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ursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Worship
December 20, 2015
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve Worship
3 p.m.
Children and Family Service - Sanctuary (45 minutes)
5 p.m.
Traditional Candlelight and Communion - Sanctuary
(Featuring Youth Choir and Lanier Brass)
5 p.m.
Contemporary Candlelight and Communion - Fellowship Hall
(Featuring Praise Band and Youth Choir)
7 p.m.
Contemporary Candlelight and Communion - Fellowship Hall
(Featuring Praise Band)
8 p.m.
Traditional Candlelight and Communion - Sanctuary
(Featuring Chancel Choir and Lanier Brass)
Combined Worship Service December 27, 2015 – 10:30 a.m.
No Children or Youth Sunday School
Childcare (birth through 5 years old) available starting at 10:15 a.m.
Children’s Church will meet.
8:30 and 11 a.m. ORDER OF WORSHIP
December 20, 2015
Welcome
Prelude
Introit (11:00)
*Processional Hymn
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Dr. Glenn Ethridge
(Please complete and pass the red friendship pad at this time.)
Christmas Bell Carol
Oak Grove Orchestra
Jeff Cranfill
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Chancel Choir
Charles Gounod
Angels from the Realms of Glory
UMH 220
*Affirmation of Faith
The Apostles’ Creed
Dr. Amy Morgan
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ
his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose
from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father
Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the
Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Lighting of the Advent Wreath - The Love Candle
(8:30) Ramsey/Scheid Family
(11:00) Smith/Pearson Family
We light this candle, as a symbol of the love of Christ. Purge from our hearts hate that separates,
condemns, and violates our covenant one with another.
Congregational Response
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
A Morning Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
Rev. Susan Allen Grady
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us
from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Our Tithes & Offerings
Christ is Born in Bethlehem (overture)
Oak Grove Orchestra
*Doxology
O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!
Jeff Cranfill
UMH 230
*Hymn of Preparation
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
UMH 236
(At the 11:00 a.m. service, children are invited to come forward during the hymn.)
Children’s Time (11:00)
Dr. Morgan
(At the 11:00 a.m. service, children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade are invited
to attend Children’s Church after the Children’s Time. Pick up in room 206.)
Anthem (8:30)
I Wonder As I Wander
Ms. Tori Forbes, Soprano
John Jacob Niles
(11:00)
Ding Dong! Merrily on High arr. Howard Helvey
Ms. Jan Honea Appling and Ms. Leanne Herrmann, four-hand piano
Chancel Choir
Ding Dong! merrily on high in heav'n the bells are ringing. Ding, dong! verily the sky is riv'n with
angel singing. Gloria! Hosanna in excelsis. E'en so here below, below let steeple bells be swungen, and i-o,
i-o, i-o by priest and people sungen. Gloria! Hosanna in excelsis. Pray you, dutifully prime your matin
chime, ye ringers! May you beautifully rime your evetime song, ye singers. Gloria! Hosanna in excelsis.
Scripture
Luke 2:8-14
Sermon
Go to Bethlehem
Christmas
at Oak Grove
Two Performances
Sunday
Dec. 20, 2015
4:30 and 7 p.m.
Dr. Angela Schaffner
Co-Chair of Discipleship
The Word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.
*Sending Hymn
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
(Those who wish to join the church are invited to come forward.)
*Benediction
Postlude
Dr. Ethridge
UMH 251
Dr. Ethridge
Joyful and Triumphant
Oak Grove Orchestra
Jeff Cranfill
Congregation stand as able.
UMH: United Methodist Hymnal / TFWS: The Faith We Sing
Large print hymnals and bulletins and hearing assistance devices
are available from an usher.
The music of
Christmas
presented by
choirs, soloists,
and orchestra
Free tickets are required
for all performances.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance
are available in the church office.
OAK GROVE NEWS
December 20, 2015
IMPORTANT NEWS-Save this article
Scheduled Electrical Outage for Church
Due to construction, there is a scheduled electrical outage at Oak Grove’s main
building Monday, December 28 - Saturday, January 2. The building will be closed
due to the absence of electricity and the consequent disabling of life safety equipment such as fire alarms and emergency lighting. No one may be in the building. We
will open a temporary office in Scout Hall of the YCS Building for deliveries and
people who would like to drop off their end of year offering. However, during this
time, since phone and email depend on power, there will be no phone service at the
church and no email access for any person on the staff. To report a pastoral emergency, such as death or hospitalization, you must come to the temporary church
office or call the staff directly on their mobile phones:
• Glenn Ethridge
404-512-2229. Glenn is on call December 23 December 27.
• Susan Allen Grady 404-936-1258. Susan is on call December 28 – January 2.
• Amy Morgan
770-598-1222
• Dale Smith
770-712-2998
This is very important. Please save this article.
To contact staff during the outage, you must call them directly using the
numbers above. We request your respectful consideration of our staff during the
holidays; please call staff only in the event of a non-financial emergency.
covenant
groups
New Groups Forming Now!
Now is the time to join a Covenant Group!
New groups will be forming in January. If you
didn’t join a new group in August or you are
new to the church, this is a great way to meet
others in the congregation while growing
deeper in your faith. Registration is now open
on the church website: www.ogumc.org (click
the Covenant Groups banner). For more
information, contact Discipleship Ministry
chairs Dusty ([email protected]) and
Angela ([email protected]) Schaffner.
For healthy marriages
wanting to improve
Would you like to be a GREETER?
First impressions count and warm
welcomes go a long way! We are seeking
additional people to help provide a
positive first experience to OGUMC
visitors.
Greeters are needed for 8:30, 9:35 and 11
o’clock services. The short shifts allow you
to have a big impact on our visitors’
experiences and, thus, our church’s growth
with a very short time commitment (only
about 30 minutes once a month!).
There will be four Greeter teams, each led by a Team Leader. Team 1 will serve on the first
Sunday of the month, team 2 on the second Sunday of the month, etc. There are four
months each year which have five Sundays. The four teams will each take a turn staffing
one of those months. You can specify during which Sunday and which service you would
like to serve and, thus, which team you will be on.
Would you like to be a Greeter team leader? The team leader will remind his/her team that
their Sunday is approaching and coordinating with the greeters to determine who is staffing
each time (8:30, 9:35 or 11 am) and location (portico, narthex, nursery/Christian School
entrance). We already have two leaders so just need two more. Sunday school classes,
covenant groups and other groups are encouraged to consider signing up as a team
together.
If you have not already, please contact Amity Farrar ([email protected] or 404-4323465) if you are interested in being a greeter or greeter leader. Thank you!
Glenn Ethridge will be leading a marriage
enrichment workshop, Wednesday evenings in
room 218, January 20, 27, and February 3.
This workshop is for couples looking to
strengthen their marriage; it is not therapy for
marriages in trouble. The workshop will use
the Prepare/Enrich material Glenn uses in
pre-marital counseling. We will discuss
communication, identification of relationship
strengths, conflict resolution, and other
building blocks of better marriages. Each
person takes an online survey and pays online
($30/couple). Glenn will provide the confidential survey results to each couple. The report
will guide the confidential conversation among
the marriage partners. There will be multiple
couples present, but all conversations are
between marriage partners only. This workshop has no required group sharing aspect.
Participants must pre-register by January 5,
2016, in order to take the survey between
January 6-13 and have the results ready in
time for the first meeting on January 20. You
may register online (www.ogumc.org) or by
contacting Rachel Fullerton (404-636-7558
or [email protected]).
Advent Offering
for Missions
Advent is a season when we prepare ourselves spiritually
for the coming of the Christ Child at Christmas. One
of the ways that many people observe this season is by
giving to someone in need. A wonderful way to do that
is through the Oak Grove Advent Offering. Each year
our Advent Offering funds mission ministries that
meet the real needs of people. From feeding children at Montclair Elementary School to
caring for low income senior adults at Mountain View Personal Care Home, your Advent
offering makes a difference!
Please use the special Advent offering envelope that was mailed or pick one up at church.
Checks should be made payable to Oak Grove UMC and marked “Advent Offering.” You
can also give online (www.oakgroveumc.org). Thank you for your generosity.
Blankets for Homeless
Preserving a tradition initiated by Andrew
Ethridge, on the day after Christmas, lunch and blankets will be delivered to homeless persons in
downtown Atlanta. If you would like to donate a blanket, please deliver to the church office.
Holiday Schedule
Youth Sunday School will not meet on Sunday,
December 27. Merry Christmas! We will meet again
on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. in the gym.
Happy New Year!
Oak Grove Memorials
I N H O NOR
TO THE BUILDING FUND IN HONOR OF
Ann Benton
by The Outreach Circle
I N ME MOR Y
T0 THE ANDREW ETHRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP
FUND IN MEMORY OF
Andrew Ethridge
by Carol Davis Costin
Carol Cartledge
the
Blessing
A gift to The Blessing
has been made:
In Honor of
Mary Morris
by The Friendship Circle
In Honor of
Barbara Adams
by Charles Beasley, III and Fred Mann
Youth Fellowship will not meet on Sunday, December
20. Remember to get your free tickets and attend the
Christmas at Oak Grove concert that night! We will not meet on Sunday, December 27 or
January 3, 2016. We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year on Sunday, January
10, 2016!
Christmas Tree Lot – Thank You
We asked for help and you answered! We sold 400 trees and wreaths with your help and
community support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! A special thank you to
John McMillen, Shannon Higgins, Lynne Crabtree, and Sheri Slappey for managing the
tree lot and volunteers. You are our tree lot angels!
2016 Summer Camp
Registration Open
“My friend, I think of you daily because I care and it’s true.” Do you have a camp song from
your childhood that will always hold a special place in your heart? In the case of Camp Glisson,
a camp and retreat center of the North Georgia Conference, “My Friend” sung by counselors to
their campers at the close of camp each week during the summer is one that holds a special place
in each camper and counselors heart. For a week every summer for 92 years, children and
teenagers from across Georgia flood Camp Glisson’s campus with shouts of laughter, creek hikes,
camp outs, singing on the porch, and much more. If you are interested in signing up your child
or teenager to attend a week of camp at Village, Sparrowwood, or Outpost, visit
http://www.glisson.org/schedule. Registration is now open to all United Methodists and opens
for everyone January 1, 2016.
Oak Grove Senior Adults
Are Invited to
Brunch for an Introduction
to King’s Bridge
A Complimentary Brunch is offered on
Tuesday, January 19, at 9:30 a.m. to senior
adults of Oak Grove Church who wish to
know more about King’s Bridge Retirement
Center, located at 3055 Briarcliff Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30329. There will be good food,
music, an introduction to King’s Bridge, and
tours.
Reservations may be made in the Oak Grove
church office, no later than Sunday, January
17. Participants may drive themselves, or
carpool with each other from Oak Grove
Church. Upon request, a church bus will be
available to pick up passengers who cannot
drive themselves. If you wish to participate,
please call the church office (404-636-7558)
to reserve a space.
THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES
PLEASE PRAY FOR
Oak Grove Office Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M–F
Phil Benefield
Sunday, December 20, 2015
December 15, 2015
In the Hospital…
DeKalb – Rachel Still
Eastside – John Glaze
New to Care Facilities…
Fountainview – Jack Sims
Cobblestone – Jim Starnes
For a complete list of persons in care facilities, please
contact the church office.
Continued Prayers...
Gerald Adamson, Beth Benefield, Dottie Bonnell,
Amanda Brooks, Barbara Cassell, Nancy Crovatt,
Marijo Culwell, Michelle Decker, Helen Dykes,
Judy Gervais, Jim Golden, Billie Hackemeyer,
Charlie Hamilton, Betty Hudson, Matt Hudson,
Betty Lester, Carolyn McCollum, Dick Muth,
Cindy Mynatt, Beth Pearce, Delaine Perkins,
Morris Perkins, Bob (Punchy) Powell, Nancy
Rood, Kristen Sanders, Melissa Sizemore, Chick
Sward, Clarice Thompson, Jeff Waits, Rob White
Our Homebound Members...
For a complete listing of homebound members,
please contact the church office.
Serving in Our Armed Forces...
Captain George Parks Bunch, LT Alexander Cody,
Petty Officer Steven Jones, SSgt. Joshua Portwood,
Col. Janet Seufert
Sympathy...
Oak Grove extends its deepest sympathy toJosie Beth,
James Paul, and Chapman Phillips on the recent
death of their grandmother, Ann Phillips.
Welcome New Members!
Bill & Joyce Walsh
Dinner and programs will
return January 13, 2016.
Chapel Communion continues
Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary
2016
4:30pm Christmas at Oak Grove
Sanctuary
7:00pm Christmas at Oak Grove
Sanctuary
Monday, December 21, 2015
9:30am Disciple I
Rm 216
9:30am Disciple IV
Rm 219
7:00pm Finance Meeting
Rm 217
7:30pm Adult Volleyball
Heritage Hall Gym
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
6:30pm Grief Sharing Group
6:30pm Aerobic Exercise Class
Rm 219
Heritage Hall Gym
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
9:15am Disciple IV
Rm 217
6:30pm Disciple I
Rm 219
6:30pm Disciple III
Rm 217
Thursday, December 24, 2015
January 13, 20, 27 & February 3
“Turning Resolutions into Life-Long Healthy
Habits!" This 4-week series in the fellowship
hall following dinner is a fun way to start the
year! Cheri Flake, Oak Grove member and
Atlanta's Stress Therapist will show us how to
avoid the New Year's Resolutionist's Mistake
and finally change for good. It's time to stop
procrastinating, stay motivated and make 2016
truly different! Contact Rev. Susan Allen Grady
([email protected], 404-636-7558) if you
have questions.
Oak Grove United Methodist
Church Senior Adults trip to
Saint Simons Island
Storytelling Festival
Epworth By The Sea
February 5-7, 2016
Join Oak Grove United Methodist Church Senior Adults for a bus trip to Epworth By The Sea at
Saint Simons Island, GA, Friday through Sunday, February 5-7, 2016. Departure from OGUMC
will be at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016, with a planned arrival at Epworth in
mid-afternoon. The bus will return to OGUMC at approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.
Epworth By The Sea is a Christian Conference and Retreat Center overlooking the Frederica River
on beautiful St. Simons Island, Georgia. It is a place for worship, study, fellowship, strolls along the
river bank, lovely gardens, and rocking chairs on the front porch. The Oak Grove group will be
housed on the campus of Epworth with an affordable package deal for double or single rooms, six
meals, transportation by charter bus, a Saturday afternoon tour of the area, and tickets to the
Storytelling Festival. Four renowned storytellers will delight your heart: Donald Davis, Carmen
Agra Deedy, Andy Offutt Irwin, and Bil Lepp. Be prepared to laugh, shed a few tears and enjoy
their stories. A print out with more detail about the storytellers is available at the OGUMC office.
Registration requires a fee of $150.00 and completed medical forms. The remainder of fees
owed will be due by January 2, 2016. Please join us for this wonderful trip! For more information
contact Ann Marney 404-634-7379 or Mary Lou Gilbert (770-301-0828).
3:00pm Children & Family Service
Sanctuary
5:00pm Traditional Service
Sanctuary
5:00pm Contemporary Service
Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Contemporary Service
Fellowship Hall
8:00pm Traditional Service
Sanctuary
Friday, December 25, 2015
Christmas Day
Upper Room
Devotional Guides
The Janaury/February
Upper Room Devotional
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pick up in the Narthex.
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Record of Our Faithfulness
Our Presence
Communion Chapel
December 9, 2015
22
Our Presence
Church School
8:30 Service
9:35 Service
11:00 Service
Service of Unity
Total Worship this Week
Our Offerings
Over/Under
December 13, 2015
448
147
246
498
203
1116
12/6/15
Received to date
$2,333,089.72
Needed to date
$2,311,482.85
$21,606.87
DEEP ROOTS BUILDING CAMPAIGN RESULTS
Pledged to date:
$6,339,979.59
Given to date:
$3,179,728.15
In Memory of Given by
In Memory of Given by
Floyd P. Adams, Jr.
Brent Anderson
Charles H. Anderson
Mrs. Dolores Anderson
Alice Bailey
Alice Bailey
June and Ray Baker
Phil Benefield
My sister,
Katherine Fulcher Deaton
Pansy S. Duncan
William H. Duncan
Andrew Ethridge
Phil Benefield
George and Geneva Borders,
my parents
Lynwood and Barbara Boyer
Joseph M. Brooks, Jr.
John H. Brown
Vivian Brown
Mary Bruce
Ruby Carroll
Iva Loye Carter
Richard Hubbard Carter
Hal Chambliss
Bill Champion
Mae Clark
Bud and Betty Coburn
Cheryl Virginia Cole
Virginia Lee G. Cole
Margaret P. Collings
Dianne Housch Conley
Suzanne Coyle
Delores Butler Curl,
my beloved mother
Harry Franklin Curl,
my beloved father
The Adams Family
Annie Ruth Anderson-Brown
Annie Ruth Anderson-Brown
Chris and Laura Wagnon
Louis Bailey
Renn Sunday School Class
Calvin and Katie Barnett
Thomas, Anna, Ramona,
and Coco Benefield
Shirley and Tom Gurley
Betty B. Baccus
Laura Boyer Bell
Joe Brooks and Robyn Giles
Annie Ruth Anderson-Brown
David and Nancy Harte
Charles G. Bruce
Billie and Gene Carroll
Dorothy Ann Carter
Dorothy Ann Carter
Bill and Paige Henry
Laura and Jack Hall Family
Billie and Gene Carroll
Charles and Caroline Coburn
William W. Cole, Jr.
William W. Cole, Jr.
Stephanie, Jeff,
and Gavin Stevenson
Randy and Anne Patterson
Marilyn Coyle
and Kellie Rose
Betty Jo Williams
Betty Jo Williams
Andrew Ethridge
Andrew Ethridge
Andrew Ethridge
Lisa Fair
Joseph Farel, my dad
Herbert Fowle
Annie McDaniel Fulcher,
my mother
Buddy Fulcher, my brother
Robert Fulcher, my father
Louise and Bob Gartrell
Bess and Grover Ginn
Madge Glass
Dixon Glover
Joseph and Alice Gulla,
Chris and Michael’s grandparents
Louise Guy
Ed and Louise Keibler, her parents
Carolyn and Cecil Hester
Carolyn and Cecil Hester
Lee Holloway
Gloria and Frank Houghton,
Ken’s parents
David S. Hubbard
Jane Jeffery, Sally’s mother
Betty Johnson
Harold Johnson
Dorothy Fulcher
Billie and Gene Carroll
Billie and Gene Carroll
Glenn, Cathy,
and Lee Ethridge
Kristin Ethridge
Jenny, Clint, Thomas,
and Jason Ginn
David and Nancy Harte
Kristin Ethridge
Amy Merrill
Martha Jean Fowle
Dorothy Fulcher
Dorothy Fulcher
Dorothy Fulcher
Ron and Connie Williams
Jenny, Clint, Thomas,
and Jason Ginn
Rebecca Hamilton
Helen Glover
Jim and Debbie Seligman
Betty and Wayne Lester
Thomas and Isabelle McCoy
Chip Hester
The Huffines
Lenda Holloway
Sally and Ken Houghton
Virginia Hubbard
Sally and Ken Houghton
Johnson Family
Johnson Family
In Memory of
Betty and Kenneth Lanman
L. Burke Linder
Ed Lloyd
Minnilu Lloyd
Peggy Lyles
Mary Louise and Tom McCoy,
his parents
Dick McNeill
Dale Manos
Susan Metzloff
Bythia Lee Miller
Margaret and Henry Miller
Fred Moss
George Moulton
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nash
Mother and father,
Ralph and Adeline Pingree
My brother, Pittman Morris
My brothers, Phil and Jack Muth
My children, Debra, Ed,
and Diane
My grandson, Joel William Rae
My husband, John
My Omi, Regina Hamann
My parents
My parents
My parents,
Joe and Adell Butterworth
My parents, Ann and Paul Wood
My parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Babu
My parents and my husband
Kenneth Nagel
Naomi Nagel
Stella and James O’Brien
Betty O’Connor
Our beloved, Brad and Robert
Our loved ones
Our mothers
Our parents
Our parents
Our parents
Our parents
Our parents
Our parents,
John and Virginia Adams
Given by
Jill Lanman Schneider
Carol Linder
Joan Lloyd-Bruce
Joan Lloyd-Bruce
Bill Lyles and Bob Lyles
Thomas and Isabelle McCoy
Julie Stevenson
Sue Manos
Metzloff Family
Billie and Gene Carroll
Mike and Cindy Miller
Mary Moss and family
Patricia Moulton
Chris and Laura Wagnon
Philip and David Pingree,
their sons
Kay Adams
Dick Muth
Jean Smith
William W. Cole, Jr.
Lou Ann Harkleroad
Ellen Kersh
Jane Bush
Ray Bush
Beth A. Butterworth
Denise Wood
Sylvia Babu
Anne C. Powell
Kris Nagel
Kris Nagel
Patty Chmiel and Bonnie Hoyt
Phil and Ann Marney
Mom, Dad, and Andrew
Mary and Alec Morris
Alfonso and Ruth Tamayo
Barbara Adams and family
Don and Pat Minor
Dick and Helene Muth
Avery and Betty Severt
Kirby and Dale Smith
John and Kay Adams
In Memory of
Our parents,
Albert and Frances Miller
Our parents,
Dallas and Lula Mobley
Our parents,
Claude and Katherine Morris
Our son, Christopher
Mike Overstreet
Spencer Overstreet
Bill Peacock
Ruth and Jack Peck
John O. Perry, Jr., Phil’s dad
Betty Wiley Powell
Ray Rabeneck
Richard Ray, Jr.
Ed Renn
Norman Richards III
Janie and Frank Riley
Gene Robert
Helen and Al Ross
Carla Sanders
Mary Saunders, Nancy’s mother
Horace S. Scruggs
Barbara Walker-Seaman (Mother)
David Seligman
James R. Shirley
Joyce E. Shirley
Cindy and Marvin Smith
Douglas R. Smith
Evelyn Smith
Leigh Ann Spratte
Elizabeth “Twinkie” Stevenson
Peter F. Stevenson
J. C. Stone, Sr.
John C. Stone, Jr.
Charlie Stubblebine
Paul H. Taylor
Carolyn Tomlinson
Dave and Ruth Varner
Mr. and Mrs. Wales Wagnon
Jane Walker (grandmother)
Given by
Louis and Dale Miller
Louis and Dale Miller
John and Kay Adams
Shirley and Tom Gurley
Shirley Overstreet
Shirley Overstreet
Louisa Peacock
Brooke and Daniel Peck
Phil, Missy, and Grace Perry
Powell Family
Nell Rabeneck
The Ray Family
Renn Sunday School Class
Martha Richards
George Riley
Mary Dell Robert
The Weatherfords
Steven and Terese Sanders
Nancy and Tom Landers
Calvin and Katie Barnett
Shara Sanders
and Whitney Blackmore
Jim and Debbie Seligman
Linda Shirley
Linda Shirley
Mike and Cindy Miller
Kay Smith
Barbara Adams and family
Barbara and Jerry Spratte
Scott, Cynthia,
and Todd Stevenson
Gavin, Jeff,
and Stephanie Stevenson
Margaret Stone and family
Margaret Stone and family
John Weatherford
Kelley, Grace,
and Barbara Taylor
Anne and Andy Knox
Caroline and Charles Coburn
Chris and Laura Wagnon
Shara Sanders
and Whitney Blackmore
In Honor of
Cheryl Watson
Carolyn Weatherford
Gerald Whiddon
Eleanor Widmayer
Frank H. Wiedmer, Missy’s dad
Betty Wilkins
Paul Womack, III
Paul Womack, III
Edward M. Yancey, father
Irene Capps Yancey, mother
Mrs. Dorothy Adams
Given by
Renn Sunday School Class
John Weatherford
Johnson Family
Bill and Susan Widmayer
Phil, Missy, and Grace Perry
Kerry Bresee
Laura and Connor Gallagher
Paul and Ruth Womack
Phyllis M. Yancey
Phyllis M. Yancey
Charles Beasley III
and Fred Mann
Doris Barnette
Your Covenant Group
Beth Benefield
Thomas, Anna, Ramona,
and Coco Benefield
Beth Benefield
Shirley and Tom Gurley
Ann Benton and Carol Wright Fidelis Circle
Kathy Brockman
Kerry Bresee
John and Beth Burgess
Kristin Ethridge
Children and grandchildren
Don and Pat Minor
Lynne Waller Crabtree
Laura Boyer Bell
Glenn Ethridge
Bill and Paige Henry
Glenn Ethridge
Cindy and Mike Miller
Glenn, Cathy, and Lee Ethridge Kristin Ethridge
Lee Ethridge
Glenn and Cathy Ethridge
Faithful bulletin stuffers
Robyn Giles
Charles Glass
Rebecca Hamilton
Grandpa Richard Chase
Michael and Matthew Riley
Zoe Hicks
Mandy and Elliott Jackson
Dwight Howard, Jr.,
Robin, Tori, and Christian
Dwight and Cheryl Howard
Tim, Sherry, Zach, Sammy,
and Cooper Howard
Dwight and Cheryl Howard
George and Carolyn Jeffares
Mark, Janet, Brett,
and Tyler Jeffares
Geoff Jeffery
Sally and Ken Houghton
Peggy Keifer
Amy McMillen
Zachary and Katie Keung
Jennifer Moore
Mimi and Hunter Maulella
(daughter and grandson)
Avery and Betty Severt
Peg McConnell, sister
Evelyn Williams Rutherford
Ginger Moss McVeigh
Laura Boyer Bell
Jack, Davis, and Will Merrill
Amy and Jonathan Merrill
In Honor of Given by
Cindy Miller
Mike Miller
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Willis Moore
My children and grandchildren
My children, grandchildren,
and great grandson
Nana, Martha H. Hathcock
New Hope Sunday School Class
Our children
Our children and granddaughter
Our church staff
Our Mom, Kay Adams
Our 9th Grade Girls D Group
Our parents
Our pastors and church staff
Peacemakers everywhere
Betty Perry, my Mom
Grace Perry
Phil Perry
Beverlyn Pratt
Bill, LeeAnn, Hayden,
and Reid Ramsey
Meg, James, Julia,
and Sarah Scheid
Joan Seligman
Virginia Gardner Sowell
Virginia Sowell
Scott and Julie Stevenson
The Akin Circle
The Chancel Choir
The Montclair
Covenants Kids Team
The Kroll Family
The Youth!
Madge Watson
Michele Weatherford
Joe and Linda Whipple
Pat Wiedmer, my Mom
Youth Meal Team Captains
Youth Staff
Mike Miller
Cindy Miller
Jennifer Moore
Barbara Adams
Carroll Ball
Kelley and Grace Taylor
Amy and Jonathan Merrill
Kim and Kim Cody
Michele and John Weatherford
Randy and Anne Patterson
Her children, Karey and Lee
Amy Merrill, Mandy Jackson,
and Margaret Bazemore
Joe Brooks and Robyn Giles
Zoe and Smoky Hicks
Beth Unger
Phil Perry
Phil and Missy Perry
Missy and Grace Perry
Bob and Lynn Pratt
Ed and Rosemary Ramsey
Ed and Rosemary Ramsey
Jim and Debbie Seligman
Laura Boyer Bell
Robyn Giles
Thomas, Anna, Ramona,
and Coco Benefield
Jeanine Andrews
Zoe and Smoky Hicks
Zoe and Smoky Hicks
Phil, Missy, and Grace Perry
Shara Sanders
Barbara Adams and family
John Weatherford
Susan Stewart
Missy Perry
Robyn Giles
Robyn Giles
Special thanks to the volunteers who delivered poinsettias to our homebound members.
Today’s Worship Servants
Sound: (8:30) Billie Williams
Offering Counters: Jerry Cooley, John Long, Wallace Moreman, Jim Mynatt
Ushers: Jeanine Andrews, Mark Byrne, Tony Callaway, Carolyn Casarella, Greg Casarella, Bill Cole, Jack Graves, Tim Howard, Scot Macrae,
Alec Morris, Max Neese, Davis Peacock, Phil Perry, Neil Sampson, Kirby Smith, Hodgson Thomas, James Trotti, Rob Welch
Altar Guild: Jayme Cartmill, Katrina Franklin, Nancy Harte, Regina Haynes, Sally Houghton, Meredith Lee, Mrs. Dale Smith, Brenda Toebben,
Bryna Wiggins, Carol Wright, Diane Young
Children’s Church: Susan Malemezian, Brad Malemezian
OUR WORSHIP TIMES
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:35 a.m. Sunday School
9:35 a.m. Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Sanctuary
Various
Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary
OUR CHURCH INFORMATION
Church Office
Office Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. M–F
Emergency Contact After Hours
Sunday, December 27, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
Combined Worship Service
No Children or Youth Sunday School
Childcare (birth through 5 years old) available starting at 10:15 a.m.
Children’s Church will meet.
404-636-7558
Dr. Glenn Ethridge – Senior Pastor
Rev. Susan Allen Grady – Associate Pastor
ext. 9
ext. 211
ext. 212
Director of Administration – Dale Smith
Children’s Ministry – Kim Cody
Oak Grove Christian School
YCS (Young Children’s School)
ext. 225
ext. 218
404-636-5476
404-636-7951
Dr. Amy Morgan – Pastor of Nurture and Service
Rev. Mary Lou Gilbert – Pastor to Senior Adults
ext. 210
Music Ministry – Ed Scruggs
ext. 226
Organist – Leanne Herrmann
Youth Ministry
404-315-1135
Dir. of Contemporary Worship – Atticus Hicks
ext. 208

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