MWMC This Week – December 24, 2017

MWMC This Week – December 24, 2017

December 24, 2017

Advent Description

Christ is coming! The color blue on our altar table signals us to “look up” (to the sky) for our redemption draws near. We long to be ready for His appearing and share in the joy He promises His people. We pray that you will sense Jesus’ joy-giving presence as we worship Him today.

Call to Worship
“Open Up the Heavens”
Responsive Invocation
Songs of Praise
“Soon & Very Soon”
“My God Is Awesome”
Advent Candle Lighting
The Bope Family
Hymn of Response #306
“Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending”
Wesleyan Kids for Missions Moment
“Even So Come”
Time of Greeting
Old Testament Reading
Psalm 89:19-29
Song of Response
“The Steadfast Love of the Lord”
Service of Holy Communion
Closing Hymn #312
“Some Golden Daybreak”
“Soon & Very Soon”


Missionary Robin White serves with Global Partners in the city of Nagoya, Japan. He recently wrote with the following update…

Hi Everyone!

Recently, we’ve been having some really productive conversations about the future of GLobal Partners’ ministry here in Japan. Please continue to pray for God’s leading with a couple of potential projects that will help us build a bigger platform here.

Christmas is popular, even here in Japan where it’s technically not even a holiday – let alone a religious tradition. This is a great opportunity for churches to reach out with the love of Jesus. We hosted three Christmas events; one in Gifu, another in the Nagoya Church, and of course a third one with my several English students. It is always a natural way to explain the love of God given to us through Jesus. On Christmas Eve I will be flying to Canada for a two-week vacation and visit with family in New Brunswick.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and financial support. I hope you enjoy a beautiful Christmas celebration!

– Robin

WKFM Today our children will learn more about the work of Hephzibah Ministries for Children. If you would like to give toward this vital Christian ministry, mark your gift “WKFM” and place it in the offering plate.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will begin tonight at 7pm. Join us for this sacred sharing of the Nativity Story and joyful music. God has sent His Son into our dark and confused world! A short time of dessert fellowship will follow the service.

Time to Pray continues to meet each Wednesday evening at 7pm. If you have a request or praise to share, please write it on a card from the pew rack in front of you. Place it in the church shaped box on the far right corner of the platform. Thank you.

Next Sunday we will welcome Revs. David & Olivia Phillips as our guests. This young couple are praying about planting a Wesleyan church in the southwestern section of Toronto. They will visit to share their calling and dreams for God’s new work in our city.

Thank You to all who joined in sharing music and love during the caroling outing last Friday evening. Please continue to remember our homebound members in your prayers. This group includes Rita Brown, Avis Burnette, Grant & Norma Miller, Dorothy Telesford & Cluster Williams.

The Next Week at MWMC

Choir Rehearsal
Sun Dec 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Sun Dec 24

Christmas Day (Office Closed)
Mon Dec 25

Tai Chi for Beginners
Tue Dec 26

Time to Pray
Wed Dec 27

Morning Moments of Prayer
Sun Dec 31

Morning Worship & Special Presentation
Sun Dec 31

Prayer Vigil Gathered Closing
Mon Jan 1

Vital Statistics

Attendance: 136
Offering Total: $5,197

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Milliken Wesleyan Methodist Church is a welcoming community that values diversity. We strive to honour God, confessing Jesus is Lord, through various forms of praise and worship, thoughtful teaching, opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, compassionate outreach and service.

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