Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH January 7, 2018 First Sunday After Epiphany PRELUDE              “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”       Hayes/Wagner WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SELECTION OF 2018 WATCHWORD CALL TO WORSHIP                “Fill The Earth With Praise!”  Williams/Larson EPIPHANY LITURGY P. 65 MBW     “Here I Am To Worship” Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness, Opened my eyes, let me see Beauty 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 GIVING OFFERTORY                  “We Three Kings”        Hopkins/Drennan  SONG OF THANKS 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 READING OF SCRIPTURE                                  Matthew 2:1-12 MESSAGE                                                                                Chaz Snider COMMUNION IN CELEBRATION OF CHRIST COMING P. 183 MBW POSTLUDE                      “Light of the Living God”                      Paxton The sanctuary flowers are given to the glory of God in memory of Bill Vaughn on his 91 st  birthday by Betty Vaughn. (All songs printed under CCLI# 1007661) Serving Today  Elder Greeter: Alan McFadden          Trustee Greeter: Peggy Crouse People for Whom We are Praying Members:    Marie   Adams;   Annie   Boyd;   Amanda   Bowles;   Frances   Collins;   Cindy   Culverhouse; Ruth Long; Alice Pierce Home Bound Members :  Bertha Burge; Peggy Gimmon Friends:    Brian   Bodenheimer,   rheumatoid   arthritis   Betty   Vaughan’s    grandson;    Emily   Burge;   Stafford Givens,   son   of    Anna   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 List A   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 Bars Hand Warmers Canned meats with flip lids Blankets Peanut Butter Tooth Brushes, Tooth Past Easy Mac Fruit Cups with flip lids Soup with flip lids Applesauce Cups Hats and Gloves 2018 Church Envelopes are out in the Lovefeast Kitchen. Please stop by and pick yours up. Sanctuary flowers for 2018 If 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, pabenelson@aol.com. 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 21 st . Opportunities for the Week Today, January 7 Immediately following Morning Worship service there will be a called Joint Board Meeting, Young Adult classroom Tuesday, January 9 Women’s Fellowship Circles 10:00 AM Circle # 3, Church Parlor   5:30 PM Circle # 5, Fellowship Hall   7:30 PM Circle # 4, Stelter Haus Wednesday, January 10   5:30 PM Prayer in Prayer room   6:00 PM Bag Supper   6:30 PM Handbell Rehearsal   6:45 PM Bible Study           7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal Next Sunday Second Sunday after Epiphany 9:00 AM Prayer in Prayer Room 9:15 AM Joyful Voices 9:30 AM Sunday School       10:30 AM Worship Service, Installation of Boards Sermon Text Matthew 2:1-12 1 In   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.