December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018
2018-12-9 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
What Child is This

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



Prayer Time with Candles
Do You Hear What I Hear

Prayer and Scripture
Isaiah 40:1-5 and Luke 1:34-37

Drama led by Parable Players

The Gift of the Nutcracker:
A Love that Heals at Christmas

Closing Prayer
Song of Peace – Youth Choir

Closing Song
Oh What a Glorious Night


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.
The world is not ready, the field is still uneven,
Yet we watch and prepare to see God’s glory revealed, together

For a child has been born to us,
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named;
Prince of Peace
All: A spark of peace lights the way—
Despite our fast-fading courage,
We will follow the voice calling us toward healing and Shalom.

*Hymn of Praise         Blessed Be the God of Israel                  Green #104

*Unison Prayer of Confession
Prince of Peace, who is drawing near to us: we live in a world of violence, which we do not condemn enough:
Come to us, with your peace. We are filled with the best of intentions, but are unable to follow through with action:
Come to us, with your will. We are sinners, who are afraid to gaze into your mirror of grace: Come to us, with your mercy.
*Silent Prayer of Confession

*Assurance of Pardon                Song of Peace                                                 Youth Choir                                                       

*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

We Wait for Thee             Johnson
Oboe:  Kaitlin McKibben

Prayer and Scripture        Isaiah 40:1-5 and Luke 1:34-37

Drama led by the Parable Players                Healing

Sermon               The Gift of the Nutcracker:  A Love that Heals at 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,          Good King Wenceslas                     Smith

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                        Hark, The Herald Angels Sing       Red #171


*Benediction Response       Rejoice! Rejoice!                  VENI EMMANUEL

* Postlude        Gloria for the Flutes               Jordan


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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