GATHERING & ADORATION
PRELUDE ” Soon and Very Soon, We are Going to See the King” w/siblings Elliot and Olivia Funkhouser
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 Jim, Erin, Emily, and Leah Sudul
Jesus calls to us, “Therefore, keep awake – for you do not know when the master of the house will come” (Mark 13:35).
We wait as people surprised again and again by God who shakes us out of our complacency and wakes us up to the work of the kin-dom all around us.
The candle of HOPE is lit.
*SING TO THE LORD “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”
THE RECEPTION OF NEW MEMEMBERS
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
On Holy Communion Sundays, we encourage our older children
to worship and share in communion with us, so no Junior Church this morning.
THE WORD THAT BRINGS LIFE…
ISAIAH 64:1-9 & MARK 13:24-37
MESSAGE Our Shocking Hope
Pastor James with Barbara Nichols & Lila Hookins
OUR RESPONSE TO ALL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING
COME TO THE TABLE!
Invitation to the Table
Prayers for Others & Ourselves
*Affirmation of our Faith – The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty
Maker of Heaven and Earth
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
Born of the Virgin Mary
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried
He descended into hades
The third day he rose again from the dead
He ascended into Heaven
And sitteth on the right hand of God
the Father Almighty
From thence he shall come
to judge the quick and the dead
I believe in the Holy Spirit
The holy Christian Church
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting. Amen.
Consecration of the Bread & Cup
Receiving the Bread & Cup
Sing to the Lord – “How Many Kings”
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”
*Please stand if able.