Second Sunday of Advent – December 9, 2018
The Order of Worship for our Morning Services at 8:15 am & 11:00 am
This Sunday, Pastor Rayburn’s morning sermon is “A Time for Angels” from Luke 1:5-20.
You can download the bulletin for Sunday, December 9 here.
Evening Service 6 pm
We return to 2 Peter 3 and the apostle’s “lesson” regarding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
The Lord’s Supper will be served. The Lord’s Supper is observed every Lord’s Day at Faith Presbyterian Church alternating between the morning and the evening services. The officers have wanted to retain evening communion not only because all the Lord’s Suppers explicitly mentioned in the New Testament were in the evening, but as well to reinforce the importance of Sunday evening worship as a regular part of the observance of the Lord’s Day.
The services are now available to watch live. Click here to watch.
Sunday school for all ages is weekly at 9:45am. The full list of classes is available on our Sunday School page.
December 5 – Jonathan Webb speaking at Prayer Meeting
December 6 – Covenant High School Open House, Christmas Choir Concert & Art Show
December 7 – Covenant High School Christmas Choir Concert & Art Show
December 10 – ESL Ministry Potluck and Square Dance
December 12 – David Perkins speaking at Prayer Meeting
December 15 – Sunday School Christmas Program Practice
December 16 – Third Sunday of Advent, Sunday School Program in Evening Service
December 23 – Fourth Sunday of Advent, no evening service
December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 4:00pm & 11:00pm
December 24-25 – Church Office Closed
December 31 – Game Zone
January 1 – Church Office Closed
For event times, locations, and more details, please visit our Events page.
ESL Ministry Needs You!
Monday, December 10th, 6:50 to 8:30 pm
On Monday, December 10, our Faith ESL ministry (Better English on 6th) will host a potluck and square dance for our beloved students. We are so thankful because our music and setup is all covered! That said, we are still looking for some of our talented chefs to contribute hors ‘d’oeuvres and cookies. These can be brought to church any time before 6:50 p.m. Monday night. Also, please consider coming as a participant! We need participants who will join in our games and simplified square dancing! A cheerful, friendly disposition is all that is required! Finally, we also need a cleanup crew. Thank you for supporting Faith’s ESL outreach ministry in this way! Please contact Miriam Shelden, Katrina Knight, or Rachael Shelden with any questions.
2018 Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal!
Our Sunday School Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 16th this year- just 1 week away! We will hold our dress rehearsal this Saturday, December 15th from 9:00 – 10:30 am. (Please note that the younger children – 2 years old through the Kindergarten class – will rehearse first and be released to their parents within 20 minutes or so.) Also, there is always a great deal of heavy lifting to be done setting up and taking down the stable, stage extensions, and risers; so, dads are encouraged to come! Thanks!
Fellowship & Refreshments on December 23rd
We will not meet for Sunday School on December 23rd. Instead, we will have fellowship and refreshments in DeSoto Hall during that hour and again after the 11:00 service.
Come Thou Redeemer “Christmas Eve” Recording
A rehearsal recording is available for the hymn we learned last Lord’s Day evening. Come, Thou Redeemer rehearsal file (MP3) is on our church website for those interested in practicing their parts. The recording includes the 1st verse sung in unison, 2nd verse with Bass prominent with all other parts in background, 3rd verse Tenor prominent, 4th verse Alto prominent, and finally the last verse with all parts sung equally. You can find the recording here.
Game Zone Alert
Bring in the New Year on December 31st from 3:00 pm until 2:00 am the next morning (or anytime in between) by fellowshipping and/or playing games in the Desoto Hall. Come one, come all!
Save the Date!
We will celebrate the faithful service to our congregation of Pastor Rob and Florence Rayburn the evening of Friday, May 10, 2019. More details to follow as we draw closer to the event. For now, please mark your calendars.
Lost and Found
Please check the lost & found at the bottom of the stairs in the old narthex. Anything left after Christmas Eve will be given away.
In addition to the nursery rooms, Room #117 – the Women’s Fellowship Room, is open and available for your convenience during all Worship Services. The service can be seen and heard in the WIC room.
If you would like a device to help with hearing the worship service, please see a Deacon.
A Reminder About Parking
As a courtesy to our neighbors, please do not park on the south side of South 8th Street, on South Winnifred Street behind the church, or where the curb is painted yellow. Also, please save the spots next to the building marked “reserved” for our elderly and those with mobility limitations.