EARLY LIGHT ORDER OF WORSHIP DECEMBER 21, 2014 THE

EARLY LIGHT ORDER OF WORSHIP
DECEMBER 21, 2014
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Welcome and Announcements
10:55 AM ORDER OF WORSHIP
DECEMBER 21, 2014
THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
John Huneycutt
Ϯ Our Mission Statement
Congregation
Ϯ Opening Prayer
John Huneycutt
ϯ Passing the Peace
Congregation
ϯ Songs of Praise
Light in the Stable
While You Were Sleeping
Congregation
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle
The Jackson Hendricks Family
The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And
now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He
will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give
to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Isaiah 9:6-7
We light this candle as a symbol of the Prince of Peace. May the visitation
of your Holy Spirit, O God, make us ready for the coming of Jesus, our hope and joy.
O come, O come, Emmanuel.
Children’s Moment
Lynne Byerly & Children
Consecration of Prayer Quilts
Pastor Glenn Myers
Joys and Concerns
Pastor Glenn Myers
Morning Prayer w/The Lord’s Prayer
Pastor Glenn Myers
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Offertory Prayer and a Time of Giving
Ϯ Scripture
Luke 1:39-45
Message
Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth
Ϯ Closing Song
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Ϯ Blessing and Going Forth
ϯ Congregation please stand as able.
Dr. Glenn L. Myers, Jr.
Congregation
Pastor Glenn Myers
In preparation for worship, please silence cell phones.
As you depart, you are entering the mission field!
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
John Huneycutt
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Congregation
The mission of First United Methodist Church is to believe in Jesus Christ as
Lord, to receive the power of the Holy Spirit, and to respond to the needs of
others with the love of God the Father.
INVOCATION
John Huneycutt
PRELUDE
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Handbell Choir
PRESENTING THE LIGHT
D.J. Hatley
Ϯ HYMN UMH No. 234 (Vs. 1,3,6 )
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Ϯ CANTICLE OF LIGHT AND DARKNESS UMH No. 205
Response 3
Ϯ PASSING THE PEACE
Congregation
LIGHTING OF THE FOURTH ADVENT CANDLE The Cowden Family
The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And
now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He
will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give
to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Isaiah 9:6-7
We light this candle as a symbol of the Prince of Peace. May the visitation
of your Holy Spirit, O God, make us ready for the coming of Jesus, our hope and joy.
O come, O come, Emmanuel.
RESPONSE UMH No. 204
Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Congregation
CHILDREN’S MOMENT
Elizabeth Rosenbaum
CONSECRATION OF PRAYER QUILTS
Pastor Glenn Myers
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Pastor Glenn Myers
MORNING PRAYER with The Lord’s Prayer
Angie Jordan
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
ANTHEM
Darkness into Light
Chancel Choir
OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Congregation
HANDBELL OFFERTORY
The First Noel
Handbell Choir
Ϯ OFFERTORY RESPONSE
OLD 100TH
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen .
Ϯ SCRIPTURE
Luke 1:39-45
MESSAGE
Mary’s Visit to Elizabeth Dr. Glenn L. Myers, Jr.
Ϯ HYMN UMH No. 230
O Little Town of Bethlehem
ϯDISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
Pastor Glenn Myers
ϯBENEDICTION RESPONSE
Chancel Choir & Congregation
May the Lord watch over you until we meet again.
May He hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen, and amen.
(God be with you till we meet again.)
Ϯ CARRYING THE LIGHT INTO THE WORLD
D. J. Hatley
Ϯ THE TRINITY CHIMES
Ϯ POSTLUDE
Organ
ϯCongregation please stand as able.
UMH: United Methodist Hymnal, 1992
In preparation for worship, please silence cell phones
As you depart, you are entering the mission field!
LUKE 1:39-45
39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill
country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.
41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43
And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?
44 For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb
leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be[a] a
fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.”
We are glad you have joined us this morning, and our hope is that through
word, music, fellowship and prayer, you will experience the presence of God
today. Please sign the Attendance Register as it is passed so that we can share
with you about what’s happening in the life of this church. Those who are
interested in joining First UMC are asked to contact Pastor Glenn at
336.751.2503.
Recent messages are on the church website: www.firstumcmocksville.org. If
Pastor Glenn is needed after office hours, he can be reached at his cell number,
336.813.0425. Bulletins for Kids are available in the narthex of the Sanctuary
and in the lobby of the Family Life Center. Bulletins contain Biblical learning
activities for children ages 3-6 and 7-12.
Prayer requests for the prayer chain or the prayer list may be called in to or
e-mailed to our Prayer Chain coordinators, Judy Bailey and Lillian Sharpe.
Judy,336.751.2209 or [email protected]
Lillian, 336.936.9014 or [email protected]l.com
ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY
GREETERS
Jean Evans, Sandi Howell (8:45)
Angie Jordan, Jackie Nicholson
(10:55)
USHERS
Charles Evans, Charlie Howell (8:45)
Chris Hendrix (10:55)
Russell Suggs
Walter Wilson
Giff Basham
CIRCLE OPPORTUNITIES
Deborah Circle (December)
MORNING PRAYER
Angie Jordan (10:55)
ACOLYTE
D. J. Hatley
CHILDREN’S MOMENT
Lynne Byerly (8:45)
Elizabeth Rosenbaum (10:55)
REFRESHMENTS
Philip & Bobbie Morris (8:45)
NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES
PRAYER TIME is in the Sanctuary each Thursday afternoon from Noon until
1:00 PM. This is not a structured service, but a time for you to come to the
Sanctuary and pray.
DIRECTORY UPDATE Information and pictures have been submitted to
Lifetouch Directories. They will send us back a proof and upon approval will
ship directories. Directories should arrive by first of the year.
PICTURES If you had a picture made, but did not buy any pictures, your
free 8X10 directory photo is in the office if you haven’t already picked it up.
You have been contacted either by phone or email letting your know that your
picture is here. Please drop by the church office during office hours to get
your picture.
WI-FI IS NOW AVAILABLE on the Sanctuary side of the street. It is
accessible in the Sanctuary (all levels), all levels of the Education Building and
also in the Fellowship Hall. On your device (phone, iPad, laptops, etc.) you
will see the SSID connection which is Methodist_Church. You will “join” or
connect to it with this password: MocksviLLe485930 . The password is case
sensitive. The “M” and the “L’s” ARE CAPITALIZED.
STOP HUNGER NOW SUNDAY, 12/28 4:00 PM
FAMILY LIFE CENTER
Setup volunteers needed at 3:00 PM
UMYF There will be a Parent/Student meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at
5:00PM. Middle school deposit for mission trip ($50) is due Sunday, January
4, 2015.
FUMC WEEKLY CALENDAR
Sunday, December 21
4th Sunday of Advent
8:45 AM Early Light FLC
9:50 AM Sunday School V
10:55 AM Traditional Worship S
6:00 PM Scout Room Reserved
Wednesday, December 24
OFFICE CLOSED
4:30 PM Christmas Eve Service S
11:00 PM Christmas Eve Service S
Thursday, December 25
MERRY CHRISTMAS
OFFICE CLOSED
Sunday, December 28
1st SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
8:45 AM Early Light FLC
9:50 AM Sunday School V
10:55 AM Traditional Worship S
4:00 PM STOP HUNGER NOW FLC
6:00 PM Scout Room Reserved
MEDICAL CONCERNS
Arbor Acres
Cole and Elva Grace Tomlinson
Autumn Care Janet Baucom,
Emma Eckhart, Charles Hendricks
Bermuda Commons
Molly Jo McClamrock
Brookstone Terrace
Margaret Foster
Clemmons Village Tilthia Hanes
Regency Care John Coil
Somerset Velma Daniel
Jolly Duncan
Trinity Elms Marie Steed
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Martha Bennett, Carol Bock,
Louise Bowden, Bailey Brewer,
Mary Danner, David Deadmon,
Beverly Fischer, Missy Foster,
Janice Hayes, Helen Hendricks,
Jackson Hendricks, Leon Jones,
Kenny Jordan, Katie Bernhardt
Lane, Tara Lowery, Isaac
Markland, Bayne Miller, Grady
McClamrock, Tom Nicholls, Ron
Reynolds, Karen & Mike
Robinson, Fred Roth, Wendell
Sain, Von & Madeline Shelton,
Stuart Shore, Eileen Smith, Glen
Stanley, Ann Stayer, Pat Stine,
Elmer Stoneman, Karen Sykes
Emergency Workers
Members of the Armed Forces
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FLC = Family Life Center FH = Fellowship Hall S = Sanctuary
CFR = Conference Room V = Various Rooms
HR = Handbell Room
CCR = Chancel Choir Room
NURSERY POLICY
During Sunday School, children ages 0 to 3 are welcomed to stay in the nursery. For
both morning worship services, children ages 0 to 4 are welcomed. The person
responsible for the nursery on his or her given Sunday may keep their own children in
the nursery under their direct supervision. Thank you for your cooperation in being
watchful of our little ones.
Prayer Requests: Lillian Sharpe, 336.936.9014
[email protected]
Judy Bailey, 336.751.2209
[email protected]
Church Office: 336.751.2503
Emergency After Hours: 336.813.0425
Preschool/Afterschool Office: 336.753.1900
Dr. Glenn L. Myers, Jr. – Senior Pastor [email protected]
John Huneycutt – Youth/Christian Education [email protected]
Barbara Basham – Director of Music/Preschool Director [email protected]
Allison Lambert – Director of Afterschool Ministries [email protected]
Tommy Dunn – Organist / Technology [email protected]
Teresa Lakey – Administrative/Financial Assistant [email protected]
Shane Butcher – Financial Assistant [email protected]
Natalie Sanders, Taylor Slye – Custodial Staff
310 N. Main Street | Mocksville, NC 27028 | www.firstumcmocksville.org
The mission of First United Methodist Church is to believe
in Jesus Christ as Lord, to receive the power of the Holy
Spirit, and to respond to the needs of others with the love of
God the Father.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 21, 2014