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Traditional Order of Worship, Dec. 3

10 a.m. Traditional Worship

Hanging of the Greens

Gathering Music

"Away in a Manger," "Bring a Torch," and "We Three Kings"

God's Troubadours

Greeting/Call to Worship/Processional

The Payne Family


Settle Handbell Choir

Accompanied by Rebecca Volk, oboe, and Heather Kirkconnell, piano

Children's Reading

Hudson Moorhouse and Christian Catron

Prayer & Responsive Reading

The Broerman Family

Preparing Our Sanctuary for the Lord

Placing of Symbols in God's House

The Conley Family

*Congregational Hymn

"Away in a Manger" - #217

(Please see the words on the screen.)

Lighting of the Advent Wreath

Steve & Jelene Innes

Chrismon Reading

The Connor Family

Children's Moment

Aimee Keith, Children's Minister

Placing of the Holly & Ivy

Neely and Volk families

Lighting of the Sanctuary

Beth Johnson and Janet Land


"He Is Born"

God's Troubadours

*Doxology #94

(An in-person offering will be collected on Sunday by our ushers, or if you prefer, you may give online by clicking here.)

*Offertory Prayer

Choir Anthem

"The Snow Lay on the Ground"

Settle Memorial Sanctuary Choir

Sermon: "Sharing the Good News"

The Rev. Mark Dickinson, Settle Memorial senior pastor

Sermon Outline: Download a printable copy here.

“There were some shepherds in that part of the country who were spending the night in the fields, taking care of their flocks.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone over them. They were afraid, but the angel said to them, ‘Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people.  This day in David's town your Savior was born - Christ the Lord!  And this is what will prove it to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’  Suddenly a great army of heaven's angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to God: ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom he is pleased!’  When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us.’ So, they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger.  When the shepherds saw him, they told them what the angel had said about the child.  All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said.  Mary remembered all these things and thought deeply about them.  The shepherds went back, singing praises to God for all they had heard and seen; it had been just as the angel had told them.” - Luke 2:8-20


To tell the Good News …


I must _____________________.

“All of you set free by God, tell the good news.” - Psalm 107:2


I must _____________________.

“When the right time came, God sent his Son born of a woman ...” - Galatians 4:4

“Come to me all of you who are weary, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28


I must _____________________.

“When the angels left them after announcing the good news of great joy, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that’s happened which the Lord has told us about.’ ” - Luke 2:15

“Go everywhere in the world and tell the good news to everyone.” - Mark 16:15


I must _____________________.

*Congregational Hymn

"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" - #218, vss. 1,4

 (Please see words on screen.)




"Theme, Variation, and Toccata on 'Savior of the Nations, Come' - Hugo Distler

Heather Kirkconnell, organist

*Please stand as you are able.

Children: Children of all ages are always welcome to attend worship service with their family. Settle also provides a nursery for ages 0-3 starting at the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour and running through the conclusion of both worship services. For children preschool-Grade 5, Settle offers Sunday School at 9 a.m. in the Education Building, and for preschool-Grade 2, we also offer children's church, where children sit with their parents at the beginning of worship and exit worship as a group after our children's message. Drop off/pickup for all children's activities are in the Education Building.

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This Week's Bible Study Readings

We continue our churchwide Bible study to read through the Bible in a Year.

This week's readings (Dec. 3-9). Click on Scriptures to read online:

You also can download a monthly printable schedule by clicking here, or you can pick one up in our worship spaces.

In Christian Sympathy

We extend our deep sympathy to Lyllis Shrewsberry and family on the passing of her husband, Jim, on Nov. 29.

The funeral service for Jim Shrewsberry will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in the Settle Memorial UMC sanctuary. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro and one hour prior to the funeral (9 a.m.) at the church.

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