December 17 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
December 17, 2017 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Third Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

Praise Song “Joy in the Morning” SUMH #2284

Prelude

*Processional
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: ​Love has come down to us this Advent Season.
All: ​Divine love which heals and transforms our lives.
One: With joy, we receive that love and share it with others.
All: ​We open our hearts to the last, the least, the lost and all of God’s children.
One: The Lord has done and continues to do great things for us.
All: ​Praise be to God who loves us so much and who challenges us to be people of joy in the world. AMEN.

Gloria Patri UMH #7

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Peace Like a River” Overhead

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – Lighting of The Third Advent ​​ Candle – Joy
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 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” UMH 89

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading ​Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 ​Page 603
*Gospel Reading Luke 2:1-16 ​Page 832

Morning Message Pastor Gary
“THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS SERIES –
THE WONDER OF A MANAGER”

Prayer

*Hymn “Away in a Manger” UMH #217

Benediction

Church Life
Sunday, December 17, 2017
​​ 9:45am – Youth Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship
​​5:00 pm – Blue Christmas Healing Service

Sunday, December 24, 2017​
​9:45am – Sunday School
​10:30am – Worship
​​6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ Megan Schihl
Liturgist ​​ Edie Bogart
Nursery Edie Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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