December 22, 2019

Dec. 22nd, 2019
Liturgical SeasonAdvent
Liturgical Week4
Scripture TextIsaiah 9:2a, 6-7 (Will be used in the call to worship)
Gist of Scripture
Special Sunday?4th Sunday of Advent
Call to Worship:Call to Worship:
L: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—on them light has shined.
P: For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

L: His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom.
ALL: He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Processional HymnO Come, All Ye Faithful
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 LightingL: We join God in the pursuit of Love to the world.
P: We breathe with God’s Holy Spirit who lures us with loving kindness!
L: We light four candles of Advent awareness this morning;
P: One purple, a beacon of God’s true Peace; one purple, a harbinger of God’s hope; one pink, for joy in the journey; one purple, the light of God’s love.
ALL: In the glow of this Advent light, may we arrive with the Christ in this present moment.
Hymn238 Angels We Have Heard on High [Refrain Only]
Prayer for UnderstandingNone This Sunday
Scripture Reading:None This Sunday
Children’s MessageNone This Sunday
Choral Anthem:
Prayers of the PeopleYes
Blessing of GiftsEver thankful for your Light, shine on these gifts with your love and employ their usefulness to our surrounding community through us! Amen.
Recessional Hymn:251 Go, Tell It on the Mountain