The Sunday Bulletin 

December 2, 2018 

Order of Worship


Greetings & Call To Worship


Praise/ Worship & the Sharing Peace    'Mary Did You KNow' (On Screen),  'THe Firs' (#167 In Hymnal), 'It Came Upon A Midnight Clear' (#168 In Hymnal)


Invocation & Music of Invitation       'Redeeming Love'


Responsive Reading             (#159 In the Hymnal)  'Messiah Brings Peace'


Prayers, Praise & Intercession


Offertory             'Child In A Manger'

      Children will be dismissed for Children's Church following the collection


Scripture Reading                Isaiah 11:10-12


Message   'Where is the Peace?'   -Pastor Ed Sollenberger


Meditation   'O Come O Come Emmanuel'

We offer up our Thanks and Praises as an Incense Offering


Benediction & Closing 

Peace today seems to be so incredibly illusive. The world seems to be on the brink of chaos. Its impossible to be calm let alone find peace. But that's exactly the problem, we're looking for the world to usher peace, or more specifically for humanity to be at peace.

In a world of fallen and broken people, we are incapable of producing peace. Only God can bring peace. We can live in peace, we can pass the peace, we can pray for peace, we can sue for peace, but peace does not originate with mankind. The origin of peace is God. 

Jesus said to his disciples who were confused and troubled by His ominus words on the night he was betrayed: "Peace. Peace be with you. I leave you peace and my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled". He said I do not give as the world does, because the world gives trouble, not peace.

What is it today that is keeping you from seeking and abiding in the Peace of Christ Jesus? There is somethiing we can do for that unsettling of your heart and spirit. Turn to Christ, invite him into your heart and He will bring peace to you this day. It is in giving that we receive. Peace be with you always.


P: Prayer                P: Provide

E: Excitement         E: Empathy

A; Attitude               A: and

C: Christ                 C:Compassion

E: Everlasting         E: Every day



We are collecting new and gently used coats for boys and girls sized infant  through 6X. We will be donating them to the Sycamore House in Urbana to help needy families with warm winter apparel.

Pick a 'Coat Christmas Orniment' off of the tree in our Welcome Center  and warm up a kid with a smile!




The season has definitely changed and that means that weather may affect our programming and services. We will announce any closings or delays through our 'One Call Now' system, via text messaging, our website and our Lena Church app. Please keep up to date with what's happening in our area.

Are you looking forward to hearing Christmas music yet? 

'A Christmas to Believe In'

A story about the church today; facing doubt; ugly Christmas sweaters and the search for the real reason for the season.

Saturday Dec. 15th at 7pm. Join us for music and an ispiring message of hope and belief in the story Jesus' birth and the reason for the season. 

Sunday Dec. 9th after church the ladies will assemble and distribute holiday fruit baskets.


ABW Ladies' Brunch will be at the AB Graham Center Saturday Dec. 15th at 10am. Please RSVP to Carol laughman by Dec. 12th if you plan to attend


ABW will be collecting cash donations to help the Paws Animal Shelter.



Building renovation continues and we are getting closer to completion. Installation of carpet and final trim up next! Then Moving day for classrooms!

Thanks for everyone's continued patience and support.




Pilgrim's Progress Small Group Study has started but there is still room available! Our next meeting will be Monday December 17th at 9:30 am at the church. See Pastor Ed if you are interested in being a part of this new small group experience.

Ladies In Fellowship Together meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesday evening of the month from 6:30pm-  8pm at the church. Come and enjoy a great time together, fill your heart with laughter and find what you're missing. 


*Ladies we will not meet this Wednesday due to the set up for our Trunk Or Treat

The Lena Men's Fellowship meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening from 6:30pm- 8pm at the church. Men meeting, sharing and sharpening one another. Join us this coming week for Chili Nightand a great evening of fellowship, support and laughter.

"As Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another"                 -Proverbs 27:17.


Join us as we explore together what it means to be a 1st century Christian in a 21st century world.

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Contact Us

Office 937.368.3879

 Fax 937.368.5040

Regular Hours

Mondays: Pilgrim's Progress  meets the 1st and 3rd Monday morning at 9:30am 

Tuesdays: Individual Leadership Teams meet  Tuesdays at 7pm

Wednesdays: K2 Men's group meets the 1st and 3rd Wed. at 6:30 pm; LIFT Ladies group meets the 2nd  and 4th Wed. of every month

Thursdays: Open

Sunday School: 9:15am (senior Adults Class only during the summer)

Sunday Worship: 10:30am


Regular Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm

Lena Baptist Church

8050 N. Church St.

Conover, Ohio 45317


Phone: (937) 368-3879

Fax: (937) 368-5040



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