COLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 23, 2018

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 ushers. 

PRELUDE & LIGHTING OF CANDLES  

INTROIT    “Angels from the Realms of Glory”    Henry T. Smart          

OPENING PRAYER                                                       Bill Sport

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE             Debby Garber

      CHOIR              “Lift Up Your Eyes”          Joel Rainey

RESPONSIVE LITANY 

  During Advent, we remember the light that shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it.

Through sorrow may last for the night,

            joy comes in the morning.

        For all who face the sting of loss, God’s Word speaks:

Through sorrow may last for the night,

            joy comes in the morning.

        For all who wrestle with the unknown of tomorrow,

            God’s Word speaks:

Through sorrow may last for the night,

            joy comes in the morning.

        For all who battle the questions that arise in the silence,

            God’s Word speaks:

Through sorrow may last for the night,

            joy comes in the morning.

            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

*HYMN                   “O Come All Ye Faithful”               UMH 234

BAPTISM                                                                           UMH 33

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

FIRST LESSON                                                 Jeremiah 33:14-16   

May God add his blessings to the reading of His holy Word.

Amen.

PSALM 98                                                                        UMH 818                                                                      

ANTHEM                  “One Small Child”                    David Meece

OUR BOYS AND GIRLS       Children under 5 are invited to go               to the nursery; older children to Sunday School.

SECOND LESSON                                                        Titus 3:4-7

     May God add his blessings to the reading of His holy Word        Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON                                                         Luke 2:1-7              

     The word of God for the people of God.

     Thanks be to God.  Amen.

SERMON                  “It’s a Boy!”               Rev. Teresa Holloway

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                            

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                           UMH 895

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.

      Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in

heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.  

     And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil,

For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

 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            “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”          UMH 240

*BENEDICTION & POSTLUDE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR:

PRAYERS

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

Allan Norton

Joe Camacho

Luann Mason

Anna Sadler

Jake Campbell

Pat Washington

Arnette Smith

Janet Riddick

Rachel Billmyer

Beth Behringhaus

Jayden Liverman

Rachel Dunn

Betty & Rodney Midgett

Karen Trimyer

Cap & Ronnie Sue Pfeiffer

Doug Swanson

Loretta Cook

Selby Cooper

Ella Niles

Maris Osman

Sonny Albarty

Fr. JR Hadagny

Martha Butcher

Steve Presgraves

Gary Corbell

Matt Augustine

Sylvia Mentel

Glen Baxter

Mercy Eubank

Verna Kendall

Ida Mae Beasley

Paige Harrell

 

PRESENCE

Our presence here is our offering to God so that God might be glorified. We had 61 persons at worship last Sunday.

GIFTS

We were blessed to be able to offer $2,455.00 to the General Fund

and $5.00 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.

COMING UP!

NEXT SUNDAY – Stephanie Beasley preaches!

Thurs., Jan. 3 –  Choir resumes practice! If you would like to make a joyful noise, please join us!

Mon. Jan. 7 – 6 pm - Monday Night Alive, a tutoring ministry with a hot meal, resumes!

  • 7 pm – OBX Quilt Guild meets in the sanctuary – Come and bring your projects for show and tell or to get help on something if you’re stuck! Or just to see what others are doing!

Thurs., Jan. 10 – 7:30 am - Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast

Sat. Jan. 12 – 9 am – United Methodist Women meet! Come and be a part of a powerful ministry group!

Wed., Jan. 16 – 4:30 pm – Mobile Food Pantry @ First Flight Elementary School parking lot! 40+ pounds of food given away each month to anyone who needs it! Come and help!

Fri., Jan. 25 -  12 noon – Single Women of Colington @ Saltbox. Come and enjoy the fellowship and a great meal!

Tues., Jan. 29 – 7:30 pm – Student of the Month reception @First Flight Elementary. We provide food and encouragement to these outstanding students!

Flowers for the Altar - 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.

TODAY WE WELCOME Lorrianna Carmen Spencer and her father, Chris, into the family of God!

Ushers

Terry Beasley/Brien Green

Scripture

Jeff Albarty

Sunday School

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