November 28th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 28, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
First Sunday of Advent
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”…….UMH 213

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, 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: The days are shorter and darkness comes early to our lives.
All: Lord, hear our prayers through the darkness.
Leader: Come, seek the Lord. Place your hope in God’s mercy and love.
All: Lord, we seek your presence among us.
Leader: Look closely! God is making us ready.
All: Brighten our Spirits this day, and help us to receive your Good
News. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri……………….…………UMH 70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn
Of the Father’s Love Begotten”……………..UMH 184

First Candle Lighting of Advent

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time –
After prayers, sing the children out to “Jesus Loves
Me.  At this time, children under five are welcome to remain in worship
or go to the nursery.

Shalom Sunday Offering

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology………………………….….….UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn
”Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”……….UMH 196

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 11:1-3….………Page 558
Gospel Readin

Matthew 3:2-6….……….…Page 784

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
“Preparing The Way For God”

Prayer

*Hymn
”There’s a Spirit in the Air”…………UMH 192

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

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