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Marlboro Bulletin: Dec. 16, 2023

Meditation – “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed

the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty,

welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your

enemies, and do unto others as you would have done

unto you.” — Steve Maraboli

Call to Worship

Preparing for Worship

Third Week in Advent – Love – The Donelsons

Hymn – Amazing Love - 168

Children’s Message

Scripture – 1 John 2:7-11

Hymn – Silent Night - 206

Sermon – Why doesn’t Christmas feel the same?

Kyle Parker

Praying for and with each other

Hymn – O Holy Night - 194



Kindness Matters! We encourage you to show your

thankfulness to someone! Write a note, send a card, or give a

call and pray for that person. Let them know you appreciate

them and are praying for them.

If you contribute items for the food pantry, please drop off any

non-perishable foods on the table in the fellowship hall.

Today is the last day to contribute to our Christmas gift card

collection. Contributions may be made directly to the

Treasurer with Christmas gifts listed on the memo of your

check or given to Tom.

There is a box in the vestibule for Christmas Cards, if you wish

to give them to those in church. If you wish, put what you

would have spent on postage in the box as well and it will be

added to the Christmas Gift card collection.

Shiloh’s Christmas Cantata performance is this afternoon @


AWANA Christmas Potluck Dinner – December 20, 5:30-7:30.

All are invited. Let Yvonne know what you plan to bring.

Committees are reminded to start preparing for the end of the

year, with reports and budgets. The Finance and Nominating

committees will each be meeting soon. Please help make their

jobs easier by getting your requests to the Finance committee

early or by volunteering for a position.

The SDB General Conference will be hosting the 2024 Winter

Virtual Delegate Forum on Sunday January 7 at 2pm via Zoom.

Registration is required. The registration link and other

information is available at

The Seventh Day Baptist Week of Prayer, sponsored by the SDB

World Federation, will be observed January 7-13th. This year’s

theme is “You, Then, You Will Pray Like This”. Booklets, written

by Pastor Helmer Umana of the SDB Christian Church in Silver

Spring MD, with meditations for each day are in the vestibule.

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