Weekly Bulletin

Winchester Friends Church
Second Sunday of Advent          December 8, 2019          9:15 AM

Grant Us Peace
Dona nobis, dona nobis pacem.  Born a child to grant us peace. 
Dona nobis pacem.  Grant us peace, Lord.
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head;
the stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. 
Starlight shines in the evening sky while Mary sings a lullaby 
Peace on earth good will for all.  Hope is born in a manger stall. 
Dona nobis, dona nobis pacem.  Born a Child to grant us peace. 
Dona nobis pacem.
Be near me Lord Jesus; I ask Thee to stay close by me forever, and love me, I pray. 
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, and fit us for heaven to live with Thee there. 
Dona nobis pacem.  Grant us peace.
–Joel Raney    (CCLI 649965)
Meeting for Worship
Thank you for turning off cell phones before the service begins.
Prelude                                                                                                     Mary Clark, Deborah Lilly
Welcome, Introductions, Announcements                                                                Karen Peters
Call to Worship                                                                                                                                     
Hymn #145                                               O Come, All Ye Faithful                                  Jeff Clark
Choir                                                Grant Us Peace                                     Brian Lilly, Mary Clark
Hymn #137                                             What Child Is This?                                           Jeff Clark
Offertory Prayer                                                                                                             Karen Peters
Offertory                                                                                                                             Mary Clark
Hymn #152                               I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day                              Jeff Clark
Message                                              Romans 12:18                                               Ron Ferguson
Unprogrammed Worship  —  17th century Friends taught that “Jesus has come to teach His people Himself,” and they made that truth the centerpiece of their lives by spending significant periods of time, individually and in gatherings for worship, to listen to their Inward Teacher and obey what they heard.  If God leads you to speak out of the silence, please request a microphone so all can hear your ministry.
Testimonies of Praise, Concerns for Prayer
Closing Prayer                                                                             
Postlude                                                                                                                     Mary Clark          
following a brief time of fellowship, please join us today for
Sunday School    10:30 AM
There is a class waiting to welcome you for study of the scriptures.
Holiday Dinner  11:30 AM
The church family’s annual Thanksgiving/Christmas feast will be held in the dining hall downstairs right after Sunday School.  Please watch for the USFW’s giant offering stocking at the start of the serving line, there to receive Friends’ donations to help buy Christmas gifts for a cottage of kids at White’s Residential & Family Services near Wabash.  Thank you to the Fabulous Friends and Parsonage classes for hosting today’s dinner, and to everyone who brought food to share!

DECEMBER USHERS:  Betty Locke, Norman Peters, Rob Pearson
DECEMBER GREETERS:  Linda & Al Groth, Marsha & Tony Kritsch
December 9 – 15
Philippians 1-4;  Colossians 1-4;  Hebrews 1-13;  Philemon;  I Peter 1,2