Agape' MCC
This Week's News and Updates
December 18, 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.

Please note that we will not gather Wednesday, December 26, 2018.
Click here to visit gracegraysgooddeeds website.
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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
4th Sunday of Advent - "A Circle of Quiet"
Call to Worship - Chimes

The Processional - "O Come All Ye Faithful"

Welcome and Greeting - Rev. David Wynn

Children Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Children Recessional

Contemporary Reading - Rev. David Wynn

Gospel Reading - Luke 2:1-20 - Lisa O'Grady

Song of Response - "O Holy Night"

Time of Teaching - "A Circle of Quiet" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song - "Come and Find the Quiet Center"

Community Prayer - Rev. Robert Myers

Prayer Response - "Come and Find the Quiet Center"

Bringing our Gifts - Cassy Batts
Special Music: TGFM

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Sending Forth - "Joy to the World"

Announcements and Benediction - Rev. David Wynn
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