Worship Service Dec 4


Gathering

Call to Worship 

Response to the Call: Hark! the Herald Angels Sing  240 all

Welcome

Prayer of Illumination 

Announcements

Mission Moment: ABCCM Veterans Restoration

Lighting the Advent Candle of Love

Responsive Reading: Canticle of Mary hymnal 199

Hymn of Praise and Faith: It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  218 all 

Apostles Creed: Sheri  hymnal #881  

Gloria Patri – hymnal #71

Offering 

Doxology – hymnal #95

Joy and Remembrances / Decorating the Christmas Tree

Entering into Prayer: Cynthia – Instrumental 

Pastor Prayer 

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

Sermon: Let It Be

Closing Hymn: Breath of Heaven  Eleisa

Benediction


OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP: December 4th 

Open House at Judy Buchanan’s home from 1pm to 3pm Dec 4 – Talk to Judy if you would like to provide a refreshment item

ADVENT ZOOM BIBLE STUDY: Tuesdays, Dec 6/13 630 pm

The Heart That Grew Three Sizes: Finding faith in the story of the Grinch.  See the email from Pastor Marjory or handout by the door.

ABCCM FOOD DONATIONS: Donation Basket at the Front Door. We dedicate gifts on Communion Sundays. Dedication on Dec 18 at worship. 

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR MISSIONS:

 Veterans Home Swananoa

DEC 4-11: Bring the following to church

Plush Throws (50×70)     Mens and Womens Socks

Last Sunday to Bring Donations – December 11th 


Alexander Chapel UMC Christmas Calendar of Events 

Dec 04 – Alexander Chapel Christmas Open House hosted by Judy 

Location: Judy’s House 

Time: 1 to 3  drop in 

Advent Zoom Bible Study: Tuesdays, Dec 6 & 13, 630pm The Heart That Grew Three Sizes: Finding faith in the story of the Grinch.  

Dec 07 – Ladies UMW Christmas Party

Location: Clark’s Chapel Fellowship Hall

Time: Noon

Information: 

  • Salad / Baked Potato Lunch – bring a bake potato topping to share – Let Pastor Marjory know you are coming by Dec 7 – Bring friends but I need a count for the potatoes 
  • Wrapped gift – under $10 (no gag gifts please) for our games 

Dec 11 – Alexander Chapel Christmas Party Brunch  

Time: 10:15

Location: Fellowship Hall

Bring a Brunch Item to share and Enjoy the Fellowship

Worship follows at 11am 

Mission: Last day to bring 50×60 soft blankets and socks for the Swananoah Veterans Home.

Dec 12 – Alexander Chapel & Friends Choir Practice for the Candlelight and Christmas Service 

Location: Alexander Chapel UMC

Time: 6:30

At the end of Practice we will tape the song for Christmas Day – Wear Christmas attire with a scarf or something that reflects caroling theme

Dec 18 Alexander Chapel UMC Candlelight Service – Be Invitational 

Location: Alexander Chapel UMC

Time: 6pm    Choir arrive at 5pm 

Mission: Bring food for ABCCM

Alexander Chapel & Friends Choir come at 5:00 for quick run through 

Wear Christmas attire- something that reflects a caroling theme.

Dec 25: Recorded Christmas Day Worship Service 

Please take time during your Christmas Day with family to celebrate the birth of Christ as you watch the Alexander Chapel UMC Christmas Worship Service together. We will post Christmas Morning!

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