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
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
*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”
*Hymn “Away in a Manger” UMH #217
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
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Edie Bogart
Nursery Edie Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News