Fourth Sunday of Advent

We Gather as the Body of Christ

PRELUDE           Reflections on Christmas 1

Heidi Prior

WELCOME

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY

CALL TO WORSHIP

In Psalm 27  we hear…“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation.” May on this Fourth Sunday of Advent bring you LOVE and bring that scripture to reality in your life.

 

Let us worship God together!

HYMN                           A Star Shone Bright

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ADVENT WREATH CANDLE LIGHTING

Scripture: Zephaniah 3: 14-17

We re-light the First Three Candles of Advent…

The Candle of HOPE

The Candle of PEACE

The Candle of JOY

Today, we light the Fourth Candle of Advent…The Candle of LOVE

Prayer response…"God of Hope, God of Peace, God of Joy and God of Love…I look to you with an open heart and a yearning spirit. During this Advent season, I will keep alert and awake, listening for your word. Help me to be mindful that Love came down at Christmas to the World. His name is Jesus! Amen.

 

Reflection from Pastor Bob

EPISTLE READING

Romans 16: 25-27

Debbie Young - Liturgist

CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD'S PRAYER

PRAYER RESPONSE

O Come, All Ye Faithful

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HYMN             Hark the Herald Angels Sing

#240 UMC Hymnal

GOSPEL LESSON                    Luke 1: 26-38

MEDITATION                               Pastor Bob

How Can This Be?

OFFERTORY                       Baby Boy

Debbie Young - soloist

BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)

O God of Hope, Peace, Joy and now Love, as we prepare the way for the coming of the Christ child, make use of these gifts to help others feel your everlasting love through these gifts we receive today. Amen.

We Are Sent in Ministry to the World

HYMN                       In the Bleak Midwinter

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BENEDICTION

May you reflect the “Light of Christ” for all to see. Share the Hope, the Peace, the Joy, and the Love of God to everyone you come into contact with today and every day. Amen.

SENDING FORTH HYMN

Let There Be Peace on Earth

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DEPART IN PEACE...Shalom!

POSTLUDE         Reflections on Christmas 2

Heidi Prior

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