Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:30 AM
Second Sunday of Advent
Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.
VOICE – Today is the Second Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of Peace.
VOICE – Our peace is found in God and in his son, Jesus Christ. John the Baptist, and all the prophets remind us, that to receive peace we must be prepared for it.
VOICE – We light this candle today to remind us that Christ is the Prince of Peace, the one promised from the beginning of the world. We thank God for the hope he gives us and for the peace he bestows. Light the First and Second Candles
VOICE – Let us pray — O God of Peace, Emmanuel, we pray you to send your light into our hearts currently. Help us to be ready for the day and the hour of Christ’s appearing. Work in our hearts currently and help us prepare ourselves for the peace that he brings – the inner peace that tells us that we are united with you and the outer peace which will come when he returns to judge the world. Bless our worship that it may be pleasing unto you, and bless us that we may prove to be your faithful servants. Amen.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Opening Hymn: “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
Breaking of the Bread (after this we will eat)
Prayer, Praise and Offering:
FIRST SCRIPTURE LESSON: Psalm 150
SECOND SCRIPTURE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (The Message)
Meditation Hymn: “Love Lifted Me”
TODAY’S MESSAGE: “What Gift” Luke 21:1-4 Pastor Paul
VS. 4 “All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Blessing of the Cup
Closing Hymn: “Away in a Manger”