December 31st, 2023
Reflecting the Son in the Valley John Guillott, Pastor John Prim, Music Director/Associate Pastor David Pack, Associate Pastor
Order of Service

Welcome & Announcements

Memory Verse

Hymns of Praise No. 419

The Family of God

Hymn No. 56

To God Be the Glory

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn No. 619

Hiding in Thee

Hymn No. 611

He Hideth My Soul

Missionary Moment

Offertory Prayer - Don Gilbertsen

Offertory Music - Linda Clifton

Message - Pastor John Guillott


Philippians 1:3-11

Invitation Hymn No. 581

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Choral Benediction No. 581

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus


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.

Upcoming Mission trip to Ethnos360: Please see insert.

Nativity Drive-Thru Takedown: Please join us in helping with the Nativity take down scheduled for Saturday, Jan 6 at 8:30. There is a signup sheet in the foyer and lunch will be provided.

Bible Studies and groups resume: Men’s and Ladies Bible Study resumes on Thursday, Jan 4. Vicki Spies will be starting a new Bible Study on Monday, Jan 8 at 9:30 – The Book of James. Please refer to the church calendar on website if needed.


Paige Wells 1/4

Joan Hinrichs 1/6

Jan Weber 1/6

Deacon of the Week: Don Gilbertsen

Alternate Deacon: Brett Baker

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.

December Memory Verse

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the

government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be

called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

Mission Trip to Ethnos360

Tuesday, January 23 8:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how missionaries of today are able to reach the most remote people groups in the world? Join our GVBC folks for a one-day trip to McNeal, AZ for a tour of Ethnos360 Aviation. The purpose of Ethnos360 Aviation is to assist church planting ministries of both Ethnos360 and likeminded ministries achieve the goal of a thriving church for every people.

McNeal is the Aviation headquarters for Ethnos360. See and learn firsthand how this Missions organization provides both the pilots and the helicopters to fly into the remotest regions of Brazil, Asia Pacific, New Guinea, and the Philippines.

Our church bus will leave GVBC at 8:00am on January 23rd and return at approximately 4:00pm. With limited space on our bus, it

will have to be first come first served. A signup sheet will be posted on the church bulletin board January 7. Please see Don Gilbertsen or Ken Peters for any additional details.

Sermon Outline


Philippians 1:3-11

This New Year, I am optimistic about the future of the church of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, we are going to look through the optimistic lens of the Bible and discover a divine description of an optimistic Christian and an optimistic church.


1. Honor the Past (vv. 3-5)

2. Build for the Future (v. 6)

3. Glory in Grace (v.7)

4. Abound in Love and Knowledge of Jesus (vv. 8-9)

5. Keep Your Eyes on the Eternal (v. 10)

6. Practice His Praise (v. 11)


1. The pain of our past is being transformed into the power of our ministry.

2. The predicament of our present gives opportunity to share our testimony.


We must not be just optimistic – but we must be followers of the

One who has greater plans for us than we have for ourselves.

This Week at GVBC

Sunday, Dec 31 - (Bible Reading – Isaiah 65-66)

9:00 am Sunday School

10:30 am Sunday Service – Pastor John Guillott

Monday, Jan 1 - (Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 1)

Happy New Year!

Office Closed

Tuesday, Jan 2 - (Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 2)

Office Closed

Wednesday, Jan 3 - (Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 3)

6:00 pm Prayer Mtg

Thursday, Jan 4 - (Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 4)

8:30 am Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study-resumes

10:00 am Ladies Bible Study-resumes

6:00 pm Facebook Devotional

Friday, Jan 5 - (Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 5)

Saturday, Jan 6 - (Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 6)

8:30 am Nativity Takedown

9:00 am Church Council Meeting