Just and awkward
Welcome and Opening Words
Opening Songs: “O Come, all Ye Faithful” #212
“The Virgin Mary” #202
hearing the word
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Children’s Story – Doug Fast
Hymn: “O little town of Bethlehem” #191
(Pre-K and younger children can go to the nursery)
Scripture Matthew 1:18-25
Sermon “Just and awkward”
responding to the word
Hymn of Response: (remain seated)
“What Child is this?” #215
Announcements, Sharing and Prayer
Tithes and Offering
Sending Hymn: “Joy to the World” #318
Assisted listening devices and large print hymnals are available at the audio-visual desk.
The cry room has a speaker so you can continue to listen to the service if you need to step out of the sanctuary.
We use so much energy to avoid awkwardness but, as was the case with Joseph, it’s in those awkward conversations and times that we realize God is with us.
Pastor Dave Nickel
Worship Leader Wade Thiessen
Music Leader Jolene / Wanda
Nursery Steve & Angela Nitzsche
Nursery Next Sunday Brett & Mary Stauffer
Next Children's Story Doug Fast
December’s Drivers Wade & Lisa Thessen
December’s Greeters Jay & Becky Waegli
Snack Next Sunday Tim & Rachel Balzer
Sunday Prayer Time 9:15 am Room #2
Monday, Dec 24 Deliver items from Giving Tree to People’s City Mission @ Noon
Christmas Eve service @ 6pm
Library Adult Class – Uniform Series
Room # 1 Adult Class – Sacred Pauses
Room # 6 Adult Class – Uniform Series – Take 2
Preschool – Grade 6
High School Room Grades 9-12
Record for December 16
101 Christmas Program Attendance
$ 3,325 Offering
$ 111,900 YTD Budget
$ 106,033 YTD Offering
- $ 5,867 YTD Deficit
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – Thank you to everyone who participated in the Christmas Program and for bringing cookies and snacks!
ELDER NOMINATIONS – We will have an opening for an Elder next year. Please start thinking of your nominations, and share with Julie, Brett and/or Barb. Votes will be cast at the congregational meeting in January. Please give this prayerful consideration.
GIVING TREE - People's City Mission has requested towels and wash cloths for use at their shelter. Let's creatively decorate the Christmas Tree in the sanctuary by Sunday, Dec 23rd. Who can fold a washcloth into a teddy bear?
NEXT WEEK Marc Schlegel Preheim will be preaching, and we will read Luke 2:212-35 (Pastor Dave will be out of town from 12/25-1/3)
CHRISTMAS EVE - Please come to the Christmas eve service: it will be a short service of readings and carols.