Ardmore Moravian Church
Church Bulletin
ARDMORE MORAVIAN CHURCH December 24, 2017 Fourth Sunday In Advent CALL TO WORSHIP OPENING HYMN          “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”   P. 84 WELCOME /GREETING LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE         READING OF SCRIPTURE           Psalm 146:5-10 CAROLS “Angels We Have Heard On High” P. 78    “O, Come All Ye Faithful” P. 69 CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER WORSHIP IN OUR GIVING OFFERTORY                     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                        John 1:1-18 CLOSING CAROLS “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”    P. 80 “Joy to the World”      P. 82 The Poinsettias are placed today to the glory of God remembering the earthly birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Serving Today  Elder Greeter: Janice Irwin           Trustee Greeter: Michael Gwyn        Elder Greeter for December 31 st : Nancy Crouse Trustee Greeter for December 31 st : Jim Brookshire 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   Goodson;   Joann Burge   Long,   Ken   Burge’s   sister;   Jake   Williams,   Donna   Williams’s son; Judy West, friend of Beth Mabe. Hospital News: Forsyth ~Frances Collins Looking Ahead In December December 31 Salem Congregational Watchnight Service 11 PM, Trinity Moravian Church, Rev. Jeff Coppage will bring the message. 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 Dried Beans Blankets Peanut Butter Fruit Cups with flip lids Easy Mac Applesauce Cups Hats Tooth Brushes Gloves Tooth Paste Mailboxes are out in Lovefeast Kitchen for your Christmas Cards to be placed in going to our Church Families. 2018 Church Envelopes are out in the Lovefeast Kitchen. Please stop by and pick yours up. We expressed our appreciation to K&W for donating the coffee for our Christmas Lovefeast. Opportunities for the Week Monday, December 25 Church Office Closed Tuesday, December 26 Church Office Closed Next Sunday December 31 First Sunday After Christmas 11:00 PM Salem Congregational Watchnight Service Trinity Moravian Church, Rev. Jeff Coppage will bring the message. Sermon Text John 1:1-18 1    In   the   beginning   was   the   Word,   and   the   Word   was   with God,   and   the   Word   was   God. 2 He   was   in   the   beginning with   God. 3 All   things   came   into   being   through   him,   and without    him    not    one    thing    came    into    being.    What    has come   into   being 4 in   him   was   life,   and   the   life   was   the   light of   all   people. 5 The   light   shines   in   the   darkness,   and   the darkness   did   not   overcome   it. 6 There   was   a   man   sent from   God,   whose   name   was   John. 7 He   came   as   a   witness to   testify   to   the   light,   so   that   all   might   believe   through   him. 8 He   himself   was   not   the   light,   but   he   came   to   testify   to   the light. 9 The    true    light,    which    enlightens    everyone,    was coming   into   the   world. 10 He   was   in   the   world,   and   the world   came   into   being   through   him;   yet   the   world   did   not know   him. 11 He   came   to   what   was   his   own,   and   his   own people   did   not   accept   him. 12 But   to   all   who   received   him, who    believed    in    his    name,    he    gave    power    to    become children   of   God, 13 who   were   born,   not   of   blood   or   of   the will   of   the   flesh   or   of   the   will   of   man,   but   of   God. 14 And   the Word   became   flesh   and   lived   among   us,   and   we   have seen   his   glory,   the   glory   as   of   a   father’s   only   son,   full   of grace   and   truth. 15 (John   testified   to   him   and   cried   out, “This   was   he   of   whom   I   said,   ‘He   who   comes   after   me ranks   ahead   of   me   because   he   was   before   me.’”) 16 From his   fullness   we   have   all   received,   grace   upon   grace. 17 The   law   indeed   was   given   through   Moses;   grace   and   truth came   through   Jesus   Christ. 18 No   one   has   ever   seen   God. It   is   God   the   only   Son,   who   is   close   to   the   Father’s   heart, who has made him known. (All songs printed under CCLI# 1007661)