Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord!
GATHERING & ADORATION
PRELUDE “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH Our Serving Group Leaders
Mary said, “I’m bursting with God-news;
I’m dancing the song of my Savior God. . . .
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
The God whose very name is holy,
set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave.”
(Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The “Pink Candle” signifying that we are almost there!)
Let us all join with Mary,
in dancing the song of our Savior God!
*SING TO THE LORD “I Danced in the Morning (Lord of the Dance)”
*PRAYER w/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.
SAINT LUCIA’S INVITATION Bethany Roberts
RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings)
Offertory – “Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates,” Worshipbook #126, vv. 1, 3, & 4
*“Doxology,” Worshipbook #48
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 encouraged to participate in JUNIOR CHURCH
THE WORD THAT BRINGS LIFE…
O LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS!
LUKE 1:39-56 (Sue Lyle from Eugene Peterson’s, The Message)
SONG “Christmas Hallelujah”
MESSAGE Who Is Your Mary? Who Is Your Elizabeth?
OUR RESPONSE TO ALL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING
SONG “Will You Let Me Be Your Servant,” Worshipbook #617, vv. 1, 2, 3, & 4
OUR TIME TOGETHER IS OVER. LET THE SERVICE BEGIN!
*SING TO THE LORD “Joy to the World! The Lord is Come,” Worshipbook #146, vv. 3 & 4