Emmanuel    Church
John E. Sahl, Pastor
James Peterson, Associate Pastor
December 24, 2017

9:00  Prayer Meeting – Upper Room
9:30  Bible School – Tom Coleman, Superintendent

10:45  Morning Worship
Prelude
Call to Worship – “O Come Let Us Adore Him”
*Invocation
*Hymn No. 114 “The First Noel”
Scripture Reading: Luke 2:25-35
Missions Update
Morning Prayer
Offering – “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery”
Choir Selection
Children’s Church dismissal
*Hymn No. 109 “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
Message: “The Waiting Is Over”
*Hymn: HMA 5 “All My Heart This Night Rejoices”
*Benediction

5:15  Choir practice

6:30  Evening WorshiP
Prelude
*Special Selection – “O Holy Night”
*Prayer
Cantata: “Little Lion, Little Lamb”
Remarks by Pastor Sahl
Candle Lighting
Hymn No. 111 “Silent Night! Holy Night!”
*Benediction

*Congregation please stand

ATTENDED INFANT AND TODDLER NURSERIES DOWNSTAIRS

  Infant Nursery Toddler Nursery Beg. Church
Today: A.Berkstresser R.A. Peterson L.& M. Adkisson
Next Week: Vicki Holland R.J. Peterson TBD

Recordings of the worship services are available at youtube.emmanuel-nj.org or may be obtained upon request.

ACTIVITIES FOR THIS WEEK
Wednesday, 7:00 PM Prayer Meeting/Youth Bible Study
Saturday,  7:00 PM YAMS Christmas Party
Sunday,    9:00 PM Watch Night Service/No 6:30 Service

FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR DECEMBER 17, 2017
Sunday School   38.75
General Fund   2,921.00
Missions   1,142.00
AWANA   25.00
Benevolence Fund   145.00
CPS   25.00
TPA General Fund   6.00

POINSETTIAS
Poinsettias are placed in the Lord’s house today by: Nancy Peterson in memory of her husband, Robert Peterson, Sr. and her son, Robert Peterson, Jr.
Betsy Surpless in memory of her parents, Robert and Pauline Surpless

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE AND CANTATA
This evening, the Choir, under the direction of Rebecca Peterson will present the Cantata entitled, “Little Lion, Little Lamb”. This will be followed by candle lighting. We hope you will be on hand and that you will invite others!

YAMS Christmas Party
The annual young adult Christmas Party is this Saturday night, beginning at 7pm at Pastor James’ house. Bring a white elephant gift and come ready for fun games, snacks, and good fellowship!

YOUTH GROUP
The youth group’s Christmas and de-decorating party will be held on Friday, January 5 from 6 to 9pm.

THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Dean Cramer, Tony Lieb, and Vicki Holland comprise the Nominating Committee this year. Please direct your suggestions to them.

ANNUAL REPORTS
If you are responsible to submit a report for the annual booklet, please send it via email to jrsahl7@gmail.com. Thank you!