Worship | Bulletin
Third Sunday of Advent Worship
December 15, 2019
Welcome to all! In this time of worship, let us still our minds and claim the divine promise: “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).
Prelude (& Offertory) Sandy Byler
Welcome & Announcements Jim Mumaw
Worship in Songs c/o Noah Yoder
Children's Story Isaac Driver
Advent Candle Lighting
Worship in Hymns Marvin Slabaugh
HWB 110 Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
HWB 184 Hark! The glad sound!
First Fruits Giving
Sermon: "Restoration!" Phil Kanagy
Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:1-6
Hymn of Response
HWB 178 Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Sharing and Prayer
Benediction & Sending Song
TODAY AT WEAVERS
Nursery services are available.
Attendants: Worship – Kristi Driver, Joyce Nussbaum
6-7:30pm Walk Through Bethlehem outdoor nativity
THIS WEEK AT WEAVERS
Wednesday, December 18
6pm Christmas Caroling - Come join in celebrating this season with singing
and fellowship! Refreshments will be in Shady Oak upon our return.
7:45pm (or following return of caroling) Sr. Youth Christmas Party
Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22
Speaker: Phil Kanagy, "Divine Interruption"
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Statistics for Sunday Service - December 8, 2019
Worship Attendance - 111
Offering: Budget - $6241.56; Building Fund - $100;
VMM/Albanian Earthquake relief - $100
January 1, 7pm - Harmonia Sacra Singing
January Event - Wednesdays (Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29) See Insert
Happy Birthday wishes to Earl Schrock and Ed Lehman.
Thanks to each one of you who took a child's name with the Angel Tree program and provided a wonderful gift. We invite you to pray for the children who will be receiving these gifts.
Join in Christmas Caroling with the Congregation, Wed., Dec. 18 at 6pm. Meet at Shady Oak were we will divide into groups. Following caroling, we will meet back at Shady Oak for some refreshments.
Thank you so much to Dianna Lehman and Joyce Nussbaum who planned a wonderful evening for the Ladies Christmas Supper! All ladies, mark your calendar now for our next Ladies Night Out, February 6, - "Pondering While We Paint" -- an evening of creative fun.
Our "Special Offering" for missions will be received Dec. 29. Thanks to our Budget Offerings being generously funded of late, we are able to receive our missions offering one final time this calendar year.
Mt. Clinton Mennonite invites you to a Christmas Eve and Readers' Theatre, as well as Candle Light service, Wed. Dec. 24, 5pm
Albania Earthquake Relief Fund: On November 26, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Albania, causing loss of life and damage to buildings, including in the town of Lezhë, where VMMissions has a number of workers and ministries. Thankfully, our workers were physically unharmed, but they are dealing with the trauma of the event. Lezha Academic Center (LAC), the local Christian school we support, suffered structural damage and will remain closed until the new year. VMMissions is establishing an Albania Earthquake Relief Fund to help provide food, lodging, clothing, medicine, counseling, and other necessities in the town of Lezhë. We invite you to join us in this effort to share God's love with our global neighbors in need. Gifts can be made online at vmmissions.org/albaniarelief, or by check, made out to VMMissions, with Albania Earthquake Relief in the memo, and mailed to 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Funds exceeding the need in Lezhë may be used in other relief efforts. Gifts for LAC can be made online at vmmissions.org/lezha-academic-center or by check, made out to Albanian Christian Education Foundation (ACEF), and sent to 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
Please join Good Company for their Christmas Concert on December 16 at 7:30 pm at Park View Mennonite Church. They will be joined by members of the Shenandoah Valley Children's Choir - Concert Choir - SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, base) ensemble. Each group will perform their own selections as well as a combined piece together. There is a $10 suggested donation for admission and a reception will follow the concert. For more information please visit www.goodcompanyacappella.com.
The Annual Messiah Sing will be held on Epiphany, Monday, January 6,
7 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church. Come be the choir, along with soloists Leah Wenger, Sarah Hamilton, Les Helmuth, and Matthew Hunsberger; John Fast, organist; Ben Bergey, director; and a small instrumental ensemble. Bring your own score of you have it-there will also be scores available. This is a wonderful way to conclude the season of Christmas as we join our voices together in this amazing music. If you have questions, contact Karen Moshier-Shenk, email@example.com
Learn more from our partner Everence: Donating to charities before Dec. 31? Some donations remain tax deductible under current law, including charitable distributions from individual retirement accounts, gifts of commodities and large gifts to donor advised funds. Contact everence.com/types-of-gifts.
Check out the Mennonite Women of Virginia blog for some special Advent meditations and a recipe for Cranberry Apple Pie! Find it at: https://mwva.home.blog
Shenandoah Valley Men's Chorus announces the beginning of the 2020 season of men's sacred choral music directed by Jared Stutzman, EMHS music faculty. Join us if you enjoy singing men's a cappella music. Our diverse sacred music repertoire includes hymns, gospel songs, anthems, spirituals, and contemporary songs. We ask that you participate consistently in the practice sessions, and be available to sing in the March 1 and 8 concerts. Invite your singing friends. Regular SVMC Sun afternoon practices in Jan and Feb are at Eastern Mennonite High School. Practice begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. on Sun afternoons beginning Jan 5. (Registration begins at 2 pm on Jan. 5). Questions or comments? Contact Roman Miller at 540-383-0281.
"Called into God's Family, we join together to be transformed through worship,
to nurture one another, to be equipped to serve Jesus Christ, and to carry out His mission in the World."