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3 MOUNT OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH Sunday, December 20, :45 AM * Call to Worship: This morning, let our souls glorify the Lord, and let our spirits rejoice in God our Savior. We celebrate God for the richness of his unmerited favor towards us all, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. We celebrate God for His eternal favor which He placed on us all. Let each of us say: From now on all generations will call me blessed. In Jesus Name we Pray. * Evocation (in unison) Mighty One, You have done great things for us. Every day we will celebrate the grace You give us. You do not focus on our individual faults, but You bless us all with Your impartial favor and virtue one and the same. Glory to Your name. Amen * Hymn of Praise Angels We Have Heard on High No. 93 * Scripture Luke 1:46-55 MIT Marie-Elena Grosett * Choral Call to Prayer Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Morning Prayer Deacon Madeline Bass Greetings Joys and Concerns Sharing of Gifts Jesus is Mine Sacred Music Morning Message Pastor Young Title: Celebrating God s Impartial Favor Text: Luke 1:46-55 * Invitation to Discipleship Sending * Please stand as you are able.

4 Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Jesus, Jesus, Jesus (x3) What s His name Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Savior, Savior, Savior (x3) What s His name Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Healer, Healer, Healer (x3) What s His name Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Thank You, thank you, thank you (3x) What s His name Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Worship Songs Forever, You re My King Worship Medley Jesus, I'll never forget what You've done for me Jesus, I'll never forget how You set me free Jesus, I'll never forget how You brought me out Jesus, I'll never forget, no, never In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus We have the victory In the name of Jesus, in the name of Jesus Satan, you have to flee Tell me who can stand before us when we call on that great name Jesus, Jesus, blessed Jesus, we have the victory Joy is mine, joy is mine Joy today is mine I told Satan, to get thee behind Joy today is mine. Peace is mine... Love is mine We have the victory I love You forever, with all my heart I love You forever, forever, You're my King My shelter, forever, in time of storm My shelter, forever, forever, You're my King Your mercy, forever, shall follow me Your mercy, forever, Forever, You're my King All the glory and the honor belongs to You All the glory and honor, forever, You're my King

5 We Exalt Thee I love You, Lord, and I lift my voice To worship You; O my soul rejoice Take joy, my King, in what You hear Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee, We exalt Thee, oh Lord We exalt Thee, we exalt Thee, We exalt Thee, oh Lord Angels We Have Heard on High Angels we have heard on high Singing sweetly through the night And the mountains in reply Echoing their brave delight. Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Gloria, in excelsis Deo! Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why these songs of happy cheer? What great brightness did you see? What glad tidings did you hear? Come to Bethlehem and see Him Whose birth the angels sing; Come, adore on bended knee, Christ the Lord, the newborn King. Doxology Praise God from Whom all blessings flow Praise Him, all creatures here below Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

6 Scripture: Luke 1: And Mary said: My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.

7 Sermon Notes Celebrating God s Impartial Favor Luke 1:46-55

8 The H.U.G.S. Ministry acknowledges that the Christmas Memorial Poinsettias were donated for the following In Honor Of: Maisey Hine, From Your Loving Family Mavis Kellman, From Debra Kellman Annie & Grover Tatum, From Valya Dessaure The Missionary Ministry, From Valya Dessaure In Loving Memory of: Frank & Doris Andrews, From Jenee Jackson, Emma & Jalen McKinney Leticia Apolinaris, From Maria J. Perez Edna Archer, From Bill & Judy Archer Sharalen Clausell, From Debra Kellman Annie Ruth Curry, From Alberta Willis & Family Helen Dittmar, From your granddaughter, Debbie Allen Clara L. Felder, From your Children & Grandchildren Deacon Seabrew Ford, From The Ford Family Robert Foster, From Deborah Foster Mrs. Gloria T. Gayle, From Yvonne & Cleve Garvin Louise Green, From Lawrence & Earline Matthews & Family Darryl Harper, From Adrienne & Steve Harper & Symone Lassic Margaret Harper, From Adrienne & Steve Harper & Symone Lassic Clarence J. Hahns, From Clarence Brown Grandmother Mary Jefferies, From Angela Stewart Deaconness Mattie Johnson, From Deacon Cassandra Redd & Family Mrs. Vonia Johnson, From Cordell & Elizabeth Johnson

9 The H.U.G.S. Ministry acknowledges that the Christmas Memorial Poinsettias were donated for the following n Loving Memory of: Fred Kellman, From Debra Kellman Thelma & Preston Lassic, From Adrienne & Steve Harper & Symone Lassic Mrs. IIa Mae Martin, From Celeste & Stanley Hill & Family Mazie Matthews, From Lawrence & Earline Matthews & Family Gerald McKinney, From Jenee Jackson, Emma & Jalen McKinney Yvonne Raymond, From Angela Stewart James Roberts, From The Family Deacon Steve Rose, From Jenee Jackson, Emma & Jalen McKinney Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Shropshire, From Yvonne & Cleve Garvin Betty Thornhill, From Bill & Judy Archer Reverend G. Franklin Wiggins, From The Wiggins Family Thomas E. Willis Sr., From Alberta Willis & Family Essie Wright, From your Children & Grandchildren

10 Spiritual Growth Challenge December 2015: Celebration! The Advent Season Week 3--Practice Dates: December 20 th -26 th Text: Then the Lord said to me, Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them. (Hosea 3:1 NLT) Thought: Scandalous Love! Christmas is the heralding of God with us; God pursues us. The Incarnation is the revelation of God s scandalous love affair with humanity. God demonstrates unrelenting love for humanity through Hosea by telling him to go and marry a wife of whoredom. The suggestion is bold and outrageous. Who would ever knowingly set themselves up for such a life of torment? Hosea represents God s relentless pursuing love and Hosea s wife of prostitution, Gomer, represents God s people-- not only the Israelites, but also you and me. We have been created to find life and meaning through exclusive devotion to our lover, God, but in the spirit of prostitution we sell ourselves to the Consumerist Johns of materialism and greed. This is never more obvious than in the way we celebrate Jesus birth-- in a self-focused, hedonistic feat of gluttony, oblivious to what God really wants from us. Hosea s unfiltered version of God s scandalous love is really what the meaning of Christmas is all about. What God wants from us, for Jesus birthday and everyday is, love. God craves that we return God s scandalous love with our own, demonstrated by how we treat those in need. Celebrate because God loves you passionately and unconditionally. God knows how to bring good out of bad and expects you to love in the same manner. Task: Recall three moments in 2015 that God had to scandalously love you beyond your sin. Remember how the love of God restored you to a place of wholeness and joy. How did you feel once you realized God still loved you? A Time to Pray: Thank You Father, that You have made Yourself known to humanity through your love. Forgive us Lord, for we are a rebellious and prideful race and yet You loved us so much that You sent Your only begotten Son to lay down His sinless life as the perfect sacrifice for our sin. Thank You, that in Your love You chose to communicate with us by the Word and revealed to us Your glorious plan of salvation, so that whoever believes in the Lord Jesus Christ would not be condemned. Thank You, for Your Word is like a perfumed love letter that has been forwarded from heaven to all Your children. Your perfect love towards us refocuses our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas. May we espouse Your truth deep within the bowels of our soul and glorify Your name for the scandalous love that You demonstrate towards us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen. SERVE AND GROW!


12 MOBC 2015 Ministering In Expectancy Holiday Worship Schedule 12/24 Christmas Eve - 6 pm Candles, Carols & Communion 12/27 School Spirit Sunday Show off your school spirit. 12/31 New Year s Eve - 10 pm Watch Night Service Brother 2 Brother Goes Bowling 7:00 pm The Cortlandt Lanes. All men invited. Please see Bro. Branchcomb to sign up and for prices and details. SAVE THE DATE National Kidney Foundation Offers Free Kidney Screening. Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 11 Rev G Franklin Wiggins Plaza, Peekskill, NY from 10AM to 2:30PM. Brother 2 Brother Study 2016 Join us as we study how Ordinary Men in the Bible serve an Extraordinary God The 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning in Jan You too are part of God's divine plan! Tis the Season to Share the Joy of Christ! You are invited to a MOBC Christmas Celebration Fellowship, Food, Carols TODAY following 10:45 Service Please come join us! Let the Voices of MOBC Women Ring! An exhibit by Deacon Kendall McFarlane Allison Tapley & Deborah Foster, Project Coordinators Opening Debut TODAY after service in the Chapel Please join us a er service to view an exci ng exhibit highligh ng the Godly women of MOBC who contributed to the greatness of our beloved Church.

13 Opportunities for Service Sunday Sun. School Breakfast Fellowship Hall 8:30 am New Disciples Class Small Conf. Room 9:30 am Sunday School Various 9:30 am MOBC Christmas Celebration 1:00 pm Let the Voices of MOBC Women Ring Monday Fit-4-Chirst S-LL 7:00 pm Scholarship S-1 8:00 pm Tuesday Youth Dance Sanctuary 6:00 pm Fit4Chirst S-LL 7:00 pm Brother2Brother Goes Bowling 7:00 pm Women s Dance Sanctuary 7:15 pm Wednesday Prayer & Praise Chapel Bible Study Chapel 11:45 am & 7:00 pm Noon & 7:30 pm Thursday Candles, Carols & Communion Sanctuary 6:00 pm Friday Merry Christmas! Saturday NOTICES IN THE BULLETIN DUE DATE: NOON For calendar items or space requests: information to To add bulletin announcements info to Sick & Shut in Juanita Allen Main, 3E Pearline Andrews... Dumont Masonic Home Elsie Belin... Spartanburg, SC Blanch Dabbs Constant Ave. Leroy Dabbs, Jr.... Putnam Nursing Home Ludingtonville Rd., Holmes, NY Tommy Dabbs Main Street, Apt. 3H Donald & Mary Duren... Fieldhome/Seabury 2276 Catherine Street Cecelia Fullenweider... Westledge Nursing Armental Greene Park Street Irene Jones... Westledge Nursing Home Larry McKenzie... Westledge Nursing Home Roy Steven... Field Home Leila Thomas... Cortlandt Nursing Home Yvonne Turner East Blvd