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Opportunities for Fellowship & Service
Fourth Sunday of Advent ------ 11 a.m. Service
Sermon Text: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 NRSV
Sermon Title: “What’s in a name?”
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
my whole being shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its shoots,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations.
62 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
and her salvation like a burning torch.
2 The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.
3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Praise & Worship
Prelude Of the Father's Love Begotten
Arr. by Lloyd Larson
Marilyn Cardwell, piano
Opening # 153, vs.1+2+4 It Came upon the Midnight Clear
1 It came upon the midnight clear,
that glorious song of old,
from angels bending near the earth
to touch their harps of gold;
"Peace on the earth, good will to all
from heaven's all-gracious King!"
The world in solemn stillness lay
to hear the angels sing.
2 Still through the cloven skies they come,
with peaceful wings unfurled,
and still their heavenly music floats
o'er all the weary world;
above it’s sad and lowly plains
they bend on hovering wing;
and ever o'er its Babel-sounds
the blessed angels sing.
4 For lo, the days are hastening on,
by prophet seen of old,
when with the ever-circling years,
shall come the time foretold;
when peace shall over all the earth
its ancient splendors fling,
and the whole world send back the song
which now the angels sing.
Special Music That Boy-Child of Mary
Alicia Reid, soprano
Closing # 151, vs.1+2+3 The First Noel
1 The first Noel, the angel did say;
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;
in fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
on a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.
2 They looked up and saw a star,
shining in the east, beyond them far,
and to the earth it gave great light,
and so it continued both day and night: [Refrain]
3 And by the light of that same star
three wise men came from country far;
to seek for a king was their intent,
and to follow the star wherever it went: [Refrain]
Postlude Christmas Fanfare
Arr. by Susan Caudill
Please find the prayer list below, and sincerely pray for ALL of God's creation.
Prayer has divine power to demolish strongholds.
4 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up
against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
2 Corinthians 10: 4-5
The Poinsettias in the sanctuary are
given to the Glory of God:
IN MEMORY OF:
By: Tom & Tracy Glenn
MR. & MRS. E. E. STANLEY
MR. & MRS. H. H. GRUBBS
MR. DON STANLEY
THE VEST FAMILY
By: Fletcher & Pat Grubbs
HAZEL & R.M. MANN
By: Nola Mann & The Tusseys
RONALD & BECKY MINNIX
By: Grant Minnix
MR. & MRS. BOYD MINNIX
MR. & MRS. ROBERT AUSLEY
MR. JAMES EDWARD HARDIN
By: Ronald & Becky Minnix
RUTH & ALEX MITCHELL
JACQUE & MARGE MUNNELL
By: Peggie & Alan Munnell
KIM WHITT McKONE
By: Marc & Gina Pruitt
JESSE E. SMITH
By: Brenda Smith
EFFIE & VIRIGINIA TESH
HAZEL & RM MANN and ROM MANN
By: Peggy Tesh
By: Dan Traylor
REV. KERMIT & ANN TRAYLOR
BILL & VIRGINIA ZIGLAR
REV. GEORGE TAYLOR
By: Rev. Richard & Peggy Ziglar
IN HONOR OF:
By: Nola Mann & The Tusseys
By: Ronald & Becky Minnix
DAN TRAYLOR, AND
MIKE & KATHY SINK
By: Rev. Richard & Peggy Ziglar
Fellowship on Zoom every Wednesday
* No zoom meeting or reflection December 30, 2020 *
We will resume Fellowship & Midweek Reflection on January 6th 2021
Please feel free to join us in fellowship on Wednesday Zoom Meetings
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First Christian Family,
With thankful hearts, we welcome December! Our regular distributions will pause, as we gear up for our holiday meal distribution events. During this pandemic we have witnessed the staggering effects of hunger in our communities. This year, more than any in years past, we have a tremendous opportunity to continue to support our neighbors via our holiday meal distributions!
We continue to be grateful for all of your support and prayers! Please continue to bring your peanut butter and jelly. Share this good news of the gospel with your friends and coworkers. As we continue to put faith in action, through the practice of shared abundance, with our neighbors in Winston Salem!
Help is always needed! Spiritually, physically and verbally.
Peace and continued shared abundance,
Rev. David Harrison Jr. and Paul Gillespie
A special word of thanks to all of our volunteers!
Without you, none of this would be possible!
If you would like to volunteer please contact us for more information.
New Communion: David Harrison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Backpack program: Paul Gillespie - email@example.com
The shelter has a year-round list of needs that are always appreciated!
They especially have shortages of men's deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and socks.
Food items are canned meats and #10 size canned fruits, vegetables and applesauce. Please drop your donations off under the shelter,
next to FCC's parking lot, at the set of double doors with a mailbox.
Good morning, my friends!
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I had a bowl of oatmeal with fresh blueberries and orange juice. This is an almost every day occurrence for me. It is a hearty breakfast and should keep my tummy happy until lunch. However, sometimes it just doesn't. When I go looking in my cupboard, I usually find Crisis Control Ministry’s food request for December and that is SALTINE CRACKERS. This cracker usually helps. It’s interesting when you think of how often we might turn to that simple food. Have you ever tried a “cheese and cracker” or Extra Crunchy Jiff on a cracker”? What about adding that cracker to a bowl of hot tomato soup? Those things certainly appeal to me.
I wondered why SALTINE CRACKERS was the requested item this month, but when I thought about it, I knew. It can do many things just as a snack or a filling part of a meal. Commercials tell us how many people in our home county is in need of food. We sometimes hear it so often, and we are so busy, that we don’t think about it. Folks, it is real and something as simple and good as a SATINE CRACKER can go a long way. When at your local grocery, pick up several boxes of SALTINE CRACKERS and put them in your cart.
You will notice I have put SALTINE CRACKERS in bold type in hope this will inspire you to go to your cupboard, try a SALTINE CRACKER and remember all those folks who might not find a SALTINE CRACKER.
As always, you will be richly blessed for generosity.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Volunteer – Christian Action
Munnell, Alan (Moon) & Peggie
Dixson, Bill & Patsy
Fox, Bob & Barbara
Family and Friends of Members
Bodford, Angie - friend of Connie Hance
Bowen, Melodie - The Bowen's daughter
Bradford, Brook - friend of Amanda Askew
Brown, Jane Wommack - widow of John Brown
Carter, Kaye - daughter of BJ Carmichael
Cejka Jr., Joseph F. - father of Rev. L Higgins
Crist, Garry - friend of Anne Hodges
Gilbert, Georgia - Cheryl Askew's mother
Hall, Bobby - friend of Drew Hill
Hudspeth, Judi - friend of FCC
Kennedy, Helen - mother of Anne Hodges
Madison, Diane - prayer for friend in Baptist
McKone, Mark & Matthew - husband & son of Kim Whitt McKone
Moore, Sally - daughter of Martha Hutson
New, Ron - brother of Sandra Sellers
Parvin, Bob & wife Debbie - former Interim Pastor
Patrum, Penny - friend of Kathy Sink
Pruett, John - our First Christian Church violinist
Pruitt, Elaine - her brother, Hugo passed
Sheehan, Susan - niece of Bob Parvin
Tedder, Lisa - grandson Christian
Teer, Catherine - mother of Cathryn Teer-Hodge
Tuttle, Jamie - friend of Gina Pruitt
Veschio, Ralph - father of Shellie Veschio
Veschio, Randy-brother of Shellie Veschio
Weidemann, Peg - mother of B. Weidemann
Williams Family - Friends of the Askews
Byerly, Jacob & all military-nephew of Paul & Patty Bierie
Brammer, Roger & family-friends of Brenda Smith
Hance, Drew-nephew of Charlie & Connie Hance
One Nation Under God.
We pay our respects to the men and women,
along with their families, who sacrifice their freedom daily
to protect our country's freedom.