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Clover News for Dec. 10, 2012 / December 10, 2012
Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Angels We Have Heard On High” played by Lee Snead; call to worship was “His Name Is Wonderful” by the choir; Rev. Marsha Davis led the call to worship and read the meaning of the poinsettia, the meaning of the hanging of the greens, the significance of the colors; Juanita Smiley read Isaiah 60: 2-3; hymn of praise was “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”; Rev. Davis read meaning of the pine cedar and holly and Gayle Conner, Faye Edmondson and Eric Snead decorated the windows; Rev. Davis read and blessed the Advent wreath and Wanda Thornburg read Jeremiah 33: 14 and Tim Thornburg lit the first Advent candle; Tim and Eric Snead hung the wreaths on the doors; Alfred Ligon read Jeremiah 23: 5-6, Gayle Conner read Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 and Phyllis Ligon read Isaiah 53: 1-6 and Sue Snead read John 1: 1-5, 9-14; Rev. Davis blessed the Chrismon tree and everyone enjoyed decorating the tree; choir anthem was “O Come All Ye Faithful: offertory hymn was “There’s A Higher Throne”; ushers were Tim and Eric Snead; Rev. Davis led the Lord’s prayer and closing hymn was “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”; Rev. Davis had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Bond of Love”; Tim Snead was acolyte.

Worship service at Clover UMC opened with the prelude “Why Should He Love Me So?” played by Joyce Edmondson; call to worship was “What Can I Give Him?” by the choir; Rev. Davis led the call to worship; hymn of praise was “O Little Town of Bethlehem”; choir anthem was “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”; Rev. Davis read the meaning of the poinsettias, pine and cedar, hanging of the greens and the significance of the color and the church was decorated with candles, pine, cedar, holly, wreaths and lighting of the Advent candle; offertory hymn was “Let It Breathe On Me”; ushers were Edd Edmondson and David Conner; Rev. Davis blessed the Chrismon tree and the children decorated the tree; closing hymn was “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”; benediction was “Thank You Lord.” Clover UMC hosted the community cantata Sunday night and the program, food and fellowship were enjoyed by all.

Clover UMC Christmas meal December 8 at 5:00 p.m. and Christmas program December 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Remember the sick and shut-ins and our troops. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Louise Effie Lavaway, James Aster Reagan, Sr. and Ned Stebbins, Jr.

Visiting in the home of Hugh Edmondson were Sandra Waller, Tina Hamlett, Iris Redd, Ethel Everhart, Tiffany Stolzenthaler, Michelle, Sierra and Curt Womack, Jason and Chandler Toombs, Juanita Smiley, Mac Edmondson.

Juanita Smiley celebrated her birthday at the Mayflower Saturday with family and friends.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week.

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