Worship Bulletin for Sunday, December 8th

 

Prelude                                                                                  Josh Reyes

 

Welcome Words                                                       

 

###Opening Songs

            “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”                         UMH #207                                         “Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming”                            UMH #216

           

###Call to Worship                                                    

Leader: Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.

People: Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her

warfare is ended,

Leader: That her iniquity is pardoned,

People: That she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all

her sins.

Leader: A voice cries, “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,

People: Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Leader: Every valley shall be lifted up,

People: And every mountain and hill made low;

Leader: The uneven ground shall become level,

People: And the rough places plain.

Leader: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,

People: And all flesh shall see it together.”

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle of Peace

 

A German Christmas Carol                                                See Insert

“The Snow Falls Quietly,” performed by Jayne Nichols & Ed Curtis                                                     

        

Pastoral Prayer                                                       

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Passing the Peace of Christ

 

Scripture Reading

             Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-12, & Romans 15:4-13

Respond to the Word “People Look East” v. 1, 3, 4         UMH #202

 

Choir Anthem The Promised Light, traditional English carol, arrangement and words by Joseph M. Martin

                       

Time for Children, Youth and the Young at Heart

           

The Message All I want for Christmas is…                   Jayne Nichols

 

Offertory

 

###Doxology

 

###Dedication of the Offering                              

May these gifts further God’s vision of a world of justice, righteousness, equity and prosperity the world over. Amen.

 

###Closing Hymn

“Jesus shall Reign”                                               UMH #157

           

###Benediction                                                       

 

Postlude                                                                                Josh Reyes

          

            Please remain seated until the end of the music.

 

Everyone is invited to the social hall for coffee, snacks and fellowship.

 

###Stand as you are able

 


 

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