WELCOME TO OUR
December 1, 2019
*Please stand as able.
LET US GATHER TOGETHER
Gathering Music Francesca
*Praise Hymn - #138 - "Awake! Awake, and
Greet the New Morn" (v. 1)
Call to Worship Rev Debbie
It is time to get ready. Let us make room.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Keep Watch. Do not slumber. Look for the Light.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Our hope is found in angels' voices, shepherds and flocks, a mother and Child, a star.
It is Advent; let us go to Bethlehem.
*Opening Hymn - #119 -
"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"
Opening Prayer (unison)
O Lord, how great is our need of Bethlehem.
Help us on this Advent journey to find our kneeling places there. Light our way with Hope --the hope that clings to every heart and believes that You are making all things new.
Bless our gathering of worship and renew our faith. We pray in the name of our Emmanuel, Amen.
LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLE
Reading for the Candle of Hope Doug and Mark
Today we light the candle of Hope. We do so knowing all the reasons why hope seems lost, But this is the season of Advent and God is up to something, yet again!
With hope, we are able to see our mighty God in the most unlikely places as a child in a stable, and in an empty tomb. Let us enjoy the Light as we listen to Jeremiah 29:11.
"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope."
GIFTS AND PRAYERS
Announcements, Concerns, and Joys Sandy
Prayers of the People Rev Debbie
THE LORD'S PRAYER (in unison)
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen
THE WORD OF GOD
Scripture Reading Grace
Isaiah 2:1-5 (NRSV)
1 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 In days to come
the mountain of the Lord’s house
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and shall be raised above the hills;
all the nations shall stream to it.
3 Many peoples shall come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob;
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
4 He shall judge between the nations,
and shall arbitrate for many peoples;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob,
come, let us walk
in the light of the Lord!
May God add His blessings
to the reading of these Scriptures
Message: "God's Shalom" Rev Debbie
Communion Hymn - #135 -
"Blessed Be the God of Israel"
Invitation to Communion Wendi
Prayers for Loaf and Cup Wendi
Words of Institution Rev Debbie
SPECIAL MUSIC I Wander As I Wander by John Jacob Niles Francesca
Invitation to Offering Wendi
*Doxology - #134 - "Emmanuel, Emmanuel"
*Prayer of Response Wendi
*Hymn of Invitation - #132 -
"When God is a Child"
Benediction Rev Debbie
Following the Worship Service, we will gather in the kitchen for refreshments and fellowship and then we will move to the McAfee Room for Bible Study. All are welcome!!