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Bulletin for 12/19/2021 Fourth Sunday of Advent

"Mary proclaims the promised, topsy-turvy future of God as an already accomplished fact- possibly because that future can already be glimpsed in God's choice of Mary as the bearer of the Messiah" - Charles Campbell

December 19, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Advent



Scripture: Psalm 80:1-7

1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth

2 before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh. Stir up your might, and come to save us!

3 Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

4 O Lord God of hosts, how long will you be angry with your people's prayers?

5 You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in full measure.

6 You make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.

7 Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.

1. Emmanuel, God is with us. Son of Man, Anointed One.

The One who was, the One who is, the One who is to come.

The Father sits up in heaven. God supreme, omnipotent.

He promised us He’d come to live with us and give us life.

CHORUS: Come, oh come, Emmanuel, fellowship with us renew.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel, live with us that we may live with You.

Come, oh come, Emmanuel.

2. The perfect man God created meant to stay in touch with Him.

Relationships we broke in pride. Rebellion led to death.

BRIDGE: There’s no way we can come to You.

Without You we are as nothing.

Open up the way to Your life: communion with us forever.

“Prepare Us Lord”

Prepare our sight O Lord. Around us is the darkness

Come shine upon us that your truth we see

For this we wait: your presence here among us

To recognize Emmanuel prepare our sight

Prepare our hearts O Lord. Throw down our cherished idols

And teach us how to worship you alone

For this we wait and seek your holy presence

To let your Spirit fill our lives, prepare our hearts

Prepare the way of the Lord Straighten the curves in the road

Fill in valleys, level mountains That our Lord may come

Prepare our lives O Lord For you the Word Incarnate

The sacrifice to free us from all sin

For this we wait: redemption through our Savior

Relationship with you restored, prepare our lives


Prepare our future, Lord Your Kingdom’s consummation

Defeating every sorrow, pain and death

For this we wait: life spent with you forever

For glory you’ve prepared for us prepare us Lord

For glory you’ve prepared for us prepare us Lord

Scripture: Micah 5:2-5a

2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.

3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel.

4 And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth;

5 and he shall be the one of peace. If the Assyrians come into our land and tread upon our soil, we will raise against them seven shepherds and eight installed as rulers.

Pastoral Prayer-Joys & Concerns

Fuzzy & Sharon Pratt, Tammy Hansen, Georgia Green, Connie Sheehy, Dorothy Reeder, Diane Byam, Bob Calhoun, Gloria Herman, Gary & Bonnie Becker, Alice Wheat, Kevin Reed & family, Tawana Chandler, the unemployed, and the needs of our family and community.

Special in Song

Scripture: Hebrews 10:5-10

5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body you have prepared for me;

6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.

7 Then I said, "See, God, I have come to do your will, O God' (in the scroll of the book it is written of me)."

8 When he said above, "You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),

9 then he added, "See, I have come to do your will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.

10 And it is by God's will that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

“There’s Something about that Name”

Jesus Jesus Jesus

There's just something about that name

Master Savior Jesus

Like fragrance after rain

Jesus Jesus Jesus

Let all Heaven and Earth proclaim

Kings and kingdoms will all pass away

But there’s something about that name

Chorus to “That Beautiful Name”

That beautiful name, That beautiful name

From sin has pow’r to free us!

That beautiful name, that beautiful name,

That matchless name is Jesus

Chorus to “O How I Love Jesus”

O how I love Jesus!

O how I love Jesus!

O how I love Jesus,

Because He first loved me!

“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

It came upon the midnight clear That glorious song of old From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold Peace on the earth, good will to men From heaven's all-gracious King The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled And still their heavenly music floats Over all the weary world Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing And ever over its babel-sounds The blessed angels sing

And ye, beneath life's crushing load Whose forms are bending low Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow Look up, for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing O rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing For lo,the days are hastening on By prophets seen of old When with the ever-circling years Comes round the age of gold When peace shall over all the earth Its ancient splendors fling And the whole world give back the song Which now the angels sing

“Silent Night! Holy Night!”

Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright.

Round yon virgin mother and Child.

Holy Infant, so tender and mile,

Sleep in heavenly peace;

Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight;

Glories stream from heaven a-far.

Heavenly hosts sing, “Alleluia!

Christ the Savior is born!

Christ the Savior is born!”

Silent night! Holy night!

Wondrous star, lend thy light.

With the angels let us sing

Alleluia to our King.

Christ the Savior is born;

Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, Holy night Son of God, love's pure light Radiant beams from thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord at thy birth Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

Scripture: Luke 1:39-55

39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country,

40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit

42 and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

43 And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me?

44 For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy.

45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord."

46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,

47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48 for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

50 His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.

52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly;

53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,

55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever."

Message: Pastor Ryan


Our mission is to love people so that

they become Disciples of Christ!

Weekly budgeted need: $3,578.00

Monthly budgeted need: $14,312.00

December Giving Received: $1,174.00

Giving received December 12, 2021

Tithes and Offerings $3,358.00

Building Fund 140.00

Faith Promise/Missions 120.00

Sunday school 19.00

Teens 410.00

Food Pantry 15.00

Total $4,062.00

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