December 17, 2017 - Bulletin


Worship Order


Welcome and Announcements

Passing the Peace

Call to Worship - Psalm 126 - p.667

*Hymn of praise - “To God Be The Glory” - #56

Opening Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Sharing of Joys and Concerns

OT Reading - Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 - p. 801

Offering - “Come Blessed Promised One”

*Song of Thanksgiving - “Doxology” - #815

Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here below. Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen

NT Reading - 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24 - p. 1270

*Hymn of Preparation - “Rejoice The Lord is King” - #370

Gospel Reading - John 1: 6-8, 19-28 - p. 1137

Message - “Rejoice, Always” - Pastor Wes

*Hymn of Invitation - “Find Us Faithful” - #456

*If you are able, please stand


December Benevolence – RMMO

In 1977, American Baptist Churches USA launched the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to continue this tradition of thanks.  Today, RMMO is a tangible way for the American Baptist congregations to say “Thank you for …” the commitment, service and spiritual guidance of retired ministers, missionaries and their widowed spouses.  (taken from their website)


White Elephant Regifting Leftover Exchange Extravaganza returns!  Thursday, December 28, 6pm.  Share a stress-free evening of food, fellowship, and fun.  Come as you are and bring what you have.  Bring your leftover holiday food and a wrapped "gift" of something you would like to get rid of.


Tonight - 7:oo PM - IBC

Tuesday - 7:30 PM - Choir Practice

Thursday - 6:30 PM - Youth Group Christmas Party