December 1st Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
December 1, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able
First Sunday of Advent

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Morning Has Broken” v.1,3 UMH#145

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

Leader: ​I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go the house of the Lord.”
All: ​​For in God’s house we shall find hope and healing.
Leader: ​In God’s house we shall find forgiveness and friendship.
All: ​​May peace be within the walls of this house of God.
Leader: ​Come, let us go to the house of the Lord.
All: ​Come, let us sing our praises to God who loves and redeems us. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus” v. 1,2, UMH #196

The Lighting of the Advent Candle

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 “All Things Bright and Beautiful” v. 1, 2 UMH#147

Sharing of the Word

First Reading: ​​​Isaiah 2:1-5​​ page 550
Second Reading: ​​​Genesis 6:9-22​ page 5

Message: God’s Grace is in the Ark Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Sent Forth By God’s Blessing” v. 1,2 UMH#664

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, December 1, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: Communion Sunday, Advent begins

Sunday, December 8, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: 2nd Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 15, 2019
9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Youth Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship: 3rd Sunday in Advent

Sunday, December 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. – Worship: Blue Christmas

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

Pianist​​​​: ​ Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist: Kondra Grant
Nursery:
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

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