MENLO AND CLOUDLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
December 15th, 2002
Sunday School: Cloudland-9:00 a.m.-Menlo: 10:00 a.m.
Worship: Cloudland: 10:00 a.m. Menlo: 11:15 a.m.
Speaker: Rev. Mark Downs
Call to Worship:
Leader: I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my whole being shall exult in my God.
People: For you have clothed me with the garments of salvation, you have covered me with the robe of righteousness.
Leader: For as the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up.
People: So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all nations.
Leader: Let us worship God!
*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”
Cloudland No. 123-Menlo No. 9
Invocation and Lord’s Prayer (Unison)
Your spirit is upon us, O God, because you have anointed us to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty tot the captives and release to the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and to comfort all who mourn. This is all your doing and it is wonderful in our sight. As we pass through the portals of your sanctuary we come bringing our hymns of praise and thanksgiving. Be pleased with our worship as we bless your name.
Hear us now as we pray, Our Father….
*Apostles’ Creed Cloudland backs of hymnal-Menlo No 14
*Gloria Patri Cloudland No. 623-Menlo No. 579
The Reading of the Scripture: John 1:6-8, 19-28
*Hymn “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus”
Cloudland No. 124-Menlo No.2
Reception of Tithes and Offerings
*Doxology and Offertory Prayer Cloudland No. 623-Menlo No. 592
Sermon: “Would You Please Listen to Me”
*Hymn “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”
Cloudland No. 135-Menlo No. 59
Remember our sick and shut –ins: Lib Young, (Improving) Hugh Don Hall, (Carol’s Dad) Chas Marion-Crawford (Improving), John Kellett, (Betty Bush’s brother, very ill) and others who are not mentioned.
Leading us in worship today is Rev. Mark Downs. He is a Family Therapist in Chattanooga and a minister in the Presbytery of East Tennessee.
The congregation extends Christian sympathy to the family of Troy Hawkins who passed away Thursday at his home here in Cloudland.
Happy Birthday this week to: Yvonne Thompson, December the 20th.
Everyone remember Lib Wood has a new address it is:
Lib Wood –C112
Oak View Nursing Home
Summerville, Georgia 30747
Chili Supper will be this Wednesday evening December 18th at 6 pm. at the Cloudland Church. Everyone is invited. If you need more information on this talk to Grady. Women of the Church be sure and bring items for the Christmas bags we will be fixing for Chelsea Circle and Ralph Chamblee Drive.
We will have a special joint Christmas Eve Program and observe Communion at the Cloudland Church. The time is 5 pm.
Women of the Church decided at our last meeting to buy some items for a couple of families for Christmas. Rebekah was able to get names from Lyn Hall. If anyone wants to contribute some money toward this, Cloudland can give to Nancy McCalmon or Nancy Abernathy. Menlo can give to Rebekah. The shoppers will need the money today. If anyone wants to do their own shopping the sizes are: Boy-age 7, 9 slim pants, 9 reg. shirt, Girl- age 5, 5 slim pants, 5 reg.shirt, Girl-age 4, size 5-6, shoes 10 ½, Girl-age 9, size 14-16, shoes 2 ½.
I will be glad to carry anyone’s Christmas bags to the Nursing Home.