Pre-Service: Ring Out The Joy Chime Choir: “Hark! The Herald Angels”
Ringing of the Bell
Opening Anthem: Ring Out The Joy Chime Choir: “Joy To The World”
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 9:6-7; Psalm 45:6-7;
Hebrews 1:1-8; John 1:1-18
[All Scripture Lessons are from the Evangelical Heritage Version – EHV)
The Apostles’ Creed – Page 19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 279
SERMON – John 1:1-18 – ADVENT ETERNAL
Offertory – Offering – Prayers – Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – 1
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 85
EDUCATION COMMITTEE & CHURCH COUNCIL NOTES
A report from the school renovation committee was presented. The architect, Todd Schmitz, indicates that we are on schedule. The committee continues to meet and a further update will be presented to the voters in January. A number of smaller repair projects have been taken care of at school. Nominations for church offices will be posted in the bulletin in January. Various suggestions for more instruction time for Sunday School students continue to be discussed, including the possibility of more time between services. Members are invited to share their thoughts with the Education Committee & Council members. Stewardship-Evangelism Committee is reaching out to those we have not seen in church in some time. Our church and school insurance coverage is under review. Annual voters meeting is Sunday, January 19, 1:00 p.m. Council will fill Christmas Bags on Sunday, Dec. 22. Next Education Committee & Church Council Meetings will be held January 8, 2020 due to New Years Day.
IN MEMORY of Charles Arndt. $500.00 has been given to the St. Paul’s School Renovation Fund by the family.
ALTAR ARRANGEMENT is placed in memory of Elmer & Virginia Horstman by loved ones.
IN MEMORY of Rosetta Henize, $25.00 has been given to the St. Paul’s MLC Student Support Fund by her niece, Sandra Yehl.
THANKS! to “the usual suspects” for donating and setting up the Christmas tree in our sanctuary this past week.
OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2020 are downstairs. Please pick up promptly.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN are currently learning their materials for Christmas Eve services in addition to their Bible studies. Their regular attendance is important.
CHRISTMAS DIORAMA INFORMATION is on the table in the narthex. For more information please call Miss Bauer (608-461-0125).