DECEMBER 17, 2017

The Service of Worship
December 17, 2017

The Third Sunday of Advent

“If you seek Him, He will be found by you…”
I Chronicles 28:9
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
Luke 29:10

God’s Word describes two different kinds of seeking.

First, we are encouraged to seek God.
And we are promised that our search will bear fruit –
God will allow Himself to be found!

Second, we are told that God is a seeking God –
He is looking for us with the goal of salvation in mind.

Praise God that He searches after those who are lost!
And praise God that He allows Himself to be found!

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

Hark The Herald Angels Sing (277,vs. 1,2)
Joyful, Joyful We Adore You (271)
Angels We Have Heard On High (278, vs. 1,3)
Emmanuel (243, repeat)

Tithes and Offerings

Choir Anthem: “Ordinary Baby”

The Lighting of the Third Advent Candle
The Candle of Joy

Luke 2: 8-20
Host Family: Hardies: Dwight, Connie, Emma, and Edwin

Children’s Blessing
Junior Church
(Children ages 4 yrs. through 3rd grade dismissed.)

Scripture Reading: Luke 2:1-14 David Robbins
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

Morning Prayer

Message: “JOY TO THE WORLD”

Closing: Joy to the World (270, vs. 1,2)

Benediction

Senior Pastor Jack Williams Assoc. Pastor Marlon Smith
Song Leader: Pastor Marlon
Pianists: Helen Timm and Tim Troupe
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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, December 17, 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. Morning Worship Service
Infant and Toddler nurseries are available
Junior Church (4 yrs. through 3rd grade) will leave the Sanctuary after children’s blessing
TUESDAY, December 19
4:00 p.m. Search Team

WEDNESDAY, December 20
No Regular Scheduled Wednesday night activities this week.
Our Wednesday evening activities will resume on January 10.

NEXT SUNDAY, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE DAY

We will have our regular morning schedule.
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:45 a.m. Sunday Worship

6:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE.
Plan to join us for the very special service.

SUNRISE MISSION NEEDS WARM OUTERWEAR
Because we had warmer than usual weather this Fall, the Sunrise Mission didn’t get the usual amount of hats, gloves, scarves and warm socks. They are in dire need of these items and would like them to be NEW. There is a tub in the narthex where they can be put. Thank You! – Care and Outreach Team

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. Thanks, Care & Outreach Team

COOKIES, COOKIES
The Alpena Gideon’s will be providing Christmas Gift Boxes for inmates at the local county jails and would like to have you participate. If you would like to provide cookies (no frosting or decorations, and use disposable containers) please have them at 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. Thank you for your willingness to contribute! Any questions, please call or text Russ Godfrey at 989-464-5432.

NEW ADDRESS: facebook.com/hsfc.org.

DEAR HURON SHORES FELLOWSHIP
Thank you so very much for remembering and thinking of me during this Christmas season. Also, thank you for blessing me with a financial gift! I am encouraged and uplifted by that thoughtfulness, and the service and the love all of you displayed by sending this gift to me! May the Lord continue to give you strength, wisdom and thankful hearts. Love, Kelsey Lewis

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY
We extend our Christian sympathy to Katherine Morley on the passing of her father, Ron Morley. Please remember Katherine and her family in prayer during this difficult time.

We extend Christian sympathy to Marge Freel on the passing of her brother in-law Earl (Denny) Rose of Conway. Please pray for Marge Freel, Anna Kollien, wife Kay and other family members during this time of loss.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION 358-0047
Please call ahead if you want to get into the Church during the holidays to be sure someone is here. 989-358-0047

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.

MEMBERSHIP CLASS
If you would like to become a member of Huron Shores Fellowship, or if you would like to learn more about our church, Pastor Jack will be leading a class, Sunday, January 14, 9:30 am during the Sunday School hour.

CD’s AVAILABLE
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.

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