Sing We Now of Christmas/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
ANTHEM - Chancel Choir
Arise and Shine from the Heart of Christmas
WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP - Steve Potter
O Come, Let Us Adore Him
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLES - The Gips Family
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
GREETING - Steve Potter
Please remain standing and greet someone with joy this morning!
SPECIAL MUSIC Gesu Bambino Bob Harrison
Children are invited to come forward at this time for the Children’s Message.
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE Karen Eshoff
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Pastor Kim Engelmann
Please fill out the register found in the pew rack. Fill out the yellow prayer cards with your requests for prayer and praise and place them in the offering plate or in the prayer box located in the church lobby.
WELCOME OUR NEW YOUTH DIRECTOR - Steve Norment
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE - Dan Yuen
OFFERING - Celeste Misfeldt
Arabian Dance/We Three Kings
SCRIPTURE - Luke 2:8-16 - Todd Misfeldt
SERMON Pastor - Kim Engelmann
Christmas: God’s Brilliant Idea
CLOSING SONG - Kelly & Trevor Walker
BENEDICTION - Pastor Kim Engelmann
POSTLUDE - Noel In G - Rebecca Harrison
Steve was born and raised in San Jose, and was involved in Young Life during his freshman year of high school. This is when he discovered Jesus and gave his life to God. Following High School, Steve felt called by God to serve in Youth Ministry. Steve received his BA in Bible and Communications from Simpson University and has spent the last 30 years serving God through youth and worship ministries. Steve has visited our Senior High Ministry program as well as Crash Zone and Middle School Ministry. He is excited to get started here at WVPC and become an integral part of the life of our church.
WE WELCOME YOU this morning! If you are a first-time visitor, stop by the WELCOME CENTER and pick up a gift mug, and coupons for a free latte and a free Bible.
FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE GENERAL FUND
· Total YTD offerings received through 11/30/15 $502,511
· 2014 YTD offerings through 11/30/14 $526,450
· 2015 Offerings as a % of 2014 offerings 95.5%
· 2015 YTD offerings as a % of budgeted offerings 91.6%
For more information contact Finance Committee Chair Doug Gips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today WVPC Children’s Ministries is providing childcare as a gift for parents who need to finish shopping, wrap presents, or just take a nap! From 11am-2pm kids can join us in McHattie Hall for games, crafts, lunch, Veggie Tales “Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas”, cookie making (and eating!).
WVPC Office Holiday Schedule
· The WVPC office will be closed on Thursday, December 25 & 26, 2015 in observance of Christmas and on New Years Day, January 1, 2016.
· Pastor Kim will be on Sabbatical starting December 25, 2015 and will return on February 9, 2016.
· Steve Potter will be off during the week following Christmas.
· In Pastor Kim’s absence, Todd Misfeldt will be in the office Tues - Thurs, 9am-3pm. For an appointment contact Todd at email@example.com.
Tamales are coming!
Pre-order your tamales today and support the Rancho Santa Marta mission trip in February.
Use the link: http://bit.ly/rsmtamales
Pick up your pre-ordered tamales or buy them after church on Sunday, January 10, 2016.
WVPC will be making and selling tamales to offset the cost of Rancho Santa Marta for our Missions Team. Even if you are not going on the trip this is a tasty way to supporting the mission work of the church.
All are invited to participate in our 5th Annual Tamale Making Party!
Saturday, January 9th @ 10am
Even if you are not going on the trip this is still a good event to participant in as a way of supporting the mission work of the church. Sales of our tamales will go to offset the cost of Rancho Santa Marta for our Missions Team.
A free pizza lunch will be provided!
We will be assembling all day until all the tamales are steamed and bagged.
We will teach you how it is done!
To sign up or for more information contact
Brenda Gips firstname.lastname@example.org or
call the church office at 408.252.1365
RANCHO SANTA MARTA REMINDERS
Our next annual mission trip to Rancho Santa Marta is February 13-19, 2016. If you have not turned in your application or deposit, please do so as soon as possible. Please deliver your application and $100 deposit to Jean Fujiki or Veronica Cruz in the Church Office.
ACTS - The Church on Mission
2nd Hour Classes 2016
Our next session of Sunday morning 2nd hour classes will begin on January 3, 2016.
We will spend nine weeks exploring the Book of Acts in the New Testament. We will offer a “101” class for those new to the Bible, and a “201” class for those more familiar with the Bible. Classes begin at 11:00 a.m. following the morning worship service. Contact Todd Misfeldt at email@example.com for more details.
Children’s Choir Begins January 17, 2016!
Why have a Children’s Choir? It’s a good question.
· A Children’s Choir is a time, a place, and a setting where boys and girls can learn about God through music.
· A Children’s choir is a place where children can be affirmed and learn to affirm others.
· A Children’s choir is a place for musical growth, a place where children can get off to a healthy start learning the foundations of good singing and the basics of reading music.
· A Children’s choir is a place where children can grow in their understanding of worship and how singing can both honor God and serve others.
Our Children’s Choir, for Grades 2 – 5, will begin on January 17 during the 2nd hour.
From West Valley Community Services
I just wanted to take the time and say Thank you so much for allowing West Valley Community Services to utilize your church for our annual Holiday Shopping Spree. We were able to serve 205 households, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. A very special thank you to Peggy and all the volunteers that dedicated their Saturday to our clients. Thank you again , and we look forward to working with West Valley Presbyterian Church in the future.
Stability Support Associate
West Valley Community Services
Join us for Our Christmas Celebrations
Live Animal Family Service
Thursday, December 24th at 7:00pm
Come hear the telling of the original Christmas story followed by a visit to the live nativity with animals at the manger and a petting zoo. Enjoy hot cider and cookies while you visit the animals.
Traditional Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 24th at 9:30pm
Sing carols and listen to the readings in anticipation of the coming Messiah.
Favorite Christmas Songs
Sunday, December 27th at 9:30am
By your favorite musicians. Come hear Christmas melodies you will love!