• Pastor Gary

December 19th Worship Program

Updated: Dec 19, 2021

Announcements

Order of Worship

Message Text

This Week's Prayer Focus

NT Reading Plan



I pray that your time with us in today's worship encourages your faith and helps you move closer to Jesus this Christmas season.

Today we are continuing a study of the book of Luke as we focus on Mary, the "mother of God". Simply put, this is the story of Jesus and God's plan to save the world. I pray the words of Luke invites you to take your part in the story of God's salvation.


Worship Schedule:

8:30 am

Live @Raum Chapel UMC

9:30 am

Live @Wesley Chapel UMC

11:00 am

Live @Rock Hall Church

Live online @https://yourrockhall.online.church

 

This week's announcements:

 

Christmas Week Worship Services


 

Today's Order of Worship

Welcome

Morning Prayer

Opening Songs

Pastoral Prayer

Message

Closing Worship

Benediction


Songs for Worship

9:30am

2100 “THOU DIDST LEAVE THY THRONE”

2090 “LIGHT THE ADVENT CANDLE”

224 “GOOD CHRISTIANS FRIENDS, REJOICE

Bell Choir: THE SHEPHERD STORY

Choral Anthem: “THE HOLY CHILD WILL COME”

230 “O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM”

11:00am

Angels we Have Heard on High

Midnight Clear (Love Song)

Holy Is His Name

 

 

Message Text:

Luke #2: The Mother of God

Luke 1:39-56


Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”

56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

 

This week's prayer focus:


Sunday - Our Mission: God, let Your church be a light in our community and world. Matthew 5:16

Monday - Our Church: God, bring unity to the Body of Christ. John 17:20-23

Tuesday - Our Leadership: God, help our worship leaders and musicians lead us before Your throne in a spirit of worship. Psalm 33:3

Wednesday - Families: God, help our families faithfully follow Your commands. John 14:15

Thursday - Our Community: God, soften the hearts of the lost in our community, show them your light. John 3:16-18

Friday - Children/Youth: God, change the world through our young people rather than letting the world change them. Romans 12:2

Saturday - Adults: God, enable our adults to live lives of faithfulness to You and perseverance to the end. Hebrews 12:1-3


Merger Prayer Focus: Needing workers

One of the major hindrances to growing as a church is the lack of workers. As we launch new ministries to reach new people in the mission field, an adequate number of passionate workers need to be in place.

  • Pray that God would bring people to fill the gaps. Matt 9:37-38

  • Pray for new teachers. James 3:1

  • Pray for more youth and children's workers. Matt 19:14

  • Pray God would bring young adult workers. 1 Cor 12:7

  • Pray God would bring tech people. 1 Cor 12:27

  • Pray that God would bring more musicians. Psalm 150

  • Pray that God would bring diversity in workers. Eph 2:13-16

 

Bible Reading Plan:


Join us for our 5x5x5 New Testament Reading Plan. 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week, & 5 questions to go deeper.


https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/232-discipleship-journals-5x5x5-reading-plan



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