Sunday Bulletin

Welcome to the Third Sunday of Advent 2017. The focus of today is on the Joy that Jesus brings into our lives. Our God wants us to have His joy inside of us. His joy is full, complete and it never fades or gives out. Experience the joy of the Lord anew as we contemplate our Savior’s birth.

                                       Morning Worship

                                         December 17, 2017 

Preparation for Worship

Many moments can bring us great joy — watching a bird in flight, the glory of a sunrise, the birth of a child, or falling in love. In all of them we can stop and praise God for allowing us to feel such joy. We can resolve not to miss these moments of joy which are God’s daily gifts to us. And our gifts in return are gratitude, praise, and service. Today we can give thanks to the Lord, call on God’s name, sing praises to God, and make known among the nations all of God’s wonderful acts.   Lisa Ward

Prayer of Preparation                                                                  Jimmy Brown

Prelude

Words of Welcome

Lighting of the Third Advent Candle

*Congregational Call to Worship

LEADER:   Fill my heart with joy when their grain and new wine abound.

 PEOPLE:   But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.

 LEADER:   Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

 PEOPLE:   You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

 LEADER:   The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.  The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

PEOPLE:   May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.

 LEADER:   The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

 PEOPLE:   You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

 LEADER:   Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.

 PEOPLE:   Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

 *Prayer of Invocation

Children Come Forward for Children’s Sermon                          Dell Hagwood

*Praise Songs                         “Joy to the World!”

                                      “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 Pastoral Prayer                                                                        Jimmy Hagwood

*Offertory Hymn         “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You”                     Page 271

*Offertory Statement

Psalm 110:108 Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me Your judgments. We bring our offerings of praise to God this morning. In all that we do at this time, may it glorify the Lord.

Offertory

*Doxology

*Scripture                               John 15:9-17                            Karen Pruette

Anthem                            “Carol of the Stable”                          Adult Choir

Soloists – Emily Chandler and Anna Grace Noell

Message                           “COMPLETE JOY”                Jimmy Hagwood

*Invitation Hymn “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”      Page 272

*Benediction

*Choral Response

Lectionary Readings

Week of December 17, 2017

Monday      Luke 1:26-33

Tuesday       Job 33:29-33

Wednesday   1 Samuel 3:1-10

Thursday     1 Samuel 3:11-18

Friday           Mark 9:2-8

Saturday       John 10:1-6

Sunday (December 24)

2 Samuel 7:1-16; Psalm 80:1-26: Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month – Brenda Bullock

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Pastor – Rev. Jimmy Hagwood

Min. of Children, Youth & Education – Rev. Karen Pruette

Choir Director – Scott Bradshaw

Deacon of the Month –Shirley Barfield

Office Administrator- Danita Davis

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