GATHERING & ADORATION
PRELUDE “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” Worshipbook #147
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
We shine brighter and warmer today because you are here! Please be sure to sign the Welcome Book located on the inside of each pew.
*THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH Mike Taraska
We who gather today also seek comfort and peace, yet we are unsatisfied with ideas of peace that tell us to keep quiet and go with the flow. We long for real peace, true peace, just peace.
We wait as people who yearn for peace that bears the fruit of community, equity, and flourishing for all.
Alongside the candle of HOPE, we now light the candle of PEACE.
*SING TO THE LORD “Noel”
GREETINGS FROM SAINT LUCIA Addie Schmidt
RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings)
Offertory – “How Many Kings”
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
At this time our children in grades 1st through 4th are welcome to participate
in JUNIOR CHURCH with volunteers, Erin and Leah Sudul.
LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS FOR OTHERS & OURSELVES
SONG – “Tremble”
THE WORD THAT BRINGS LIFE…
ISAIAH 40:1-11 & MARK 1:1-8 Hannah Dené
MESSAGE Our Just Peace
OUR RESPONSE TO ALL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING
SING TO THE LORD “Noel”
OUR TIME TOGETHER IS OVER.
LET THE RESURRECTION LIFE & SERVICE BEGIN!
*SING TO THE LORD “Soon and Very Soon, We are Going to See the King”