December 4th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 4, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Second 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 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: Prepare the way of the Lord.
All: God’s kingdom has drawn near.
Leader: Prepare the way of peace.
All: God’s salvation is at hand.
Leader: Prepare the way of righteousness.
All: God’s Spirit moves among us.
Leader: Prepare the way of the Lord.
All: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

*Gloria Patri……………………….…….….UMH   70

*Opening Prayer

Lighting of the Second Advent Candle

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

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology…………………….…………UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

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

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading
Psalm 98:1-9……………Page 480

*Gospel Reading
Matthew 3:1-12………..……Page 784

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”Joy to the World”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn
”I Come with Joy”…………………..UMH 617

*Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist  – Tom Jackson

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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