Power and Praise made possible by the Holy Spirit! COUNTDOWN TO SERVICE/ANNOUNCEMENTS SCROLLING OPENING GREETING/WORSHIP/PRAYER BY PHOENIX RISING: “Make a Joyful Noise”; “Come Into His Presence” ANNOUNCEMENTS RECEIVING OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS DOXOLOGY #95 AND PRAYER OF DEDICATION CHORAL ANTHEM: “Let Us Serve Him” CHILDREN’S TIME: Please sing “Jesus Loves the Little Children” PASTORAL PRAYER/THE LORD’S PRAYER TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. MESSAGE: “A Change for the Better” HOLY COMMUNION (Served by Intinction) CLOSING HYMN # 224 “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” BENEDICTION CLOSING SONG: “Go, Tell it on the Mountain” (chorus 2x) Upcoming Events for the Week of January 6th – 13th 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 SPRC – 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 Nursery school – 9:15am Saturday Pizza & Movie night – Pizza at 5:30pm; Movie at 6:00pm 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 – $2,014.00 Budgeted weekly collection – $2,943.39 Collection YTD – $155,201.21 Budgeted Collection YTD – $155,999.67 ALTAR FLOWERS In Memory ofmy sister, Annette Masse With Love from Sandy Amidon ANNOUNCEMENTS & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 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. WOMENS BIBLE STUDY – If you are interested in joining a Women’s Bible study please contact Marilyn Whalley by January 10th. YEAR END REPORT – all committees need to have a year-end report to me by Jan 14th. I would like to have the report finished and available by the end of month. 2019 COMMITTEES & TEAMS – As the New Year starts there will be some changes in teams and committees. We have many new people joining these groups and some seasoned veterans taking a rest. We thank you all for your time and commitment to this church. If you are uncertain if you are on a team or committee you can call Ronna in the office. OPEN DOOR MISSION VOLUNTEER Sign-up sheet for 2019 is on the board over the welcome center. Please consider giving an hour of your time to help serve meals to those in need. PIZZA & MOVIE NIGHT will be January 12th we will be showing “Waiting for Butterflies”. We have a sign-up sheet on the welcome center. 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. *** 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.