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Clover News for Dec. 9, 2013

SoVaNow.com / December 09, 2013


Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem.” Call to worship was “We Have Come Into His House” by the choir. Rev. Kerry Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements. Kim read Isaiah 51: 1-3 and Alfred lit the first purple Advent candle. Hymn of praise was “We’re a Story to Tell to the Nations.” Offertory hymn “He’s Still The King of Kings” and Tim Snead was usher. Choir anthem was “I Love to Tell the Story.” Rev. Halbert read Romans 13: 11-14 and his message “The Night Is Nearly Over.” Hymn of dedication was “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.”

Rev. Halbert had joys and concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Closing hymn was “O Come All Ye Faithful.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Threefold Amen.” Tim Snead was acolyte.

Worship service at Clover UMC opened with the prelude “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” played by Joyce Edmondson. Call to worship was “There’s Something About that Name” by the choir. Rev. Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements. Offertory hymn was “Open Your Heart.” Ushers were Edd Edmondson and David Conner. Choir anthem was “My Hope is Built.” Hymn of praise “I Am Thine O Lord.” Scripture and message same as above. Hymn of dedication “Angels From the Realms of Glory.” Rev. Halbert had joys and concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Closing hymn was “Blessed Assurance.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal and benediction was “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.” Brenda read Isaiah 51: 1-3 and David Conner lit the first purple Advent candle. Summer Martin was acolyte.

Remember the sick and shut-ins, our troops, and Herbert Comer, Lewis Irby, Meria Harris, Chris Baynes, Mike and Laura Ligon, Wayne Newcomb, Raleigh Wilkerson, Hazel Tuck, Larry Link, Merle Smith and Reid Roller in your prayers.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Ruth Thompson Torian.

Recent visitors and Thanksgiving guests were Michelle, Sierra and Curt Womack, Jason and Chandler Toombs.

Joanne Jackson, Linda Shelton, Janet Woody and Donna Bunn were recent dinner guests in the home of Debby Roller in honor of Janet’s birthday. Kristy Martin visited with Donna Bunn during Thanksgiving. Dianne Miller and Donna Bunn recently enjoyed dinner with friends in Danville.

Willie and Angie Privette, Cecil and Mary Tharpe enjoyed Thanksgiving with Vic and Debbie Crews and family in Altavista.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week.





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