FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Serving Christ and the Community Since 1839
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December 24, 2017
4th Sunday in Advent

PRELUDE

PROPHETS ANNOUNCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isaiah 9: 6 - 7
First Candle

ANGELS ANNOUNCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke 1: 19
Second Candle

SHEPHERDS ANNOUNCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke 2: 15 - 17
Third Candle

WE ANNOUNCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 John 1: 2 - 3
Fourth Candle

***MEDITATION RESPONSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . (v. 1) # 133
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

PROCESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Little Drummer Boy”

***CHILDREN’S SONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # 147
“Away in a Manger”

***SONG OF THE SEASON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # 170
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . Brian Enright

RECEIVING GIFTS & TITHES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . offertory
***“We Give Thee But Thine Own”

SCRIPTURE READING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Enright
Romans 15: 5 - 13

SHARING PRAISES & PRAYER REQUESTS
PASTORAL PRAYER . . . . . . THE LORD’S PRAYER (debts)

***HYMN OF PREPARATION . . . . . . . . . (v. 1, 2, 4) # 146
“Joy to the World”

MESSAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Charles I. Case
“Into This World”

CLOSING HYMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . # 151
“Go, Tell It on the Mountain”

***BENEDICTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (v. 2) # 97
“He Is Lord”


Assisting in Worship Service Today
Ministers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All Believers of this Church
Worship Leader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Enright
Scripture Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Enright
Greeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Goodmanson family
Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor
Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Enright
CCLI License # 140155


ANNOUNCEMENTS

TONIGHT---7:00PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

DEC. 27---WEDNESDAY---1:00PM Women’s Bible Study

DEC. 27---WEDNESDAY---6:00PM Fellowship Supper and Ministry Groups

JAN. 5---FRIDAY---10AM Worship Planning Meeting

JAN. 13---SATURDAY---8:30AM Community Outreach Food Distribution
 Free Breakfast at River of Life Methodist Church

JAN. 15---MONDAY---6:30PM Executive Board meeting

JAN. 22---MONDAY---6:30PM Diaconate meeting

JAN. 28---SUNDAY---NOON Pot – Luck Luncheon & Annual Business Meeting


Assisting in Worship Service December 31, 2017
Worship Leader – Brian Enright
Scripture Reader – Kay Schultz