be expected to take a turn on counting the collection. See Peg Chatfield

GIDEON COOKIE BOXES
The Alpena Gideon Camp will be providing Christmas Gift boxes for inmates at the local county jails and would like to have you participate. They will be putting them together, Monday, December 21, 9am at Word of Life Church so all cookies would need to be marked for the Gideon’s and either dropped off at Word of Life Church by Sunday, December 20th or at Kip Burke’s office (3508 M 32 W, next door) by Friday December 18th. We ask that the cookies not have anything gooey on them as they make a mess for packing (unless they’re individually wrapped). – Kip Burke for the Alpena Area Gideon Camp

COMING SOON!
December 20, 10:45 a.m. – Sunday, Special Christmas Chorus and 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.

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
Do you have your copy of the devotional OUR DAILY BREAD for December, January and February? They are available on the table in the narthex Please leave a donation for this ministry. Thank You.

THANK YOU
We appreciate the many calls, cards, flowers and visits given with care and love during Mom’s illness. These kindnesses were in addition to the many prayers offered on her behalf during the progression of her illness. Now no longer ill, we are confident that Mom is at peace abiding with our Savior. Thank you for ministering to Mom as well as both of us during her journey to her eternal home.
May you be blessed as you have blessed us,
Sandy and Sid Rhind and family of Joyce Gebben

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