December 9th Service

December 9, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Second Sunday in Advent
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “O Little Town of Bethlehem” UMH #230

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: Look to the east.
All: Light is dawning this day.
One: Look to the west.
All: Prepare for the journey ahead.
One: Look to the north.
All: God is guiding our steps.
One: Look to the south.
All: God is shining the warmth of love in our lives.
One: Look to the heavens.
All: Christ is coming soon.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “What Child is This” UMH #219

Lighting of Second Advent Candle – Peace

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 “Angels We Have Heard on High” UMH #238

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Daniel 6:13-14 Page #723
*Gospel Reading Matthew 16:13-28 Page #798

Message Pastor Gary
“Ways We Know Him: Son of Man and Lord”

Prayer

*Hymn “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” UMH #385

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
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

Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship – Children’s Christmas Program

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

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Art Grumm
Nursery Edith Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

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