December 11th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 11, 2022
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Third Sunday of Advent
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Welcome and Announcements

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

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: Rejoice! God’s promises are ever near.
All: We wait for Christ’s birth with patience.
Leader: Rejoice! God’s strength is with us.
All: We rest in the power of God’s mighty love.
Leader: Rejoice! We gather in the joy of our salvation.
All: In this love, we gather to worship and pray.

*Gloria Patri………………………….…….….UMH   70

*Opening Prayer

Lighting of the Third Advent Candle

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

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

The Offering of our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology……………………………………….…………UMH 95

*Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn
”O Little Town of Bethlehem”……………..UMH 230

Sharing of the Word

Old Testament Reading…………….Micah 5:2-5…………….Page 756

Epistle Reading…………….James 5:7-10………………Page 982

*Gospel Reading…………….Luke 1:46b-55………..……Page 832

Message by Pastor Gary Peterson
”O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Prayer

*Hymn
”O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”……………UMH 211

*Benediction

Postlude – Please be seated

Pianist – Suzanne Bellrichard

Liturgist  – Edie Bogart

Ministers – All People As We Live The Good News

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