9:00 & 11:00 AM
Prelude - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" - Judy Hodson
Sacrament of Holy Baptism (11:00)
Noah James Davis, son of Andrew and Molly Davis
Welcome and Announcements
Introit - Praise Team
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Call to Worship - Pastor Jonathan
L: The time of waiting and watching is here! Are you ready?
P: We are waiting for the Lord of peace to open our hearts.
L: The Lord of Peace comes to you this day to free you from your sins.
P: We are ready to receive the precious blessings of God.
L: Come, let us worship God who loves us dearly.
P: Let us praise God for God’s blessings in our lives. AMEN.
|Hymn - “Sing We Now of Christmas"|
Offering- Pastor Lauren
Prayer- Pastor Lauren
Time Mostly for Children- Pastor Lauren
Special Music - "Hope Was Born This Night" - Praise Team
Scripture Reading -Isaiah 40:1-11
Sermon - “Sing We Now of Christmas" - Pastor Angela
Closing Hymn - “O Come, O Come Emmanuel" (vs. 1-4)
Benediction -Pastor Angela
Postlude - Judy Hodson
Hymn - “Sing We Now of Christmas” - UMH 237
1 Sing we now of Christmas, Noel, sing we here! Hear our grateful praises to the babe so dear.
Refrain: Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel! Sing we now of Christmas, sing we now Noel!
2 Angels called to shepherds, "Leave your flocks at rest, journey forth to Bethlehem, find the child so blest." (Refrain)
3 In Bethlehem they found him; Joseph and Mary mild, seated by the manger, watching the holy child. (Refrain)
4 From the eastern country came the kings afar, bearing gifts to Bethlehem, guided by a star. (Refrain)
5 Gold and myrrh they took there, gifts of greatest price; there was never a stable so like paradise. (Refrain)
Scripture Reading – Isaiah 40:1-11
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. Then the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” A voice says, “Cry out!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.
Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, do not fear; say to the cities of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and carry them in his bosom, and gently lead the mother sheep.
Closing Hymn - “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (verses 1-4) - UMH 211
2. O come, thou Wisdom
from on high, and order all things far and nigh; to us the path of knowledge
show and cause us in her ways to go. Refrain
3. O come, O come, great Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height in ancient times once gave the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Refrain
4. O come, thou Root of Jesse’s tree, an ensign of thy people be: before thee rulers silent fall: all peoples on thy mercy call. Refrain