The Lord’s Day November 23, 2014 10:30 AM

The Lord’s Day
November 23, 2014
10:30 AM
“Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor and majesty. I will sing to the
Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
(Psalm 104:1,33)
Prelude
Call to Worship
Songs of Praise & Worship
Across the Lands
Everlasting God
Forever Reign
Prayer
Greet the Family
Scripture: Ryan McWilliams
John 3:16-21 (Pew Bible p. 1030)
Ministry of Music: “Honour the Lord” - Choir
Presentation of His Tithes and Our Offerings
Offertory
Hymn “The Light of the World is Jesus”
*Children’s Moment
Prayer: Joey Niles
Message: Rev. Peter Lohnes
“Choosing the Light”
Hymn # 512 “My Saviour’s Love”
Benediction
Postlude
*Children come to the front during the singing of the hymn for a
time with the pastor. Following this they will go downstairs to
their own program.
Middle School youth may exit at the back of the sanctuary
following the children’s moment and go to the youth room for their
Bible study.
Everyone is welcome to join for a time of fellowship in the
Welcome Centre after the service.
On Duty Nov 23
On Duty Nov 30
Tellers: Bob Walton’s Team
Ushers: 1 Blair Burke, 2 Patsy
Burke, 3 Robert Barton, 4
Michael Clarke
Greeters:
Kiosk: Sheila Dunham
Media: Emilio Ancheta
Sound: Jon Lownds
Nursery: Mandy Tower
Library: Judy Neal
Tellers: Edwin Stairs’ Team
Ushers: 1 Edwin Stairs, 2
Alastair Lamont, 3 Keith Tower,
4 TBC
Greeter: Mawael Gebre, Dasash
Negusse
Kiosk: Dale Sproull
Media: Emilio Ancheta
Sound: Jon Lownds
Nursery: Robin Schriver, Cindy
DeAdder
Library: Lori Schriver
Deacons’ Audio Ministry
CD copies of the Services may be ordered and picked up at the
Kiosk for $2 each. Hearing aid wearers can get better reception
to hear the service by purchasing a small transistor radio to
have in the service and tuning it to 88.9 FM.
Media Team Volunteers Needed
Anyone high school age or older who has some technical ability
and an interest in being part of the church multimedia ministry
is invited to contact Emilio Ancheta at
[email protected] for more information. Training is
provided, which includes working with an experienced operator.
Note from Trustees:
On Saturday morning, November 29 please keep the parking
lot off Northumberland St free of parked vehicles. There will be
a roofing contractor onsite, who will have large equipment that
needs to be parked there. Thank you.
Operation Christmas Child – Thank you for your generosity in
filling 85 Samaritan’s Purse boxes with gifts for less fortunate
children around the world.
Advance Notice – Christmas Dinner December 14
The Church Family Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday,
December 14 at 5:00 PM in the gym. Reservation tickets will
be available starting next Sunday at the Kiosk and in the office
on weekdays. Dinner is by free will donation.
Worship Opportunities this Week:
Sunday, November 23
Adult Bible Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 AM
Worship Service.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 AM
Handbells Rehearsal.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00 PM
College Luncheon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. 12:00 PM
Monday, November 24
Prayer Group.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 AM
GriefShare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .7:00-9:00 PM
Timothy Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 25
ESL Conversational English Class.. . . . . 9:30-11:30 AM
Bible Study, parlour, C. Lovely group.. . . . . . . 1:30 PM
DivorceCare, Parlour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 PM
Prayer Group, Welcome Centre (R Richardson).7-7:45 PM
Wednesday, November 26
ABW Ferne Sewell Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 PM
Thursday, November 27
ESL Bible Study, parlour.. . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00-1:30 PM
Orchestra rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00-7:10 PM
Adult Choir rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:15-8:50 PM
Friday, November 28
Youth Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8:30 PM
Saturday, November 29
Wreath Pick up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 AM-12 noon
Chinese Fellowship, parlour. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 AM
Christmas Parade - Grace Memorial Float. . . . . 5:00 PM
Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3K8
Tel. 458-8527; Internet: www.grace.nb.ca;
E-mail: [email protected]
Senior Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Dr. Peter Lohnes
Pastor of Family Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Marilyn McCormick
Choir & Orchestra Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erma Hawkes
Seniors’ Ministry Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Robinson
Organist/Accompanist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Probert
Church Office Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Sproull
Weekly Prayer Guide – November 23, 2014
Please pray for people in hospital and/or at home:
In Hospital: Ann Carter (OPH), Agnes DeLong, Stephanie
Pollock (Stan Cassidy), Ethel Little
At Home: Helen Currie, Heather Fletcher-Switzer, Ethel Smith,
Maureen Arp, Helen Ball, Mary Currie, Muriel Duplessis, Sanford
Smith, Elizabeth Sewell, Rose Marie & Paul Patterson, Georgie
Boldon, Louise Johnson, Harry Jones, Irene Boone
Welcome
Thank you for choosing to worship at Grace Memorial today. If
you are a guest, please fill out a welcome card in the pew and
drop it off either at the Welcome Centre Kiosk or to the pastor.
First time guests may pick up a packet of information about the
church and a free gift at the kiosk. If you see notices in the
bulletin that interest you, please don’t hesitate to inquire. We
would love for you to be a part of our church family.
Windsor Court: Daisy Kelly
Shannex: Mildred Rodger, Dorothy Wilson, Anna Tennant,
Maureen Buckingham
Paradise Villa: Gladys Hemphill
Veterans’ Health Unit: Helen White
St. Anne’s Court: Evelyn Moore, Lawrence & Ruth Steeves
For God so loved...
This morning we take one last look at
Jesus conversation with Nicodemus in
John 3 as we consider the choice of
light or darkness. So far this month we
have explored person of Nicodemus (a
Pharisee, Ruler and Teacher), we have
considered God's response to evil at the
cross, and then last Sunday we
embraced God's love given in His Son
Jesus. This morning we finish this series
by exploring our options to choose the
light of God's love or remain in the darkness.
Convention Prayer Update
The approaching month of December can be a particularly
lonely and difficult time when in prison. Please pray for our
Baptist chaplains who are ministering in Atlantic Canada's
correctional system – Rev. Hugh Kirkegaard, Regional Chaplain;
Rev. Phil Ferris (Westmorland Institution), Rev. Pauline Coffin
(Nova Institution for Women), Rev. Wilma Janzen (Concilio –
St. Luke's Renewal Centre, Springhill, NS), and Ogueri Ohanaka
(Central NS Correctional Facility).
CBM Prayer Line
Global: Pray for donations over the coming weeks to ensure
adequate funding for CBM’s programs of hope and renewal in
countries around the world. Consider making a gift through the
CBM Gift Catalogue, available on the CBM website.
Bolivia: Several church-based cell groups are seeking for their
churches to be renewed through study and leadership
formation. Pray for these churches as they seek to imitate the
way of Christ in their communities. Remember David and
Suzannah Nacho as they provide leadership training in Bolivia.
East Asia: Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance for CBM
Strategic Associate Joyce and the Chinese Ministries team. Pray
for more volunteers to assist them. Joyce is involved in
leadership development and mentoring of young adults, and
provides training for English summer camps. Remember the
camp programming provided by CBM partners in Cuba, Czech
Republic, Lebanon, Kenya, Rwanda/DRC.
Prayer Groups – Mondays & Tuesdays
Mondays 7 AM – Parlour (Pastor Peter). Note: if school is
cancelled, Prayer Group is cancelled also.
Tuesdays 7 PM – Welcome Centre (Roger Richardson)
You may join either group at any time.
Missions - Aboriginal Fellowship – November 23
Today is the last day to drop off mittens, hats, scarves, etc for
Winnipeg Aboriginal Fellowship. Thank you for your kindness.
Christmas Parade Float – November 29
The Church will have a float in the Fredericton Christmas Parade
on Saturday, November 29, leaving the Exhibition Grounds
on Smythe St at 5:00 PM and returning the float to the Church
parking lot after the parade. Anyone who wishes to help may
contact Keith Tower (476-5393) or [email protected]
Christmas Wreath Sale
The Martha Group is selling doublesided , 12-inch balsam fir wreaths undecorated for $12.00 and decorated
(pine-cones, white cedar branches,
and red velvet bow) for $14.00.
Funds will support Martha Group
charity projects. This year it will be for
Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers
which is a Fredericton Group supporting African grandmothers
raising children whose parents have died from AIDS.
Order from Maxine 472-4292 by Nov 23; pick up Sat, Nov
29 from 10:00 to 12 noon.
Friends of International Students Dinner – November 30
The Friends of International Students (FIS) Christmas Dinner
will be held on Sunday, November 30 at 6:00 PM at
Brunswick St Baptist Church. All internationals and interested
Canadians are welcome to come to the free turkey dinner.
Contact [email protected] for more information.
“Hanging of the Greens” Service –
November 30
“Hanging of the Greens” Service will be
held on Sunday, November 30 at
6:30 PM. Invite a friend to come with
you to enjoy carol singing, the Celebration
Orchestra, Christmas readings and putting up
decorations around the sanctuary.
Christmas refreshments will follow.
“Carols & Cookies” – December 7
Friends of all ages are invited to attend a special
Christmas program “Carols & Cookies” on
Sunday, December 7 at 6:00 PM in the Family
Centre. Enjoy singing Christmas Carols, hearing about
celebrations in other lands, a Christmas story for the children
and a fellowship time with cookies & cocoa. Why not invite
someone?