December 4th, 2022
"Grace has not a body to appear visibly. Yes, but Christ appeared; and when he appeared it was as if grace and love had been incarnate and took a body. So that grace and mercy most of all shines in the incarnation of Christ."
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635)
Order of Service
Opening by John Runcie
Call to Worship: Psalm 24:7-10
Hymn: Joy to the World (224)
Responsive reading: Isaiah 40:1-11 (244)
Hymn: joy Has Dawned (237)
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 55
New Testament reading: Matthew 1:18-25
Hymn: Who Is He in Yonder Stall? (256)
Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (218)
(Preschool children dismissed for Sunday School)
Meditations on Matthew 1:23 "God With Us"
Hymn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (238)
Closing prayer & Benediction: Jude 24-25
Sunday - December 4th
6:00 - Evening service. We will be studying Psalm 110.
Wednesday - December 7th
7:00 - Midweek study on Colossians.
Next Sunday - December11th
9:30 - Sunday School for children grades 1-6
10:30 - Worship Service (Sunday preschool downstairs)
(Nursery is available during the service)
6:00 - Evening Service.
No Women’s Bible Studies in December
No Men’s morning study in December
12/11 - Open house at Brian & Liz’s
12/18 - Church banquet. Please sign up on the bulletin board so we know how many meals to order. Also, we need volunteers for set up, clean up, tear down, and serving. Please sign the sheet at the back if you are willing to help.
12/23 - Christmas evening service
Ladies’ fellowship 2:00 every first and third Wednesday of each month at Karen Thompson’s home. All ladies are welcome.
For Prayer-chain requests, call Don Moore (650-0742) or Liz Breedveld (847-8236).
Everyone is invited to go carolling on Saturday, Dec 17th. We are meeting at Karen Thompson house to start the evening off at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a flashlight and wear brightly colored, warm clothing. We will be carolling at the homes of many Grace Valley Church Members as well as an assisted living home on Pettingill road. Please contact Ashley Ashfield if you would like to sign up.