12-21-14 Bulletin - Pasadena Community Church

Join Rev. Sidney Tompkins from 8:00am - 8:30am
for songs, devotional time, communion and prayer.
Join us for a special Christmas Eve!
Advent Study - The Wonder of Christmas continues Sundays in Hamilton at
10am today through Dec 21. Pastor Sidney will lead us as we come together for a
church-wide study of Hamilton’s The Journey.
Wednesday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE: A Christmas Carol
Mission Possible!, Pastor Reeb’s book of sermons is available for purchase
($20) in the Church Office. Proceeds benefit PCC ministries. A great gift!
5:30pm Family Carol Service
Men’s Morning Gathering on Tuesdays at 6:45am at Starbucks (Central Ave
and 66th Street). Join Jerry Bohannon and Martin Hemmes for coffee, casual
conversation, scripture and prayer before you start your busy day!
11:00pm Candlelight Communion Service
Tags - If you’ve requested a PCC name tag, please pick it up in the Narthex.
Praises Newsletter - To save money, we will be emailing Praises to those who
have an email address on file. Hard copies will be mailed to those who don’t and
will also be available in the Narthex, Church Office and on our website.
Our Thrift Mall needs volunteers and donations! The Mall is open Wednesdays
and Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Ask for Frances or Linda!
Recreation Ministry - If you are a regular Pickleball player please check our
website for the holiday schedule. If you would like would like information about
the sport please call Dean Hoskin at 381-2499 x 227. You will love it!
Angel Outreach has “Christmas Dinner” envelopes left on our Angel Tree in the
narthex if you have not had an opportunity to participate. THANK YOU to everyone for your generous support of our 2014 Christmas project! We will give a more
thorough report of all we were able to accomplish in the Feb. PRAISES. (The deadline for January Praises was past before our Children’s party and toy giveaway.)
Financial Note - All gifts and contributions are due by noon on Dec 31. Any items
mailed to the church must be postmarked and identified for a 2014 contribution.
Any gifts received after this date will be marked for a 2015 contribution.
Stewardship Update - We have 281 pledges for a total of $836,913 for the 2015
budget. Our goal is a minimum of $960,000.
Wednesday Night Linked Dinners and Programs will resume Jan 7!
Attn: Golfers! Our PCC Mission Team will be hosting a 4 person scramble on
Friday, Feb 27 at the Bayou Golf and Country Club in Largo. Proceeds will benefit
the 2015 mission trip to Costa Rica. For details, call Teri Echevarria at 560-8447.
Growth & Bible Study Groups
Chi Rho (Conf A) 9:30am
Men’s Gathering (Starbucks) 6:45am
Faith Lessons (LEC 1B) 10am
Fusion (LEC 2B) 10am
Horns & Halos (Hamilton) 10am
The Seekers (Library) 10am
Quilters (LEC 2BC) 2pm
Bridge (LEC 1B) 6:30pm
Friends in Faith (Chapel) 10am
Parenting Teens (LEC 3A) 10am
Bible Study (LEC Conf B) 10am
Contemporary (Sanctuary) (with sign language interpreter)
Classes for All Ages
Traditional (Sanctuary)
Wednesday Morning Worship (Goodwin Chapel)
9:00am Contemporary Service
11:00am Traditional Service
Tuesday, 10:00am Preschool Chapel
Wednesday, 8:00am Morning Worship
2014 Totals
Offering Income
Other Income
*Funds Due Back to Reserves
Income Less Expenses
Week 50
Church Loan Principal Balance
Holiday Schedule
Wed, Dec 24
Wednesday Morning Worship
Goodwin Chapel (8:00am)
Christmas Eve Services
9:00 am
10:05 am
11:00 am
8:00 am
*The “reserves” referenced above are
from a church designated account. We
have “borrowed” from it periodically
during 2014 to meet our cash flow
requirements but our policy requires
an annual repayment.
$ 1,349,427.19
$ 235,421.90
$ 1,589,554.69
- $ 54,705.60
$ 943,360.00
You can
make it
5:30pm Family Carol Service
11:00pm Candlelight Communion Service
Dec 25 & Dec 26 Offices Closed
for Holidays
Jan 1 & Jan 2
December 21, 2014
Offices Closed
for Holidays
Experience love in action at
Pasadena Community Church, where all are welcome!
CONNECT to real people, real pastors and a real God.
GROW in your faith and find your mission.
SERVE Christ by serving others and sharing your witness.
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December 21, 2014
December 21, 2014
Praise Team
Angels We Have Heard on High
Joy to the World
(Verses: 1, 2 & 4)
*Hymn of Praise
*Affirmation of Faith
Steve Bennett
Sleep Now, Jesus
Krisstina DeRemo, soloist
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Dr. Charley Reeb
Praise Team
At this time of invitation, you are welcome to come to the altar for prayer.
A minister will be happy to assist you. If you feel led to receive Christ as Savior
and become a member of the church, please come forward.
No prior arrangements are necessary.
Dr. Charley Reeb
Danny Hamilton, Director of Modern Worship Arts
Jennifer Anacki, Interpreter
* Those who are able, please stand
** For children K - 5th grade in Ethel Sims Room
Welcome to Sunday worship at Pasadena Community Church - a church striving to
bring Christ and Christ’s way to the world around us. We especially welcome our
first-time guests! We have a gift for you at the kiosk located in the Sanctuary
reception area. Your presence is appreciated and adds to the joy of this day!
You can access the video of each week’s sermon
and find archives of sermon manuscripts.
Dr. Charley Reeb
** Angels From the Realms of Glory
Kevan Hobbs, guest pianist
arr. Forrest
Presentation of God’s Tithes & Our Offerings
*Doxology (sung together)
If you, a family member or church friend is in the hospital,
please let the church know by calling 381-2499. Because of HIPAA laws we no
longer know if someone is in the hospital unless you supply us with their proper
name (not a middle or nickname) and what hospital they are in.
Submit your Prayer Request by placing it in the offering plate or
any Prayer Box located on the campus or by bringing it to the church office.
Prayer Requests are compiled each week by our Intercessory
Prayer Ministry. The list is available at the Wednesday Morning Chapel Service
in Goodwin Chapel at 8:00 a.m. or in the Church office. If you would like to join
this ministry via e-mail or would like to receive a copy, contact Barbara Posey at
the number above, Ext. 214.
The Witness of “Elf”
Hymn of Invitation
Dr. Charley Reeb
Love Came Down at Christmas
(Verses: 1, 2 & 3)
At this time of invitation, you are welcome to come to the altar for prayer.
A minister will be happy to assist you. If you feel led to receive Christ as Savior
and become a member of the church, please come forward.
No prior arrangements are necessary.
Benediction Response
Dr. Charley Reeb
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
March of the Kings
Robert Drick, Director of Sacred Arts
Judy Ocame, Organist ~ Joyce White, Pianist
You are welcome to come forward during the last hymn of the worship service.
No prior arrangements are necessary. If you would like to learn more about our
church contact Julie Miano at 381-2499 x 210 or [email protected]
Rev. Sidney Tompkins
Offertory Prayer
Offertory Music
How Great is Our God
“No ear may hear his coming”
Prayer Response
Rev. Sidney Tompkins
Children’s Moment
When Hope Came Down
Invitation to Respond
The Apostles’ Creed
*Gloria Patri (sung together)
Praise Team
Rev. Sidney Tompkins
The Witness of “Elf”
Romagna Family
A candle is burning, a candle of love,
a candle to point us to heaven above.
A baby for Christmas, a wonderful birth,
for Jesus is bringing God’s love to our earth.
Steve Bennett
Joy to the World
My Soul Magnifies the Lord
Lighting of the Advent Wreath
** Children Dismissed for Children’s Church
Rev. Sidney Tompkins
Terry Family
Children’s Moment
arr. Ocame
*Call to Worship
A candle is burning, a candle of love,
a candle to point us to heaven above.
A baby for Christmas, a wonderful birth,
for Jesus is bringing God’s love to our earth
The Cradle Songs
All are invited to move about and greet one another.
Let our hospitality towards one another reflect God’s love.
* Acts of Praise
Dr. Charley Reeb
Call to Prayer
Praise Team
Lighting of the Advent Wreath
11:00 am
Dr. Charley Reeb
9:00 am
Born is the King
Pre-Service Music
Our church has a wonderful nursery equipped with a trained staff.
Child care is provided for both worship services. We welcome children in all
worship services. However, if they become especially restless or disruptive we
encourage you to be considerate of others and take them to the Narthex or nursery.
The worship service can be viewed live on a TV screen in the Narthex. Any usher
will be happy to direct you.
ALSO - please be courteous to others by turning off your cell phone
during worship services. Thank you!
* Those who are able, please stand.
** This arrangement is being sung for the first time at Pasadena. Special thanks
to Kevan Hobbs for guest accompanying.
Assisted Listening Headsets are available on a limited basis and are located in
the reception area. If you are a member or regular attendee we ask that you bring
your own small AM/FM radio with headset and tune into FM radio station 99.1 so our
visitors may use the headsets.