Fourth Sunday of Advent

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT


GATHERING

PREPARE THE WAY

WELCOME ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                      Carol Swinyar

LIGHT THE ADVENT WREATH

“Light the Advent Candle”            Choir

GREETING Responsive See Screen

CALL TO WORSHIP See Screen

*HYMN “Crown Him with Many Crowns” UMW #327

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION See Screen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

OLD TESTAMENT READING Isaiah 40:9-11, 27-31

MESSAGE FOR ALL PEOPLE

“Jesus Loves Me” #191

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER Unison See Screen

OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Noels of Christmas” Choir

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

CENTERING HYMN “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” UMH #204

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE—JOYS & CONCERNS

HYMN “O Come, All Ye Faithful” UMH #234

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 1:1-18

THE MESSAGE         “Look Who’s Coming—God Himself” Michael D. Keffer

 

COMMUNION

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

*RECEIVING COMMUNION

*CLOSING “Star Child” (vs. 1) FWS #2095

*BLESSING

*POSTLUDE (Pass the Peace of Christ to one another before leaving.)

 

* Please stand if you are able.

A “Cry Room” facility and rocking chairs are also provided for your comfort.

Listening devises are available outside the sound booth, or please see one of the ushers.

 

UMW Candle

The UMW Candle is dedicated by Terry Colucci in honor of her mother, Betty McEvers’ 94th birthday.

 



Hands Praying

December churches to pray for:
First United Methodist Church, Yuma;
Sedona United Methodist Church;
Iglesia Metodista Unida de Somerton,   Ajo Federated Church.

 

The ministers are the members of Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

Those who assist in today’s service are:

PASTOR                                   Michael D. Keffer

ACCOMPANIST                      Carol Swenyar

LITURGIST                             Betsy Terry

ADVENT CANDLES              Jennifer & Kerry Phippen

Christmas Eve Scripture:

Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 2:9-11, Luke 2:12-18

“Look Who’s Coming—a Baby”

Next Sunday’s Scripture:

Psalm 148; Matthew 28:18-20

“Retrospective and Perspective”

Roger H. Harlow, Jr., Guest Speaker

 

 

 

First Sunday of Advent

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT


GATHERING

 

PREPARE THE WAY

 

WELCOME ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

LIGHT THE ADVENT WREATH

“Light the Advent Candle”            Choir

 

GREETING     Responsive              See Screen

 

PRELUDE Carol Swenyar

 

CALL TO WORSHIP See Screen

 

*HYMN “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (1-4) UMW #211

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION See Screen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING Zechariah 9:9

 

MESSAGE FOR ALL PEOPLE

“Jesus Loves Me” #191

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER Unison See Screen

OFFERTORY ANTHEM “Come Emmanuel, Come” Choir

 

 

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

CENTERING HYMN “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” UMH #204

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE—JOYS & CONCERNS

 

HYMN “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven UMH #66

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 25:31-46

 

THE MESSAGE “Look Who’s Coming—a King” Michael D. Keffer

 

COMMUNION

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

 

*RECEIVING COMMUNION

 

*CLOSING “Star Child” (vs. 1) FWS #2095

 

*BLESSING

 

*POSTLUDE (Pass the Peace of Christ to one another before leaving.)

 

* Please stand if you are able.

A “Cry Room” facility and rocking chairs are also provided for your comfort.

Listening devises are available outside the sound booth, or please see one of the ushers.

 

UMW Candle
The UMW Candle is available for dedication, or in memory of a loved one for a donation of $10. Please see the signup sheet in the Narthex.



Hands Praying
November churches to pray for:
New Son UMC, Surprise
of the Valley UMC, Phoenix, AZ
South Mountain Community Church, Phoenix

 

The ministers are the members of Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

Those who assist in today’s service are:

PASTOR          Michael D. Keffer

ACCOMPANIST         Carol Swenyar

LITURGIST     Barbara Starnes

 

Next Sunday’s Scripture:

Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-21

“Look Who’s Coming—a Savior”

 

Christ the King Sunday

 

GATHERING

 

WELCOME ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING         Responsive             See Screen

 

PRELUDE           Ludmila Degeraty

CALL TO WORSHIP       See Screen

*HYMN “We Gather Together” (1-3) UMH #131

NEW MEMBER INSTALLATION

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION See Screen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

OLD TESTAMENT READING Psalm 101

MESSAGE FOR ALL PEOPLE

“Jesus Loves Me” #191

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison See Screen

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

CENTERING HYMN           “Water, River, Spirit, Grace” FWS #2253

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE—JOYS & CONCERNS

HYMN                     “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation” UMH #559

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON John 3:16-21; 1 John 4:16-21

THE MESSAGE                   “Give Your Very Best” Michael D. Keffer

 

COMMUNION

HOLY COMMUNION

*CLOSING                                       “Alleluia” UMH #186

*BLESSING

*POSTLUDE (Pass the Peace of Christ to one another before leaving)

 

* Please stand if you are able.

A “Cry Room” facility and rocking chairs are also provided for your comfort.

Listening devises are available outside the sound booth, or please see one of the ushers.

 

UMW Candle

The UMW Candle is dedicated by Nancy Mitchell in memory of her son, David Mitchell.

 

 



Hands Praying

November churches to pray for:
New Son UMC, Surprise;
Shepherd of the Valley UMC, Phoenix, AZ;
South Mountain Community Church, Phoenix.

  

The ministers are the members of Chino Valley United Methodist Church.

Those who assist in today’s service are:

PASTOR Michael D. Keffer
ACCOMPANIST    Ludmila Degeraty
LITURGIST                            Dave Starnes
Next Sunday’s Scripture:

Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 25:31-46

“Look Who’s Coming—a King”

 

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCAITON

Sunday Morning, 9:00 am ~~ Tuesday Morning, 9:45 am

 

She will give birth to a son. And he will be called Immanuel.”(Matt. 1:23)
“The name Immanuel means God with us” (Isaiah 7:14)

 December is all about “God With Us”!! As we busily prepare for our celebration of Christmas–observing the Advent customs of our faith, and thinking about giving—-we must keep in mind each day that the ‘reason for the season is that God came to be with us!! What would God have us do to truly CELEBRATE His being with us?

Let’s think about the possibilities of celebrating the Father–Son–and Holy Spirit being our focus each day:

  • Celebrate with Really enjoy those lights on the front of your home—stroll under the stars and be thankful for the light and how it illumines every part of our life. Sit quietly beside your lighted Christmas Candles —taking a deep breath and letting out the stress , worry, and guilt that often accompany the flurry of giving.
  • Celebrate the Peace . Make the manger scene on your mantle the focus rather than the plates of cookies and busy parties. Let the peaceful scene of mother/baby/humble setting/ and caring visitors draw us into that miracle—doing all we can to create small (or large) miracles of our own within our home, church, & community.
  • Celebrate the As we listen to the music and enjoy the comforts and blessings of our traditions, let us each be hopeful about our relationships, our health, the news we listen to, the challenges we face, and the strife in our world. By carrying a hopeful, positive attitude in our heart and mind, we are creating great energy toward change and peace in our world.
  • Celebrate the Make every gift be one that brings you and the receiver joy. Fill your heart with joyful music and sights and sound.   Bake every cookie and treat with the joy that the scents and flavors bring . Greet those you meet with joyful words (not negative or “I’m so rushed” conversation).   Let the spirit of the Christ Child walk with you every step of this Holiday Season.

As an e-mail from a friend this evening states:

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly,
and leave the rest to God.

 Have a Blessed Holiday Season
 Alice Stephenson BSN,RN,
Parish Nurse Consultant (Retired)

Dove and Cross

THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST


GATHERING

WELCOME ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING                    Responsive                                               See Screen

 

PRELUDE                                                                            Ludmila Degeraty

 

CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                        See Screen

 

*HYMN           “Take My Life”     (1-4)                 UMH #399

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION See Screen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING                                                     Psalm 123

 

MESSAGE FOR ALL PEOPLE

“Jesus Loves Me” #191

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison See Screen

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

 

*DOXOLOGY           #95

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

 

CENTERING HYMN             “Water, River, Spirit, Grace” FWS #2253

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE—JOYS & CONCERNS

 

HYMN         “Make Me a Servant ” FWS #2176

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 25:14-30

 

THE MESSAGE           “What’s Your Talent?” Michael D. Keffer

 

COMMUNION

HOLY COMMUNION

 

*CLOSING                                 “Alleluia” UMH #186

*BLESSING

*POSTLUDE (Pass the Peace of Christ to one another before leaving)

*Please stand if you are able.
~A “Cry Room” facility and rocking chairs are also provided for your comfort.
~Listening devices are available in the sound booth, or please see one of the ushers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Next Sunday’s Scripture:

Psalm 100; Matthew 25:31-46

“Give Your Very Best”

 

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCAITON

Sunday Morning, 9:00 am ~~ Tuesday Morning, 9:45 am

 

UMW Candle
The UMW Candle is available for dedication, or in memory of a loved one for a donation of $10. Please see the signup sheet in the Narthex.



Hands Praying
October churches to pray for:
Mission Bell UMC, Glendale, AZ
Prescott Valley UMC
Fort Yuma, Yuma, AZ

 

 

The ministers are the members of Chino Valley United
Methodist Church. Those who assist in today’s service are:

 

PASTOR                                                                                       Michael D. Keffer

ACCOMPANIST                                                                         Ludmila Degeraty

LITURGIST                                Nancy Mitchell


CHURCH ACTIVITIES

November

Tuesday (18) Bible Study 9:45 am

Wednesday (19) SPRC            10:00 am

Finance Committee 1:00 pm

Vespers 5:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal 6:00 pm

Thursday (20) Ad Council 10:00 am

In our thoughts and prayers this week: Our Church & Church Family, Pastor Mike & Janet, Our Youth, President Obama, Our Country and its Leaders, Our Military Men & Women, Chino Valley Police Department, Chino Valley Fire Department, those in Nursing Homes. Home bound: Jean Cadoret, Hank Alcott, Alice Saunders, Alma Holt. Church members: Bob & Gayla Remp, Chuck Magoon, Marge & Don Mastin, Ken Oakes, Connie Cowin, John & Sheila Petersen, Peggy Grove, Debbie Roberts, Nancy Whalen. Friends & family of members: Merle Houston, Richard Mitchell, Michele Blackwell, Daniel Barnes.

If you would like a name added or deleted from the prayer list, please call the church office. Names will normally remain on the list for one month unless you advise us otherwise.

If you have any Knee Mail prayer requests,

please send them to Barbara Starnes

barbaraf55@cableone.net

 

Dove and Cross

THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST


GATHERING

WELCOME ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING                    Responsive                                               See Screen

 

PRELUDE                                                                            Ludmila Degeraty

 

CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                        See Screen

 

IN REMEMBRANCE

Albina Abbott, Rita Swarens, Glenn Donaldson

 

*HYMN           “Since Jesus Came into My Heart”     (1-3)     FWS #2140

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING                                               Joshua 3:7-17

 

MESSAGE FOR ALL PEOPLE

“Jesus Loves Me” #191

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison See Screen

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

 

*DOXOLOGY           #95

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

CENTERING HYMN             “Water, River, Spirit, Grace” FWS #2253

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE—JOYS & CONCERNS

 

HYMN         “Take Time to Be Holy ” (1-4) UMH #395

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 23:1-12

 

THE MESSAGE           “Practice What You Preach” Michael D. Keffer

 

COMMUNION

INVITATION/ CONFESSION & PARDON

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

 

*RECEIVING COMMUNION

 

*CLOSING                                 “Alleluia” UMH 186

*BLESSING

 

*POSTLUDE (Pass the Peace of Christ to one another before leaving)

*Please stand if you are able.
~A “Cry Room” facility and rocking chairs are also provided for your comfort.
~Listening devices are available in the sound booth, or please see one of the ushers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Next Sunday’s Scripture:

Psalm 78:1-7; Matthew 25:1-13

“Speaking God’s Truth”

 

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCAITON
Sunday Morning, 9:00 am
Tuesday Morning, 9:45 am

UMW Candle
The UMW Candle is available for dedication, or in memory of a loved one for a donation of $10. Please see the signup sheet in the Narthex.



Hands Praying
October churches to pray for:
Mission Bell UMC, Glendale, AZ
Prescott Valley UMC
Fort Yuma, Yuma, AZ

Dove and Cross

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY
AFTER PENTECOST


GATHERING

WELCOME ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING                    Responsive                                               See Screen

PRELUDE                                                                                     Carol Swinyar

CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                        See Screen

*HYMN                 “Joyful, Joyful”                                                             #89

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION See Screen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

OLD TESTAMENT READING                                                       Psalm 90

MESSAGE FOR ALL PEOPLE

“Jesus Loves Me” #191

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison See Screen

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY           #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

CENTERING HYMN             “Humble Thyself” FWS #2131

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE—JOYS & CONCERNS

HYMN         “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee ” (1-4) UMH #430

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Matthew 22:34-46

 

THE MESSAGE                 “Unconditional Love” Michael D. Keffer

 

COMMUNION

HOLY COMMUNION

 

*CLOSING                                 “More Like You” FWS #2167

*BLESSING

 

*POSTLUDE (Pass the Peace of Christ to one another before leaving)

*Please stand if you are able.
~A “Cry Room” facility and rocking chairs are also provided for your comfort.
~Listening devices are available in the sound booth, or please see one of the ushers.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 Next Sunday’s Scripture:
Joshua 3:7-17, Matthew 23:1-12
“Practice What You Preach”

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCAITON
Sunday Morning, 9:00 am
Tuesday Morning, 9:45 am

UMW Candle
The UMW Candle is available for dedication, or in memory of a loved one for a donation of $10. Please see the signup sheet in the Narthex.



Hands Praying
October churches to pray for:
Mission Bell UMC, Glendale, AZ
Prescott Valley UMC
Fort Yuma, Yuma, AZ