- Joy To The World by George Frideric Handel, Isaac Watts, and Kurt Kaiser
- He’s Our King by Caleb Neff & Mike O’Brien
- What Joy Is Found by Jeremy Riddle
- All Glory Be To Christ by Dustin Kensrue
Luke 1:39-55 (NLT)
39 A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town 40 where Zechariah lived. She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42 Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. 43 Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? 44 When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. 45 You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”
46 Mary responded,
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
49 For the Mighty One is holy,
and he has done great things for me.
50 He shows mercy from generation to generation
to all who fear him.
51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
52 He has brought down princes from their thrones
and exalted the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away with empty hands.
54 He has helped his servant Israel
and remembered to be merciful.
55 For he made this promise to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children forever.”
Family Promise Week coming up Dec. 29 -Jan. 5
On December 29 -January 5 our church will join with St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for Family Promise Week here in Maryville. We have a need for dinner hosts, overnight hosts, Saturday church hosts, and folks who can help provide a meal. (If you are interested in being a host there is a required training and the last training of the year will be held Sunday, Dec 15 from 1-4pm at the Family Promise Day Center. No training is required to provide a meal.)For more information or to sign-up email Corrine D’Aprile.
Weekly Info Text Messages
If you would like to receive weekly texts about what is happening at the Vineyard Church Maryville, text “Maryville” to 97000.
END OF THE YEAR GIVING
End of year giving has to be in offering boxes by 12/30/19 or if sent by mail the check and postage date must be before 1/1/2020. Email Jonny Williams with any questions.
Beautifully Made Fair Trade Market
The holidays can be hard for some of us, but you are not alone. Join us Sunday, Dec 15 at 7 pm for Blue Christmas, a special service to acknowledge the sadness and pain, worship together in the midst of that pain and know we are not alone during this difficult season.
Christmas Eve Services
Our Christmas Eve Services will be held on Dec 24th at 4 pm & 5:30 pm.
No Service Dec 29th. Every year, the Vineyard Church cancels gathered worship on the Sunday after Christmas. This allows us to honor our staff and volunteers. Instead, we invite everyone to Worship@Home with your loved ones along with some resources we will provide.
Read Aaron’s letter regarding the upcoming sabbatical here.
Whether you’re new, have questions, need help, or want to get plugged in, we’re happy to help you take the next step.