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November 27, 2022

119 Humbert Road
Markleton, PA 15551

November 26, 2022
First Sunday of Advent

The Words of Welcome
Items in the Life of the Church
The Call to Worship
The Prelude
*The Song of Presence                                                    #165

“Emmanuel” – 2 Times

*  A Moment of Silent Reflection and Prayer
*  The Opening Hymn                                                       #157

“Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus”

*  The Prayer of Invocation
The Lighting of the Advent Wreath
The Ministry of Music
The Morning Offering and Camp Offering
*  The Doxology and Offertory Prayer
*  The Expression of Friendship
The Sharing of Joys and Concerns
* The Prayer Hymn                                                            #621

“Near to the Heart of God”

* The Time of Prayer
The Scripture Lesson Psalm 139:7-12
The Morning Message

“God With Us:  Hope With Us”

* The Closing Hymn                                                          #436

“The Solid Rock”

 * The Benediction and Postlude
* Please stand, if you are able

Our Staff  
Will Miller – Senior Pastor    (814-926-4428)
Carey Beth King – Secretary    (814-233-0053)

Sunday, November 27, 2022
No Youth Group at FC

Monday, November 28, 2022
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
12:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
7:00 p.m. – Midweek Services at FC

Thursday, December 1, 2022
6:30 p.m. – Bell Practice

Friday, December 2, 2022
8:00 a.m. – Walk Fit Exercise
6:30 p.m. – Pickleball at FC

Saturday, December 3, 2022
4:00 p.m. – Youth Group Christmas Outing – Meet at Church

Sunday, December 4, 2022
11:3o a.m. – Children’s Christmas Program Practice at FC
6:00 p.m. – Youth Group at FC

Offerings needed weekly to balance our budget$5,584.82
Offerings received last Sunday – $4,730.65
Last Sunday’s Attendance – 119
Last Sunday’s SS Attendance – 73

Please send any birthdays and anniversaries that you’d like to be included in the Contact list to Carey Beth by email, text or a note in my church mailbox.  Want to make sure everyone is included.  Thank you.   (814) 233-0053

The Helping Hands Ministry encourages you to send some “sunshine” (i.e., a card) to let them know that we are thinking of them and are keeping them in our prayers.

Dave & Farmie Lemmon
242 Lemmon Rd.
Markleton, PA  15551

Sarah Singo
142 Marge Ln.
Somerset, PA  15501

Children’s Christmas Program Practices will be as follows:
Dec 4th and 11th at Fellowship Center directly after late service.

Performance will be the evening of Dec 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the FC.  Please make every effort to be at all practices, so that we can learn our lines and know what we are doing!! 

Balance in the OCC Postage Savings is $5,280.11.

Sunday School Christmas Dinner at FC – Dec.10 – 6:00 p.m.
The dinner this year will be covered dish with no charge.  Meat, gravy, stuffing and drinks will be provided.  Families with the last name initials A-I will bring desserts, J-R will bring potatoes or vegetables and S-Z will bring salads.  There will be entertainment and door prizes. – There is a signup sheet in the vestibule for anyone planning on coming to the dinner.  This will help to prepare for how much meat we’ll need and tables to set.

Laurel Highland’s Chorale “Merry Christmas!  From Around the World” concert at the Somerset Church of the Brethren on Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased from Dorene Friedline (814-926-3610) (814-442-0460) or at the door.

Save the Date…
Sunday School Christmas Dinner – Dec. 10 – 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Christmas Program – Dec.11 – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Service – Dec 24 – 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Service – Dec.24 – 7:30 p.m.

Would you like to help with our A/V ministry? There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway for anyone willing to help from January through April. We need people to run the computer, soundboard, or cameras for both morning worship services. Just mark the box on the sign-up sheet for any part of the A/V ministry with which you are willing to help. (If needed, training will be provided.) Please list Sundays you can’t serve in the “Scheduling Requests” box. There is also a box to mark if you want to be removed from the A/V schedule. If you are currently helping with our A/V ministry and don’t want anything changed, you don’t need to sign up again unless you need to list Sundays you can’t serve. Contact Vince Show for more info. Last day to sign up is December 18.

Bangladesh Mission update during the Sunday School hour on December 18th. All Sunday School classes will meet in the sanctuary at 9:30am to hear about the wonderful things going on in Bangladesh and check out pictures and stories from the ACTS Team trip from October.

Youth Group Updates…
Dec. 11 – No Youth Group – Enjoy Children’s Christmas Program
Dec 18 – Christmas Party at 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 4  – Arctic Blast Weekend for Jr. High at Camp Sonrise Moutain
Feb. 18  – Arctic Blast Weekend for Sr. High at Camp Sonrise Moutain

United Community Church of God is looking for those interested in being on the Bible Quiz Team (6-12 grade) on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. at UCCOG.  They will be studying the book of Acts.  For more information, please call Matthew Roberts – 724-707-9140.


God With Us
Hope With Us
Nov. 27 2022
Psalm 139: 7-12  NIV

1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.  2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  4 Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.  5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.  6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!  How vast is the sum of them!  18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—    when I awake, I am still with you.


As God is with you in your life, how does he ________   _____     ________?


Where is God challenging you to be more _________? To experience _______    ________    ______ ?


What steps will you take this week to __________recognize and __________ the presence of God and His ______ for you?



  • There is an unstaffed nursery for babies located on the same floor as the sanctuary that may be used at any time.
  • There is an unstaffed nursery for children up through the age of 3 located downstairs in room 1.
  • Both nurseries have a closed-circuit TV through which you can watch the worship service.

Jr. Church (10:30 Morning Worship Service) 

  • We offer a Jr. Church program during the entire 10:30 Morning Worship Service downstairs in the social room for children age 3 up to and including 6th grade.

Sunday School (9:30)

  •  We have classes for children (beginning when they are old enough to walk), youth, and adults. If your child is not old enough to walk, feel free to take him/her with you to your class. For more info, please see either the Sunday School brochure or the Welcome Packet. They are located in the pew rack and on a table in the hallway.

Want to know more about our church?

  •  There are folders with more info about our church in the racks of each pew and on a table in the hallway. Please take one home with you and check it out.