Christmas Cantata

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: HAVE YOU HEARD?
Sunday, December 15
11:00 a.m.

That which was from the beginning,
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked upon
and our hands have touched…
1 John 1:1

Join us for worship as the Celebration Choir presents a Celtic Christmas celebration retelling the joyful story of Bethlehem!

Bulletin 12/15/19

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THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions
Since 1845, the International Mission Board (IMB) has partnered with churches to send missionaries to live and work among those around the world with little or no access to the gospel.  100% of your gifts provide missionaries the services they need to live among the unreached peoples they serve.  Envelopes for this offering are in the pew racks.

Manger Build
Saturday, December 21, 8:00 a.m.
Fathers and kids, come build a manger together and keep Christ in front of Christmas for your family.  Sign up on the bulletin board.

Business Meeting
We will have a called business meeting on Sunday, December 22 to vote on the 2020 church budget.

Coats-Giving
Help a neighbor in need stay warm!  Women on Mission are collecting new and gently-used coats for men, women, and children of all sizes for the Roanoke Rescue Mission.

Calendars
See Mark Mitchell for your 2020 God’s Creation calendars. Wall calendars are $8 and pocket calendars are $5.  All proceeds go to the youth.

Books for BookNet
BookNet is a ministry of the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association.  On mission trips, RVBA volunteers have the opportunity to go into schools, read to children, and allow them to pick out books to keep.  We are collecting new and gently-used children’s books for preschool through 7th grade.  If you have questions, Bette Yeatts would be glad to help you.

A/V Help Needed
We’re looking for more audio/visual operators for our Sunday services.  If you’re interested in helping, please see Anna Ruth.  We’d be glad for you to sit in on a service and see what’s involved.


UPCOMING DATES

Dec. 15    Christmas cantata
Dec. 21    Manger Build
Dec. 24    Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m.

ONGOING

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Christmas Eve Service

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Tuesday, December 24
6:30 p.m.

The Light of the world, given for us! Gather with us on the night before Christmas for a candlelight service to worship our Savior and experience the joy of Emmanuel—God with us.

Happening This Week 12/9-12/15

Monday 12/9
• Craft night, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 12/10
• Band rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12/11
• Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 12/12
• Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 12/14
• Choir rehearsal, 10:00 a.m.

Sunday 12/15
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Christmas cantata, 11:00 a.m.
• Open house at the Summervilles’, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
• Youth Christmas party, 6:00 p.m.

From Our Service 12/8/19

From Our Service 12/1/19

Happening This Week 12/2-12/8

Monday 12/2
• Deacons’ meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12/4
• Choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 12/5
• Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 12/8
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• Youth Bible study, 6:00 p.m.

Hanging of the Greens


Prepare the way of the Lord!
We open the Advent season with our Hanging of the Greens service where we discover the significance of the decorations and symbols in our sanctuary–the Advent candles, evergreens, Chrismon tree, nativity, and poinsettias–and how they all point to the Christ of Christmas.

The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
–Isaiah 9

HANGING OF THE GREENS
Sunday, December 1
11:00 a.m.

From Our Service 11/24/19

Happening This Week 11/25-12/1

Wednesday 11/27
• No evening activities

Thursday 11/28
• Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday 12/1
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Hanging of the Greens, 11:00 a.m.
• Youth Bible study, 6:00 p.m.

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