December 2nd Service

December 2, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

First Sunday in Advent
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” UMH #204

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: People of faith, prepare for the coming reign of Christ!
All: As we gather to pray and sing and listen, a spirit of anticipation and hope fills us.
One: The days are surely coming, says Our God, when justice and righteousness will prevail.
All: May our worship illuminate our hearts and minds freeing us to respond joyfully to God’s call in the days to come.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer
*Hymn “People, Look East” UMH #202

Lighting of First Advent Candle – Hope

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – 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 “Hail to The Lord’s Anointed” UMH #203

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 7:10-14 Page #554
*Gospel Reading Matthew 1:18-23 Page #783

Message “Ways We Know Him: Emmanuel” Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” UMH #211

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Communion
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
2:30 pm – Caroling at Nursing Home

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Julie Howell
Liturgist Charlie Pease
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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