Weavers Mennonite Church

Worship | Bulletin



 Sunday Worship, December 16, 2018


Called into God’s Family, we join together

to be transformed through worship,

to nurture one another,

to be equipped to serve Jesus Christ, and

to carry out His mission in the world.



Welcome, friends in Christ. We are happy to worship together today to celebrate the love of God in Jesus Christ. If you are a visitor, we hope that you feel welcome and that you will join us again.


Prelude (and offertory)                                                      c/o Sandy Byler


Welcome & Announcements                                             Jackie Yoder     


Worship in Song                                                                             Choir




Worship in Hymns                                                   c/o Marvin Slabaugh

   HWB  - 201    "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing"

   HWB  - 197   "Angels We Have Heard on High"


First Fruits Giving


Sermon:  "Righteous Fruit"                                                 Phil Kanagy

                                   Luke 3:7-18                                                                                                                           


Hymn of Response

   HWB  - 212    "O Come, All Ye Faithful"


Sharing & Prayer


Benediction & Closing Song  







Sunday School Classes for Children, Youth and Adults begin at 9:30am.  Ushers are glad to assist with directions.


¨       Hearing assistance units are available from the ushers.


Nursery services are available.

Attendants: Worship – Barb Martin, Shawna Hurst

 6-7:30PM  Walk Through Bethlehem (Outdoor Nativity)




Tuesday, December 18

  7:30am  Sr. Youth breakfast at Mr. J's, Harmony Square


Wednesday, December 19

  7pm  Sr. Youth group

  7pm  Prayer meeting


Sunday, December 23
   NO Sunday School today
  10AM Worship Service, Speaker, Phil Kanagy "Leap for Joy!" 

              Scripture: Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)



                          Statistics for Sunday Service - December 9,  2018

Worship Attendance - 150

Offering:  Budget - $8,806.88; Building Fund - $500;

Children's Offering Project- $25



No Sunday School on Sunday, Dec. 23 -- Worship service begins at 10 AM

Harmonia Sacra Singing - Jan 1, 7 PM



Happy Birthday blessings this week to Shirley Knight (today!), Danny Knight (today!), Earl Schrock, and Ed Lehman.


Janet Bollinger is in rehab following a fall.  You are invited to send cards of encouragement to her to Oak Lea, 1475 Virginia Ave, Rm. 265, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.


Our Weavers Church "A Walk Through Bethlehem" will be held tonight  yet, Sun. Dec. 16 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM. Stroll on the streets of Bethlehem the day Jesus was born: meet the Wisemen, shepherds, animals, townspeople, craftsmen, Mary & Joseph, and baby Jesus in a manger! Finally, end your experience in the Bethlehem Cafe with a hot drink and cookies. Invite your friends and neighbors.


 There is a need for musicians and music leaders for praise and worship. Worship is not about perfection--it is about offering your gifts to God.

Let's not be critical if it is not the same style or quality that we're used to; let's be supportive no matter what as long as we are praising and worshiping God. 

We want the environment to be welcoming of new ideas, possibly some experimentation, perhaps failure; but it is all part of growing and learning and our offering to our Lord. 

Stewardship is about more than just giving money, it encompasses an attitude of grateful giving in all aspects of worship.  Time, resources, talents, gifts, joy, encouragement, patience, etc.

If you have interest in participating or learning more, or if you would like training/coaching please contact Andrea Knight ak46and2@yahoo.com or text at 540-383-5140                                    - Weavers Worship Committee


 Families, SS classes, small groups of friends - would you be willing to share times manning a kettle for Salvation Army for several hours? They are desperate for volunteers. It’s good to trade off, especially if the kettle is outside.  Here is the info for times and places available for bell ringers:    virginiasalvationarmy.org/volunteers/harrisonburg-va-bell-ringer/  or call 540 434-4854.


 Outreach Committee would like to inform you that the dates for a service week with SWAP next summer will be July 22-27. Please put that date in your calendar and pray about being one of the dozen or so persons on the team!  We would like know by early February if you have interest in going, as the first down payment is due at that time.  More info to follow!


Good Company and Willow Run Band invite you to their shared Christmas concert on Sunday, December 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church. This festive event will feature a wide variety of seasonal favorites and a light reception will follow. Admission by donation ($10/person suggested). For more information about these groups, visit goodcompanyacappella.com and facebook.com/willowrunband.


Free Range Hymns Interactive Concert and Hymn Sing with Sopa Sol and Ken Nafziger:  On Sunday, January 6 at 3:00 pm, Community Mennonite Church, Ken Nafziger—longtime music director at EMU and beloved song leader—will lead singing accompanied by Sopa Sol: Daryl Snider, Frances Miller and Nathan Bontrager. Sopa Sol will also perform selections from the Free Range Hymns album released in 2017: re-imagined hymns featuring their unique instrumental and vocal combinations. Sopa Sol “skillfully employ an extensive cache of classical and global folk instruments in this… meditation on the gifts of communal song," Bradley Kauffman, The Mennonite. CDs will be available. All are welcome to enjoy the evening. Entry is free, with donations appreciated. Website: sopasol.com/events – Email: contact@sopasol.com See poster on the foyer bulletin board.