Worship Service Dec 05

By on December 5, 2021

December 5, 2021 – Order of Worship

2nd Sunday of Advent

Gathering Prelude

Call

Response to the Call: Emmanuel, Emmanuel 204

Prayer of Illumination

Announcements (see Howdy below, especially the calendar)

Lighting the Advent Candle

Hymn of Promise: Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel 211

Affirmation of Faith – Gloria Patri

Offering – Doxology

Psalter Reading

Psalm 22: 25-30

Instructions for Remembering the Saints

Introduction to Prayer

Centering: Love Came Down at Christmas Hannah Evan & Dallas Whitman

Pastor Prayer: Pastor Marjory

Scripture: Matthew 2:13 – 23

Sermon Homily: Welcome Strangers

Holy Communion for Advent

Pastor: The peace of the Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Pastor: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord. People: It is right to give God thanks and praise.
Invitation – Confession – Pardon

Pastor: Loving God, in many and various ways you have visited and redeemed your people – finally sending to us your Son, Jesus. We thank you, Lord God, for sending Jesus to us: As one of us he came, at first a tender infant, then a child, a youth, and an adult. He rejoiced with those who rejoiced, he wept with those who wept. To the despairing he spoke a word of hope; to the sick he gave healing, to the rejected he was a friend. And yet he was betrayed and nailed to a cross. But you lifted him from the grave and restored him to life that he might be with us and we with him – alive – forevermore. Therefore, with all the saints and with the angels in heaven we praise you, saying:

All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory, Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.

Pastor: Eternal God, King of heaven and earth: the life and death of your Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we profess; his resurrection from the dead and his ascension we confess; his coming in triumph we await.

All: Oh Lord, hear our earnest plea as we acknowledge our sins and seek forgiveness. Grant us your mercy and grace.

The Great Thanksgiving

Pastor: So it is, Lord Jesus, as we gather in praise and thanksgiving at your table, we remember how on the night before your passion you took the bread and gave thanks, saying: “Take and eat: this is my body which will be broken for you.” We recall how, in the same way, when the meal was over, you took the cup, and gave it to your disciples, saying: “Take and drink. This is my blood, which will be shed for you. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

The Mystery of the Faith and Consecration

Pastor: Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith:

All: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

Pastor: Loving God, let your Holy Spirit descend upon us and what we do here that we, and these gifts, touched by your Spirit, may be for us the body and blood of Christ Jesus and a sign of hope to us and to all the earth. Give us the mind of Christ that we may follow faithfully in this world as we await Christ’s return in glory. Amen

All: By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Pastor: Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. Amen.

Pastor: And now, with the confidence of children of God, let us pray together:

All: THE LORD’S PRAYER
Breaking of the bread and the lifting of the Cup

Sharing of the Meal

Closing Carol: What Child is This 219

Commissioning and Benediction



Advent Calendar of Events

Alexander Chapel UMC

Dec 6 – Monday

UMW Christmas Meeting – 10 am – Ladies Join Us
Clark’s Chapel Fellowship Hall – bring toys

Dec 1-8-15 – Wednesday

Zoom Bible Study 7pm – The Redemption of Scrooge
Pastors Ray Kiess & Kent Smith Leading,
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8286456014

Dec 12 – Sunday

Worship – 11 am
Candy must be in for the Veterans Mission

Alexander Chapel Christmas Open House 1 to 3pm
At Judy Buchanan’s Home

Dec 15 – Wednesday

Alexander Chapel Mission Network Party 10am
Clark’s Chapel Fellowship
Making Candy Bags for VA Annex

Dec 19 – Sunday

Worship – 11 am

Candlelight Service – 6pm

Alexander Chapel UMC December 05, 2021

Alexander Chapel Website: alexanderchapel.org
Medical Lending Closet 828 658 1351

Today’s Service will be posted on line this afternoon
alexanderchapel.org/sermon/worship-service-dec-05
Please navigate from the church website or Facebook group

NEXT SUNDAY WORSHIP

Alexander Chapel UMC WORSHIP at 11:00 am – Online by 5pm

INDOOR WORSHIP Guidelines

COVID-19 transmission is High. Please practice safer social distancing. Masks are optional; we are taking precautions to create a safe environment for worship.

PLEASE BRING food donations for ABCCM the need is great!

THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY NIGHT – Zoom Bible Study 7pm
The Redemption of Scrooge – Everyone is Invited
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8286456014

NEXT SUNDAY

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EVENT

Alexander Chapel Christmas Open House
Sunday, Dec 12 from 1 to 3pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

TOMORROW – United Methodist Women Meeting: Mon – Dec 6
10 am Clark’s Chapel fellowship hall

We are collecting Children’s Toys for ABCCM
If you would like to donate and talk to Judy or Sheri

The Ladies of Alexander Chapel UMC Invite
Our Sisters in the Missional Network
To join us Dec 15 at 10 am in the Clark’s Chapel Fellowship Hall

For a Christmas Mission to help us put together candy bags for the Veteran’s Annex of the VA. Please bring a bag of bulk candy and enjoy a time of fellowship and fun as we work together. For more information call Pastor Marjory

NEXT SUNDAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR BRINGING IN
BULK CANDY FOR THIS MISSION

ADDITIONAL CHURCH ACTIVITY INFORMATION

Alexander Chapel and Friends Prayer Chain

To send a Prayer Request
The preferred way is to email the prayer chain
But you may also send an email or text to Pastor Marjory

To Receive Prayer Requests
You must sign up to the prayer chain at the following link and be added to the prayer chain address book;

Note: All received requests go out daily around 8pm. For emergency requests, please put Emergency or Urgent in the Subject line and we will send out ASAP. If you have questions – Email Pastor Marjory

Daily Devotions From Pastor Marjory: If you are not receiving and would like to send Pastor Marjory an email.

Medical Lending Closet: Need Medical Equipment? call the Medical Lending Closet, leave a message, and a representative will get back with you. All lending is done by appointment only. We also accept donations of used medical equipment that is in good working condition. 828-658-1351

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