Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 


Announcements - December 9, 2018


  1.   WELCOME to Webster Presbyterian Church!  We are pleased that you are worshipping with us today.  Visitors are invited to stop by the Welcome Center in the Narthex after the service to learn more about our fellowship.

2.   THE FLOWERS are given by Chris & Laura Blair in memory of Mike Blair.

3.   WE THANK the ushers and greeters, liturgist Todd Fargo, bulletin artist Lindsey Hall, and all the other musicians and participants for their help with this morning’s worship service.

4.   ADULT ED. CLASS at 10:45 a.m. in the Social Room:

        Today and December 16th and 23rd – You are encouraged to come to the adult education time to be part of the Advent series featuring the Max Lucado video and discussion series “Because of Bethlehem.”

  5.   CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR GRACE HOUSE  -  Today is the final day for collecting these gifts.  Please put your donations in the collection boxes no later than tomorrow so they can be delivered to Grace House on Tuesday morning.

6.   UNWRAPPED ANGEL TREE GIFTS are due to be turned in by tomorrow.  Your donations should be brought to the church office by tomorrow for delivery to the Williamson Come-Unity Center.

  7.   WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY continues its Advent study of “Why This Jubilee?” on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30.  The group is looking at characters of Christmas and theological themes using familiar Advent and Christmas hymns and songs.  This week “The Mother” will be the focus of the study.

8.   THE PHILLIPS VILLAGE DINNER FOR DECEMBER has been moved to this Friday, December 14th, 5 – 6:30 p.m.  We are always looking for new people to become involved in this worthwhile and fun activity.  If you are interested, please call Don George (671-1103) to see how you can join the crew of helpers.

9.   ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS are being taken today and next Sunday during the coffee hour and following each service.  They will decorate the church on December 23rd and Christmas Eve, and may be picked up after the 11 p.m. Christmas Eve service or the week after Christmas.  Colors are red or white with green foil, and the cost is $13.50 each (please pay when placing your order with cash or a check made out to PWC).  For questions or to place an order, call Jenny Dougherty at 585-265-2191.

10.  CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING ENVELOPES are in the chair racks.  Monies donated are used both to support retired church workers and their families in need of critical financial assistance in times of crises, and to support students at Presbyterian-related colleges equipping communities of color.

11.   HOPE MINISTRY CHRISTMAS EVENT  -  Volunteers are needed to assist with HOPE Ministry’s gift and food distribution event to be held at Holy Trinity Church this Saturday.  Tasks will include: parking attendants, helping recipients carry bags to vehicles, assisting at distribution tables (food, clothing, personal care items), crowd control, directing youth, and clean up.  The commitment is from 10:30 until 2 p.m. on that day.  Contact Laureen (palmers4@rochester.rr.com or 265-2184) if you would like to be a part of this meaningful volunteer opportunity.

12.   PRESBYTERIAN MENS' FELLOWSHIP is continuing its annual tradition of contributing Christmas food baskets to Eastern Service Workers for distribution to those in need in the Rochester community. Donations are now being accepted at the PMF table in the Narthex.

13.   THE JANUARY PATHWAY DEADLINE is Monday, December 17th, early because of the upcoming holidays.  Articles turned in ahead of time are greatly appreciated by the office staff.  Submissions can be sent to both kboard@websterpres.org and ghubbard@websterpres.org, or brought to the church office.

14.   WHEN CHRISTMAS ISN’T MERRY:  Webster United Church of Christ, 570 Klem Road, is hosting its second Advent Discussion this Thursday at 7 p.m.   Rev. Dr. Margo Markensteijn, Pastor & Clinical Psychologist, will lead a discussion on “Individuals Struggling through the Holidays.” 

15.   THE 2019 FLOWER CHART has been posted on the bulletin board in the upper Narthex.  If you would like to fund flowers to be displayed during services on a 2019 Sunday to remember special people, times or events in your life, you are encouraged to select a Sunday and write in your name and phone number.  Our new flower coordinator, Ruth Fischer, will contact you to answer questions and order the flowers.  Arrangements can be taken home after the service or donated to one of our Friends at Home.  Any proceeds over the cost of the flowers are given to mission causes.


 

 

CHRISTMAS SERVICES

 

Christmas Eve

Family Worship

4:00 p.m.  (note change in time from last year)

 

December 30

Worship at 9:30 a.m. only

LECTIONARY PASSAGES

                                 December 9                    December 16

Old Testament     Malachi 3:1-4                Zephaniah 3:14-20

                                                                          Isaiah 12:2-6

New Testament    Philippians 1:3-11        Philippians 4:4-7

Gospel                    Luke 1:68-79; 3:1-6     Luke 3:7-18

 

                                                                      MEMORY VERSE


 “The Word became flesh

                                                          and made his dwelling among us.”

                                                                                                           John 1:14