Sunday Bulletin



1st Sunday of Advent


   November 29, 2020                                                                                                             11:00 AM 

                                  For Car Radio Transmission on Church grounds Tune to 92.7 FM 

   Prelude                                           Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooms                                     Carolyn Shaw

   Welcome and Announcements                                                                                          Chris Holmes

   Passing of the Peace

   Call to Worship                                                                                                                  Dr. Riedel

  *Hymn of Praise:    #243                            Emmanuel                                                               Chris Holmes
                                    #244.                           Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
   *Prayer of Praise and Confession                                                                                     Dr. Riedel
   *Assurance of Pardon
   *The Apostles' Creed                                                                                                                         

         I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

          And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,     

          born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;

         He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into

          heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall

          come to judge the quick and the dead.

          I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church; the communion of saints;

          the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

   Pastoral Prayer and *Lord's Prayer                                                                              Dr. Riedel

   Anthem   O Come, O Come Emmanuel                                                                       Solo, Apple McArtan

   Scripture:  Isaiah 9:2, 6 - 7                                                                                  Dr. Riedel

                L:  "This is the Word of the Lord"

                P:  "Thanks be to God!"                          

 Sermon:                                       "The Hope of Christ"                                      Dr. Riedel                                        
*Hymn of Dedication                          Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne                                Chris Holmes      
*Offertory Prayer & Benediction
*Postlude                                                                                                                           Carolyn Shaw

                                                                        *Please stand, if able



Welcome all who have joined us to worship today.  If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us as your place to grow as a follower of Jesus.

We welcome Dr. Meredith Riedel to our worship service today.  Dr. Riedel is a candidate for ordination in the
North Carolina Presbytery of ECO and a Ruling Elder at Triangle Grace Church in Durham, where she currently serves as Director of Discipleship.  She has been happily married to her husband, Detlev Riedel, since 1995.

Flowers are given today in Loving Memory of Jim Gifford by Shelia Gifford


Today            11:00 AM      Morning Worship Service & Congregational Meeting
Tuesday          6:00 PM     Choir Practice
Upcoming Events in December:
7th - 2021 Calendar Planning Meeting at 7 PM
8th - Property Committee Meeting at 6 PM
        Stewardship & Finance Committee Meeing at 7 PM
14th - Session Meeting at 7 PM
24th - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
28th - Newsletter Articles are Due
Choir Practice will continue to be held on Tuesdays during the month of December.  The next practice will be December 1 at 6 PM. New and old voices are always welcome.
Congregational Meeting Called for the purpose of Electing New Elders - There will be a brief meeting today, immediately following Worship Service.  The purpose is to elect new Elders to the Session starting in 2021.  Nominations are as follows: For Class of 2022: Lisa Bass, Holt Felmet and Mary Lasater.  Tor Class of 2023: Carol Bain, Dewayne Lee, Kristina Magyar, and Melanie Underhill.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor, but permission must first be obtained from the nominee.  Also, to be elected as representaives for next year's Officer Nominating Committee, this will be a Congregation -at-Large vote from the floor.
Children's Church Volunteers Needed We are blessed to have an increased number of children and youth attending Sunday morning worship service!  With that said , we would like to begin having Children's Church every Sunday and we are in need of additional volunteers to assist 2 Sundays a month. If interested, please contact Debbie Hanks.
Advent Wreath Readings and Candle Lighting - Families or persons that would like to volunteer for the following dates: December 6, December 13, December 20, and possible December 24 (Christmas Eve Service; we are hopeful that this will happen and the decision will be made definite in December).Please contact Carolyn Shaw to be placed on the schedule.
All Call Prayer and Announcement Messaging System - If you are not currently receiving phone messages/prayer requests from the church and would like to be placed on the list, please fill out one of the green information slips in the Narthex and place it in the offering plate.

 Isaiah 40:5 (ESV)
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
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Flat Branch Covenant Presbyterian Church
130 Darroch Rd.
Bunnlevel, NC 28304


(910) 893-8578


  We Are Home!

The Flat Branch community is pleased to announce that our Church is in the home stretch of return to our customary Spiritual Life and Social Engagement. Last Sunday, we came together for Sunday Service in our beautiful Sanctuary and we plan to continue worshipping there on Sundays.  Congregants will continue to be asked to observe the rules of social distancing and use only those pews which are not roped off. In addition, at the conclusion of the Service, the Congregation will be asked to leave by rows to avoid a bottleneck at the Sanctuary doors.  We are also asking that all Congregants wear masks while in the Sanctuary.  By observing these few restrictions, we hope to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Any members of the Congregation who do not feel comfortable about attending the Service in the Sanctuary are welcome to remain in their cars in the Church parking lot and listen to the Service on their car radios at 92.7 FM. We are privileged to welcome Rev. Meredith Riedel as our guest and minister for this week's Service. We look forward to seeing you all.


Printed Programs will be available in the Narthex as usual.   A complete program is also available on the Sunday Bulletin (newly added) page of this website.  You are welcome to copy and paste it into a document and print it for yourself or open it in your phone or other device so you will have it for the Service.


The Newsletter is available in the Narthex or you may read it online byBy going to the Newsletter Page on this website.

                                                    Schedule of Pastors: October:                                       
    18th and 25th -- Capt.. Jake Lawrence





Church Events

Sunday School For All Ages 10:00 AM
Sunday Service 11:00 AM
Youth Ministry 5:30 PM
Bible Study 7:00 PM
Kids' JOY CLUB 5:00 PM
Choir 7:00 PM

Flat Branch Presbyterian Church
130 Darroch Rd.
Bunnlevel, NC 28304


(910) 893-8578

We serve the Fayetteville, Lillington, Bunnlevel, Anderson Creek, Spring Lake, Linden, and Ft. Bragg Communities from Southern Harnett Couty NC.  Military families always welcome.