December 5th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 5, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Second Sunday of Advent
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”………..UMH 211

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: A messenger calls, “Prepare the way of the Holy One. Make a pathway for God straight into your hearts.”
All: Blessed be the Holy One, who brings light into the deepest shadows.
Leader: A prophet proclaims, “Make way in the desert for the coming of God to live in our midst.”
All: Blessed be the Holy One, who comes to live among us in peace.
Leader: Let us prepare for the coming Day of God.
All: Let us worship the one who calls us into light.

*Gloria Patri………………………….…………UMH 70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn
Blessed Be the God of Israel”……………….UMH 209

Lighting Of The Second Advent Candle

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.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology…………………….….….UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn
”It Came upon the Midnight Clear”……….UMH 218

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Malachi 3:1-4.….………Page 778
Gospel Reading

Luke 3:1-6….………………Page 834

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
“The Fear Of Home”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn
”Let There Be Peace on Earth”…………UMH 431

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Nursery – Cindy Butler

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist,  – Doris Graham

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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