ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCHJanuary 7, 2018First Sunday After EpiphanyPRELUDE “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne” Hayes/WagnerWELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTSSELECTION OF 2018 WATCHWORDCALL TO WORSHIP “Fill The Earth With Praise!” Williams/LarsonEPIPHANY LITURGY P. 65 MBW“Here I Am To Worship”Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness,Opened my eyes, let me seeBeauty that made this heart adore You,Hope of a life spent with You.Chorus:So here I am to worship, here I am to bow down,Here I am to say that You’re my God.You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.King of all days, oh so highly exalted, glorious in heaven above.Humbly You came to the earth You created, All for love’s sake became poor. (Chorus)And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.WORSHIP IN OUR GIVINGOFFERTORY “We Three Kings” Hopkins/Drennan SONG OF THANKS Praise God from whom all blessings flowPraise Him all creatures here below.Praise Him above ye heavenly hostPraise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. AmenPRAYER READING OF SCRIPTUREMatthew 2:1-12MESSAGE Chaz SniderCOMMUNION IN CELEBRATION OF CHRIST COMINGP. 183 MBWPOSTLUDE “Light of the Living God” PaxtonThe sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory ofBill Vaughn on his 91st birthday by Betty Vaughn.(All songs printed under CCLI# 1007661)Serving Today Elder Greeter: Alan McFaddenTrustee Greeter: Peggy CrousePeople for Whom We are PrayingMembers:Marie Adams; Annie Boyd; Amanda Bowles; Frances Collins; Cindy Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice PierceHome Bound Members: Bertha Burge; Peggy GimmonFriends:Brian Bodenheimer, rheumatoid arthritis Betty Vaughan’sgrandson;Emily Burge; Stafford Givens, son ofAnna Austin Givens; Dustin Goodson, grandson of Clive and JoAnn Goodosn; Joann Burge Long, Ken Burge’s sister; Jake Williams, Donna Williams’s son; Judy West, friend of Beth Mabe.Our Christian love and sympathy is expressed to Bob Burton and family in the death of his wife Joan Lowery “Jo” Burton. Blessing Box Wish ListA box has been placed outside of the church office and in the elevator hallway that you may place items when you bring them for our Blessing Box.Some things needed:Grandola BarsHand WarmersCanned meats with flip lidsBlanketsPeanut ButterTooth Brushes, Tooth PastEasy MacFruit Cups with flip lidsSoup with flip lidsApplesauce CupsHats and Gloves2018 Church Envelopes are out in the Lovefeast Kitchen. Please stop by and pick yours up.Sanctuary flowers for 2018If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary on a given Sunday in 2018, please call Pat Nelson 336.775.1134 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. She will try to give you the Sunday or Sunday nearest to the date you request. First requests are given priority. Many Sundays are still available starting with January 21st.Opportunities for the WeekToday, January 7Immediately following Morning Worship service there will be a called Joint Board Meeting, Young Adult classroomTuesday, January 9 Women’s Fellowship Circles10:00 AMCircle # 3, Church Parlor 5:30 PMCircle # 5, Fellowship Hall 7:30 PMCircle # 4, Stelter HausWednesday, January 10 5:30 PMPrayer in Prayer room 6:00 PMBag Supper 6:30 PMHandbell Rehearsal 6:45 PMBible Study 7:30 PMSanctuary Choir RehearsalNext Sunday Second Sunday after Epiphany9:00 AMPrayer in Prayer Room9:15 AMJoyful Voices9:30 AM Sunday School 10:30 AMWorship Service, Installation of BoardsSermon TextMatthew 2:1-121In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at rising, and have come to pay him homage.” 3 When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: 6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’” 7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. 8 Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” 9 When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.