|Dec. 1st, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Isaiah 2:1-5|
|Gist of Scripture|
|Special Sunday?||1st Sunday of Advent|
|NOTE:||WE WILL HAVE CALL TO WORSHIP BEFORE PROCESSIONAL DURING ADVENT.|
|Call to Worship:||Call to Worship:|
L: In this season of expectancy, we open ourselves to both ancient and new:
P: we hear the ancient words of heaven’s hope.
L: we also trust in God’s new morning mercies.
ALL: As we celebrate the advent of God’s Kingdom through Jesus the Christ, let us sing and speak of God’s unfailing love.
|Processional Hymn||196 Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus|
|Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)|
|Advent Candle Lighting||L: Let us walk in the Light of the Lord!|
P: The One True Light that shines in the darkness!
L: The Light from Light Eternal
P: that the darkness will never overtake or comprehend!
ALL: We light the first candle of the season with hope that the Light of God will forever shine!
|Hymn||Refrain: Gloria from Angels We Have Heard On High|
|Prayer for Understanding||Illumine our minds and hearts, O Lord. Help our hope and train our trust in you once more. Lure us into learning your loving ways, we pray. Amen.|
|Scripture Reading:||Isaiah 2:1-5|
The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!
|Children’s Message||Let There Be Peace on Earth|
|Sermon Title:||What Shall We Wait For?|
|Hymn:||218 vv. 1 & 4 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear|
|Prayers of the People|
|Blessing of Gifts||Ever thankful for your Light, shine on these gifts with your love and employ them for your kindness. Amen.|
|Recessional Hymn:||240 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing|