December 3rd Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
December 3, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

First Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Star-Child” SUMH #2095


In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: Come, people of faith, come join your hearts in worship.
All: ​We hear the invitation and hunger to join in the feast.
One: God is faithful and calls us into the loving presence of
​Jesus, who is the Christ.
All: ​We come to join with those who watch and wait and celebrate. AMEN.

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “My Hope is Built” UMH #368

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – Lighting of The First Advent Candle – Hope
After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” UMH #196


Old Testament Reading ​Isaiah 9:6-7 ​Page 555
*Gospel Reading ​Matthew 2:1-12 ​Page 783

Morning Message Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving UMH #13


*Hymn “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Overhead

Prayer Concerns

On Wednesday, December 6th, at noon the card making ladies will be joining together for a time of making cards, a luncheon, and fellowship at Carol Adams house. Please sign up on the table in the fellowship hall so Carol will know how many to plan for. Hope to see you there!

Church Life
Sunday, December 3, 2017 – Communion
​​ 9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship

Monday, December 4, 2017
​ 5:30 pm – Advent Series Study/Potluck

Sunday, December 10, 2017​
​9:45am – Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship
​2:00 pm – Caroling/Party at Heartland Healthcare – Whitehall

Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Mary Brumm
Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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