December 22, 2013

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Hidden Gifts

Second Baptist Church
Worship Time
December 22, 2013
Reverend Ray Merritt, Pastor

Welcome

Lighting the Advent Candles

Invocation Prayer

Songs: “Infant Lowly, Infant Holy,” p. 143

“Immanuel,” p. 134

Bible Reading:  The Incarnation (John 1:1-18)

Choir Anthem:  Angels!

Children’s Lesson

Offering

Doxology

Praises and Prayer Concerns

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn:  “Angels We Have Heard on High,” p. 133

Sermon:  Hidden Gifts

Closing Song:  “Once in Royal David’s City,” p. 155

Benediction

Focus Person of the Month:

December……….. Doug & Cathy Card

56 South St.

Edmeston, NY 13335

 

Upcoming Events

Today          December 22

9:20 a.m.                                 Morning Muffins

9:40 a.m.                                 Sunday School

11:00 a.m.                                 Worship Service

Tuesday                December 24

10:00 a.m.                     Bible study @ West Hill Terrace

7:00 p.m.                      Christmas Eve Service

Wednesday            December 25

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday              December 26

7:00 p.m.                      Choir

Saturday               December 28

9:00 a.m. – 11:00          Christmas Play Dress Rehearsal

(Children who don’t have costumes at the church should come with jackets and boots and mittens.)

Sunday         December 29

9:20 a.m.                                 Morning Muffins

9:40 a.m.                                 Sunday School

11:00 a.m.                                 Worship Service

5:30 p.m.                                 Zero Gravity

6:00 p.m.                                 Children’s Christmas Play

 

Other Events Coming Up

January 16 @ 6:30 Annual Meeting

 

  December  29 January 4
Sunday School Opening Sue & Jen  
Morning Muffins Jen  

 

 

 

Announcements

Attention board chair people: please submit annual reports to Lisa Berryment by January 5. Handwritten, typed and/or e-mailed to lberryment@stny.rr.com.

 

 

You are invited by

the children and youth

of Second Baptist Church,

to see them present a Christmas play,

The Candymaker’s Secret,

 on Sunday, December 29, at 6 p.m.

The play is based on the book,

The Candymaker’s Gift

by Helen and David Haidle,

and was adapted for stage by Ginny Merritt.

We hope you will come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magistrate

Baby boy warrior

iron rod as a teething toy

a little round rock becomes a great mountain

that covers the whole earth.

Dominion of darkness

 where death has long cast its shadow

cracks and disintegrates

 before the force of one pure holy infant light.

Unstoppable, ever-expanding government of peace,

rule of power gained

through the tiny creation in Mary’s womb.

Into this world a harmless child is unleashed –

Satan’s undoing;

our only hope – cooing cuddly conqueror.

-Ann Elyse Merritt-Foltz

 

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