Second Sunday of Advent

We Gather as the Body of Christ

WELCOME

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!

HYMN:

O Come, O Come Emmanuel, vs 1-4

#211 UMC Hymnal

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

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD'S PRAYER

HYMN:      Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

#216 UMC Hymnal

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

HYMN:

Lift up your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

#213 UMC Hymnal

BENEDICTION

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

#431 UMC Hymnal

DEPART IN PEACE...Shalom!

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