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New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church

7845 Coles Ferry PK, Lebanon, TN 37087 – Church Phone 449-7020 – website: – email: Lead Pastor: Vernon Burrow – 406-6385; Youth & Education Pastor: Brad Unland – 844-4198; Minister of Music: Ben Spicer; Worship Leaders: Rebecca Butler, Karen White

Order for the Public Worship of God
December 29, 2013 Enter to Worship… THE PRELUDE (Please begin to take your seats to prepare for worship) *LIGHTING OF CANDLES (Symbolizing the bringing in of the Light of Christ) *THE HYMN OF PRAISE *THE PRAYER OF ADORATION *THE PROFESSION OF FAITH (In Unison) “The Apostles’ Creed” #716 I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again form the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. *THE GLORIA PATRI CHILDREN’S TIME (Children may come to the stage at this time. Parents may accompany very young children as needed. Followed by dismissal to Children’s Church.) *HYMN *HYMN “How Great Our Joy!” Isaiah 63:7-9 #152 “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” #144 THE OLD TESTAMENT LESSON *Where this mark appears, all who are able please stand to honor God. (Feel free to stand or
keep seated according to your own comfort needs.)

Welcome – December 29, 2013 10:00 a.m.
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First Sunday after Christmas

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP *HYMN OF INVITATION #125 “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne” #127 THE PASTORAL PRAYER AND PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE THE LORD’S PRAYER (In Unison) Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. *THE BLESSING AND BENEDICTION *PARTING HYMN *POSTLUDE …Leave to Serve “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” #138 Acolytes *EXTINGUISHING THE CANDLES (taking the Light into the World)

“Joy to the World!”

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Members in Ministry…
…Today: Lock-Up: Robert Haynes Media: Ron Hensley Ushers: Lee Ann Crosslin, Mary Thompson, Mark & Dena Cazee Nursery: Help Needed Hospitality: Mark & Dena Cazee …Next Sunday, Jan. 5: Lock-Up: Rick White Media: Rick White Ushers: Claude Thompson, Lisa Thompson, Worm & Alene Gibson Nursery: Paula Hawn Hospitality: Ben Spicer

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WELCOME TO WORSHIP AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OFFERTORY SENTENCE: “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” (2 Cor. 9:11) THE GIVING OF HIS TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS *THE DOXOLOGY *THE PRAYER OF DEDICATION SPECIAL MUSIC THE GOSPEL LESSON THE MESSAGE Matthew 2:13-23 Pastor Vernon Burrow “How Evil Responds To Christmas” (The Battle Between Herod and God) #625

Please circle your approximate age group(s): Youth (7th – 12th) College Student Adult (30 – 50) Median Adult (51 – 64) Senior (65+)

Young Adult (18 – 29)

Our Prayer Requests
Prayer Requests (and to remove names from list)

“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person availeth much.” – James 5:16
(For additions to or deletions from this list, or to place information in this bulletin, please call 449-7020 or email the church at

Confidential (Pastor only) (Note: Please indicate whether to include name(s) on Prayer List or not)

Praise and Answered Prayer

-Kathy Jardina–Johnson (req. by Dena Cazee -Amanda Greene (leukemia diagnosis) -Dora Smith (requested by Leigh Roderick) -Abigail Jardina (requested by the Cazee’s) -Sherry Tamberino -Lavina Dickson -Doug Tomlinson (Patty’s husband) -Pauline Horton -Helen Moss (Rachel Greer’s mother) -Debbie Vales -Sarah Voss and Family -Luke Smith (Evelyn’s grandson) -Vivian Smrtic (out-of-state member)

-Betty Williams -Ethan Hawn (Paula Hawn’s nephew, born premature) -Glenda Williams (Rich Binney coworker) -Jackie Hill (Louise Yates’ sister) -Jeff Granstaff (Louise Yates’ son) -Margaret Christmas (Amber’s motherin-law, breast cancer) -Lacey Wilbur (Karen White’s older daughter) -Cara Ladd (Karen White’s younger daughter) -Jean B. Smith (Paul Brown’s aunt) -Lisa Bartlett (Scott and Brian’s mother) -Dora Crawford (homebound)

Flight to Egypt…

Wednesday Night Prayer Meetings (Please sign below if you could join us on Jan. 8, 15, or 22)

Lectionary Readings
First Sunday after Christmas (Year A) Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 Color: White or Gold.

Matthew 2:13-23 New International Version (NIV) The Escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”[ 16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: 18 “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” The Return to Nazareth 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.

The Battle Between Herod and God

Welcome to Worship
elcome to New Hope Church, now into our third century serving God! If you are visiting, you will discover a loving, spirit-filled church family. Here is some helpful information as you join us in worship today: All who worship here are equals in the sight of God, regardless of race, age, gender, physical disability or religious affiliation. Communion, when celebrated, is open to all who profess Christ as Lord and Savior, whether affiliated with this church or not. Children may partake of Communion as well, if parents approve. A nursery is available during the service; please see a greeter for directions. (This is for infants and children up to 3 years of age.) Handicap-accessible restrooms are located off the narthex (main foyer) and adjacent to the entrance lobby in the Fellowship Hall/Gym. Please complete the tear-off attendance slip attached to the bulletin and drop it in the offering plate so we will have a record of your visit with us today. Thank you for remembering to silence your cell phone during the service. We ask that there be no food or beverages in the sanctuary, please. If you arrived as a visitor we hope that you leave as a friend and worship with us often! New Hope Church exists to: Glorify God in worship and rejoice in our life together; Share the Good News of the Gospel in word and deed; Reach as many as we can with the saving love of Jesus; Help each person grow toward Christian maturity, and find their place of service in the church and in the world.



Ministries/Activities Within Our Church
New Year Prayer Services. Please sign on the attendance sheet this Sunday if you will attend a series of prayer meetings at the church on three successive Wednesday nights, 6:30 - 7:15 PM at the church. January 8, 15, 22. Informal. A song or two. Teaching on prayer, including intercessory prayer. Anyone in the church can ask for prayer for yourself or someone you know. We will pray for the success of our 100 attendance goal. The pastor will be present before and after for those people who want counseling or personal prayer with him. The Christmas Eve service was attended by 108 people. We had 94 last year, and less the year before. So, there has been an increase each year for several years. No reason we can’t do this on Sunday mornings, too! 2014 Offering Envelopes are available on the old communion table in the Narthex. We can express our gratitude to God for the grace we have received in Jesus Christ by giving generously to the work of his church. Giving with regularity is an opportunity to grow in our faith and obedience to God’s word. Using the envelopes enables you to designate the budget(s) to which you are giving and al-

so ensures that you will receive proper documentation of your giving for tax purposes. Attendance Goal for 2014. Increase Sunday morning attendance to reach 100. Please see the Pastor’s Notes on the church website for suggestions from him on how to work toward this goal. 2013 Loaves and Fishes Thanksgiving Offering was $274.54. Thanks for giving to this important offering for missions. Compassionate Hands. Remember you can volunteer to work on Saturday nights to help those who are homeless. We give them a place to sleep and a good breakfast on Sunday morning. Let Lee Ann or Alene know if you want to help, or please contact the church at 444-7020. Youth Worship on Wednesday Nights @ 6:00 at New Hope - teens experience contemporary and motivated style of worship (grades 7-12). We have a service with prayer, singing praises to God and a youth-focused sermon that teach the truths from God’s Word in a way teens relate to and understand. Pastor Brad leads this service, and opens the doors for teens to start coming at 5pm to hang out, play games, and talk. Pastor Brad says, “We love hanging out together and worshiping an awesome God!” New Hope invites the men of the church and the surrounding community to a weekly Prayer Breakfast each Tuesday morning at 6:00 a.m. A devotional is shared over breakfast, and a time of prayer follows before the busy workday begins. In a casual atmosphere men may discuss concerns that stay within the group. A bond between friends develops. This is a meaningful time of fellowship for the men who attend. Visitors are always welcome. Come join us! Stephen Ministry - Got a burden? You don’t have to carry that burden alone. You can have a STEPHEN MINISTER who will spend time with you, listen to you, and walk beside you. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving care through the Stephen Ministry program at New Hope, please contact the pastor through the Church office at (615) 449-7020 and request that a Stephen minister contact you.

In Memory of Joyce Arnold Burrow
Raymond & Mary Lou Bay Mary Jo Haynes Mary Ann Smith Helms CPA, LLC New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church 7845 Coles Ferry Pike, PO Box 1215 Lebanon, TN 37088-1215 Church Phone: 449-7020 Website E-mail us at CCLI Copyright License #11118959