This Week's Bulletin
Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship
December 2 , 2007Phone: (574) 534-2398 e-mail: officeberkeyavenue.org
Pastors: Anita Kehr and Dan Schrock
The Holy One is Coming
Songs: O f the Father's love begotten (WB 104)
Veni Sancte Spiritus (WB 298; with Bryan Kehr)
Hark! The glad sound ! (WB 184)
Offering our Gifts
Song: When long before time (STJ 25)
Children's Time - Beth Berry
Advent Candle Lighting Lana Smucker
Leader: The Lord is my light and my salvation;
People: w hom shall I fear?
Leader: The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
People: of whom shall I be afraid?
All: One thing I ask of you, O Lord,
and that I will pursue.
to live in your house
all the days of my life.
t o behold your beauty
a nd to seek you in your temple.
Scripture Reading: Romans 13:11-14 - Helen Kennell
Sermon: "Advent: Telling Time'' - Arthur Paul Boers
Song of Response: Wild and lone the prophet ' s voice (bulletin)
Congregational Sharing - Dan Schrock
Introduction of Visitors
Please pass the friendship registers.
Leader: Watch! Wait!
People: Like the bud on a tree,
God' s possibilities are about to blossom!
Leader: Stay awake!
People: We are here,
w atching and waiting with hope.
All: May G od bring justice to all peopl e on this day.
May God's reign come on earth a s in heaven.
Worship Leader - Joe Liechty
Song Leader - Greg Smucker
Accompanist - Mitch Siemens-Rhodes
Prelude and Offertory - Lane Miller
Sound/Projection - Ben Buckwalter
Ushers - Roy Bergey, Robert Pflederer
Visuals - Dee Albrecht
Advent Planning Committee - Greg Smucker (chair), Elizabeth Miller, Joe Liechty, Hannah Heinzekehr, Terri J. Plank Brenneman
Childcare during worship is available for infants and toddlers (generally ages three and under) in the nursery on the right side of the hallway going back to Jubilee Hall.
Nurture Hour begins ten minutes after the end of worship. Please stay and enjoy coffee and conversation in the fellowship hall, and then gather in the meetingroom for these classes:
Today all a dult s will meet in the meetingroom for a special class facilitated by our overseer (and today's preacher), Arthur Boers. Our new classes for the winter quarter begin next Sunday and will include:
The College Age/Young Adults led by John and Ruth Roth, and by Joe Liechty, meets in the northwest corner of the meetingroom.
Sermon Discussion, led by David Heusinkveld and Dale Shenk, meets in the northeast corner of the meetingroom.
A study of John Roth's book Stories: How Mennonites Came to Be , facilitated by Beth Berry, meets in the southeast corner of the meeting room.
A long-term, discussion-based group meets in the library and invites young adults to join them.
A membership exploration class , led by Anita Kehr and Dan Schrock, meets in the small room off Jubilee Hall, next to the MYF room.
A l ectio divina group (now full), meets in Dan Schrock's study.
Children from preschool through fifth grade gather after worship for singing in Jubilee Hall (the large room north of the fellowship hall). Younger children may go directly to their classroom (see the room assignments below).
Infants and 2-year-olds meet in "Cherub Corner.''
Preschool (3- and 4-year-olds) meet in "Gentleness.''
Primary (kindergarten and first grade) meet in "Joyful.''
Middler I (second and third grades) meet in "Peace.''
Middler II (fourth and fifth grades) meet in "Forgiveness.''
The JYF (grades 6-8) and the MYF (grades 9-12) meet in their classrooms off of Jubilee Hall.
If you are visiting today, please pick up a copy of our newsletter in the fellowship hall.
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