Order of worship 12/02/2018

Order of Worship Sunday—December 2, 2018 - 10 am 

Words of Welcome Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
*Opening Prayer Call to Worship Peggy Grosrenaud
L: It is the first Sunday of a whole new season: Advent!
P: We’re gathered, beginning preparations for the Coming One.
L: Today focus with me on our Advent wreath; together, let us
voice our longing.
P: (sing) “O come, O come, Emmanuel…”
L: You have been our dwelling place from generation to generation
All: God, we stand in the dimness, eager for your Light to
emerge. Help us wait actively, hopefully, until your Son shines
brightly, and the whole world can see your power and your
glory. Amen.
Praise Music Praise Team
Scripture Reading: Luke 21:25-36 Peggy Grosrenaud
Song of Reflection Praise Team
Video“Lighting the Advent candle of Hope” Bugg Family
Sermon "The Thrill of Hope: A Weary World Rejoices” Rev. Gilmore
Invitation to Discipleship Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Offering Invitation Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Offering Prayer All O God, we offer you these gifts and tithes. We pray that these funds
may abound in love for one another throughout the world.
Strengthen our hearts in holiness as we faithfully give, so that our
ways may be directed by you. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
I Thessalonians 3:9-13 Communion Thought Peggy Grosrenaud
Words of Institution (You are invited to come forward to receive communion and present your tithes and offering to the Lord as a response to God’s mercy and love.)
Joys & Concerns: Lord Prayer Rev. Yvonne Gilmore
Joys & Concerns: Lord Prayer Rev. Yvonne Gilmore