​DR. J. VERNON WELKNER, PASTOR
DAVID CLUBB, DIRECTOR OF TEEN MINISTRIES
COMMUNION SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018 - 10:45 A.M

WELCOME                                                Pastor Vernon Welkner
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INVOCATION        Elder Joe Wood   SONG LEADER                                                              Joe Wood
PRELUDE                                                             Annetta Morelli 

CALL TO WORSHIP: "Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven."                                                       Psalm 119:89 (NASU) 
                                                                                                             OPENING CAROL: "Away In a Manger"                                262                                                                                                                ADVENT CAROL: "O Little Town of Bethlehem"                 250

ADVENT WREATH: Lighting the Bethlehem Candle                                                                                       The John Miller Family                                                                                                                 TITHES AND OFFERINGS                                                                                                                                                                           DOXOLOGY                                                                                                                                                                                                  CAROL: "Joy to the World"                                                     270    
                                                                                                            SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 2:21-24                                                                                                                                                  MESSAGE: His Name Was Jesus                 Pastor Vern Welkner                                                                                                              CLOSING CAROL: "Silent Night! Holy Night!"                    258                                                                                                                BENEDICTION

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The Nursery – is available for those wishing to use it. The nursery attendant for church today is Racheal Miller.                                    •Next Sunday the nursery attendant will be Vanessa Jackson.                                                                                                
Children’s Church – Toddlers through kindergarten – Meets downstairs in the pre-school classroom when Pastor Vern begins his sermon. Lindsey Wood is the leader today. 
Next Sunday Paula McEnerney will be the leader.                                      
Junior Church – Meets in the basement of the Tabernacle when Pastor Vern begins his sermon Sandra Heim is the leader today. 
Next Sunday Tamara Sevcik will be the leader.
                                                                                                              Updated 12/10/2018 by Pastor Vernon Welkner
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ANNETTA MORELLI, PIANIST
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Members of High Prairie Church will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army Kettle Fund Raiser on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Wal-Mart from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A sign-up sheet is posted on the church office bulletin board to help coordinate volunteers. Thanks for your help.   
Food Donation Baskets are located in the foyer. The food will be given to The Leavenworth Salvation Army.                     
The Ladies Bible Study is collecting Best Choice UPCs and are a little over halfway to the 1,000 needed to earn money towards missionary gifts. Please save your UPCs and deposit them in the can on the table outside the pastor's office.                                                                                                                   
Do you lift people up by choosing to be happy? By choosing to be optimistic? Be a greater. A sign-up sheet is on the office bulletin board.                                                    
Building & Grounds Board Member closing up the Church for the month of December H.B. Heim will be closing the church.                                                                                    
Anyone wishing to provide special music for the service should contact David Jones or Tamara Sevcik.
                                                                                                Prayer Chain: If you need to activate the HPC Prayer Chain after normal church office hours, contact Bill Packwood.                                                                               
Top 100 Verse of the Week: "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9                                    
To worship God in truth is to recognize Him for being who He is, and to recognize ourselves for what we are.                                                                                 Brother Lawrence