WORSHIP ORDER

NOVEMBER 27, 2022

 

Prelude: Jay Brooks

Welcome and Greeting: Heather Barker

Lighting of Advent Candle & Centering Time: Joyce Ray and Allie Sears

Special Music: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus – Jill Nelson, soloist

Prayer Time: Heather Barker

Lord of hope, you bless our lives every day. We sometimes forget that all these blessings come from you and we overlook them or decide that we just deserve all the wonderful things that come our way. It seems that every year the push for the commercial holiday expectations comes earlier and earlier. By the time we approach the true Holy Day we are exhausted; we cannot gather the strength to praise you. Make us ready, Lord. Slow us down and help us find release from the demands. Enable us to make decisions that will build hope and community, rather than foster greed and selfishness. Help us reach out to others with gifts of kindness and peace. Enter our hearts, not with demands, but with a gentle reminder of the peace you bring. Amen.

Congregational Song: #211 O Come, O Come Emmanuel, v 1,2,6,7

Children’s Moments: Schauna Chambers, Director of Children and Youth

Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:36-44     Reader: Heather Barker

Congregational Song: #706 Soon & Very Soon, v. 1,2,3

Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5

Sermon Title: Hope     Preacher: Scott Sears

Sacramental Act: Communion – Starts at bottom of page 7 in the hymnal and includes a soloist doing The Lord’s Prayer, Offering and Doxology

The Lord’s Prayer – Darin Dotson, soloist

Prayer After Communion: Scott Sears

Choir Anthem/Special Music: We’ll Welcome Him, Sanctuary Choir with Jon Bradley, horn

Congregational Song: #569 We’ve a Story to Tell the Nations, v.1,2,3,4

Postlude: Jay Brooks

Benediction: Scott Sears

 

Announcements

WEEKLY SCHEDULE!

Today

8:30   The Gathering: Worship Service

        (There will be no contemporary worship service in December)

9:30   Small Groups

10:45 Traditional Worship

Wednesday

 

10-12 Veterans group

11:00  Bible Study

5:00   Fellowship dinner

6:00    KFC will not meet during  November and December

Bible Study (Room 207)

          Yoga ($5.00 a person)

          Handbell choir

          Wesley Choir

7:00    Sanctuary Choir

Sunday

3:00    Adult Christmas Musical and Dessert Bar