Power and Praise made possible by the Holy Spirit!
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN TO SERVICE/ANNOUNCEMENTS SCROLLING WORDS OF WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
OPENING PRAYER: We hunger for power, and You feed us the bread of humility; we long for freedom, and You invite us to drink the cup of self-denial. Faithful and Just God: our songs of gratitude will echo down the hallways of creation. You speak and all our props are knocked out from under our pride. Then, You astound us by reaching out Your hand to lift us to our feet so we may follow you. Holy Gift of God: our songs of praise will echo down the hallway of our hearts. Without your wisdom, we would be speechless; without Your peace, we would be heartless; without Your presence, we would be graceless. Bearer of Truth: our songs of joy will echo down the hallways of eternity.
PASSING OF THE PEACE: “Warmly welcome each other into the Church, just as Christ has warmly welcomed you; then God will be glorified.” (Romans 15:7) OPENING HYMN: #224 “Good Christian Friends Rejoice”
INVITATION TO OFFERING AND OFFERING DOXOLOGY AND OFFERTORY PRAYER CHILDREN’S TIME: : As children gather, please sing “Jesus Loves Me”
BLESSINGS/CONCERNS/PASTORAL PRAYER/LORD’S PRAYER HYMN: #89 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
NEW TESTAMENT READING: Colossians 3:12-17 NIV MESSAGE: “New Year Resolutions” – Roberta Lee-Brynes
HYMN: #2226 “Bind Us Together”
Upcoming Events for the Week of December 30th – January 6th Sunday Worship Service – 9:45am Monday Office is closed Tuesday Happy New Year’s Day Office is closed Wednesday Nursery school – 9:15am Thursday Phoenix Rising – 5:00pm Sanctuary Choir – 7:00pm Friday Nursery school – 9:15am Saturday Sunday Communion Sunday Worship Service – 9:45am Youth Group – 6:00pm
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
FINANCIAL SNAPSHOT: WEEKLY COLLECTIONS Last Sunday collection – $1,937.00 Budgeted weekly collection – $2,943.39 Collection YTD – $153,187.21 Budgeted Collection YTD – $153,056.28 ALTAR FLOWERS In Memory of RayVanTassell With Love from the VanTassells & Passineaus
ANNOUNCEMENTS & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES PASTOR BILL will be on vacation December 26th – January 2nd. If you are in need of Pastoral care during that time, please contact Roberta Lee Brynes at 338-3152 (h) or 812-4001 (c).
GRIEFSHARE is a support group meant to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. We will be starting our 13 week group session January 8th at 4:30pm.
FOOD PANTRY REMINDER – the first Sunday of the month is food pantry collection. This help prepare the Moreau Community for the month. We will obviously accept and take food to the pantry at other times thru out the month.
ALTAR FLOWERS chart for 2019 is hanging on the board near the entrance. If you would like to have flowers on the altar please fill in the date you would like. Please fill out the purple sheet below the chart and return it to the office with payment if you are not purchasing your own flowers. The purple sheets are necessary for me. I use the sheet to help remember when you would like the flowers and so I have correct information in the bulletin. Thank You, Ronna
REMINDER visit our webpage: sgfumc.org and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at South Glens Falls United Methodist Church. The church calendar is accessible at both sites for up-to-date information.
I want to thank the people who helped make the Wassail Sunday Celebration. All my worrying whether there would be enough breads was an unnecessary worry. Thank you to the choir and others for the many loaves of bread and other baked items. Then there was Janice Washburn and Sandy Amidon who both showed up at 7:50 to help. Others who willingly stepped in to help were Sue Fearnley, Laurie Passineau who became the dishwasher, Dottie Waite and Georgianna. The saying goes, “many hands make light work” and wow, was that true last Sunday the 23rd! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Joanne Collins
*** SGFUMC is a Stephen Ministry congregation. Persons trained in the skills of listening and walking alongside those going through difficult times are available. If you would like further information, please contact Pastor Bill.
***NURSERY CARE – The nursery will be open at 9:30 for your convenience and care of your little ones.
***COPIES OF SUNDAY MESSAGES are available. Please see Lynn VanTassell if there is a week you missed or a message that you would like to hear again, we will see that you get a copy.