The Service of Worship
December 10, 2017
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.”
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 – Pastor Marlon Smith
The Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
The Candle of Peace
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-8
Host family: Darrel and Lee Spragg
Tithes and Offerings
Joy to the World (270, vs. 1)
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.
Theme Verse: Remington MacArthur
Christmas Program, Part One
DRESS REHEARSAL: Miss Viv and Company
O Little Town of Bethlehem (250, vs. 1)
O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.
Christmas Program, Part Two
JACOB’S GIFT: by Max Lucado
O Come, All Ye Faithful (249, vs. 1,2)
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!
Sing, choirs of angels; sing in exultation;
O sing, all ye bright hosts of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest!
O Holy Night (285, vs. 1)
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!
Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!
Silent Night (253, vs. 1,2)
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and Child.
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace, sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar;
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia.
Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born!
What Child Is This? (281, vs. 1)
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.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (267, vs. 1,2,3,4,5)
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’-unbroken song
Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
And in despair I bowed my head:
“There is no peace on earth,” I said,
“For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
God is not dead nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, goodwill to men!
Then ringing singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime
Of peace on earth goodwill to men!
Away In A Manger: Miss Evie and Children
Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:45, Aiden Minton
Giving of Gifts by the Children
We invite you to join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6:30 p.m. – Sunday December 24,
Senior Pastor Jack Williams Assoc. Pastor Marlon Smith
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.
Personal Listening System (“Sound Mate”) is available from the sound team
All music is used by permission – CCLI #1834365
THIS WEEK AT HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
TODAY, December 10, 2017
9:00 a.m. Prayer Time in the prayer room
9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study for all ages
10:45 a.m. Worship Service/Christmas Program
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
MONDAY, December 11
11:30 a.m. Luncheon: Ladies gather at “Applebee’s”
Lunch for the men has been discontinued until further notice.
TUESDAY, December 12
2:30 p.m. Care and Outreach
6:30 p.m. Leadership Team
WEDNESDAY, December 13
5:15-5:45 Choir Practice
5:45 p.m. Potluck Supper
6:30 p.m. Youth programs for all ages
6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study
FRIDAY, December 15 – p.m. Church in use
SATURDAY, December 16 – Church in use
NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Be sure to join us for our regular schedule next week.
CHRISTMAS EVE, SUNDAY 24th
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship
6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE.
Please plan to join us for the very special day.
CHRISTMAS HELP NEEDED
We’ve discovered that there is a family in the Alpena area that is in need of food for a Christmas meal. They have very few groceries left in their home.
Could you help? There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. And, any extras would be appreciated. Please have them here by next Sunday, December 17. Thanks, Care & Outreach Team
NEW ADDRESS: facebook.com/hsfc.org.
The Alpena Gideon’s will be packing Christmas presents for those incarcerated in the local county jails. We are asking your church if they would like to participate by providing homemade cookies.
If you want to take part, please bake your cookies and deliver them to New Life Christian Fellowship, 317 S. Ripley, Alpena, on Tuesday, Dec 19, Wednesday, Dec 20, or Thursday, Dec 21, between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm. Please label the containers “Gideon Cookies” and indicate the number of cookies enclosed.
Also, DO NOT frost the cookies. (Please use disposable containers.) Thank you for your willingness to contribute! If you have any questions, please call or text Russ Godfrey at 989-464-5432.
We extend Christian sympathy to Arlene Nye on the passing of her brother, Dean Linton this week. Please pray for Arlene and Jim and family members during this time of loss.
ARE YOU INTERESTED? Leadership is looking for Members to join a Team to review the Church Bi-Laws. If you are interested, please contact Gerry MacArthur.
THANK YOU TO OUR TALENTED DECORATORS!
Sincere thanks to all of 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 to Claire Potrykus for painting the beautiful Christmas banners. We so appreciate you!
To AJ MacArthur and helpers for all the beautiful outdoor fresh greenery that is making our facility so festive.
OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL
The devotional Our Daily Bread is available for December, January, and February on the table in the foyer. Please leave
a donation to help support this ministry. Thank You!
CD’s of the morning Messages are now 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.
JUST A REMINDER
Our Prayer Team is available to pray for your concerns. If you have a prayer request, please call Becky Sommerfield (517-481-6720) and she will pass it on to the prayer chain.