Sunday Bulletin…December 10, 2017

Welcome to Archdale United Methodist Church
9:00 Worship Service in Sanctuary
10:00 Sunday School
11:00 Casual Service in Fellowship Hall

9:00 Traditional Service

Prelude Denise Warren
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus #196 UMH
Share the Peace of Christ
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen #3052 W & S
The Apostles’ Creed #881 UMH
Glory Be to the Father #70 UMH
Welcome and Announcements Blain Alwran
Lighting of the Advent Wreath The Krpejs Family

Call to Prayer #204 UMH Emmanuel, Emmanuel
Morning Prayer Blain Alwran
The Lord’s Prayer #895 UMH
Prayer Response #3050 W & S Until Jesus Comes
Special Music Archdale Choir Immanuel, God with Us
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow #95 UMH

Scripture Luke 1:26-38
Message Allan Van Meter
“God is With Us!”
Song of Commitment #219 UMH What Child Is This

11:00 Casual Service

Worship Leader: Tim Kennedy
Song Leader: Cody Stanley
Children’s Moments: Debbie Kennedy
Minister: Allan Van Meter

Gathering Song Come as You Are
Welcome with a Prayer
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns
Meet and Greet
Christmas Offering by Casting Crowns
Announcements (please remember to sign and complete attendance sheets)
Children’s Moment’s
Prayer and Praise

The Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
Forever. Amen.

Offering Never Too Far Gone by Jordan Feliz
Scripture Luke 1:26-38
Message “God is With Us!”
Altar Call Even If by MercyMe
Benediction and Blessing

This Week at AUMC

Sunday, December 10
9:00am Traditional Service
10:00am Sunday School
11:00am Casual Service
8:00pm AA Meeting
5:00pm Kid’s Step practice
No Youth today

Monday, December 11
7:00pm Scouts
Stephen Ministers Christmas Dinner

Tuesday, December 12
George Elder Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 13
6:00pm Casual Service Practice
6:00pm Advent Study (GE SS Class)

Thursday, December 14
5:30pm Neighborhood Café
7:00pm Stephen Ministers
8:00pm AA Meeting

Friday, December 15

Saturday, December 16
2:00pm Christmas Party for
Children & Youth (FH)

Sunday, December 17
9am Church wide Breakfast
10:00am Cantata & Children’s program
5:00pm Kid’s Step (to be announced)
5:00pm Thru The Roof
8:00pm AA Meeting

Advent Study
Wednesday’s 6-7 PM
Dec 13, 20
George Elder Classroom
Join us each week!
He started his journey as an unknown carpenter, but Joseph became the earthly father of Jesus. For his part in the nativity story, he faced a situation much like our own–encountering life circumstances he didn’t choose or understand. In Faithful, Hamilton encourages readers to follow Joseph’s example during this Advent and Christmas season, and exchange doubt for courage as we learn to accept and glorify God’s will.

We will have a churchwide breakfast on Sunday, December 17th at 9am in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite breakfast dish and enjoy a time of sharing and food with everyone at AUMC. Following breakfast at10am in the Sanctuary, the Cantata “ A Shepherd’s Tale” will be presented. Immediately after the Cantata, the children will present a program, “Christmas Stuff” These should last a little longer than one hour.

We will have all three services on Sunday, Dec. 24th (the 9am Worship, 10am Sunday School and 11am Casual Worship). The Christmas Eve Communion and Candle Light Service will be from 7-8pm.

We will not have a breakfast on December 31st. We will have our services as usual.

The Christmas mailbox will be on the table outside the Wesley Room where you can “mail” your Christmas cards to church members. To make sorting easier, put the receiver’s name and SS Class as the intended address. Put the sender’s name as the return address. If the cards are not picked up, they will be returned to the sender. The cards will NOT be mailed through the postal system. Bring cards on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. They will be in the SS classrooms on Dec. 10, 17 and 24.

The AUMC Newsletters in 2018 will become church wide newsletters. We will
publish the information provided by our staff, church leaders, group chairpersons, Sunday school classes, and all AUMC members and attendees. We ask you to submit all information/news to the church office by email or written notice by the 17th of each month. We would like the 2018 Officers for your groups & classes for our office records and or newsletters. Our new Office Administrator needs you to be very responsive to publishing our church news. We hope the newsletters will be available on the AUMC website as our webmaster, Mike Johnson, passed away suddenly in November.

Please be Praying for..

NEW THIS WEEK: Bill Sprinkle (cancer, Brother n law of John & Mary Kidd & Rebecca’s Uncle), Randy Johnson (health issues, friend of the Kidd family), Betty Lambeth (stroke, Ronnie Hines sister)

THOSE WITH CANCER: Dianne Catlett, Donnie Finch, Steve Lax, Brenda Proctor, David Rains Samantha Adams Berden (cancer-friend of Catherine Fulcher), Bonitia Beshears (Teresa Wood’s cousin), Beth Watson Bilka (friend of Kathy Brown), Chris Blackwell (friend of Steve Stutts), Jan Bodisco-Masinc (friend of McKinney family), Ashley Gentry Boyle (daughter of Chuck & Marsha Gentry), Bob Burchette (Julie Smith’s father), Tamara Carroll (friend of Wanda Stutts), Dale Floyd (friend of Askews), Nancy Fulp (Teresa Wood’s aunt), Cathie Gardner (mother of Shannon Moser), Janet Hill (cancer, friend of Wanda Stutts), Johnny Hopkins (lung cancer), Greg Johnson (son of Art & Dot Johnson), Kyler Jones (local 5-yr-old boy w/ brain tumor), Jon Kay (cancer-friend of Sharon Crist), Ruth Kissinger (Sharon Crist’s mother), Mason Lasco (great-nephew of Sharon Crist), Larry Martin (Michelle Lowe’s uncle), Bill Mullis (Blain Alwran’s uncle), Galen Murray (Sharon Crist’s brother), Steve Nall (brother of Nita Coltrane), Brooks Norris (Margaret Shaw’s brother), Margaret Stephenson (previous AUMC member)
OTHERS: Margaret Bass (surgery 12/4), Mary Lou Hines (surgery on 11/22), Sally Hord, Hannah Smith, Megan Smith, Leonard Stroud, Shay Black (rehab-friend of Libby McGavic), Shirley Brown (GrayBrier, mother of Wanda Stutts), Greg Forrester (Kindred Hospital), Howell Hunter (Mylanda Ross’ father), Brian Krpejs (Eric Krpejs’ dad), Kenneth Murray (surgery-Sharon Crist’s father), Mildred Phillips (Alzheimer’s, Jackie Stroud’s sister), Kooper Setzer (hydrocephalus, baby of a friend of Sharon Crist), Elizabeth Simonenko (Ulcerative Colitis-Priscilla & Nick Simonenko’s granddaughter), Nick Simonenko, Priscilla Simonenko (surgery 11/30), Jennifer Stacy (surgery-Debbie Kennedy’s co-worker), Kay Thomas (AFIB, Peter Thomas Grandmother), Sonja Thomas (mother of Tina McKinney), Helen Weaver (Temporal Arteritis, Jackie Stroud’s sister), Ernestine Wilkes (11-27 surgery)

AUMC HOMEBOUND: Debbie Dean, Charles & Zula Dobbins, Alice Flynt, Mandy Forrester, Charlie Game, Mary Lou Hines, Susie Knotts, Annie Loflin, Don Miller, Betty Roach, Jackie Sheeley, Mary Jean Smith, Larry Soule, Marsha Sparks, Betty Warren, Lois Welborn, Iris York

Please pray for those serving our country:
Logan Brinkley, Ian Burley, Matt Cain, Spencer Dyson, David Flinchum, Alec Gardner,
Avery Hazelwood, Ginniffer Hobbs, Richard Ivy, Dylan Jones, Jake Lawrence, Marcus McKeregan,
Aaron Parker, Daulton Rogers, Eric Schneider, Joel Summerlin, Zack Willey

Week of 12/03/2017

Traditional Service: 122
Sunday School: 138
Casual Service: 76
Total Worship: 198

Christmas Trees: $246.00
Columbarium: $3,110.00
Youth Mission Trip: $50.00
Neighborhood Café: $175.00

General Budget
Needed Each Week: $6,970.53
Needed to Date: $334,585.44
Received to Date: $293,629.70

Special Commitment:
Received: $ 1,000.00
Received to date: $24,313.00
50 Commitments: $30,545.00

Building Fund:
Received: $300.00
Acct Balance: $ 31,582.71

New Sign Fund:
Acct Balance: $ 8,627.00

Endowment Fund:
$ 25,387.68


Usher Supervisors:
Keith Gallimore & Steve Stutts

Collins Fulcher


Tommy & Betsy Reagan

Earl & Kim Davis

Front Porch Callers:
Eric & Lora Krpejs


Jeff Patterson SS Class

We will soon be filling very important servant roles for 2018. We need you to help by volunteering to serve in the following areas: 9am Worship greeters, Acolytes, Front Porch Callers, Nursery, Usher Supervisor/Opening person and Worship Leaders . Please carefully consider serving in these areas and notify the church office by email or phone of your intent.

The 2018 giving envelopes have been placed in Sunday School classrooms and also in the Narthex of the Sanctuary building. Please pick up your box and begin using January 7, 2018. If you are unable to locate a box with your name, please contact the church office.

Every Thursday at 5:30.
We’d love for you to join us & invite others.
Trinity UMC/St. Mary’s UMC will be serving the meal
All desserts are appreciated and welcomed.

The Tuesday Morning United Methodist Women Circle will meet Wednesday, December 13th (note this is a change from our regular meeting time) at 11am in the Community Room. We will have lunch following our meeting. We invite all ladies to join us for this meeting and lunch. We will prepare bags for our UMW shut ins and homebound (approximately 8) with gift bags furnished.

We express our deepest condolences to the family of Lisa Hamilton, niece of James Harris, the family of Bob Brown, Lib Brown’s husband, the family of Brenda Evans, friend of Crouse family.

Staff Love Offering
We are accepting donations for the Staff Love Offering at Christmas. Please make checks payable to AUMC and indicate staff offering on the check or envelope. The donations should be placed in the offering plate or turned into the church office. Please note this is different from the instructions given to Sunday School classes.

We welcome our new Office Administrator, Ashley Wyse. She began work on Monday, December 4th. Please be understanding of her new role. We ask you to keep her informed about meetings, bulletin information, calendar updates and changes. Ashley will be given an opportunity in the January newsletter to share information about herself.

Mark Your Calendars
Advent Study – Dec, 13th at 6pm
Tuesday Morning UMW Meeting & Lunch – Dec. 13th at 11am
Children’s & Youth Christmas Party – Dec. 16th–2 – 5pm
Church wide Breakfast – Dec. 17th – 9am
Cantata & Children’s Program – Dec. 17th – 10am (Sanctuary)
Senior Lunch – Dec. 20th – 11:30
Christmas Eve Communion & Candlelight Service – Dec. 24 – 7pm
No Churchwide Breakfast on Dec. 31st

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