December 3rd, 2023
Reflecting the Son in the Valley John Guillott, Pastor John Prim, Music Director/Associate Pastor David Pack, Associate Pastor
Order of Service

As the prelude begins,

please prepare your heart for worship.

Welcome & Announcements

Memory Verse

Hymns of Praise No. 243


Lighting of the Advent Candle


Arise, Your Light is Come

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn No. 244

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Hymn No. 245

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Missionary Moment

Offertory Prayer - Jc Congdon

Offertory Music - Linda Clifton

Special Music

Bob Smith

The Hope


Pastor John Guillott

Sermon Series: Five Candles of Christmas

The Candle of Hope

Matthew 1:22-23

Invitation Hymn

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Choral Benediction

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Sermon Outline

Series: Five Candles of Christmas

Sermon: The Candle of Hope

Text: Matthew 1:22-23

We are going to look at three aspects of hope this morning relating to Christ and Christmas…


Genesis 2:16,17; 3:15; 12:2-3

Isaiah 7:14


Numbers 24:17; Isaiah 60:3; Matthew 2:1-2; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 2:5-7, 25-32, 36-38; Romans 5:5, 8:23-25, 10:11


If you are discouraged, tired of waiting, feel like giving up, faced too many disappointments in life - I point you to Christ and the hope that is found in him alone.


Connection Cards: Our Church family wants to welcome you to

our service today. Our prayer for you is that you feel welcome

here, no matter where you are in your life. If you are a visitor,

please fill out a connection card and hand it to a greeter next to

one of the exit doors and receive a gift bag.

Lottie Moon: This week is the Week of Prayer for International

Missions. Please see insert. Our 2023 goal for Lottie Moon is $10,000. Contribution envelopes in chair backs.

Christmas Cantata: Our Choir will be presenting the story “Hope Awakes in Bethlehem,” Saturday, Dec 9 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, Dec 10 during worship service. Please invite everyone!!

Shepherd’s Fold Christmas pageant: Friday Dec 8 at 11:00 in the worship center. Everyone welcome!

ABCS Diaper Drive for 2 weeks: Please see insert.

Our Nativity Drive-Thru starts this Friday, Dec 8 at 6:00 pm.

It will run for 2 weekends.


Ken Flake 12/5

Sherma Kutz 12/6

Jan Elliott 12/6

Joyce Prim 12/7

Roger Hummel 12/7

Lynn Conroy 12/7

Deacon of the Week: Jc Congdon

Alternate Deacon: Billy Biby

The men serving on our Deacon Ministry Team are servant ministers who are called to help our pastors meet the needs of the church family.

This Week at GVBC

Sunday, Dec 3 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 5-6)

9:00 am Sunday School

10:30 am Sunday Service – Pastor John Guillott

6:00 pm Choir Practice – dress rehearsal (worship center)

6:00 pm Life Group – in church office

Monday, Dec 4 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 7-8)

9:30 am Ladies Bible Study

6:00 pm Deacon’s Mtg

Tuesday, Dec 5 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 9-10)

10:00 am Sharing Grief – Conference Rm.

12:00 pm Saints Alive - Gaslight Theatre

Wednesday, Dec 6 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 11-13)

6:00 pm Prayer Mtg

Thursday, Dec 7 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 14-16)

8:30 am Men’s breakfast & Bible Study

10:00 am Ladies Bible Study

Friday, Dec 8 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 17-19)

11:00 am Shepherd’s Fold Christmas Pageant

6:00 – 8:00 pm Nativity Drive-Thru starts!

Saturday, Dec 9 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 20-22)

3:00 pm Christmas Cantata – Invite your friends!

6:00 pm Nativity Drive-Thru