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Third Sunday of Advent

December 11, 2011 The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor Watchword for the week: May the God of peace sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 The hymns and liturgy for todays service are in the blue Moravian Book of Worship located in the pew racks in front of you. Prelude Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.....Elliott/Matthews *Hymn Angels We Have Heard on High#288 Lighting of the Third Advent Candle Jadyn Hooker *Liturgy Advent...p. 49 Welcome and Announcements Childrens Message The Presentation of Our Tithes and Offerings Prayer Anthem In the Bleak Midwinter.Rosetti/Holst/arr. by Keveren *Doxology *Hymn Come, O Long-Expected Jesus.#262 The Reading of Gods Word John 1:19-28 Choir Cantata Born a Savior, Born a King........John Purifoy *Hymn Hark! The Herald Angels Sing...#295 *Postlude Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord...Held/Antes *If you are able, please stand. Please silence cell phones and pagers before worship begins. A warm welcome is extended to all who worship at Oak Grove this Second Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season of preparation before the celebration of Christmas. Visitors please fill out a blue card and place it in the offering plate. 9:45 a.m.

Acolytes Ushers Nursery

Hayley Wolfington & Amy Lynn Colona Gerald Peddycord, Mike May, Bobby Wolfington & Steve Price Mark & Dana Wolfington

The flowers on the altar are to the glory of God and in honor of Harvey and Betty Seivers 62nd Wedding Anniversary by their family. Prayer List: Ethel Idol, Helen Hammock, Frankie Petree, Marlyn Wolfington, Laura Canrobert, Addison & Joyce Hooker, Charlie Dillon, Steve McCracken, Joyce Priddy, Ollie Fulcher, Faye Collins, Alice Bauer, Anthony Hester, Michelle Nagy Shut-ins: Ollie Fulcher, Gary Hester, Mary Sell, Walt Sell Our Stewardship of Last Week Attendance 125 Offering $5,925.00 Children who want to sing Morning Star at the Christmas Eve Lovefeast need to practice with Robin Hancock in the Bible Explorers Classroom right after worship. This afternoon meet at the church by 4:00 to go Christmas Caroling to some of our shut-ins. Everyone is welcome to participate. We will come back to the church for refreshments. Next Sunday the Morning Star practice will be at the beginning of the Sunday School time just prior to the presentation of the Childrens Christmas play. Those going to the Rescue Mission New Life Center this Friday for the lovefeast will leave the church at 6:15 p.m. Next Sunday our children and youth will present a Christmas play at 11:00 a.m. Anyone who is interested in going on a bus trip to Lancaster and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania the first week of May 2012, please see Beverly Davis. Please remember to pick up Daily Texts in the church office. Prices are $13 for hard copy, $11 for large print, and $14 for journal format.

The Rev. Matthew W. Allen, Pastor Sandra Grindstaff, Organist Robin Hancock, Choir Director Robert Clark, Band Director Angie Renigar, Secretary

Church Staff

Ann Seivers Loretta Snow Louise Whealton

Board of Elders

Jerry Lewis Robin Wolfington Gerald Peddycord

Marion Clark Patrick Linville Gary McCracken

Board of Trustees

Wayne Stevens Mike May Harvey Seivers

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK of December 11 December 18


Today, December 11 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 13 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 16 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17 10:00 a.m. Sunday, December 18 9:15 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Prayer Time Choir Cantata Sunday School Joint Board Meeting Christmas Caroling Trustees Meeting Choir practice Lovefeast at W-S Rescue Mission Childrens Christmas Play practice Prayer Time Worship/Fourth Sunday of Advent Morning Star practice Childrens Christmas Play

Crisis Control donation for December Cooking Oil