MWMC This Week – December 16, 2018

MWMC This Week – December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent

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 today.

Call to Worship
“He Will Rule the World”
Responsive Invocation
based on Zephaniah 3:14-20
Songs of Praise
“Days of Elijah”
“Come, Now is the Time”
“Coming Again”
Advent Candle Litany
John 14:1-7
Hymn of Response #305
“Jesus Is Coming Again”
Time of Prayer
“While We Are Waiting Come”
(Adult) Devotional Moment
“The Way”
Announcements & Offering Prayer
Offertory Carol #180
“What Child is This”
Doxology & Time of Greeting
“Make Us One”
Children’s Program
Closing Hymn #170
“Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”
“He Will Rule the World”
Music Worship Team

Today our children will present the musical “Angels Say What” during the Morning Worship Service. Be sure to sit near the front so that you can see and hear the joy-filled message they bring.

Caroling to the Homebound will take place this Friday evening, beginning at 5pm. You may join our merry band of singers at any point as we travel from stop to stop. Singing skills are optional. Sign up today at the Information Desk. This will help us arrange drivers and riders.

Sunrise Nursing Home Service will take place next Sunday (December 23rd) at 1:30pm. We invite you to stay after the morning service and share Christmas joy with those who live in this local facility. Speak with Ho Kwong (Chris) Lai to learn more.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will take place on Monday, December 24th at 7pm. We will share Nativity Story again and worship at the wonder of God come to dwell among us in Jesus. This time of music and readings will be a joint service with the Toronto Korean Wesleyan Church.

A December Focus

During the closing weeks of this calendar year, Milliken Church wishes to express God’s care for vulnerable children—both locally and globally. Please consider how you may donate toward these causes:

The Markham Pregnancy Centre is now hosting its annual Hearts & Hands Fundraising Drive. This local Christian agency provides counseling, medical advice, and baby supplies so that giving birth becomes a real option for those advised otherwise. One donor has offered to match all monetary donations the Centre receives during the month of December. Please consider what you may give. Place your gift in an envelope, mark it “MPC” and place it in the collection plates during the offering. Thank you for your generosity to preserve the lives of soon-to-be-born children here in Markham!

The Alpha Project operates as an outreach ministry of the Kamakwie Wesleyan Hospital in Sierra Leone. On Christmas Eve we will collect an offering for this rescue and nutrition training program. It reaches several villages and rural areas in the province of Sella Limba. Nurses in this program restore the health of severely malnourished children, enabling them to survive and grow. This has preserved hundreds of families and demonstrated the love of Jesus in a very cost-effective way. Please come prepared to give toward this ministry during our Candlelight Worship Service on Monday, December 24th at 7pm. Thank you.

The Next Week at MWMC

Choir Rehearsal
Sun Dec 16

HandChimes Rehearsal
Mon Dec 17

Tai Chi Group
Tue Dec 18

Youth Christmas Party
Wed Dec 19

Beginner HandChime Rehearsal
Wed Dec 19

Time to Pray
Wed Dec 19

Caroling to the Homebound
Fri Dec 21

Advent Morning Worship
Sun Dec 23

Sunrise Nursing Home Service
Sun Dec 23

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Mon Dec 24

Last Sunday Statistics

Attendance: 209
Offering Total: $6,087

About Milliken Church

Milliken Church is part of The Wesleyan Church; an evangelical, holiness group within the Methodist Christian family of denominations. To learn more, visit our website or speak with our pastor.

Mission Statement

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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