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please write it here.


The Altar flowers today are given to the glory of God
and in honor of her husband, Richard, by Melissa King.

Did you know that many parents
who have children with special
needs are not able to find a
church home because nothing is
in place for their child and family
on Sunday mornings? Well it's
time to change this!

Please Pray For … Peggy Aglubat; Irylanna Butler; Alli Callender; Nancy Clark;
Victor Connor; Helen Counsell; Eugene Deane; Harry Fluharty; Tammy Fritz;
June Moon Gaedecke; Chad Gittings; Kathryn Gray; Liz Hood; Nan Hutcherson; Roy Jones; Jeremy Long; Ralph Miller; Don & Pat Milleson; Art Oliver;
Nancy Reed; Paula Smith; Bunny Taylor; Travis Whetzel; Ernestine Williams;
Dannie Wright

Beginning in 2015 any family in
our community who would like to
chat about what participation at
AUMC could look like, due to
special needs in their family, are
encouraged to contact me. We
will meet and make a plan so that
their family is able to participate
in the life of our church! Please
share this information with any
family you know who might need
special accommodations.

Also, if you're interested in
helping in any way (no
experience with children of
differing abilities required) or
you know someone who enjoys
working with special needs
children, youth, or adults please
contact me.

The Friendship Class will be in recess on Sunday, December 28. We will
start a study of the apostle Paul on January 4. We will use the PBS documentary "In the Footsteps of St. Paul, with David Suchet," supplemented
with readings from Paul's letters, and Acts of the Apostles. We invite all
who are interested to join us.

This Week at Aldersgate
Today, December 28
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:15 am
11:30 am

Revelation Class (208); Agape Class (108)
Children’s Sunday School
Worship Service (Sanctuary)
Friendship Class (208), Seekers (108)
Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Monday, December 29

Church Offices Closed
6:00 pm
Instrumental Ensemble (S)
6:30 pm
COSA (111)
7:00 pm
Boy Scouts Troop 119 (FH, 106,107)
7:00 pm
Families Anonymous (108)


Tuesday, December 30

Church Offices Closed
10:00 am
Quilters Guild (FH)
1:30 pm
Alzheimers support group (208)
5:30 pm
Total Restoration Ministry (108)

Wednesday, December 31

Church Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, January 1 — Happy New Year!
Church Offices Closed

Rachel Miller, Director of
Ministries with Young People,

Friday, January 2

Church Offices Closed

Saturday, January 3
8:00 am

Men’s Group (208)

CR = Choir Room
FH = Fellowship Hall
HR = Hospitality Room
K = Kitchen
OS = Old Sanctuary
Unfin. FH = Unfinished Fellowship Hall
WC = Welcome Center

1500 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901


Rev. Scott Davis

*Call to Worship
Melissa King
Leader: From the stillness of the blessed night of Jesus’ birth
People: We come before You, O God, in praise and thanksgiving.
Leader: From the astounding news sung to the shepherds
People: We thank You for the gift of Your Son.
Leader: Let our hearts keep the joy and peace of Christmas always.
People: Let our spirits rejoice in God’s presence with us.
Leader: Fill us with Your love, O God.
People: Pour your peace upon us that we may be bearers of Your Good
*Opening Hymn 240

“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”


*Opening Prayer
Lord of mercy and joy, You have given to us the blessing of your Son Jesus
who will make known your presence, forgiveness, and love to each one of
us. Be with us this day and keep our hearts and minds open to receive
your love and peace. Enable each of us to be people of joy and hope as we
encounter others. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Come Now Children
All children are invited to come forward as the congregation sings:
“Come, now, children, this is your time; God loves you, we love you,
you are the gift of our church!”
Children’s Message
Rachel Miller
Following the Children's Message children may return to sit with their
families or attend Children's Church (for children ages Pre-K through 5th
grade) downstairs. Following the Worship service children in Pre-K and
Kindergarten may be picked up from room 105 by their parents/guardians.
Children in grades 1st through 5th may be picked up from room 106 by their

“Mary Had a Baby”
Chancel Choir

Scripture Lesson
Galatians 4:4-7
The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

Hymn of Prayer 328 “Surely the Presence of the Lord”
Prayers of the People
A pause follows each prayer which ends with:
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Rev. Scott Davis

*Doxology 238 (refrain only) Gloria in Excelsis Deo!
*Affirmation of Faith 881

*Hymn of Commitment 246 “Joy To the World”



A Sermon Series for January

We are so happy
you are here!

*Passing of the Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
You are invited to join in food and conversation at Sip-N-Chat, to your left as
you exit the sanctuary.


January 11
The Body and Soul Connection

Worship Song

Children’s Message
Following the Children's Message children may return to sit with their
families or attend Children's Church (for children ages Pre-K through 5th
grade) in room 106 downstairs. Following the Worship service they may be
picked up by their parents/guardians.
Galatians 4:4-7
The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

Rev. Scott Davis


“We Three Kings of Orient Are”

“Prepare Him Room”
All who are seeking to respond to the grace of Jesus Christ are invited to
share in Holy Communion. Come to the Communion station as you feel led,
receive a piece of bread, and dip the bread in the chalice. Following
communion you may pray at the kneeler if you wish.
The Lord’s Prayer
Community Moment:
If you are feeling called to get connected at AUMC we encourage you to talk
to one of the greeters or pastors to see how to get started.
Send Off

“Hark, the Herald Angels Sing / King of Heaven”

Peace Be With You.

Please take a moment to fill out this
card, then tear at the perforation and
place it in the offering plate.

Name: ________________________

E-mail: ________________________

“Go Tell It On the Mountain”


It’s a new year and a great
opportunity to take better care
of our physical and spiritual
selves. Come find out how to
better do this in this new series
beginning January 4!
January 4
A Journey of a Thousand Miles

“My Soul Magnifies the Lord”

The Lord’s Prayer
Offering Prayer


The Apostles’ Creed

January 18
Eat God’s Foods


January 25
Keep Moving

Phone number: _________________

February 1
Sleep Well


Address: _______________________
Liz Hood sends everyone her
appreciation. She loves getting
mail and loves all the cards from
fellow church members.


 Guest
New Member Class
Wednesday, January 21, 2015,
6:30 – 8:00 pm, Room 208
Join other newcomers and those
interested in membership to
learn more about what it means
to become a part of the
Aldersgate faith community.
We’ll be exploring beliefs,
practices, and resources which
help make faith a way of life.
Contact Rev. Scott Davis,
scottdavis@cvaumc.org or
434.973.5806 to indicate your
interest in attending.

 Member
 Regular Attender
 Yes, I would like to write a short
devotional for the AUMC Lenten
Devotional Book

If you have a prayer request, please
write it on the back of this card.