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Weekly Bulletin

Trinity Reformed Church

December 17, 2017 Third Sunday of Advent

Worship 9:00 a.m. Pastor Gary Mulder

(Live on Dumont Cable Chan. 998 & on demand at


Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Advent Candle – Parker & Holly Merritt

*Hymns of Praise

“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” (#135)

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” (#1)

*Opening Prayer

*Greeting One Another

Reception of new member

Children’s Message

Congregational Prayer

Special Music – Allison Little Lambs Kids


Prayer of Illumination

Scripture: Luke 2:8-15 (page 992)

Message: Have You Experienced “Christian” Joy?

Prayer of Blessing


Offering (Please sign and pass Fellowship Register)

* “Doxology” (#625)

*Offertory Prayer

Hymn: “Blessed Assurance” (#345)

(Children in pre-school-6th grade SS classes are dismissed during the last verse)


*Closing Song: “Peace Like a River” (#498 verse 3)


Are you joyful? The 3rd week of Advent is devoted to joy. We're hoping that you feel the joy that Jesus brings. If the joy isn't quite there yet, maybe you should stay for our fellowship time. Conversing with others can really brighten your day.

Greeters for Today (Dec. 17):

South:Julie Hearn

North:Jay & Diane Bushbaum

Greeters Next Sunday:

South: Daniel Shafer

North: Pastor Gary & Robyn Mulder

Pianist: Greta Cordes

Next Sunday: Robyn Mulder

Praise Singers: Wendy Dralle, Madi Pleas, Sue White

Praise Singers Next Sunday: Praise Team 4

Nursery Today: Kristen Fleshner, Emy Osterbuhr

Nursery Next Week: Kristen Wix, Abbie Wix

Sound/Projector Operator: Ryan Fleshner

Video: Tim Primus

Today at Trinity:

9:00 a.m. – Worship Service

10:00 a.m. – Fellowship & Refreshments

10:30 a.m. – Sunday School

6:30 p.m. – SS Christmas Program

This Week:

Monday - Friday: 5:15 a.m.–Holy Fitness in the fellowship hall

Monday: 7:00 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study at The Corner

Wednesday: 2:00-5:00 p.m. – The Corner is open for MS Students

Wednesday: 2:00-5:00 p.m. – The Community Closet is open

Wednesday: 6:00-7:00 p.m. – MSYG Lesson: Wix

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. – HSYG at The Corner

Thursday: 7:30 p.m. – Fresh Hope at The Corner

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