582 W. Main
Street; Lexington, KY 40507
Pastor Victor G. Sholar
2022 Theme: “We Have Come This Far by Faith”
Sunday, December 4, 2022 11:00 A.M.
Call to Worship
We have come as the body of Christ to do Holy business for our King. We have come in troubled times, but we have high spirits. We know the Eternal One is still on the throne. Saints, lift up holy hands, lift high your voices and praise the Sovereign One. Mighty is our God, holy are His judgments, and He is altogether lovely. Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise Him!
Morning Hymn “Jesus, The Light of the World” (printed)
Responsive Reading (printed)
Tithes & Offerings Ushers
Recognition of Visitors/Observations Pulpit
Music Ministry MSBC Ensemble
SERMON Pastor Victor G. Sholar
Sunday Morning Service 12/4/22
Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22
Title: “Coming to Church for the Wrong Reasons”
Two abuses in the church that hurt the gathering of the church:
I. The church comes together to separate [vv. 17-19]
II. The church comes together not to share [20-22]
The Period to Receive Those Whom The Lord Will Send
Observance of The Lord’s Table
I Cor. 11:18-34 (Scripture Reading)
For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Members are asked to please give a holiday love offering of $70 for Christmas. As God so blesses and provides, please give willingly (whether more or less) as we continue to support the ministries & labor here in the Lord’s House. May the Lord bless each gift given to His glory.
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
CHRISTMAS CARDS DELIVERIES
It is that time again to think about in-house Christmas cards exchange for our in-house members. The Youth and Christmas cards committee will again collect, assemble and distribute Christmas cards from and to members of our regular attending congregation only. You are welcome to bypass the cost of postage stamps by bringing your cards to the church and disburse your Christmas cards free. You may bring your cards beginning today--Sunday, Nov. 20 with Sunday, Dec.11, as the last Sunday for drop-off. Collection boxes will be placed in the Chapel vestibule and lower auditorium. You may also drop them off at the church office. Please get your cards in to us early so that all can have their cards before Christmas! Safety procedures will be taken in the handling of received cards as well as the distributions.
Further info will be given regarding dates persons may drive-by to pick up cards—if needed.
Our end-of-year Church Stewardship Meeting will be held this Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7pm in the Chapel. All are encouraged to attend as important concerns for Main Street Church are addressed. Join us as we reflect on the blessings the LORD has bestowed upon us as we prayerfully press forward to a new year.
Sunday School Continues
9:30am each Sunday
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall
find rest unto your souls.” Matt. 1l:29
Church Van Drivers Needed
As the LORD allows, we are prayerfully looking towards the time when our Transportation Ministry will resume, providing services again as needed. We are in need of persons who will serve as church van drivers. Please prayerfully consider this as a ministry in which you may be able to serve.
If you have questions and might be interested to volunteer as a driver, please contact Dea. James Harris.
PARKING ISSUES – Next door from Chapel/Braxton Bldg.
Members who park in Barbara Ricki's Lot:
Please remember the following--
1) Only park behind the island.
2) Do not park near the building.
3) Do not block either driveway.
“Jesus, The Light of the World”
Hark the herald angels sing, Jesus, the Light of the world.
Glory to the newborn King, Jesus, the Light of the world.
Joyful, all ye nations rise, Jesus, the Light of the world.
Join the triumph of the skies, Jesus, the Light of the world.
Christ, by highest heav’n adored, Jesus, the Light of the world.
Christ, the everlasting Lord, Jesus, the Light of the world.
Hail, the Sun of righteousness! Jesus, the Light of the world.
Chorus: We’ll walk in the light, beautiful light.
Come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night.
Jesus, the Light of the world.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.”