Friday, November 25, 2011

First Congregational Church of North Collins Bulletin November 27, 2011


Conservative Congregational Christian Conference

10385 Main Street, North Collins, New York 14111

337-9811 Church Office / 337-4303 Parsonage

Pastor / Teacher Derek S. Yoder

Sunday School 9:30 am ▪ Family Worship Service 10:45 am


Welcome and Announcements

Choral Introit ………… Of the Father’s Love Begotten

*Call to Worship ……… Luke 1:46-55

*Hymn of Adoration & Praise #112 … There’s A Song In the Air


Worship Through Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

*Chorus #55 ………… O Come, O Come Emmanuel

*Chorus #81 ………… What Child Is This?

Presentation of the First Advent Banner

Fellowship of Welcome

Sermon Text …… Luke 1:26-38

Sermon …………. Derek Yoder


Matthew portrays Christ as the fulfillment of Jewish scripture and culture.   The God of Israel speaks through the Israel of God.   (We worship what we know.)

*Hymn of Faith #93………… That Beautiful Name

Prayer Requests and Testimonies

Pastoral Prayer

Tithes and Offerings


*Doxology ……… Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow


*Congregation invited to stand

Get the most out of the service by asking about our special listening devises.  Pick up one in the back or see an usher for help. If yours isn’t working property, don’t be bashful about raising your hand to ask for assistance.


This week marks the beginning of Advent 2011! Our morning worship services will commemorate the season with Advent candles, readings, banners, and special messages. This year’s theme is “ADVENT OF THE EVANGEL.” Over the next month, we’ll consider how the Christmas stories fit with the unique themes of each of the four gospels. Let’s prepare our hearts together for this special season.

Be praying with the Nominating Committee as it meets to prepare a slate of candidates to be considered for office at the Annual Meeting in February 2012. To submit names for consideration or to make any other comments pertaining to the nominating process, see Olive, Fred or Derek in the coming weeks. Pray with us during this important time in our church.

Dewey Missionary Society invites you to participate in out 2011 Christmas Project benefiting the Seneca Gospel Mission. We are collecting toys, clothing and food items through December 4th. For those contributing Christmas toys - the children (a lot of teens this year) like games, hand-held games, and sports balls (basketballs, footballs, and so forth). For those contributing food for the Christmas baskets, remember: no fresh foods. Only boxed and canned items, such as fruits & vegetables, soups, cereals and desserts (cake mixes with frosting)!


Wednesday, November 30th
Choir practice at the church at 6:00 pm.

Bible study and prayer meeting meets at 7:00 pm. Join us as we discuss the classic Christian hymn “Be Thou My Vision”. Extra copies are on the back table, along with T. David Gordon’s “Hymns: Criteria for Making God Ones.”

Saturday, December 3rd
Ladies’ Annual Christmas Luncheon at 12:30 pm in the adult Sunday school classroom. Special guest is Phyllis Lawecki with a theme of “Christmas Around the World”. Please bring a favorite Christmas dish to share and an ornament or other Christmas object from around the world. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Seneca Gospel Mission. See the sign-up in the foyer.

Sunday, December 11th
Christmas Tea at the Parsonage – 2:00-5:00 pm

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