December 12 Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 12, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 Third Sunday of Advent
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
”Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”(ver. 1-4)…..UMH  89

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: Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice!
All: Our joy is in the Lord who blesses us.
Leader: Shout for joy, for the Lord is near!
All: Our praises ascend to God for the mighty things God has done.
Leader: Let us praise, dance and swirl in tribute to God!
All: Surely God blesses and saves us. Hallelujah! Praise be to God. AMEN.

*Gloria Patri…………………….…………UMH 70

*Opening Prayer

*Hymn
There’s a Song in the Air”………………….UMH 249

Lighting Of The Third Advent Candle

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – After prayers, sing the children out to “Jesus Loves Me.”  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
”Happy the Home When God Is There”……..UMH 445

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Readings
Zephaniah 3:14-20….…..Page 767
 Isaiah 12:2-6  .…..……….Page 558
Gospel Reading

Luke 3:7-18….………..…Page 834

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
“The Joy of Home”

Prayer

*Hymn
”Joy to the World”………..………UMH 246

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Join us in creating a Christmas Decoration, fellowship, and coffee next Sunday, December 19, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Lighting of Advent Candles – Readers are needed for the remaining Sundays in Advent and Christmas Eve. Please see Pastor Gary for details. Sign-up Sheet is in the Fellowship Hall.

Nursery – Lisa Butler
Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist  – Reba Peterson
Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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