December 19th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 19, 2021
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday of Advent
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song
O Come, All Ye Faithful”……………….UMH  234

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: When Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, their lives were forever changed.
All: Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and Mary proclaimed faith in God, her savior.
Leader: The children they carried in their wombs heralded expectation and hope for the world.
All: We are heirs of this expectation and hope. We are heirs of this promise of God.
Leader: Come! Let us worship.

*Gloria Patri……………..………..UMH  70

*A Modern Affirmation of Faith….…UMH 885

*Hymn
My Soul Gives Glory to My God”………………..UMH 198

Lighting Of The Fourth 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
”In The Bleak Midwinter”………………UMH 221

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Micah 5:1-5a….……..Page 756
Gospel Reading
Luke 1:39-55….…………Page 831

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
“The Blessing of Home”

Prayer

*Hymn
”Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”………UMH  240

Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Nursery – Patsy Schneider
Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard
Liturgist  – David Grossman
Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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