Center United Methodist Church

Where heart is at the Center
Weekly Bulletin

December 15, 2019
3rd Sunday of Advent
10:00 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements



*Greeting
                  

Leader: Prepare the way of the Lord!
People: Make straight in the desert a highway for our God!

*Song of Praise
          Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus                                                                                                   
196

Lighting of the Advent Candle
David and Adam Grelecki

*Prayer of Blessing                                                 

*Gloria Patri
                     
71

Canticle of Mary
            Luke 1:46-55    
199

Giving Our Gifts to God
There’s a Song in the Air


*Doxology



*Passing the Peace of Christ

Witness to Our Children
Jessica Flieger

Scripture
Matthew 11:2-11 

Sermon
                        Offended?                                                                                                                                                            
Pastor Tony

*Invitation
        It Came Upon the Midnight Clear  
218

*Affirmation of Faith
                 
881

Sharing Our Joys and Concerns
     The Lord’s Prayer

*Song of Praise
       I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light                    
206

*Dismissal with Blessing
               


*Please stand as you are able

Visitors:  We welcome you to our worshiping community today. We are so glad you are here. Please sign our guest book in the narthex, and include your mailing address. Join us again soon!

December bulletins are given to the glory of God by Joy and Craig Cline in honor of the birth of Christ.

Altar flowers are given to the glory of God by Susan Hicks in memory of those we love who are celebrating Christmas in heaven.

Prayer Concerns: Nancy Tarlton, Jon Loeb, William Carter, Tony Allen,  Judy Layton, Pam Cochran, Jackie Grose, Pat Schaeffer, Lannie Cruse, Carol Alexander, James Coley, Frances Safrit, Josh Campbell, Betty Faggart.

Worship Leaders

Pastor                Rev. Tony Allen       Music Director      Todd Whittington    
Reader                Sara Lefler        Lock-up Trustee  Joel Prevette
Nursery                Christy Devine and Mindy Barnes
Sound system            David Grelecki
Ushers            Mike Ballard, Debbie Ballard, James Isenhour, Joyce Isenhour

Attendance and Stewardship Last Week 

Sunday School: 26                                                                            Worship: 87
Need for December: $16,030                    Received through December 8: $7,060

Calendar

Sun., Dec. 15    Christmas program, covered dish meal to follow, 6:00 pm
Mon., Dec. 16    United Methodist Women at Gianni’s Pizza Loft, 6:30 pm
Wed., Dec. 18    Music team, 7:00 pm
Thurs., Dec. 19    Newsletter deadline
Sun., Dec. 22    Kids Bible study, 4:30 – 5:15 pm
    Youth, 5:30 – 7:15 pm
Tues., Dec. 24    Christmas Eve service, 5:00 pm
Tues., Dec. 31    Young at Hearts lunch at Brooklyn’s, 11:30 am

Pastor Tony will be on vacation December 25th through January 1st.