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           COLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome to all our visitors! Please fill out the Registration pad and pass it to your neighbor.  If you would like to use an assisted listening device, or a large print hymnal or Bible, please notify the usher.

Prelude    

Introit      "Angels from the Realms of Glory"      Henry T. Smart

Bidding Prayer                                               Rev. Rob Robinson

   The Lord’s Prayer

Carol              “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”              UMH 211

Lighting Of The Advent Candle                             Patsy Rush

      Choir                   “Lift Up Your Eyes”                   Joel Rainey

Responsive Litany 

        In a world torn asunder by violence, Jesus says, “No more.”

        “As it is written, a new command I give,

‘Love on another as I have loved you’.”

        In a world where hurting people are too often neglected,

            Jesus says, “No more.”

        “As it is written, a new command I give,

‘Love on another as I have loved you’.”

  In a world where another’s needs are too often overlooked,   

      Jesus says, “No more.”

        “As it is written, a new command I give,

‘Love on another as I have loved you’.”

Candle Lighting

Song (choir and congregation)           

            Lift up your eyes and see the light surround you

            With radiant hope, illuminate the night.

            Lift up your voice and sing,

let earth and heaven ring,

lift up your eyes and see the everlasting light.

Prayer

First Lesson                                                                Isaiah 40:1-8

To God's people in exile in a faraway land,

           the prophet Isaiah announces good news:

God is coming back, and bringing the exiles home!

Carol                       “Lift Up Your Heads”                 UMH 213

Second Lesson                                                      Jeremiah 23:5-6

The prophet Jeremiah offers hope for a righteous branch,

      a just king who is yet to come.

Carol Choir  “Who Is He in Yonder Stall” (vs. 1,5) UMH 190

Third Lesson                                                                     Zechariah 9:9-10

To a nation grown weary of war and weapons,

      God promises a king who will establish a reign of peace.

Carol                       “Fairest Lord Jesus”                    UMH 189

Fourth Lesson                                                           Haggai 2:6-9

The prophet Haggai promises to God's people

       a temple even more glorious than the temple of old.

Carol  “Angels from the Realms of Glory” (vv.1,2)   UMH 220  

Fifth Lesson                                                              Isaiah 35:1-6

The prophet Isaiah announces the renewal

           both of the land and of God's people

                        on the coming day of redemption.

Carol   “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed” (vv. 1,3)    UMH 203   

Sixth Lesson                                                                    Luke 1:26 –35, 38

The angel Gabriel announces to the virgin Mary

that she will give birth to a ruler whose reign shall never end.

 Carol             “What Child Is This” (vv.1,2)               UMH 219

Seventh Lesson                                                           Mark 1:1-15

Jesus proclaims the coming of the kingdom of God

     Carol      “Once in Royal David’s City” (vv. 1,2)        UMH 250

Prayers of the People                                                    Rob Robinson

Our Tithes and Offerings                                                  

   *Doxology      (Tune: “God Is with Us, Alleluia”)      UMH 94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow.

         Praise Him all creatures here below.

God is with us, Alleluia.

Praise Him above, Ye heavenly host.

         Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

God is with us! Alleluia! God is with us! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Amen.    

*Hymn                              “Joy to the World”                        UMH 246

The Blessing

Postlude 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR:

PRAYERS

Please keep the pastor updated on their status by phone or e-mail.

Alan Norton

Beth, Friend of Debby Garber

Mercy Eubank

Anna Sadler

Jake Campbell

Paige Harrell

Arnette Smith

Janet Riddick

Pam Thomas

Beth Behringhaus

Jayden Liverman

Luann Mason

Betty & Rodney Midgett

Jean Wamsley

Pat Washington

Bob Wallace

Kathy Rothman

Patsy Duren

Carl Blake

Kim Grulinger

Rachel Billmyer

Devlin family

Family of

Liz Schaub

Rick Hildebrant

Ella Niles

Loretta Cook

Ronnie Sue Pfeiffer

Ellen Wallace

Luis Rodriquez

Selby Cooper

Fr. JR Hadagny

Marinda Dehart

Sonny Albarty

Gary Corbell

Maris Osman

Stephanie Beasley

Glen Baxter

Marna Gegenheimer

Steve Presgraves

Ida Mae Beasley

Martha Butcher

Sylvia Mentel

Joe Camacho

Matt Augustine

Verna Kendall

PRESENCE

Our presence here is our offering to God so that God might be glorified. We had 59 persons at worship last Sunday.

GIFTS

We were blessed to be able to offer $3,274.00 to the General Fund

and $50.00 to the Restricted Fund for Christmas Greenery. The weekly budget is $3,100.00. We pray that God will bless & sanctify our gifts to do God’s work.

SERVICE

These opportunities to serve as the Body of Christ are available:

Tuesday - 9:00 am - Prayer Group in the church parlor.

Thursday – 7:30 am – Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast

      at First Flight Middle School.

      – 10 am – Colington Crafters

  • No choir practice until January 3.

COMING UP!

NEXT SUNDAY – “It’s a Boy!” – Jesus is born! – Luke 2:1-7

CHRISTMAS EVE – “Would You Like to Hold the Baby?” – Angels and shepherds - Luke 2:8-20

OUTER BANKS CHORUS Holiday Concert - Sunday,

      December 16, 3 PM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Wed., Dec. 19 – 4 pm – Mobile Food Pantry @ First Flight

      Elementary School

Mon., Dec. 24 – 5:30 pm – Christmas Eve Service (The signs

      are incorrect!)

Fri., Jan. 25 -  12 noon – Single Women of Colington @ Saltbox

Please sign up on the Flower Chart in the Fellowship Hall if you

would like to dedicate flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion during 2019.

Ushers

Tom Heggie/Brien Green

Scripture

Linda Presgraves and Tricia Driscoll

Sunday School

Gail Hendricks

 

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