December 3, 2023

Service Opening


Opening Prayer

The Apostles’ Creed​​​​​​​ Hymnal page #881

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;*
the third day he rose from 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 quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Surely the Presence of the Lord​​​​​ Hymn #328

 ​​Celebrations of Life and Church

Lighting of the First Advent Candle – Paul & Sandra Mims

 Young Disciples Time

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed​​​​​​ Hymn #203

​​Prayer for Concerns of Church

Scripture Reading​​​​​​​Luke 1:5-25

MessageDaniel Talley​​​​​​To Make Ready

Worship with God’s Tithes and Our Gifts  

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus​​​​​ Hymn #196

Closing Prayer



Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place

I can feel His mighty power and His grace

I can hear the brush of angel’s wings

I see glory on each face

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

(Sing through twice)


Hail to the Lord’s Anointed,
great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

He comes with succor speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in his sight.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth.
Before him on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

To him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend;
his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his name shall stand forever;
that name to us is love.


Come, thou long expected Jesus,
born to set thy people free;
from our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Born thy people to deliver,
born a child and yet a King,
born to reign in us forever,
now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thine own eternal spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by thine all sufficient merit,
raise us to thy glorious throne.


Shalom to you now, Shalom my friends,

May God’s full mercies bless you, my friend.

In all your living, and through your loving,

Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.


Wednesdays –Bible Study at 5:00PM

Wednesdays – Youth Group meets at 5:30PM at church

Dec.10 – Christmas program by youth during morning worship

Dec.10 – Baby shower for Elizabeth Howard, 1PM in CLC (diapers & gift cards requested, registered on Amazon)  


Shaeffer’s Youth, all ages, will present a Christmas Program on Sunday, December 10 during our morning worship service. Please join us for their presentation!

December Greeters:   Brodi & Alayna Owens

December Service Opener:  Linda Kyle

December Celebrations Leaders:  Linda Kyle