THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT.  TODAY we light the Candle of Miracles.  Please read Matthew 1:20 and Luke 2:32 in preparation for this time of worship.  “While we look forward with HOPE to that wonderful day…” (Titus 2:13 NLT)

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM TODAY! A musical and rhyming retelling of the true meaning of Christmas. “Christmas Is Jesus”

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY, 10 AM!  Begin your Christmas Eve celebration by joining us for a simple candle light service of worship!  We will gather right here at Wilbur, 10 am for a family service of carols, communion, and the message of Christmas.  Plan to bring your family, friends, and a finger food to share before and after the service!  ALSO, we will be right back at Wilbur the next Sunday for a 10 am New Years Eve service – Hope to see you at both of these

OFFERING TO THE POOR & CHRISTMAS BLESSING 2017.  In the Christmas Season we have combined our special offerings in our desire to bless those in need.  Through the GENEROUS gifts of our Live Oaks family we received $1,700 to give out to families/individuals who could use a blessing this Christmas. Thank you for giving!

REGULAR OFFERING TO THE POOR.  Each week Live Oak worshippers are welcome to place a special offering to the poor in one of the two baskets on the aisles.  Each month these offerings will be given to those in need.  May we never forget the poor, but always be eager to remember them.

THANKS FOR SPREADING CHRISTMAS CHEER THROUGH CAROLING!   THANKS to all who joined in remembering the seniors in our community and honoring them through caroling and fellowship!  “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:32)  Lord bless you for being a blessing!

CHRISTMAS CARD BASKET ON BACK TABLE…  Special thanks to Mary F. for providing a basket on the back table for church family Christmas cards.  Make sure to use the basket and check it out today – there may be a card to you…!

CHRISTMAS OPPORTUNITIES…  This time of year offers great opportunities for giving and service in our church, community, and family.  Partner with us in prayer over this season as we seek to take faith action to be present when the church gathers, to be a partner with others in service both inside and outside the church, and be an ambassador of grace, giving, and generosity each week through Advent!  “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)


  • Christmas Eve Morning Service – Wilbur– Sunday, Dec. 24, 10 AM (Continental Breakfast Before/After)
  • New Years Eve Morning Service – Wilbur– Sunday, Dec 31, 10 AM

ELEMENT 26 NEWS:  NO YOUTH: Dec. 20 & Dec. 27



Wednesday, Dec. 20

Brady L

Saturday, Dec. 23

Kelley L

Kent & Rudea L-Anniv.

WELCOME CARDS & PRAYER REQUEST CARDS on the back table! If we don’t have your personal contact information or it’s changed, please fill out a card and place it in the offering box so we can update our information, or fill out a prayer card and our prayer chain will pray for you this week!

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