Members and guests of Vine Street Baptist Church were warmly welcomed to a sanctuary decorated for the season. Candles, wreaths, a Christmas tree and red bows adorned the room to celebrate the arrival of the newborn King.
Today’s service began with Pastoral Assistant Joshua McCarthy reading Isaiah 9:2-7 and saying a prayer. Jacob and Jaime Hatcher sang Jesus Messiah as they led the gathered in song. Jacob welcomed everyone and gave time for fellowship.
Joshua gave a few announcements, then said a pastoral prayer.
- Souper Sunday tonight at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
- Women’s Bible study on Tuesday at 7:30pm
- Christmas Families ministry continues throughout the month, with distribution on December 17th
While the ushers were collecting the offering, the congregation continued singing.
- Hark the Herald Angels Sing
- All Creatures of Our God and King
- Before the Throne of God Above
Taylor Harmon came to the platform and read today’s sermon scripture, then Spencer delivered today’s message.
Today’s sermon continues the sermon series Fulfilled, an Advent Series. The full audio can be heard by clicking on the date link below, or right-click and select “Save As” to save the file to your computer. Click on the scripture reference to follow along with the reading.
|December 3, 2017
|2 Samuel 7:1-17
After the sermon, the congregation participated in the Lord’s Supper. After the elements were passed and taken, everyone stood and sang How Great is Our God during a time of reflection.
Spencer introduced two new members, Adam and Mattie Perez. A testimony sheet was made available to everyone to pick up and read to get to know the Perez’ a little better. Spencer closed the service with an invitation for anyone to speak to a pastor after the service about church membership, becoming a Christian, or to discuss today’s sermon. He read a closing scripture and then dismissed the group.