Worship Service Nov 27


Gathering

Call to Worship 

Response to the Call: There’s A Song in the Air   249  vs. 1, 2 and 4

Welcome

Prayer of Illumination 

Announcements

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

Offering 

Doxology – hymnal #95

Centering for Prayer: Instrumental

Pastor Prayer 

Scripture: Luke 1: 5 – 25

Sermon: Standing in the Presence of God

Closing Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus 196 all

Benediction


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 

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