December 2, 2018

         The Approach to God

Pre-Service Music 

Invitation to Worship

*Songs                                 O Come, O Come Emmanuel

 *Congregational Greeting

Prayer of Confession

Words of Assurance and Law of God 

(Children age 3-2nd grade released to Children & Worship)

The Word of God


*Song                                     O Come, O Come Emmanuel             


Skit                                    “Prepare and Advent Reading”

 (Santa Clause- Kim Bowman, John the Baptist- Carroll Shults, Pianist- Don Farnum)

 Scripture                           Isaiah 40:3-5, Mark 1:1-3

Message                             “Time to Get Ready”

                                                   Rev. Rich

Prayer for Blessing

*Song                               O Come, O Come Emmanuel


                                          The Response to the Word


Offering                                          Advent Hymn

*Doxology                  Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow        No. 382

Offertory Prayer 

*Song                                 O Come, O Come Emmanuel





 December Calling Team:  Please call Tod V (627-8397) and Brian W (490-7697) with any special concerns or requests.

 December Mission of the Month: “God’s Pit Crew” (Hurricane Relief) – As of November 2017, God’s Pit Crew has responded to 99 major disasters in 25 states and 11 countries. They have built and furnished more than 40 homes and freely donated them to families in need as well as renovated dozens of churches and children’s homes. Their mission is: “With God’s help and direction to bring hope, help and restoration to hurting people in times of crisis.”

 50th Wedding Anniversary- Cake will be served in the FLC after service today in celebration of Dean and Marcia J’s Golden Anniversary! Congratulations to you both!

 CONNECT: The kids will be studying the Wise Men and Shepherds story. They will then be making felt trees and decorations with Julie!

 Mark your calendar: We look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Holiday Potluck on Sunday, Dec. 16, after service. Please think about a special holiday dish that is a tradition for your family and share it with your church family. A sign-up poster is in the FLC to indicate your number of reservations and what you would like to share: appetizer, salad, main dish, or dessert.

 Thank You from the Creative Worship Team to all who helped decorate the church for Christmas! Especially the Heusinkveld small group and the Siloam Congregation!

 From the Counting Team:  To receive credit for 2018 on your giving statement, your gift must be received by December 31.  Also, the counters document all donations using envelope numbers. If you wish to receive a year-end statement you will need ICRC envelopes. If you do not use an envelope, please include a notation with your number in order for it to be recorded.   

Siloam Christian Church Please pray for their ministry to continue growing!

                  Friends with Health Concerns:

  Mark B, Howard J. C , Carol G,

                   Ronda H, Eleanor N, Sandi S

                    Roland H and other Parkinson’s sufferers,

  Michael S (A. Williams’ Uncle) –Cancer/Salvation,

                             Joy Vk for continued healing


                                                     Save these Dates:

                                Praise Team Christmas Party- December 10

                                         Painting with Sandi- December 11

                                              Men’s Study- December 11

                                                      Choir- December 12

                                       Christmas Holiday Potluck- December 16

                                                      Choir- December 19

                                      *Prayer Line 517-321-2495, ext. 191*

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