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EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK: December 15th — 21st Today 12/15 9:00 am Adult Focus Group 10:30 am Worship Service 12:30 pm Blue Christmas

Service 12:30 pm S.O.S. 2:00 pm Ocala Health & Rehab Monday 12/16 6:30 pm Cub Scouts Pack Meeting (FH) Tuesday 12/17 8:15 am ROMEOs 10:00 am UMW 6:00 pm Boy Scouts (FH) 7:00 pm Choir (sanctuary) Wednesday 12/ 18 10:00 am Prayer Shawl 6:00 pm Junior Girl Scouts Thursday 12/19 10:00 am Bible Study 6:00 pm Girl Scouts 7:00 pm Bible Study Saturday 12/21 3:30 pm Caroling & Chili Name Tags - Please remember to wear your name tags in church AND during fellowship time after church. A basket will be provided in Fellowship Hall to place your name tag in after fellowship time. Name tags will only be made every two (2) weeks. January Newsletters articles are due today. Blue Christmas – This time of year is intended to be full of hope and joy. It is intended to be a time to celebrate and experience the love of Christ and family. However; for those who have lost someone to death, it can be a time of great sorrow and grief. Today at 12:30 pm, we are going to gather for a Blue Christmas service in our Sanctuary. This service is one of remembrance and hope where we will acknowledge our grief, but also the hope that comes from God’s constant presence. I pray you will join us for this time of worship and that you will benefit from the bond it will provide. December 21, 3:30 - 8:00ish - Christmas Caroling and Chili - Meet in Church parking lot by 3:30. Caroling will begin at Hampton Manor, then Chambrel Assisted Living Facility. We will return to Fellowship Hall for a chili dinner and more caroling. If you have any questions, please contact Terri Silvola-Finch. Sunday Theme for Dec. 22nd - Personal Care - Items to be donated to Interfaith. Please remember that all items donated must be new & unopened. Suggestions: deodorant, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, hand lotion, etc. Children/Youth Refreshments, Sunday Dec. 29, we would like to celebrate Christmas and the New Year during Fellowship Time. Since we have a small group of parents of children & youth, we would appreciate your help with donations of refreshments & drinks. If you have any questions, please see Joy Anderson.

Our Mission Statement Serving Christ by Learning, Leading and Loving
“We are glad you are here!”

Druid Hills United Methodist Church
1712 S.E. Lake Weir Road Ocala, Florida 34471 352-629-5688 Rev. Daryl W. Allen, pastor Email: druidhillsocala@gmail.com Pastor’s blog: www.pastordaryl.blogspot.com Website: www.druidhillsocala.org

Third Sunday of Advent
December 15, 2013
WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Introit “I Find My Peace in You” Chancel Choir Worship Leader: This is the day the Lord has made. All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Welcome and Announcements Time of Greeting Prelude & Lighting of Candles

WE OFFER OUR TITHES AND PRAISE
Prayer of Blessing and Consecration Offering and Offertory *People’s Response Doxology UMH 95

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD PROCLAIMED
Scripture Lesson People’s Response: Message: Matthew 1:18-21 (NRSV) May God add His richest blessing to the reading, the hearing, and the living out of His Holy Word. Amen. Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break: Hope Rev. Daryl W. Allen NT, page 1

WE DEPART TO SERVE AND SHARE GOD’S LOVE
*Hymn of Dedication *Benediction *Benediction Response “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” *Congregation standing, as you are able. UMH 557 UMH 204 UMH 201 OT, page 636 UMH 70 Last week’s offering: $3,145.00 “Rose in Bethlehem” Chancel Choir
Music Ministry Director: Joan Foren Choir Director: Lenny Shank Greeters: Marge & Jack Grieves Liturgist: Lenny Shank

WE COME BEFORE GOD IN WORSHIP
Opening Prayer *Praise Hymn *Call to Worship First Scripture Lesson *People’s Response Lighting of the Advent Wreath Anthem Young Disciple’s Moment “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” Advent Isaiah 7:14 (NRSV) Gloria Patria Rev. Daryl W. Allen

(altar rail open for prayer during this hymn)

“What Child Is This”

UMH 219

Attendance: 119
Head Usher: Steve Rittmayer Nursery Director: Joy Anderson Administrative Assistant: Carole Newlin

WE COME BEFORE GOD IN PRAYER
Sharing of Joys and Prayer Concerns *Hymn of Preparation Pastoral Prayer People’s Response The Lord’s Prayer UMH 895
(altar rail open for prayer during this hymn)

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

UMH 211

Please remember these people in prayer this week: Marianne Bingham, Barry & Marie Decker, Lizzie Fowler, Ruth Griffith, Dan Grishkin, Carolina Hadley, Cindy Johnston, Ellen Keller, Flo LaVine, Katrine Lawrence, Joey Liu, Lillie McCarty, Doris Pitts, James Rittmayer, Jane Stahurski, Mickey Stevens, Ed Stout, Shelley Tracy, Joyce & Frank Thompson