Let Every Heart “Prepare Him Room!”
Gathering and Adoration
PRELUDE “Joy to the World”
Worshipbook #146, vv. 1, 2, & 3
WELCOME TO THE SEASON OF ADVENT!
*LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH (Based on Psalm 96)
We come in reverent awe before the Lord our God – for great is the Lord!
We come, to join with all creation in singing new songs to the Lord our God.
We come in worship and praise – for the Lord God is worthy of our praise!
We come, to share together the news of our Glorious Lord’s saving deeds.
We come with songs and prayers – to give well-deserved glory to the Lord!
We come, to bring our offerings of worship and praise to the Lord our God –
whose holy splendour, honour and majesty shines forth from God’s presence. Amen.
“Copyright © 2013 Joan Stott – ‘The Timeless Psalms’ RCL Psalms Year C. Used with permission.”
*SING TO THE LORD “Trading My Sorrows” & “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”
*PRAYER W/THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the
Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings)
Offertory – “Offering, Christmas Version”
*Doxology: Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS
GENESIS 3:17-18 & PSALM 98 Larry Johnson
MESSAGE Joy to the World!
SING TO THE LORD “O Little Town of Bethlehem”
Worshipbook #154, v. 4
*SING TO THE LORD “Joy to the World”
Worshipbook #146, vv. 1 & 4
Following the worship service today, if you would like special prayer for yourself or another, discuss the message with the pastor, and/or take steps to go deeper in your love and service to Jesus Christ and His Church, please make your way to the front of the sanctuary.