Love’s Chapel United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 23, 2018                                                4th Week in Advent

Pastor Lowe 704-244-9596 dlowe@wnccumc.net
Church Website: http://www.lovechapel-umc.com
Words of Welcome & Announcements
Ringing of the Hour
*Call to Worship                                                  Congregation
*Invocation                                                                  In Unison
God who dispels all darkness,
Come to be with us, in each one of our situations;
Come to live among us, live with us and in us;
Come to fill the distances that divide and separate us;
Come to reconcile us with You and with one another.
God of Light, open our hearts to the mystery of your love and the
invitation of your grace. Let our complacency give way to conversion
and our judgments to compassionate acceptance of others. Turn
oppression to justice and transform conflict to peaceful accord. We
ask this in the name of Jesus, who draws near, who lives and reigns
with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

*Opening Hymn                     Once in Royal David’s City                             UMH #250

Lighting of the Advent Wreath                         “PEACE”                Kevin Barbee Family
Advent Hymn                   “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Vs. 1                                UMH #230

Worship Through Giving Offering                                                                        *Doxology

Prayer Requests & Joys                                                  Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer UMH # 894

Children Program “The Crippled Lamb” Max Lucado - Jenna, Andrea, & Sara Lucado
*Please stand, if able!

Please call my phone or email me to leave a message concerning prayer request and/or announcements. Anyone needing pastoral care, please let me know.
*** Need volunteers for Bridge to Recovery months of Jan/Feb/
May/Aug/Nov ***
Sunday, Dec. 23                            4th Sunday in Advent/ Kids Christmas
Program during worship

Thanks to Sally Smith and all who worked to bring us today’s program 

Tuesday, Dec. 25 - The pastor and family will be traveling to
Friday, Dec. 28 visit family for the holidays.
Sunday, Dec. 30 Last service of 2018/ Christ Candle Celebration

Thank all of you for the Christmas gift!
Pastor David & Family