We welcome everyone to worship with us during this new year. You are cordially invited to worship and fellowship with us at our 10:50 am morning service as we celebrate the First Sunday of Advent. You are welcome to come and hear our pastor, the Reverend Pat Locke, whose sermon will be on the topic, "Hope" with the Scripture taken from Matthew 24 and Isaiah 2. Sunday School begins at 10 am. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Hana Japanese Steakhouse following our morning worship. We look forward to having you join with us in worship and Christian fellowship. We hope that you will be able to attend. May God Bless !! **
ORDER OF WORSHIP - SUNDAY, November 27, 2016
LITANY OF WELCOME
No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
Welcome to our guests! Welcome to those who have no church home, need strength, have doubt, or want to know Christ better.
Welcome to those who have worshiped in this place for generations! Welcome to people of all racial & ethnic heritages, of all gender orientations, and to families of every shape and size.
We welcome you home!
RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 122)
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord.
Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May all prosper who love God.
Peace be within our walls, and security within our towers.
We will say "Peace be within you."
For the sake of the Lord our God, we will seek the good.
Let us worship God!
The Standard Lectionary for the First Sunday of Advent, November 27th is: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; and the Gospel of Matthew 24:36-44.
ADVENT HYMN (#85): Light One Candle to Watch for Messiah" (verse 1)
PRELUDE: "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" - Kenton Coe
HYMN OF PRAISE (#105): "People Look East"
RESPONSE TO ASSURANCE (#95): "Prepare the Way of the Lord"
ANTHEM: "As the Dark Awaits the Dawn" - Schalk
HYMN (#82): "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
OFFERTORY: "Floral Prelude on Zehenspitzen Durch die Tulpen" - Daniel E. Gawthrop
DOXOLOGY (#606): "Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow"
CLOSING HYMN (#772): "Live into Hope"
POSTLUDE: "Cleansing Fountain" - Kenton Coe
*all hymns are from "Glory to God," the Presbyterian Hymnal (2013), unless otherwise noted.
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