This week's bulletin includes information on Christmas at Heritage as well as the order of Sunday service.
The Worship of God
Enter with Reverence
Leave to Share God’s Love and Serve Others
Sunday, December 8, 2013 – 10:30 A.M.
The Gathering of God’s People
Music for the Gathering Edie Stucker
Welcome Henry Green
Prelude Ellen Welker
“Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light”
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle
Clair and Sally Morehead
Enter God’s Courts with Praise
+Hymn No. 103 Adeste Fideles
“O Come, All Ye Faithful”
2014 Pledge of Commitment
to the Ministry of
Heritage Baptist Church
+Hymn No. 107 St. Louis
“O Little Town of Bethlehem”
+The Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
The Offering and Offertory
“Away in a Manger”
+Hymn No. 705 Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
Declaring the Affirmation of the Word
+The Gospel Lesson Ricky Creech
This is the Word of the Lord!
Thanks be to God!
Anthem Heritage Choir
“Adoration and Praise”
The Heritage Pulpit
“The Way of Peace”
The way of peace requires:
A Thorough Understanding of Time and Place
A Thick Skin
A Tough Message
A Tender Heart
Our Response to the Word
+Hymn No. 364 I Love Thee
“I Love Thee”
Go with the Blessing of God
Choral Benediction Heritage Choir
“Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love”
When the music for “Jesus Loves Me” begins all children grades K through 5 may join the minister in the front of the sanctuary before leaving for Faith Quest.
We ask that you please turn off, or put on silent mode, all cell phones and other electronic devices. Additionally, please no food or drinks in the sanctuary.
Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers birth to 24 months.
Extended care is provided for children 2-5 years of age.
Today, as part of our Strategic Realignment Journey, if you consider Heritage your home church, you will be asked to complete a Congregational Survey. The information gathered from this survey will play an important part in the future of our church. Rev. Ricky Creech, Executive Director/Minister of the D.C. Baptist Convention will be joining us to facilitate the completion of the survey. Please plan on participating in this survey as we make this strategic journey together.
Our Global Missions campaign is underway. All money given will go directly to support the ministry of missionaries around the world, through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our church’s goal is $5,000.00. Specially marked envelopes are available in the pews or can be found in your offering envelope box. Your help is needed.
The church’s December business meeting will take place on Wednesday, the 11th, at 6:30 pm. The 2014 budget will be presented for approval and the election of 2014 Officers and Committees.
The Trustees will meet this Thursday, December 12th, at 7 pm.
The church staff will have their Christmas party this Friday, at 6:30 pm, at the home of Edie and Gayle Stucker.
A Night in Bethlehem: On Friday, December 20th, from 7-9 pm, please join us on a walk through Bethlehem. Come be a part of this Living Nativity and journey through the story of Jesus’ birthday. Along the way you will find Shepherds, Angels, Roman Soldiers and Wise Men. See Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus and visit the animals. Warm refreshments will be served. Adults, youth and children your help is needed! Please sign up today on the bulletin board across from the church office.
Cookies Needed: If you are doing your holiday baking and would be willing to donate some of your cookies for our Living Nativity, please bring them to the kitchen by Thursday, December 18th.
During the week of Christmas the office hours will be as follows: December 23 – 8:30 am–4 pm; December 24 and 25 – closed; December 26 – 8:30 am-12 pm and December 27 – 8:30am–12 pm.
The last day to receive contributions in the office and still get credit for 2013 will be Tuesday, December 31st, at 11:00 am.
Boxed Offering Envelopes for 2014 are available on a table in the narthex. They are in alphabetical order. Please take yours today. If you do not find one with your name on it or you are not getting envelopes and would like to please contact Edie Stucker in the church office.
Food Pantry Distribution: Tuesday, December 10 – Mary Ann Fulford and Thursday, December 12 – Andrew Davis.
Backpack Buddies: Packing: Sunday, December 8 – Barbara Munz, Lois Wells and Jennifer Pope; Delivering: Thursday, December 12 – Barbara Munz, Bob Corey, Connie Pope and Chris Lawson.
December 15: Extended Care Workers: Nursery – Heather Merritt; 2–5 year olds – Barbara Munz and Amy Henry. Bus Driver: Pete Mager. Pianist: Jane Willingham.
Today 9:15 am - Bible Study for all ages
10:30 - Worship
5:15 pm - Youth Choir
6:00 - Youth SOUL Food
Tuesday 11:30 am - Lunch Bunch
8:30 pm - Alcoholic Anonymous
Wednesday 6:00 pm - Fellowship Dinner
6:30 - Business Meeting
- Children and Youth
7:15 - Cantata/Adult Choir
Thursday 1:00 pm - Knit Chics
6:00 - TOPS
7:00 - Trustees
Friday 6:30 pm - Staff Christmas Party
8:30 - Alcoholics Anonymous
Heritage Baptist Church
As followers of Christ, we share God’s love and serve others.
Pastor: Henry Green
Minister of Music: Ralph Manuel
Associate Pastor: Skye Hallman
Organist: Eleanor Sturgis
Assistant Organists: Ruth Anne Shiplette
Learning Center Co-Directors: Jenn Graic
Secretary: Sally Morehead
Financial Secretary: Edie Stucker
Facilities Manager: Clair Morehead
Relief Custodian: Clyde Morehead
Nursery Coordinator: Amy Henry