December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018
2018-12-16 weekly fridge news


We are grateful to have you join us for worship this morning! If you want to learn more about our programs, church activities, and volunteer services, then we invite you to browse our website, check out our Facebook page, or call the church office at 540-942-1145.

9:00 AM Red Door Worship Service

Red Door Worship – Chapel – 9:00 a.m.


Advent Wreath

Song and Opening Prayer
Away in a Manager

Children’s Time
Children’s Church begins after Children’s
Time for ages Pre – K through 2nd Grade.


Joy Gift envelopes can be placed in the offering baskets

Prayer Time with Candles
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Prayer and Scripture
Isaiah 53:4-5, John 1:5, Matthew 1:18-25

Drama led by Parable Players
A New Perspective

The Gift of the Nutcracker:
Changing Perspective

Closing Song
Joy to the World


11:15 AM Open Door Worship Service


Childcare is provided in the upstairs nursery, room #149  for ages 4 and under during the service.
Hearing devices are available in the narthex.  See Kathy Baker for assistance. 
*Please stand if able, in body or spirit.


Welcome and Opening Prayer 

Call to Worship, Advent Wreath
One: Come, Emmanuel.
Days grow short and to-do lists lengthen.
We watch and prepare, for the Word is coming, full of grace and truth.
For a child has been born to us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named;
Mighty God

All: A spark of joy lights the way—
Though the flame flickers against the shadows,
We will rejoice in God’s promise that changes our perspective to joy.

*Hymn of Praise        Come Thou Long Expected Jesus                  Red#135

*Unison Prayer of Confession
Mighty God, It is never easy for us to confess our sins. There are the hurts we have caused to
our families and friends, which we would like to forget. There are those we believe are
impossible to love, and so we don’t try. There are people who live on the edge of our
society, and we ignore their cries for help. Forgive us, God who comes near to us. When we
have lost our way, show us yours. Lead us in humility down the streets of your kingdom. Teach
us your truth, so we might be able to keep your Word, revealed to us in Jesus Christ our Lord
and Savior.
*Silent Prayer of Confession

*Assurance of Pardon 

*Westminster Greeting Please greet those who are in worship this morning.


Please sign the Red Friendship Book along the inside of your pew,
and pass it to the person beside you.

Children’s Time  Grades Pre K – 2nd grade can attend Children’s Church after the Children’s Time.
Children under 4 can attend the nursery.

Prayer for Others and the Lord’s Prayer

Anthem                                               Keep your Lamps                                                 Thomas
Percussion: Sue Wright

Prayer and Scripture        Isaiah 53:4-5, John 1:5, Matthew 1:18-25

Drama led by the Parable Players                A New Perspective

Sermon               The Gift of the Nutcracker:  Changing Perspective

*Affirmation of Faith
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only
Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under
Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose
again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father
Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy
Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the
resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Receiving of the Morning Offering
Please place completed friendship register sheets
in the offering plate along with prayer cards.

Offertory                                                            Lo, A Rose                                                       Held
~Joy Gift envelopes can be placed in the offering plates~

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.

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn of Parting                   Angels from the Realms of Glory       Red #174


*Benediction Response       Rejoice! Rejoice!                                        VENI EMMANUEL

* Postlude                                   Ukrainian Bell Carol arr.                                                     Good


Office Hours

Monday -Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Staff is out of the office on the following days:
April Cranford, Pastor – Monday
Robin Pfiefer, Administrative Assistant – Friday
John Tindall, Director of Christian Education – Friday
Bettie Tindall, Director of Music Ministries – Wednesday and Friday
Wes Bush, Finance Assistant- Friday

Additional Great Staff without office hours
Doris Lunsford, Custodian
Scott Russell, Worship Leader
Erin Spencer, Nursery Attendant
Sue Wright, Organist


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