The Fourth Sunday of Advent-December 24, 2017-10:45 AM

This Week in Worship

Texts:  John 1:6-8, 19-23; Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:8-16; John 1:1:5, 9-18; Matthew 2:1-12.

This service was based on an order of worship called "Light with Us": A Service of Lessons & Carols, Interactive Children & Family Worship Service" by Sarah Are.  It has been modified in places to suit our worship service.   


  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service this evening, 

10:45 pm.  Communion will be observed.

Holiday Hours

  • The Church Offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and also on Friday, December 29, 2017.

  • The church offices will be open on Thursday, December 28, 2017, 9 am-12 noon!

  • Regular Office Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

  • Next Sunday, December 31 is the last day to contribute to the Evangelism and Mission Committee  collection of the Christmas offering for Feedmysheep in New Castle, PA. This local organization works within Lawrence County as well as the New Castle community to provide food, clothing, and household items to those in need. They also have several services during the week for their community followers to grow spiritually and emotionally.  FeedMysheep is housed in an old church and their utility bills for the winter tend to be very high and difficult to pay. We are supporting a collection to help relieve some this financial stress for this coming winter. Please consider supporting this organization, which we have partnered with for the last 5 years.

  • The last day for gifts to be recorded for the year 2017 statement is due by the close of  10:45 am worship next Sunday, December 31.  If you are mailing your gift to the church, please have it here by this Friday, December 29.

    The address is:

    Bessemer Presbyterian Church

    P.O. Box 42, Bessemer, PA  16112

  • The following items are needed: Cereals, Pancake Mix, Syrup, and/or any other non-perishable items are welcomed.  Monetary donations are also accepted; or checks made out to Project HOPE Food Bank, and give to Ruth Ann Herman.

  • A former member of our congregation, Dorothy Nord will be 102 years old on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  If anyone would like to send her a Christmas card or after the first of year would like to send her a birthday card her address is:  Mrs. Dorothy J. Nord, Carillon Assisted Living-Rm. 17, 1165 Peace Haven Road, Clemmons, NC  27012.

Important Information for 2018

  • Next Sunday, December 31:  Sunday Light at 9:30 AM followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 AM.
  • The Deacons will meet Wednesday, January 3 at 6:00 pm.

  • The Annual Calendar Planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 6:15 pm.  All committee chairs and activity presidents are invited to attend.

  • The Session will meet Wednesday, January 3 at 7:00 pm.

  • Next Sunday, January 7:  Sunday Light at 9:30 AM followed by Divine Worship at 10:45 AM. 

  • The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, January 7.  Please prepare your hearts and minds accordingly.

  • We will ordain and Install church officers for 2018 during worship on Sunday, January 7.  The slate of officers for a (3 year term) is: Elders: Velvet Henry and Jim Schiffauer.  Deacons:  Dorothy Hawkins and Nancy Roberts.  Nominating Committee for 2018:  Roberta Gibson, Tina Leslie, Brad McKim, and Mickie Snyder.  Auditor:  Phyllis Penwell. 

  • The Loose Offering will go to the Deacons’ to aid in their ministry on Sunday, January 7. 

  • Attention Treasurers:  Please turn your Financial Reports and Books into the church office by Sunday, January 7, 2018.

  • Church Treasurer Books Audited:  The church treasurer’s books will be audited the week of January 7-14, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 8 and Wednesday, January 10, 10 am at MOCO House.  We will meet every other week.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Presbyterian Women will meet Wednesday, January 10, 7 pm.  We no longer meet earlier for executive board.  We just have one meeting; time for Devotions, Meeting, and Social.

  • Shenango Presbytery Leaderfest on Saturday, January 13,    8:30 am- 1:30 pm.  Watch the bulletin for an insert to register.

  • FD Campbell Library Movie Night will meet Saturday, January 20,      6:30 pm at our church.

  • The Annual Reports:  The Annual Reports will be passed out on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

  • Bible Study will meet Monday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 24. 10 am at MOCO House.  We will meet every other week.  The book we are studying is "A Praying Life: Connecting with God in a Distracting World" by Paul Miller.  All are welcome to join us. 

  • Annual Congregational Meeting:  The Annual Congregational meeting is Sunday, January 28, 2018.  The congregation at that time will vote to receive the 2017 financial reports and approve the 2018 Pastoral Terms of Call.

  • 4G Young Adult Bible Study will meet on Monday, January 29, 6:30 pm at MOCO House.

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