Worship Service Nov 27
Call to Worship
Response to the Call: There’s A Song in the Air 249 vs. 1, 2 and 4
Prayer of Illumination
Mission Moment: Overview of Christmas Missions
Service of Hanging of Greens
What is Advent
Lighting Advent Candle
Symbols of Advent
Hymn of Faith: Angels from the Realms of Glory 220 vs. 1,2,4
Advent Response of the People:
Leader: Jeremiah 33:14-15 Hear the Old Testament Promise from the Prophet Jeremiah, “’The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land’”.
People: With what shall we come to God’s house?
Leader: We come bringing branches of pine and cedar for wreaths of welcome, and garlands of joy.
People: What is this lovely fragrance that follows us here?
Leader: It is the smell of cedar—bough of wisdom, wood of honor—the holy breath and presence of God in our midst.
People: What will these things become in this place?
Leader: The promises of God, the words of prophets, and the blessings of disciples — signs of the temple not made with human hands — all brought to life in the one called Jesus, and reborn in us this season.
All: Hallelujah! God has faithfully fulfilled his gracious promise. Thanks be to God.
Apostles Creed: Sheri hymnal #881
Gloria Patri – hymnal #71
Doxology – hymnal #95
Centering for Prayer: Instrumental
Scripture: Luke 1: 5 – 25
Sermon: Standing in the Presence of God
Closing Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus 196 all
OPEN HOUSE CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP: December 4th
Open House at Judy Buchanan’s home from 1pm to 3pm Dec 4 – Talk to Judy if you would like to provide a refreshment item
ADVENT ZOOM BIBLE STUDY: Tuesdays, Dec 6/13 630 pm
The Heart That Grew Three Sizes: Finding faith in the story of the Grinch. More Information Coming Soon
ABCCM FOOD DONATIONS: Donation Basket at the Front Door. We dedicate gifts on Communion Sundays. Dedication on Dec 18 at worship.
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR MISSIONS:
Veterans Home Swannanoa
DEC 4-11: Bring the following to church
Plush Throws (50×70) Mens and Womens Socks
Last Sunday to Bring Donations – December 11th