Second Sunday of Advent
We Gather as the Body of Christ
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND FUNNY STORY
CALL TO WORSHIP
In Psalm 27 we hear…“The Lord is my Light and my Salvation.” May on this second Sunday of Advent bring you PEACE and bring that scripture to reality in your life.
Let us worship God together!
O Come, O Come Emmanuel, vs 1-4
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ADVENT WREATH CANDLE LIGHTING
Scripture: Psalm 85: 1-2; 8-13
Lighting the First Candle of Advent
The Candle of HOPE
Lighting the Second Candle of Advent
The Candle of PEACE
Prayer response…"God of PEACE, 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 Christ came to bring peace on earth and goodwill to all. Amen.
Reflection from Pastor Bob
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Isaiah 40: 1-11
Debbie Young - Liturgist
CHILDREN'S TIME with Pastor Bob
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
THE LORD'S PRAYER
HYMN: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
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GOSPEL LESSON Mark 1: 1-8
MEDITATION Pastor Bob
Making Room for the Prince of Peace
OFFERTORY Mary Did You Know
Debbie Young - Soloist
BLESSING OF THE OFFERING (unison)
O God of Hope and Peace, as we prepare the way for the coming of the Christ child, make use of these gifts to help others gain the same hope and the same peace through these gifts we receive today. Amen.
We Are Sent in Ministry to the World
Lift up your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
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Jesus, YOUR NAME IS BEAUTIFUL AND SPECIAL. Your name is above all names. May the wonder of your name fill our hearts with PEACE this Christmas and every day. Amen!
SENDING FORTH HYMN
Let There Be Peace on Earth
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DEPART IN PEACE...Shalom!