DECEMBER 4, 2016

Service of Worship
The Lord’s Day
December 4, 2016

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
(Everyone, please sign the Worship Registration Book.)

Opening Prayer

Go Tell It on the Mountain (258…per request)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (277, vs.1,3)
Emmanuel (243, repeat)

Tithes and Offerings (Ushers come forward)
“ADORE” Donna and friends

Choir Anthem

Children’s Blessing

Scripture Reading: Matthew 1:18-25 Martha Hayes
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

The Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
The Candle of Peace
Ephesians 1:3-8
Host Family: Verne & Claire Potrykus

OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
SERVERS: Lowell & Anna Kollien, John & Evelyn

Morning Prayer

Message: “EMMANUEL, GOD WITH US”
Isaiah 7:14

Benediction

Pastor Jack Williams
Worship Leader/Choir Director: Marlon Smith
Pianists: Helen Timm and Tim Troupe
Clavanova: Becky Sommerfield
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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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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
1. THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD’S BEFORE ME!
2. THOU SHALT NOT MAKE UNTO THEE ANY GRAVEN IMAGE!
3. THOU SHALT NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD THY GOD
IN VAIN!
4. REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY TO KEEP IT HOLY!
5. HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER THAT THY DAYS
MAY BE LONG UPON THE EARTH!
6. THOU SHALT NOT MURDER!
7. THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY!
8. THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!
9. THOU SHALT NOT LIE!
10. THOU SHALT NOT COVET!

THE APOSTLE’S 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, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; on the third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.
Amen

THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP

TODAY, December 4
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. Morning Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available

3:00 p.m. “Country Christmas Gathering”
At the home of Lowell & Anna Kollien,
4753 Gehrke Rd. Ossineke. Bring the whole family
– fellowship – great food -Singing Christmas Carols – bring a festive dish to share. See directions on reverse side of the invitation on the table in Narthex.

TUESDAY, December 6
6:30 p.m. Facilities Team
6:30 p.m. Christian Life & Growth Team

WEDNESDAY, December 7
5:45 p.m. Potluck Dinner
6:30 p.m. Kid’s & Youth Clubs
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study. Pastor Jack doing series
“5 Things You Should Never Listen To”

SATURDAY, December 10
10 – 11:30 a.m. All Cast for Christmas program practice

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
10:45 a.m. Christmas Program.
“The Christmas Miracle with Mr. Toomey”, featuring
our children, youth and adults. Please be sure to join us
Next Sunday and bring your family and friends.

HELP NEEDED
While the Care and Outreach team is not adopting the Baby Pantry until January, there is a great need for some warmer clothes right now for their December 15th give away. They are in need of 0-3 months and 3-6 month warm clothing, long sleeve shirts, pants, pajama’s and etc., mostly boys. Also 3T and 4T sizes for both boys and girls. These can be used but in good shape. Money can also be donated so they can buy what they need. There will be a tub inside the gathering room. Any Questions, Becky 517-481-6720

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR DECORATORS!
We are grateful to all of our decorators for their hard work in
preparing our facility for Christmas! We appreciate your
investment of time and energy. Thank you for using your creativity to help us worship God during this special season.
A special thanks to Claire Potrykus for making the beautiful banners.

THANK YOU
Dear Huron Shores Fellowship,
Thank you so much for the gift! It came at just the right time in the semester – to be an uplifting thought, a much needed one. I pray that you are all blessed this holiday season – we certainly have a lot to be thankful for!
– In Him, Emily Duncan

Your kindness means a lot! Thank you for the gift! It was SO nice to get while away at college. – Harrison Smith

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY
We extend our Christian sympathy to Gloria Weaver on the passing of her husband, Harold “Skip”, in Florida, last week. Please pray for Gloria and family during this time of loss.
Please send a card: Gloria Weaver, 600 LaMancha Dr.,
Davenport, FL 33837

ARE YOU READY TO BE BAPTIZED?
Baptism is a crucial step of obedience for a believer and a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. If you are ready to take this important step, there is a sign up in the Foyer – or if you have questions about baptism – please talk with Pastor Jack. We will be scheduling a time of baptism in the near future.

MUSICIANS, please see Worship & Arts Team if you are willing to use your talents for our Lord. Team members are: Evelyn Avery (Chair), Donna Williams, Becky Sommerfield, Martha Hayes, Cindy Lewis, Cindy Smigelski and of course you can mention it to Pastor Jack Williams.

PRAYER TEAM
There are ladies available to pray for your concerns. If you have a prayer request, please call Cheryl Herman (new number coming soon) or Becky Sommerfield (517-481-6720) and they will pass it on to the prayer chain.

CD’s AVAILABLE
CD’s of the morning Service/Message are available. Place your order by signing the clipboard at the sound booth or call the church office. Pick up your finished CD the following week at the Sound Booth.

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