|Dec. 22nd, 2019|
|Scripture Text||Isaiah 9:2a, 6-7 (Will be used in the call to worship)|
|Gist of Scripture|
|Special Sunday?||4th Sunday of Advent|
|NOTE:||WE WILL HAVE CALL TO WORSHIP BEFORE PROCESSIONAL DURING 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 Hymn||O 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 Lighting||L: 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.
|Hymn||238 Angels We Have Heard on High [Refrain Only]|
|Prayer for Understanding||None This Sunday|
|Scripture Reading:||None This Sunday|
|Children’s Message||None This Sunday|
|Prayers of the People||Yes|
|Blessing of Gifts||Ever 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|