December 2, 2018

December 2, 2018
2018-12-2 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
Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel

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

Five Cents a Meal – Please pass local mission offering toward the center aisle
and children will collect the offering with a red wagon.
Local Mission – Boys and Girls Club


More Love, More Power

Prayer Time with Candles
Revelation Song

Prayer and Scripture
Jeremiah 33:14-15 and Luke 1:30-33

Drama led by Parable Players

The Gift of the Nutcracker:
Waiting for Christmas  

Closing Song
God is With Us


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.

Prelude,      Come Thou Long Expected Jesus                 arr. Pethe

Welcome and Opening Prayer 

Call to Worship, Advent Wreath
 One: Come, Emmanuel.
The world is over-full of things that do not satisfy.
We watch and prepare, for divine presence to shake our complacency.

For a child has been born to us, a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named;
Wonderful Counselor

All: A spark of hope lights the way—       Clearing our vision and renewing our minds
To recognize God’s glory in our midst as we wait.                    

*Hymn of Praise          O Come, O Come Emmanuel                      Red #133

*Unison Prayer of Confession
Wonderful Counselor, as we begin to prepare our hearts to receive the one whom you are sending,
forgive us for all the times we have missed seeing you in our midst, for all the times we have doubted your presence,
and for all the times we have failed to help others find their way.
Forgive us, in the name of Jesus, the One who is coming. Amen.

*Silent Prayer of Confession
*Assurance of Pardon                                                        

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

Welcome New Members

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.

Five Cents a Meal Offering
Please pass mission offering toward the center aisle. The children will collect the offering in a red wagon.
Please refer to F ridge News for this month’s mission.

Prayer for Others and the Lord’s Prayer

Come thou Long Expected Jesus            Carter  

Prayer and Scripture         Jeremiah 33:14-15, Luke 1:30-33

Drama led by the Parable Players               Waiting

Sermon               The Gift of the Nutcracker:  Waiting for Christmas

*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,          Petite piece facilesur de Noel provencal                     Philip

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                        View the Present through the Promise          Green #90
(Choir sing the first verse, Congregation join in singing verses 2 and 3)


*Benediction Response       Rejoice! Rejoice!                  VENI EMMANUEL

* Postlude       Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall Come           Denton       


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


Last Week’s Attendance

Open Door Service:66

Red Door Service: 72

Total Worship Attendance: 138

Upcoming Events

all-day Family Fun Weekend
Family Fun Weekend
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day
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