WELCOME TO OUR WORSHIP SERVICE December 16th, 2018 – 10:30 Worship 3rd Sunday of Advent Our Vision – Focused on Christ, Caring, Sharing and Growing Together
PRELUDE Ryan Stoffel
CENTERING WORDS Emmanuel, God is with us. God is in our midst. This is the promise of Advent. This is the reality of life in Christ Emmanuel God is with us.
CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: Surely God is in our midst. ALL: God is our strength and our shield. Leader: Christ is with us now. ALL: Rejoice and give thanks for this gift!
Gloria Patri #70 Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen
Opening Prayer ALL: Gather us in, Emmanuel, as we come to worship and rejoice together. Be with us now, as you have always been with us. Prepare our hearts to receive your presence and prepare our lives to produce the fruit of your justice and righteousness. Gather us in, Emmanuel that we might be strengthened to go forth as your beloved children.
*OPENING HYMN “Star-Child” (Vs 3) #2095 Grown child, old child, memory full of years, sad child, lost child, story told in tears, This year, this year, let the day arrive when Christmas comes for everyone, everyone alive!
PRAISE SONG “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy” #2098
PRAYER TIME - Joys and Concerns
CHOIR ANTHEM “Christmas Lullaby For a New-Born Child” By: R. Averre
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH -Roxie and Steve Novak
GOD’S WORD FROM THE BIBLE Responsive Reading Philippians 4:4-7 pg. 1830 Gospel Message Luke 3:7-18 pg. 1593
*HYMN “In the Bleak Midwinter” #221
Old Testament Lamentations 1:1-6 pg. 1273
GOD’S WORD FOR TODAY Pastor Laura--
GATHERING OF GIFTS Doxology: “There’s a Song in the Air” (vs1) Hymnal #249
OFFERTORY PRAYER (in unison) O God, our salvation and our joy, spread joy through the gifts we now bring. Spring forth with salvation for all the earth, that your good news may be proclaimed and that all my rejoice with us as we proclaim your great deeds.
*HYMN “Joy to the World ” Hymnal #246 BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE Thanks for being our guests today! Join us in Bloede Hall for fellowship sponsored by Pastor Laura .
PEACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH December 16th—December 23rd, 2018
Today-- Our liturgist is Rita Tuell
Monday-- 6:00pm Ad Board Meeting
Wednesday-- 11:30 am Bible Study
Thursday– Nursery School Holiday Program
Next Sunday, December 23rd Worship 10:30am Adult class 9:00
UPCOMING EVENTS-- December 24th—7:30pm Christmas Eve Service December 26th—11:30 Bible Study December 30th—Noisy Collection