South Glens Falls United Methodist Church

December 2nd Bulletin

December 2, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent
Power and Praise made possible by the Holy Spirit!
COUNTDOWN TO SERVICE/ANNOUNCEMENTS SCROLLING
OPENING WORSHIP/PRAYER/GREETING BY PHOENIX RISING: “Do You Hear What I Hear”;
“Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”
ANNOUNCEMENTS
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH
RECEIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
DOXOLOGY #95 AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION
CHORAL ANTHEM: “Come, O’ Come Emmanuel”
CHILDREN’S TIME: Please sing “Jesus Loves the Little Children”
PASTORAL PRAYER/THE LORD’S PRAYER
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 1:18-25
MESSAGE: “Love Finds a Way”
HOLY COMMUNION (served by intinction)
CLOSING HYMN # 219 “What Child Is This”
BENEDICTION
CLOSING SONG: Choral Amen

Upcoming Events for the Week of December 2nd – 9th
Sunday Communion Sunday
Worship Service – 9:45am
Youth Group – 6:00pm
Monday Women’s Breakfast – Peppermill – 8:30am
Nursery school – 9:15am
Trustee mtg – 7:00pm
Tuesday Men’s Breakfast – Country Café, HF – 8:00am
Membership mtg – 10:00am
Mission mtg – 7:00pm
Wednesday Nursery school – 9:15am
Bible Study – 10:00am
Bible Study – 7:00pm
Thursday Phoenix Rising – 5:00pm
Sanctuary Choir – 7:00pm
Friday
Saturday Parks Bentley Tour – 4:00pm
Potluck dinner & Movie – 5:30pm
Sunday Second Sunday of Advent
Worship Service – 9:45am
Youth Group – 6:00pm
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PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Those battling cancer, chronic illness and unspoken needs
In Nursing Homes: Pearl Holmquist Ruff, Bob & Doris Gardner,
Dorothy Neron, Robert Brynes, Phil Corbett, Ron Hintz
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FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT: WEEKLY COLLECTIONS
Last Sunday collection – $1,215.00 Budgeted weekly collection – $2,943.39
Collection YTD – $138,770.21 Budgeted Collection YTD – $141,226.11

ANNOUNCEMENTS & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
DECEMBER 8TH is Potluck & Movie night. We will start the evening by visiting Parks Bentley to
view the Nativity display. There is a donation of $5.00 paid at the door. After we leave Parks
Bentley we will return to the church for a potluck dinner then we’ll show the movie “The
Perfect Gift”. **Sign-up sheets for this event are on the welcome center. Please sign-up, you
may attend all or part of this fun fellowship event.
COAT COLLECTION is continuing thru December 9th. We are also accepting scarves,
mittens, hats & boots. If you have questions please see Janice Reynolds.
DECEMBER 9TH We will be decorating the church. If you would like to help we will be starting
at 4:00pm
ELVES DAY OUT is December 15th from 11:00am-3:00pm. The Membership team is hosting an
afternoon for children to give their grown-ups a chance to shop, wrap, or enjoy a quiet
lunch. There is a sign-up sheet in the main hall.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – We are taking orders for the Christmas candles and poinsettias,
there are order forms in the bulletins and in the newsletter. Please have them returned to
the office or Donna Gates by December 16th.
GIVING BEARS have been shared and need to be returned by December 16th. Please make
sure the bear & tag are secure on the package. You can add any extras you wish except
candy. There are many of the residents that can’t have sweets so it’s easier that way.
GIVING TREE gift tags are on the tree in the main hall. All gifts need to be wrapped and
returned by December 16th. Please make sure that the tags are securely attached to each
package. Thank You for helping and sharing the joy of the Christmas season.
BLUE CHRISTMAS a Service of Remembrance will be December 18th at 5:30pm.

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