DID YOU KNOW FOR DECEMBER 1ST 2013

November 26, 2013 DID YOU KNOW FOR DECEMBER 1ST 2013

ADVENT BEGINS AND SO DOES THE NEW CHURCH YEAR

DID YOU KNOW FOR December 1st 2013. Advent and the new Christian Year begins.

Welcome to the NEW Moyock UMC. We are so glad you decided to join us this Sunday at our 1030 am service. We’ve been expecting you! We truly hope that you will experience the Fresh Wind and Fresh Fire that has ignited this congregation. Our God is an awesome God and we are being obedient to Him. Ask a church member to tell you the rest of the story. We are In ministry together and we need you to help us Serve in His name right here in our Community. Pastor Bill Masciangelo 252 455 7117 cell.

Professional Nursery care is provided from 9:00 am till end of Worship every Sunday. A Guest Services table, located in the vestibule, is staffed before and after each worship service. Stop by and get your questions answered. Hearing support devices are now available. See the greeter if you need to use one of these listening unit

Passionate Worship: Begins each Sunday at 10:30 am. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month and at other times during the life of the church. Gluten free bread is always offered and available. Children’s Church is for children Pre-K to 3rd Grade and starts right after the children’s message during worship. The children learn about Jesus and worship in an age-appropriate setting.
ave the dates:

TODAY: December 1st after worship. All 2014 members of the Church Council and committees to meet for lunch and conversation about duties, responsibilities and our vision as we prepare to enter into 2014.
December 7th Lunch for staff of the Currituck House sponsored by the Women of the Church.
December 7th: Relay for Life IN THE SPIRIT GIFT SHOP: Holiday Craft Sale, food and baked goods, door prizes too, 10am – 4pm. See Donna, Annette and Suzanne coordinators.
December 15th Angel Tree Music and Message and distribution of gifts: Program at 2 PM. Light refreshments afterwards in fellowship hall.
December 15th Finance Meeting ONLY. Short meeting with lunch.
December 24th Candlelight Worship Service at 5 PM. Nursery provided. Invite a neighbor and friends. Bring your family and guests who may be visiting. Jesus is the Perfect Gift!
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oming in January: 2014 Leadership installation. New worship seating format. Jan 8th New Bible Study on Wednesday night: All about worship: Old and New. Jan 28th Tuesday night. Men’s Christian Fellowship Dinner hosted by the men of MUMC. Installation of new officers and more.
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dvent rest: Are you taking time for you and reflecting on Jesus?

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here is no Bible Study on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Next class resumes on Wednesday January 9th at 7 PM.

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o YOU still need to make a decision today? Use the decision card to help me help you. Membership? If you are not a member and wish to learn more about becoming a member of the New Moyock UMC….then see, call or email me to start the conversation. 252 455 7117 pastorbill38@aol.com

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rayer Chain: If you would like to be a prayer warrior or if you have a prayer request, Kathy Henderson is coordinating this ministry for us. You can reach Kathy on her cell phone at 757-705-5770 or email her at khenderson6741@gmail.com.

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ednesday night Bible Study resumes . 7 PM. History Channel Bible Lessons continue each week. We are exploring both the OT and NT as it tells the story of Jesus. From Religion to Relationship with Jesus. It also shows relationships between the OT and NT. Coming in Jan Worship. Why and how God wants us to worship. Classes start Wednesday Jan 8th. Please join this great group of disciples who desire to learn more about Jesus.

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hat Is Advent anyway? Good Question.
Advent is a season of preparation for the coming of Christ: preparation to celebrate Jesus’ birth at Christmas, to receive faithfully the risen Christ who comes to us in Word and Spirit, and to await with hope Christ’s coming in final victory. The word Advent means “coming.” Our greatest challenge friends is to make Advent a time of expectation for Christ’s coming to be with us, you and me, NOT a frantic time of meeting secular demands and expectations of the season. Shalom to each of you this Advent season.

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transformed Christian:
Is fully devoted to Jesus
Pursues a biblically informed view of the world
Is intentional and disciplined in seeking God’s direction
Worships, with a spirit of continuous repentance
Builds healthy human relationships
Senses a personal call and unique gifts to serve
Is merciful and generous
Appreciates that suffering is part of faithfulness to Jesus
Is eager and ready to express his or her faith
Overflows with thankfulness
Has a passion for reconciliation.
And you could possibly add more: like
Stays in the Word of God, Bible reading and study.
Attends and participates in worship,
Serves,
Gives,
Willing to witness in the marketplace. Wears the I am second wristband!,
Prays, …and Prays some more.

What can you add to this conversation?
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aving a meeting, practice or gathering at church: Please consider these ideas: Did you think to pray to open and close? Did you lead a short devotional from the Upper Room sharing the Word of God? Were you sensitive to new folks or old friends and their need for Spiritual Healing? Many in our church are suffering. All these things should come before a meeting, practice or gathering gets underway. It is all about a Relationship with Jesus and not Religion.

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orship: Starting on Sunday January 5th we will focus on Worship. Read Luke24: 13-35 to see the foundational elements of New Testament Worship. Can you identify them from the story.

The four walls (verbs) around which we plan our worship service are:
COME HEAR RESPOND GO

Can you identify these elements in today’s worship service? We suggest that you keep a copy of each weekly issue of Did You Know on file and use them to review and grasp what God truly wants us to do when He calls us here to Worship. Of course you could come to Bible Study on Wednesday night starting in January 8th at 7 PM and learn even more about worship..
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