Agape' MCC
This Week's News and Updates
December 11, 2018
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Advent at Agape' MCC

Inspired by the vision and artistry of Jan Richardson, plan to spend the season of Advent with our Agape family. This series is rooted in the tradition of the Advent calendar – an ancient way of counting down the days to Christmas. An Advent calendar has twenty-five doors, one to be opened each day from December 1 through December 25. Behind each door, a little treat awaits us: words, wisdom, or other gifts to deepen our anticipation as we walk this well-worn and yet always new path. The doors of Advent offer ways of marking time, of practicing presence, of charting our passage into this season of expectation as we receive daily surprises along the way. 

If you are not currently following our Facebook page, go and do that. Starting December 1, you will find a daily “door” to open. We hope that you will discover some treasure through those entryways to sustain and delight you as you travel. 

Welcome to Advent!  Welcome through the door, and may you be blessed as you cross every threshold!

December 2, Advent 1 – “Sings and Wonders”

December 9, Advent 2 – “A Road Runs Through It”

December 16, Advent 3 – “Light in the Dark”

December 23, Advent 4 – “A Circle of Quiet”

December 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:00 p.m. –
“200 Years of Silent Night” 
Good Deeds Wednesday December Gatherings

GraceGraysGoodDeeds and Agape' MCC, began celebrating Good Deeds by making blankets for children and families in need. We also are creating Christmas Cards (pictured here) to give out to our neighbors and friends. Please join us for a time of fun and creativity every Wednesday in December.
Click here to visit gracegraysgooddeeds website.
Agape' Grief Support Group

The Grief Group will not be meeting during the month of December.

Are you missing your paper copy of the Dallas Voice? Since they no longer provide copies to our church in support of green initiatives, here is the link to sign up for the Dallas Voice Blast sent out each Friday.

Click here to sign up now.
December Birthdays
12/03 - Carol Boutwell
12/05 - Jim Simmons
12/09 - Dan Leaver
12/11 - Taylor Wolfer-Stephens 
12/15 - Cassy Batts
12/15 - Trish Ashton 
12/15 - Randall Roberts 
12/20 - Linda Crear
12/24 - Johnny Price 
12/26 - Pat Kaiser
12/27 - Val McMullan 
12/29 - Jo Pierce
12/30 - Phyllis Sasser
Sunday - December 16, 2018
3rd Sunday of Advent - "Light in the Dark"
Call to Worship - Chimes

The Processional - "Follow the Light"

Welcome and Greeting - Rev. David Wynn

Children Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Children Recessional

Contemporary Reading - Lisa O'Grady

Gospel Reading - Matthew 11:2-10 - Kevin Harkins

Song of Response - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"

Time of Teaching - "Light in the Dark" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Come and Find the Quiet Center"

Community Prayer - Kevin Harkins

Prayer Response - "Come and Find the Quiet Center"

Bringing our Gifts - Cassy Batts
Special Music: "One Candle Lights the Way", TGFM

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. Robert Myers

Song of Sending Forth - "Angels We Have Heard on High"

Announcements and Benediction - Rev. David Wynn
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